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Lil Uzi Vert – “Futsal Shuffle 2020″

In recent months, the explosive and influential young rap star Lil Uzi Vert has been bitterly feuding with DJ Drama, his own label boss, and…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 11:54 am

Kamaiyah – “Still I Am” Video

It's been too long since we've heard from Oakland rap great Kamaiyah. The last time she appeared on this site, it was for accidentally shooting
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 11:25 am

Usher – “Don’t Waste My Time” (Feat. Ella Mai)

Usher, once a dominant pop star, has now become a human avatar of late-'90s and early-'00s nostalgia. This has been a good look for him.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 10:49 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams’ “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”

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 | December 13, 2019 - 10:27 am

Watch Camila Cabello & DaBaby Team Up On Fallon

Last week, gifted pop centrist Camila Cabello released her perfectly adequate new album Romance. One of that album's catchiest and most craven songs is "My…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 10:10 am

2019 In Review

The 10 Best Hardcore Albums Of 2019

There have been long stretches this past year when I didn't want to listen to anything other than hardcore -- where music didn't sound right…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 9:39 am

Dua Lipa – “Future Nostalgia”

The fast-rising UK pop star Dua Lipa is in album mode right now, and she came out with the sticky, dancey single "Don't Start Now"
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 9:17 am

Moses Sumney – “Polly”

Next year, Moses Sumney will release the much-anticipated new double album græ. The work will arrive in two installments, with the first arriving in February…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2019 - 8:52 am

Kesha – “Resentment” (Feat. Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson)

Next month, pop survivor Kesha will return with her new album High Road. She's shared a couple of early singles: The exultant Big Freedia collab…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Tommy Genesis & Charli XCX – “Bricks”

Charli XCX has been keeping herself extremely busy lately: Excellent new album, Netflix reality show, a whole lot of writing and guest appearances on other…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 11:51 am

Stream Dark Thoughts’ New Album Must Be Nice

The great Philadelphia DIY band Dark Thoughts play classic old-school Ramones-style punk rock, and they play it with more verve and delight than any band…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 11:06 am

Priests Announce Hiatus

After seven years and two albums, Priests, the great and fiercely beloved DC rock band, are going on hiatus. The members of the band have…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 10:09 am

Phoebe Bridgers – “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover) (Feat. Fiona Apple & Matt Berninger)

Phoebe Bridgers hasn't been in the public eye for long, but she's started off an annual tradition. Every December, she comes out with a new…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 9:31 am

Watch Vampire Weekend Play A Christmasy “Harmony Hall” With A Kids’ Choir On The Late Late Show

Right now, James Corden, star of the movie Cats, is taking a week off of his Late Late Show to film the Netflix movie The
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 9:09 am

Status Ain't Hood

On Juice WRLD’s Short Life And Long Legacy

A year ago, Juice WRLD asked a rhetorical question: "What's the 27 Club?" And then: "We ain't making it past 21." The we there is…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

A lot of hardcore albums are short! It's not that hard to keep up! But um no.
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December 13, 2019 on The 10 Best Hardcore Albums Of 2019
I mean I don't *hate* McCartney. Motherfucker just gets on my nerves sometimes.
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December 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Wings’ “With A Little Luck”
He joined Nirvana, and I still don't really like him.
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December 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Wings’ “With A Little Luck”
Have never spoken with Drake. My interactions with Diplo were very limited and very long ago. I wrote some snarky stuff online, he got annoyed about it, we talked, that was it. The only long conversation we ever had was this -- https://www.villagevoice.com/2007/04/03/status-aint-hood-interviews-diplo/ -- and he still thought I hated him after we did that.
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December 3, 2019 on Diplo Thinks He Knows Why Drake Hates Him
I'm just putting every civic I see in the cobra clutch until I get to yours.
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November 26, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Red Death Sickness Divine
If I was gonna pick an unrelated song with the same title it would be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43XWafBLJIM
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November 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqJYNb5JrY
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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! https://adagio830-records.bandcamp.com/album/g-hem-ver-himlen Left Behind! https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/album/no-one-goes-to-heaven Raw Hex! https://rawhex.bandcamp.com/album/always-high-always-low
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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