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It’s Been 20 Years Since Robbie Williams Failed To Take America

Arriving at the Los Angeles home of former '90s boy band singer Robbie Williams in early 2008, journalist and author Jon Ronson was greeted by…
Ian King | September 6, 2019 - 3:37 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have been writing this weekly video-countdown column for almost exactly eight years. (Here's my first stab at it; Trash Talk had that week's #1…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2019 - 2:59 pm

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Sleater-Kinney Still Kick Fucking Ass

It brings me great pleasure to report that Sleater-Kinney are a still a motherfucking all-destroying beast of a live band.
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2019 - 1:37 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”

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 | September 6, 2019 - 11:44 am

The Week In Pop

The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands

A widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys' club. Back in…
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2019 - 1:01 pm

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Rubberband, Man: Digging Into Miles Davis’ Newly Unearthed Lost Album

In 1955, Miles Davis signed with Columbia Records. For the next 30 years, the label rode with him through a series of artistic evolutions, from…
Phil Freeman | September 5, 2019 - 12:52 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover”

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 | September 5, 2019 - 9:54 am

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The Dream Of 2010 Is Alive At E Zoo

The early 2010s EDM boom hit while I was in high school. I grew up in a suburb outside of Washington, DC, where nights were…
Julia Gray | September 4, 2019 - 4:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Scam-Rap Is The Future

In The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Kevin Hart plays the voice of a bunny named Snowball, a former anti-human revolutionary who has come to…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2019 - 11:21 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wings’ “Silly Love Songs”

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 | September 4, 2019 - 8:45 am

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Vaporwave Finally Makes An IRL Connection At 100% ElectroniCON

"I just watched the Fyre Fest doc," George Clanton tells me backstage near the start of his own potentially madcap takeover of Brooklyn's enormous three-room…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2019 - 2:56 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”

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 | September 3, 2019 - 11:53 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Bat For Lashes Lost Girls

When Natasha Khan announced her new album, Lost Girls, her fifth as Bat For Lashes, it came with a specific array of inspirations: Los Angeles,…
Ryan Leas | September 3, 2019 - 11:43 am

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At Pasadena Daydream, The Cure Showed Why Their Legacy May Never Disintegrate

Used to be there was an unwritten rule in music criticism: Only employ "Beatles-esque" as a last resort. I mean, this band virtually created pop…
Ian Cohen | September 2, 2019 - 2:55 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”

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 | September 2, 2019 - 10:00 am
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