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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This is it, folks. This is the final Five Best Songs list of 2018. We will pick back up again in 2019, and we thank…
Stereogum | December 14, 2018 - 4:51 pm

2018 In Review

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm

2018 In Review

The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

I know this year's been kind of exhausting music-wise. It's been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm

2018 In Review

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: 27 Memorable Music Tweets From 2018

A lot happened in the year of our lord 2018, and a lot of it happened on Twitter. Beefs were had: Ariana Grande and Piers…
Peter Helman | December 14, 2018 - 11:49 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Shocking Blue’s “Venus”

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 | December 14, 2018 - 11:22 am

2018 In Review

The Best Hardcore Albums Of 2018

One of the best moments I witnessed at this year’s Damaged City, the DIY punk festival in our nation’s capital, came when Wildhoney, a Baltimore…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2018 - 10:14 am

2018 In Review

Phoebe Bridgers Reviews 2018

Phoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known:…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2018 - 1:17 pm

2018 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”

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 | December 13, 2018 - 10:53 am

2018 In Review

The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018

Being online often feels like witnessing a chaotic, nonstop reality TV show. We're given windows into the private lives of everyone we didn't know we…
Julia Gray | December 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm

2018 In Review

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2018

Another year gone by means a few dozen more popular bands broke up, but not Coldplay. (No offense to them but imagine how psyched people…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2018 - 12:19 pm

2018 In Review

The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2018

A 32-year-old Delaware native who moved to Nashville more than a decade ago, Jimmie Allen hustled to land a record contract, lived in his car…
Stephen Deusner | December 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm

2018 In Review

Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018

Film soundtracks have been on the rise. This March, for the first time in nearly two decades, the soundtracks for two films -- Black Panther
James Rettig | December 12, 2018 - 11:00 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: B. J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”

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 | December 12, 2018 - 10:47 am
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