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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Kylesa Ultraviolet

Thanks to the thundering two-drummer onslaught of their live shows and the basement-punk fury of their 2009 album Static Tensions, Savannah's Kylesa were probably already…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2013 - 2:26 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Fiona Apple Songs

Where are you, Fiona Apple? After a banner 2012, the singer-songwriter recently cancelled her only scheduled appearance for 2013, at Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival; she…
Scott Swanson | May 23, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age …Like Clockwork

Last June, we published a feature called the Top 20 Albums We've Been Waiting For Forever, counting down a bunch of our favorite artists from…
Michael Nelson | May 20, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Watch Kanye West Do “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” On SNL

Kanye West took the stage at Saturday Night Live last night to debut an aggressive new track, "Black Skinhead." He also performed "New Slaves," a…
Liz Pelly | May 19, 2013 - 11:24 am

Kanye West – “New Slaves”

Tonight Kanye West premiered "New Slaves," the first single from his forthcoming LP, by projecting a video on buildings across the world. His site includes…
Scott Lapatine | May 17, 2013 - 11:49 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories

Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories is a lot of things: A masterful years-in-the-making publicity campaign set to music, a showcase of hellaciously expensive…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2013 - 4:10 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best LCD Soundsystem Songs

It's kind of a stretch to connect James Murphy's most recent dismissal of an LCD Soundsystem reunion with the release of "Get Lucky", which happened…
Harley Brown | May 15, 2013 - 11:27 am

Deconstructing

Deconstructing: The National, Majical Cloudz, And Artistic Pluralism

Everything feels heavier at night. Alone at home after dark, whatever solipsistic sentiment was developing by day takes on titanic proportions. All sense of perspective…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National Trouble Will Find Me

At this point, six albums in, the National are practically a genre unto themselves. On Alligator, the first album that many of us noticed, they…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City

The title of Modern Vampires Of The City, the third album from Vampire Weekend, seems like it riffs on the band's name and on its…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Savages Silence Yourself

The music made by Savages, the four-piece London band who released their debut album Silence Yourself today, is a direct and linear thing. It's easy…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2013 - 4:21 pm

The Anniversary

Rid Of Me Turns 20

I couldn't presume to say that there's a right way or a wrong way to hear PJ Harvey for the first time, but I like…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey” Lyric Video

Of the many words I spilled in tribute to Vampire Weekend's triumphant Roseland Ballroom show, it was those about "Ya Hey" that I repeated most,…
Amrit Singh | May 3, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Counting Down

Built To Spill Albums From Worst To Best

All Built To Spill songs exist on a continuum between two poles: snappy, twee-inflected pop songs and vast, mind-altering classic rock soundscapes. I've never been…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite

When Jeff Mangum, once the reclusive leader of the great Georgia indie rock cult heroes Neutral Milk Hotel, started playing solo shows again, it was…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2013 - 3:26 pm
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