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X Share “Delta 88 Nightmare,” Their First Original-Lineup Recording In 34 Years

The Los Angeles quartet X are one of the all-time great American punk bands. They came together in LA in 1977, and when that scene's…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm

Noname, Saba, & Smino Announce New Supergroup Ghetto Sage, Tease New Music Coming This Week

Noname, Saba, and Smino are all wordy, insightful Chicago-based rappers. They all prefer rapping over lush, melodic music. They've recorded two songs together: "Shadow Man,"
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders – “Crossed The Line” (Feat. Dave Grohl & Jon Davison)

The Foo Fighters are one of those weird bands where the best-looking member is the drummer. So you will be relieved to mention that Taylor…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 11:46 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Clipping There Existed An Addiction To Blood

Evil clowns are having a big year. If you go into Spirit Halloween, you'll notice that evil clowns take up maybe a quarter of the…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 11:21 am

Stream Vagabon’s New Self-Titled Album

Two years ago, Lætitia Tamko, the Cameroon-born and New York-based artist who records under the name Vagabon, released an enormously promising debut album called Infinite
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 10:15 am

New “Experimental” Coldplay Album Reportedly Out Next Month

It's been nearly four years since Coldplay released A Head Full Of Dreams, their last album. They spent about two years touring the record, and…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 9:45 am

Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, Dave Matthews, Whitney Houston Among First-Time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

It's that time again! Once a year, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a list of 15 artists who may join next year's…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 9:20 am

Watch A$AP Rocky Bring Out 50 Cent At Rolling Loud

This past weekend, Rolling Loud, the rap festival that regularly sets up shop in cities around the world, came to New York for the first…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

The Chambers Brothers’ George Chambers Dead At 88

George Chambers, bassist and vocalist for psychedelic soul greats the Chambers Brothers, has died. As Rolling Stone reports, the band announced Chambers' death on their
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 11:29 am

K-Pop Star Sulli Dead At 25

Sulli, a South Korean actress and former member of the K-pop idol group f(x), was found dead today at her home in the South Korean…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 10:43 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”

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 | October 14, 2019 - 10:35 am

Stream La Neve’s Debut Album The Vital Cord

Joey La Neve DeFrancesco plays slashing, urgent guitar in the great Providence punk band Downtown Boys. But she also makes music on her own, under…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 9:27 am

Watch Beck And Chris Martin Sing “Loser” At Hammer Museum’s Gala In The Garden

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is 42 years old. So when Beck released his slawjawed qusi-rap anthem "Loser" in 1993, Martin was 16. And Martin was…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 9:08 am

Stream Never Ending Game’s Debut Album Just Another Day

Big Thief's Two Hands is the best album that came out today. That seems safe to say, right? Music is subjective, but Two Hands is…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2019 - 12:49 pm

James Blake Discusses Depression And Privilege In New Essay

James Blake is a young, tall, good-looking straight white guy. He's great at singing and making beats. He's pretty famous. If I had to guess,…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2019 - 11:55 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

When songs are going to get Premature Evaluation reviews, they're out of contention for Album Of The Week. (I like the Never Ending Game album probably better than the Lindstrøm one, but I didn't get an advance of that one.)
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October 11, 2019 on Stream Never Ending Game’s Debut Album Just Another Day
I have never been concerned about the sequencing of the Eagles' Greatest Hits.
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October 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Eagles’ “New Kid In Town”
That's exactly what everyone said when I was repping for Wayne in 2007.
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October 2, 2019 on DaBaby Is On An Unholy Hot Streak
It's a 2 instead of a 1 because its mere existence does not offend me.
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October 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: Mary MacGregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers”
Great Happy Feet scene, I shoulda put that in there.
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September 27, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”
turned the 9 upside down, it's a 6 now
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September 23, 2019 on Jimmy Eat World – “All The Way (Stay)” Video
I'm gonna keep note of people reactions here, and if it bums a lot of people out, I'll probably go back to daily.
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September 23, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.’s “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)”
Y'all really want this? I'd talked to Scott about the possibility of cutting back, and part of the reason I haven't done it is that people seem to like the consistency so much. But, I mean, it is a lot of work.
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September 19, 2019 on The Number Ones: Steve Miller Band’s “Rock’n Me”
E-40 wears professor glasses, not nerd glasses.
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September 18, 2019 on JPEGMAFIA Makes Some Anxious-Ass Rap Music
Depends on how you feel about "Harlem Shake" unseating "Thrift Shop."
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September 17, 2019 on The Number Ones: Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots’ “Disco Duck (Part 1)”
Yes, Stevie and Elton totally had theirs at the same time. Could argue that Drake and Post Malone are both at different stages of theirs right now.
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September 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John & Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
I would be fascinated to learn this.
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September 9, 2019 on 69 Love Songs Turns 20
Yes, I am really tall. Yes, I was there. Yes, I enjoyed Raleigh.
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September 9, 2019 on 69 Love Songs Turns 20
yeah, i'm still here.
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September 6, 2019 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week