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High & Low: Thoughts On Brand New’s First Live Set Since Science Fiction

You ever go to a bad music festival? Not an outright Fyre Festival or Woodstock '99 disaster that merits a post-mortem from dozens of people…
Ian Cohen | September 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm

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On 9/11 Brockhampton Offered An Escape From NYC

There's always a weird energy worming its way through the Big Apple on 9/11. An ambivalent mixture of melancholy, pride, mourning, hopefulness, leeriness, and togetherness…
Collin Robinson | September 12, 2017 - 12:05 pm

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Lost Edge: LCD Soundsystem’s Road To Sincerity

Just over 15 years ago, James Murphy released the first LCD Soundsystem single, "Losing My Edge." Its role in the band's mythology is foundational. A…
Ryan Leas | September 6, 2017 - 2:55 pm


Always Music In The Air: Twin Peaks: The Return Performances From Worst To Best

When Julee Cruise appeared at the end of Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 17 on Sunday night, reprising "The World Spins" from the first season…
Stephen Deusner | September 6, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Somehow, We Are Absolutely Ready For Taylor Swift’s Rapping-About-Being-Horny-Over-Dubstep Single

On Sunday morning, the world changed. Suddenly, Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was no longer the last word in country stars using vaguely European dance-music…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2017 - 3:35 pm

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Beginning Of The End: A Look Back At The Downfall Of Genesis 20 Years Later

"Like the story that we wish was never ending/ We know sometime we must reach that final page/ And still we carry on just pretending/
Jeff Yerger | September 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Drama Chameleon: Won’t The Real Taylor Swift Please Stand Up?

Taylor Swift wrote her first hit single during her freshman year at Hendersonville High School in Tennessee. The song was about her then-boyfriend, a senior…
Michael Nelson | August 31, 2017 - 12:38 pm

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So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”

So here's what we know: Taylor Swift interpolated (or lifted) the cadence from Right Said Fred's 1991 pop-house hit "I'm Too Sexy" for the hook…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2017 - 10:50 am


Last Of The Multi-Platinum Post-Grunge Bands: Creed Talk My Own Prison At 20

The US record industry was doing numbers in the late 1990s that seem incomprehensible now. The year 2000 was the all-time peak, with 785 million…
Phil Freeman | August 25, 2017 - 11:46 am

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The Lost Beach Boy: Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue At 40

Over the years, the Beach Boys have often been reduced to one thing or another. Yes, they gave the world one of the seminal, defining…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

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Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

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Jawbreaker’s San Francisco Show Raised The Bar For Punk Reunion Tours

"So how the fuck did all of you get tickets?" says Paul Lee, the singer of '90s East Bay punk band Monsula. There’s an air…
Nina Corcoran | August 14, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Car Seat Headrest Played One Of The Best Sets At Lollapalooza 2017

Teens Of Denial, Car Seat Headrest's breakthrough album from last year, was a minor miracle. It was built on music that had plenty of retro…
Ryan Leas | August 7, 2017 - 12:22 pm

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Flight Of The Conchords’ Comedy-Rock Friendship Still Feels Timeless 10 Years Later

Rock 'n' roll may be the result of combining sex, drugs, and a few good blues guitar runs, but at its best it's all about…
Margaret Farrell | August 7, 2017 - 11:41 am

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Arcade Fire Bring New Songs, Old Favorites, And “Mind Games” To Intimate Chicago Show

We're used to Arcade Fire being gigantic now. Years past the moment where the band started to attain the kind of magnitude their music always…
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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