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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If it made any real sense to put the Jimmy Kimmel Live parody of Drake's "God's Plan" video on this list, I probably would. It…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Everly Brothers’ “Cathy’s Clown”

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 | February 23, 2018 - 11:44 am

Sounding Board

The Low-Key Legacy Of Duster, Your Favorite Indie Band’s Favorite Indie Band

Every time I’ve tried to explain how Duster has emerged as one of the most influential bands of the past decade, it sounds like I’m…
Ian Cohen | February 23, 2018 - 11:10 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – February 2018

This time last year, I read Bob Porter's Soul Jazz, a really interesting book that provided a kind of alternate history of jazz from the…
Phil Freeman | February 23, 2018 - 9:09 am

The Week In Pop

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “Stuck On You”

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 | February 22, 2018 - 11:27 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Percy Faith’s “Theme From A Summer Place

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 | February 21, 2018 - 11:32 am

Status Ain't Hood

JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting

When the lanky, pointy-jawed wrestler Edge debuted in the WWF in 1998, looking like a Rob Liefeld drawing, he was an evil, grinning goth in…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 11:19 am

Interview

Talkin’ To Scott Aukerman Re: R U Talkin’ R.E.M. Re: Me?

The great podcast U Talkin' U2 To Me is billed as "the comprehensive and encyclopedic compendium of all things U2." It's a claim as bold…
Michael Nelson | February 21, 2018 - 3:02 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Mark Dinning’s “Teen Angel”

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 | February 20, 2018 - 11:42 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Screaming Females All At Once

It's the cheapest thing in the world to focus on the fact that Marissa Paternoster is a small human being with an enormous voice, even…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2018 - 10:31 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Johnny Preston’s “Running Bear”

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 | February 19, 2018 - 11:31 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been quite a week for Smash bands. For one, Smashing Pumpkins finally announced that pesky reunion they've been teasing, and though D'arcy will certainly…
Stereogum | February 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm

Sounding Board

Ghetto Blastin’ Disintegrating: Deconstructing Beck 20 Years Later

At the beginning of 1998, it felt easy to peg Beck as one of the top-tier artists of alt-rock. After he followed up the seemingly…
Nate Patrin | February 16, 2018 - 4:29 pm
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