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Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – June 2020

Ten years ago, Darius Jones flew across the New York jazz scene like a comet. His debut album as a leader, Man’ish Boy (A Raw
Phil Freeman | June 19, 2020 - 2:52 pm

The Anniversary

The Rising Tide Turns 20

Sunny Day Real Estate is often held up as the greatest emo band of all time, or at least the most definitive. I won’t argue…
Ian Cohen | June 19, 2020 - 1:30 pm

The Anniversary

White Pony Turns 20

Deftones were different. With their second album, 1997's Around The Fur, the punishingly heavy Sacramento band had established themselves as a unique presence under the…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2020 - 11:45 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes’ “Up Where We Belong”

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 | June 19, 2020 - 8:44 am

Sounding Board

Don’t Forget Amnesia Scanner

Once upon a time, they were called Renaissance Man. About a decade ago, Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala, two architects working at the same firm…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2020 - 12:39 pm

Footnotes

The Story Behind Every Song On Phoebe Bridgers’ New Album Punisher

In 2017, Phoebe Bridgers released her debut Stranger In The Alps. With that album alone, she was already greeted as one of the most exciting,…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2020 - 10:58 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Bob Dylan Rough And Rowdy Ways

"I've already outlived my life by far." Coming from Bob Dylan, this is an understatement. At 79, Dylan has outlasted many of the other icons…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The New Dawn Of The Protest Song

People never stopped making protest songs. For decades, the protest song has been woven into the culture of popular music. Some musicians build entire careers…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2020 - 12:11 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Men At Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?”

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 | June 17, 2020 - 8:42 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Braids Shadow Offering

Braids have a flair for the dramatic. Throughout their four albums, the Canadian trio have been an outlet for unhinged catharsis. They are masters of…
James Rettig | June 16, 2020 - 11:37 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Phoebe Bridgers Punisher

The Punisher is the hard-boiled Marvel Comics vigilante whose insignia has lately become an icon for gun-clutching, authority-crazed wraparound-sunglasses cop types. A punisher is something…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2020 - 9:29 am

The Week In Pop

Four Years And One Remix Later, SAINt JHN’s “Roses” Is A Global Smash

For months it's been approaching from afar, like some dot on the horizon growing larger as it comes careening into focus. Remixed into an electronic…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2020 - 5:34 pm

The Anniversary

Thank Me Later Turns 10

Drake had already changed the game. Technically, Thank Me Later, released 10 years ago, was his debut album. But with his 2009 mixtape So Far
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Let The Roundup Begin

The Month In Hardcore – June 2020

There's an iconic image on the cover of Henry Rollins' Black Flag tour diary Get In The Van, one of the first books that a…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2020 - 12:05 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: John Cougar’s “Jack And Diane”

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 | June 15, 2020 - 9:01 am
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