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Watch Portlandia’s Hardcore Band Reunion Sketch With Henry Rollins, Krist Novoselic, & Brendan Canty

In one of the century's best Saturday Night Live sketches, Fred Armisen played a dad who reunited his old teenage hardcore band, which also featured…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Black Milk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”

Next month, the gifted and underrated Detroit rapper and producer Black Milk will release Fever, his first solo full-length since 2014's If There's A Hell
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

It's one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It's entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Stream Rik & The Pigs A Child’s Gator

Last month, the snotty Olympia, Washington garage-punk Rik & The Pigs released a fun-as-hell EP called Blue Jean Queen. And they've already followed it up…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Remission – “Voices”

Remission are a Chilean hardcore band who sing in English and whose crashing, melodic, emotive take on the genre reminds me of the stuff that…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 11:47 am

Sylvan Esso – “PARAD(w/m)E” Video

North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso released the standalone single "PARAD(w/m)E" last week, and today, they've shared its video. In the clip, Dan Huiting directs…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 11:14 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”

The Number Ones is a new column where I'll review every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 10:55 am

Howard Stern Will Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock Hall Of Fame

The divisive radio pioneer Howard Stern doesn't make too many public appearances these days. For the most part, he's content to do his show and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 10:43 am

Graham Coxon – “Walking All Day”

Lately, Netflix has been bringing in lots of cool musicians to do the scores for their original TV shows: S U R V I V
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 10:10 am

Original Candlebox Lineup Reuniting For 25th Anniversary Concert

The band-reunion wave: It's not over quite yet! Consider: Candlebox, the Seattle rock band whose self-titled 1993 debut somehow sold four million copies, is about…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 9:52 am

Eels – “The Deconstruction”

Yesterday, Eels, the long-running project from orchestral-pop depressive Mark Oliver Everett, teased the April release of a new album called The Deconstruction, which will be…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 9:29 am

Watch Carrie Brownstein Talk About Portlandia, The Bachelor On The Tonight Show

Last night, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein was a guest on The Tonight Show, which would've been more exciting if she and Jimmy Fallon had said even
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 9:19 am

Mouse On Mars – “Dimensional People Part III” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

It's been about six years since the pioneering German glitch duo Mouse On Mars came out with Parastropics, their last album. And this spring, they'll…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 8:52 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool”

The Number Ones is a new column where I'll review every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, & Tory Lanez – “Miss You”

Last year, the adventurous Norwegian pop producer released the very good guest-heavy album 9. Today, he's followed it up with a new single that's just…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2018 - 12:22 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

Gotta save the good numbers for the shit that actually bangs. That's why there won't be a 10 until "Lean Back."
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January 17, 2018 on The Number Ones: Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”
Centennial, class of '98, go Eagles.
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January 15, 2018 on Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses
Best Columbia street name is Fox Grape Terrace. Also there's a whole subdivision in Columbia called Hobbit's Glen, and all the streets are named Old Dragon Path and shit like that.
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January 15, 2018 on Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses
Oh no shit! Did Good Throb break up?
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January 11, 2018 on Stream BB And The Blips Demo
I think we will! Islah went platinum, and we are not exactly suffering from a glut of platinum rappers.
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January 10, 2018 on Kevin Gates Is Out Of Prison
New album is cool to say but I didn't have a whole lot more to say after this: https://www.stereogum.com/1907528/on-the-triumphant-nastiness-of-cupcakke/franchises/status-aint-hood/
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January 10, 2018 on Drakeo The Ruler Is Different, And Different Is Good
I don't know if you guys know this, but music critics get advance albums sometimes.
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January 5, 2018 on Stream Summoning With Doom We Come
Been thinking about this. What producer could *possibly* make Timberlake make sense in 2018? Antonoff? Kygo? Metro Boomin?
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January 5, 2018 on Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?
I've got a list of names, and yours is in red, underlined.
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January 5, 2018 on Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?
You clearly didn't read the Summoning post of like 2 hours ago.
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January 5, 2018 on Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?
I thought about posting this, and then I listened to it.
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January 2, 2018 on Stream The Alchemist French Blend & French Blends Pt. 2
My Bandcamp subscription emails been piling up since the last day I worked.
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December 26, 2017 on Stream Booji Boys Weekend Rocker
your writing advice is butt.
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December 18, 2017 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017
It's been happening for a long time, but there's a sudden and notable increase. Also, it's also an excuse to talk about three albums that might've otherwise gone undiscussed. Also, fuck off.
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November 29, 2017 on Welcome To The Collaborative Rap Album Boom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79DijItQXMM
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November 28, 2017 on This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys
We can't get a new masterpiece every week.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure
Haven't heard it yet. Haven't heard Post Malone either.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure