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Where Do We Go Now? Navigating The Crowded Field Of Music Festivals In 2018 And Beyond

Calling the state of the music festival market anything but saturated in 2018 would be either dishonest or disconnected. The optimistic would say the festival…
Glenn Peoples | July 13, 2018 - 12:20 pm

The Anniversary

Hello Nasty Turns 20

I remember the rush. The first time I heard "Intergalactic," the electro-fizz jam that was the first single from the Beastie Boys' 1998 album Hello
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2018 - 9:43 am

The Week In Pop

Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video…
Chris DeVille | July 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm


Pharrell’s 18 Biggest Hits From Worst To Best

Twenty years ago this past weekend -- on July 8, 1998 -- something very predictable happened on the Billboard Hot 100: Mase's "Lookin' At Me"
Patrick Lyons | July 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Lala Lala

Last year, someone broke into Lillie West's apartment while she was sleeping. She didn't wake up. At the time, West was living in a one-bedroom…
James Rettig | July 11, 2018 - 11:02 am


Interpol’s Paul Banks Talks About Their New Dave Fridmann-Produced Album Marauder

Anyone who spent time listening to indie rock in the '00s has, on at least one occasion, asked themselves, "what exactly does 'subway, she is…
Michael Tedder | July 11, 2018 - 9:56 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

After the soothing sound of the ocean tide, the first instrument you hear on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love is a piano. Soon its somber neoclassical…
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm


Owen Ashworth On Advance Base’s New Dog-Themed Album Animal Companionship

Owen Ashworth has been making criminally under-appreciated music for over two decades now, first as Casiotone For The Painfully Alone and more recently as Advance…
James Rettig | July 10, 2018 - 11:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

A moment of silence for Jay-Z, please.
Stereogum | July 6, 2018 - 3:36 pm


It’s Been 20 Years Since “One Week”: Ed Robertson Looks Back At Barenaked Ladies’ Mad Hit

Two decades ago, smooth jams ruled the pop charts. Usher, K-Ci & JoJo, Next, Brandy and Monica, Lauryn Hill, and Divine were just some of…
Scott Lapatine | July 6, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music internet has been one vast dead zone this week. When a holiday like the 4th of July falls in the middle of the…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2018 - 11:32 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Lorne Greene’s “Ringo”

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 | July 6, 2018 - 10:23 am

The Week In Pop

Alt-Pop Hit-Makers lovelytheband Are Not That Lovely If We’re Being Honest

Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, "You're the kind of girl I like/ Because you're empty, and…
Chris DeVille | July 5, 2018 - 4:52 pm


Are Gang Of Youths Too Earnest For America?

David Le'aupepe isn't one for small talk. That much was obvious when Gang Of Youths dropped a 77-minute album that begins with a song named…
Ian Cohen | July 5, 2018 - 11:14 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Shangri-Las’ “Leader Of The Pack”

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 | July 5, 2018 - 10:07 am
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