Franchises

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's a breezy, beautiful day in New York City and while it feels like fall, we're in for a hot weekend. Chris and Tom are…
Stereogum | September 22, 2017 - 5:20 pm

The Anniversary

“Dammit” Turns 20

Certain rock songs develop their classic status in part because they are built upon riffs so genius in their dumbfounding simplicity that every teenage guitarist…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's a little too messy and slapdash to make this week's list, but I'd like to take this space to give a special shout out…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 1:42 pm

The Anniversary

Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

The Anniversary

Dots And Loops Turns 20

If the first word Dots And Loops calls to mind is "plasticine," the second is "yielding." That these two concepts somehow fail to contradict one…
Raymond Cummings | September 22, 2017 - 11:24 am

The Anniversary

Homogenic Turns 20

They used to play Björk on The Grind. In the likely event that you don't remember The Grind, it was an MTV dance show, a…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 10:32 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

The Week In Pop

24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

Sounding Board

What Have Vampire Weekend Been Up To Since Modern Vampires Of The City?

Vampire Weekend released their instant-classic third LP Modern Vampires Of The City on May 14, 2013. It was a different world back then: We were…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”

For a song that's been so often reduced to '60s Montage Cliche #00001B (Note: Please use only in case of rights restrictions for the Youngbloods'
Nate Patrin | September 20, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 11:07 am

Interview

Q&A: Moses Sumney Delves Into Solitude His Own Way On Aromanticism

Nothing about Moses Sumney is ordinary. When you set out to solve for x in the equation of two strict Ghanaian parents who also happen…
Collin Robinson | September 19, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Interview

Q&A: Zola Jesus On Living In The Wilderness, Making Bangers, And Learning To Let Go

There may be better places to see Zola Jesus than a desiccated upstate New York factory full of intense-looking art-goths, but there probably are not…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2017 - 9:25 am

Sounding Board

At Riot Fest 2017, Jawbreaker Finally Became Rock Stars

It began the only way it could have begun. It began with "Boxcar."
Michael Tedder | September 18, 2017 - 3:33 pm
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