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Stream Godmode’s Common Interests Were Not Enough To Keep Us Together Comp

My friend Nick Sylvester was, in my opinion, one of the best music critics in the world a few years ago, but he's largely quit…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2014 - 11:46 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Le Tigre Songs

Le Tigre was a band that was never supposed to be. What was initially founded in 1998 as a backing band for riot grrl legend…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 30, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Earl Sweatshirt Doris

I'd been waiting for this moment for literally years: Earl Sweatshirt's triumphant return to the stage after being shut away in a Samoan reform school…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Counting Down

Foo Fighters Albums From Worst To Best

The Foo Fighters' career has been a series of improbabilities. There is the first, and most obvious hurdle: The idea that any member, let alone…
Ryan Leas | August 16, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Washed Out Paracosm

There's no nice way to say this, but during a busier week, Paracosm, the second album from Washed Out, wouldn't have gotten that Album Of…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Counting Down

Elvis Costello Albums From Worst To Best

Declan "Elvis Costello" MacManus was by far the most literate and diverse of the "angry young man" songwriters emerging from England in the late 1970s, no small…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | August 9, 2013 - 10:40 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Pulp Songs

Way back before poptimism became a thing that went beyond anti-rockism and into the territory of taking every sound ever very seriously -- I am…
Ryan Leas | August 8, 2013 - 2:26 pm


Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts

When Death Grips "chose not to arrive in Chicago" for their scheduled set at Lollapalooza 2013, it led to outrage in comments sections, on Twitter,…
Michael Nelson | August 7, 2013 - 2:32 pm


Deconstructing: The O.C. And Indie Rock Gentrification

Ten years ago today, five words forever changed the nebulous concept known as indie rock: "Welcome to the O.C., bitch." That dialogue was in the…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2013 - 12:48 pm

MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie” Video

Skeletons, a talking dolphin, a poker game, a crying rock, books by "Daryl Oates" and "John Hall," an elderly man in tighty whities, an egg…
Scott Lapatine | August 5, 2013 - 10:26 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Bloc Party Songs

Back in 2005, the year of their stellar debut album, Silent Alarm, Bloc Party truly felt invincible. The British quartet wrangled explosive melodrama from the…
Ryan Reed | August 1, 2013 - 1:10 pm

TV On The Radio – “Mercy”

TV On The Radio have been including new song "Mercy" in live sets for a little while now (we covered one iteration of the song
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: AlunaGeorge Body Music

R&B is different in England. Some of it is that old, stereotypical British reserve, but a lot of other factors are at work, too. In…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Counting Down

Bruce Springsteen Albums From Worst To Best

As I began the writing, listening, and reading for this list, I started to think about a weird quality of Bruce Springsteen's catalogue that I…
Ryan Leas | July 26, 2013 - 3:04 pm

The Anniversary

Siamese Dream Turns 20

Billy Corgan was the first star produced in alt-rock's early-'90s star-producing boom period who could've been a rock star in any less civilized time, too.
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2013 - 10:46 am
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