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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Well gang, we're halfway through December, 10 days out from Christmas, heading into the third-to-last weekend of the year. You sick of lists yet? Haha,…
Stereogum | December 15, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 2:23 pm

2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Eminem Revival

It is with great regret that I tell you this: Eminem still likes to rap about butts sometimes. Here's something he says on "Remind Me,"
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:05 am

2017 In Review

Recommended Reading 2017

One of my 2017 New Year's resolutions was to re-invest in reading. I kept a tally of every book I powered through, and when I…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 15, 2017 - 11:00 am

The Week In Pop

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

Here's a sign of the times for you: We're still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year's Day, and year-end list…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Interview

Sisters In Arms: The Blow And EMA Talk Touring In Tough Times

Erika M. Anderson is resting her head on the table for a minute. It's been a long tour. A long year. And you can't blame…
Michael Tedder | December 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

Flip over "Sunny Afternoon," one of the finest singles cut by the Kinks in the upward sweep of a long, long creative peak, and you…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am

2017 In Review

Like Everything Else, Music Videos Turned Millennial Pink In 2017

Apparently, pop culture can now assign an entire generation their own color. "Millennial Pink" has supposedly been on the rise for the past few years,…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2017 - 9:25 am

Interview

Dire Straits’ John Illsley Talks Rock Hall Induction, Odds Of A Reunion Performance

For Dire Straits bassist John Illsley -- the only full-time and continuing member of the band along with frontman Mark Knopfler -- being elected into…
Gary Graff / Billboard | December 13, 2017 - 3:20 pm

2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

2017 In Review

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | December 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Essay

Why Concert Photographers Were Offended By The Killers’ On-Stage Pledge To “Take Care Of” Their Photographers

The Killers are among the acts who now only let their own photographers shoot their shows, one of many recent challenges facing the profession.
Dave Brooks/Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:24 pm

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2017

We are well into listmas season which means it's time to take a break from asking our favorite songwriters about fidget spinners so we can…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2017 - 2:04 pm

2017 In Review

The Best Metal Albums Of 2017

Before we begin our discussion of the fantastic year for underground metal that was 2017, a few orders of business:…
Doug Moore | December 12, 2017 - 1:18 pm
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