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Sheck Wes Has A Story

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A good-looking teenager from the northern reaches of Manhattan becomes a high school basketball star. But instead…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 11:51 am

Yaeji – “One More” Video

Earlier this fall, ascendant house-pop cult figure Yaeji released her standalone single "One More," a deep thump in which her deadpan switches back and forth…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 10:35 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Love Child”

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 | November 14, 2018 - 10:06 am

Oh Sees – “Enrique El Cobrador” Video

A few months ago, the psychedelic Californian garage-rock institution Thee Oh Sees, operating under their just-plain Oh Sees alter-ego, released Smote Reverser, a new album…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 9:46 am

Watch Migos Submit To The Indignity Of Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

It's Wednesday morning, and I think we're all ready for some real deep clammy awkwardness. In the past month, two of the three members of…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 9:05 am

Robyn Announces 2019 North American Tour

Last month, Robyn came back with Honey, her first new solo album in eight years. That return is a great thing for a lot of…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2018 - 10:29 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Portrayal Of Guilt Let Pain Be Your Guide

Do you remember your first time hearing Converge? I remember mine: September 2001, a listening station at a Syracuse record store, maybe a week after…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2018 - 9:59 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”

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 | November 13, 2018 - 9:48 am

Watch Troye Sivan Sing “1999” With Charli XCX & Talk About Justin Timberlake’s Eyebrows On ‘Fallon’

Flashy young Australian person Troye Sivan is keeping himself busy these days -- so busy, in fact, that he will have appeared on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2018 - 9:31 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy Talk About Why Wilco Named Their Album Star Wars & Play “Let’s Go Rain” On Colbert

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has been showing up on Stephen Colbert's television show since way back in the Colbert Report days, and I get the…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2018 - 8:55 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

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 | November 12, 2018 - 11:12 am

Stream Portrayal Of Guilt’s Debut Album Let Pain Be Your Guide

Before "screamo" was a term applied to Alternative Press types like Bring Me The Horizon, it was a raw and expressive form of basement hardcore…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2018 - 10:52 am

Watch Travis Scott Perform “Sicko Mode” & Talk About His Daughter’s Birth On Ellen

Introducing Travis Scott on her show this morning, Ellen DeGeneres said that some are calling Scott the voice of his generation. I don't know about…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2018 - 10:26 am

Ian MacKaye Debuted His New Band At A DC Church Last Night

Ian MacKaye has been leading Washington, DC punk bands for nearly 40 years, and his resume is absurd: the Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Embrace, Fugazi,…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2018 - 9:47 am

Watch Kids See Ghosts Play Their First Show At Camp Flog Gnaw

This past weekend, Tyler, The Creator brought his annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival to LA's Dodger Stadium. This time around, the festival's big news was…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2018 - 9:18 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

jesus, you're right
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November 14, 2018 on Sheck Wes Has A Story
I was tall the whole time. And nobody knew.
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November 14, 2018 on Sheck Wes Has A Story
Just top 10. But yeah, it's another new thing I'm trying, mostly because I didn't like the idea of not mentioning "Magic Carpet Ride" at all. We'll see if it sticks.
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November 14, 2018 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Love Child”
"Love Child" is 1000% a better song than "Hey Jude."
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November 14, 2018 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Love Child”
That's a great story. The way people integrate people into their lives and let it affect them > pop music (and I LOVE pop music). Even the worst songs on this list have some of the most heartfelt, glowing YouTube comments from people who remember dancing to those songs at their weddings or hearing them at their grandmothers' houses.
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November 13, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
Got it from Rob Sheffield's piece on the song, and I prefer to believe the legend: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hey-jude-at-50-celebrating-the-beatles-most-open-hearted-masterpiece-714736/
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November 13, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
I love that book. Also, Chuck Eddy was the first person ever to hire me to write about music.
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November 9, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Rascals’ “People Got To Be Free”
damn everybody's copyediting me this morning.
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November 8, 2018 on Watch Morrissey Cover The Pretenders On James Corden
"Fly" didn't chart, but it would've been an 8.
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November 7, 2018 on The Number Ones: Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing In The Grass”
I love a whole lot of versions of Bacharach songs, but I don't love the Bacharach aesthetic as a whole. Some of the Dionne Warwick stuff is cool but that whole crushed-velvet lounge-pop thing has never really drawn me in.
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November 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You”
My position is: If I didn't know the album existed when I wrote last week's AOTW, then it's eligible for this week's. And since I came up with the damn column and have written literally hundreds of them, I get to make the rules.
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November 6, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples FM!
It was a helpful way for me to mark songs to delete.
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”
next week! we go thursday to thursday with this bad boy.
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November 2, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I am getting to that point. It's like how I instinctively gave every song 1 thru 5 stars when I first got an ipod.
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”