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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Monkees’ “Last Train To Clarksville”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2018 - 11:34 am

Apple Cancels Dr. Dre Series Vital Signs Because It’s Too Violent

Back in 2014, Apple made the rap titan and extremely rich man Dr. Dre even richer. That's when the tech megalith bought Beats, the headphones…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2018 - 9:38 am

PJ Harvey Scoring Stage Adaptation Of All About Eve

One of the all-time great American movies is all about characters who look down on movies as an inferior form of art. 1950's All About
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2018 - 9:06 am

Hear The Previously Unreleased Demo For The Clash’s “This Is England”

The Clash had a ridiculously great run; few bands have ever strung together four consecutive albums as fiery and purposeful and great as those first…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2018 - 8:45 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Someone involved in 2 Chainz' video for the Drake/Quavo collab "Bigger Than You" really glued an Angry Amish Roadkill beard onto a small child's face…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 4:56 pm

Pardison Fontaine – “Backin’ It Up” (Feat. Cardi B) Video

Does it count as ghostwriting if everyone openly acknowledges it? Cardi B has spoken plenty of public stuff about Pardison Fontaine, a rapper who comes…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 12:36 pm

Stream Sial’s Binasa EP

They've got hardcore in Singapore. That stands to reason, right? They've got hardcore everywhere. But it's one thing to know, on some nebulous level, that…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 11:46 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: ? And The Mysterians’ “96 Tears”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 11:32 am

Stream Constant Mongrel’s New Album Living In Excellence

The Melbourne band Constant Mongrel has been around for nearly a decade, starting off as a duo before expanding its ranks to four. They play…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 11:31 am

The Anniversary

Moon Pix Turns 20

The smoking ban was a good thing. The first time I walked out of a club without my hair and clothes reeking of smoke, without…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 10:49 am

Stream Milo’s New Album Budding Ornithologists Are Weary Of Tired Analogies

The Maine-based rapper, producer, and record store owner Milo is a truly singular figure. As a rapper, he's a vivid and sharp writer, but he…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 10:47 am

Stream Young Dolph’s New Album Role Model

It's been an eventful few years for Young Dolph, the ascendent Memphis rap star. Last year, assailants fired 100 bullets at Dolph in Charlotte; a…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 10:01 am

Arcade Fire Played Funeral In Full Last Night

Here's a cool thing for a veteran band to do: Suddenly and unexpectedly play an entire beloved album, front to back, at a live show.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 9:35 am

Peter Bjorn And John – “One For The Team,” “Every Other Night,” & “Gut Feeling”

Why hype your impending album up with one new single when you can hype it up with three? That, anyway, seems to be the logic…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 9:04 am

William Shatner & Henry Rollins Cover “Jingle Bells” On New Christmas Album

Here's a thing that exists for some reason!
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

terrible fucking movie. absolute piece of shit.
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September 21, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
...they are children's movies? for kids who are too young to read subtitles?
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September 20, 2018 on Noah Cyrus’ Merch Includes A $12k Bottle Of Tears
I challenge you to find any instance in which I have raved about motherfucking whitney.
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September 19, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Association’s “Cherish”
Making fun of people for being shorter = automatic win every time.
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September 14, 2018 on Eminem Attacks Machine Gun Kelly On New Song “Killshot”
I don't, but I already wrote up the movie: https://film.avclub.com/the-matrix-hacked-hollywood-upgrading-american-action-1798261062
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September 14, 2018 on Mechanical Animals Turns 20
Look, sometimes you're looking at a setlist from last night at 9 in the damn morning and your brain doesn't make all the connections.
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September 14, 2018 on Watch Nine Inch Nails Play “Happiness In Slavery” For The First Time In 23 Years
"That's Life" made it to #4 earlier in 1966, which is pretty fucking impressive too.
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September 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night”
Ain't nobody tall enough to give me a wedgie.
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September 10, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”
I like them, but part of liking them is making fun of them imo.
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September 10, 2018 on The 1975 Detail New Album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
They figured things out by the time I was born. My grandfather was always nice to me. Had great war stories, did a fun rahhr-I'm-a-monster thing in his pool, took me to Six Flags. And I've got my own complicated things with my own dad. That little anecdote wasn't intended as an indictment of my grandfather, though it definitely seems like that was a terrible thing. It's more an indication of how culture-war bullshit could tear families apart then, just as it can now.
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August 30, 2018 on The Number Ones: Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad Of The Green Berets”
At least five of these songs are going to get an 8 or higher.
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August 30, 2018 on The Number Ones: Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad Of The Green Berets”
Amazing Grace is their worst album, and Amazing Grace rules. "Lord Let It Rain On Me" is the type of shit I want played at my funeral.
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August 30, 2018 on Stream The Stunning New Spiritualized Album And Nothing Hurt
People ripped it and turned it into a zip file. It's out there.
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August 29, 2018 on Is Danny Brown’s Twitch Stream The Future Of Mixtapes?