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Ought’s Room Inside The World Is A Rewarding New Chapter

If you go back to the great post-punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s, you'll find plenty of artists who started out avant-garde…
Ryan Leas | February 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm

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Hip-Hop Is Evolving, And So Is Tyler, The Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma won the red carpet at this year’s Grammys -- where his fifth and most recent studio album Flower Boy was nominated for…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2018 - 10:40 am

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Is Microsoft’s Paul Allen The New Jimi Hendrix? An Investigation

The last week and a half has taken a surprising turn, introducing us to Quincy Jones' new "I'm an 84-year-old all-around legend and I've seen…
Ryan Leas | February 8, 2018 - 4:41 pm

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Insanity Is Watching The Grammys Every Year And Expecting Something Different To Happen

"I think the Grammys are better in New York," Alicia Keys proclaimed before announcing the nominees for Record Of The Year. I'm not so sure…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2018 - 9:33 am

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Wonderful And Frightening: Remembering And/Or Rediscovering Mark E. Smith And The Fall

It doesn't matter if you're a curious teenager with a Spotify account or a graying zealot sitting on decades worth of accumulated vinyl: Sooner or…
Nate Patrin | January 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm

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Looking Back On The Legacy Of D-Beat & 10 Years Of Disfear’s Masterpiece Live The Storm

Like the Bo Diddley beat or the Amen break, the D-beat is one of the foundational rhythms of modern music. This simple, pounding drum pattern,…
Phil Freeman | January 22, 2018 - 10:33 am

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Strand Of Oaks’ Harder Love Is A Glimpse Of What Hard Love Could Have Been

Almost exactly 11 months ago today, Tim Showalter released his fifth album under his moniker Strand Of Oaks, Hard Love. After the breakthrough and acclaim…
Ryan Leas | January 19, 2018 - 11:24 am

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Dolores O’Riordan’s Voice Was An Unmistakable Light In The Time Of Grunge

The Cranberries were a more-than-competent alt-rock band who put together some good records, some great hits, and a few songs from after the fuss died…
Dan Weiss | January 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm

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Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?

"If you know what's good!" It's supposed to be an exhortation, a call to the dancefloor. But that line, the first from Justin Timberlake's new…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2018 - 12:34 pm

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Where The Fuck Are All The Bands? Thoughts On The 2018 Coachella Poster

Shortly after Coachella shared its 2018 festival lineup, the one festival lineup to rule them all, the former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson tweeted this:…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Interview

That Grand Sense Of Melancholy: David Bazan On Resurrecting Pedro The Lion

From the outside, nothing in David Bazan’s world seems out of the ordinary. On a chilly December evening in a nicely generic and antiseptic-smelling…
Robert Ham | December 27, 2017 - 12:20 pm

2017 In Review

How Musicians Turned To Their Mothers During A Destabilizing Year

One of the most disarming moments in a sea of disarming moments on Frank Ocean's 2016 album Blonde comes four tracks in, after the haze…
Sasha Geffen | December 26, 2017 - 1:52 pm

2017 In Review

The Year In Musicians Antagonizing The Media

The President of the United States logged onto Twitter last week to declare journalists "a stain on America!" As has become increasingly common in 2017,…
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2017 - 1:30 pm

2017 In Review

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously,…
Ryan Leas | December 20, 2017 - 9:40 am

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Rabit & House Of Kenzo Bring The Club To The Festival At Day For Night

The festival experience can often feel static and uninspired, sort of like screaming into the void if the void was a bunch of people waiting…
James Rettig | December 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm
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