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Phoebe Bridgers – “Georgia Lee” (Tom Waits Cover)

Phoebe Bridgers is a great songwriter, and she's also a great interpreter of other people's songs. For the past year, Bridgers has been busy with…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2019 - 9:28 am

Ozzy Osbourne – “Straight To Hell” (Feat. Slash)

The unlikely Ozzy Osbourne renaissance continues! Earlier this summer, in an inspired bit of stunt-casting, Osbourne showed up in the middle of the blockbuster Post…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2019 - 8:56 am

Downpresser – “Death Instinct”

Nobody puts out music near the end of the year. For whatever reason, very few records come out in between Thanksgiving and the second week…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 1:08 pm

Watch The Trailer For Janelle Monáe’s New Horror Movie Antebellum

Janelle Monaé has done a lot of acting over the last few years, and she's already racked up a wildly varied filmography. She's been in…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 12:56 pm

Eddy Current Supression Ring – “Our Quiet Whisper”

Within garage-punk circles, Melbourne's Eddy Current Suppression Ring were considered one of the best bands in the world not that long ago. But ECSR haven't…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 12:12 pm

Stream Chain Cult’s New Album Shallow Grave

The Greek DIY band Chain Cult make a hard, forceful version of postpunk, one that's closer to Bandcamp hardcore than it is to coked-up dance-rock.
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 11:46 am

Kesha – “My Own Dance” Video

Embattled pop queen Kesha has been going through a lot of shit in recent years, thanks to her legal battle with former collaborator and alleged…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 11:01 am

Beck Discusses Failing To Get Aphex Twin To Produce Him In The ’90s And Denying Dumb And Dumber “Loser” For Its Theme Song

Apple Music has a show called 5 Best Songs where the DJ Matt Wilkinson asks guests about their favorite music. Tomorrow, Beck will release his…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 10:31 am

Neil Young Will No Longer Use Facebook Because Of Its “Obvious Commitments” To Republicans

It's increasingly obvious to anyone paying attention that Facebook is not a politically neutral organization. The platform has recently made it clear that it won't
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 10:00 am

Coldplay Won’t Tour Again Until They Can Make It Environmentally Beneficial

Terrible news: You might not get to see Coldplay live for a while. The band has a new album called Everyday Life coming out tomorrow,…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 9:24 am

Watch Kacey Musgraves Debut Her New Holiday Song “Glittery” On Fallon

After the monster success of her great 2018 album Golden Hour, the glammy country queen Kacey Musgraves is taking a well-deserved victory lap and preparing…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 8:54 am

Status Ain't Hood

Rod Wave, Singer Of Sad Songs

There is a lot of singing happening in rap music right now. Some of it -- Polo G, Lil Baby, Juice WRLD's "Bandit" -- is…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Janet Weiss Says She Left Sleater-Kinney Because She Was No Longer “A Creative Equal In The Band”

Back in July, shortly before the release of Sleater-Kinney's new album The Center Won't Hold, longtime drummer Janet Weiss announced that she was leaving the
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2019 - 11:37 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Meco’s “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”

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 20, 2019 - 10:42 am

Drive-By Truckers – “Armageddon’s Back In Town”

Erudite Southern rock veterans the Drive-By Truckers have been touring and recording at an insane pace for more than two decades now, and they've just…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2019 - 10:24 am

Comments from Tom Breihan
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November 20, 2019 on Rod Wave, Singer Of Sad Songs
I gotta write a column this afternoon, so I don't have time to post all the raw Bandcamp shit that I would very much like to post today. But there is so much stuff out! So let me just say: Hanna Hirsch! Left Behind! Raw Hex!
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November 15, 2019 on Foreseen – “Wide Awake Nightmare”
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to DDT your car.
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November 13, 2019 on Division Of Mind – “EXIT”
I would dearly love to hear DaBaby on this.
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November 13, 2019 on Taylor Swift – “Lover (Remix)” (Feat. Shawn Mendes)
It says "I Have Made A Place" on the cover, and there's a song with that title on the album. But according to the press release and the Bandcamp page, the actual title is 'I Made A Place,' so that's what I went with. This guy doesn't make anything easy for us.
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November 12, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Bonnie “Prince” Billy I Made A Place
I somehow kept myself from comparing this to Donald Trump getting booed at various sporting events, and I hope everyone appreciates my restraint.
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November 11, 2019 on Drake Booed Offstage In Surprise Appearance At Camp Flog Gnaw
There's so much more to be written about Fleetwood Mac, but this column was long enough already.
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November 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”
The press release just says "project," but that's dumb and vague, and I don't feel comfortable calling a seven-song release an album unless it's Godspeed You! Black Emperor or something.
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October 31, 2019 on Earl Sweatshirt Announces New EP Feet Of Clay, Out Tonight
I definitely did, good job. I love and regularly cannibalize that column.
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October 30, 2019 on Hemlock Ernst, The Little Indie-Rap Side Project That Could
Easily the best music cue in that movie, probably the best in Snyder's whole career.
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October 30, 2019 on The Number Ones: KC & The Sunshine Band’s “I’m Your Boogie Man”
Been around since Alligator. His suits were never that crispy.
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October 24, 2019 on Watch The National Play A Dramatic “Where Is Her Head” On Kimmel
Yeah I sold him a ticket to a Marc Ribot show at the Knitting Factory 19 years ago and I was like "umm umm umm Landsdowne High School, right???"
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October 23, 2019 on Watch David Byrne & The Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Stunning Performance Of “One Fine Day” On Kimmel
I can actually really easily imagine Biggie doing a game show? I think he'd be good at it.
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October 16, 2019 on Is A Rap American Idol Even Possible?
Dammit, I confused him and Shaun Cassidy. My fault.
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October 16, 2019 on The Number Ones: David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up On Us”
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”