Features

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best The Weeknd Songs

"I just wanna take you there." These were the first words we ever heard from Abel Tesfaye, uttered in a sinful, irresistible whisper over a…
Pranav Trewn | April 9, 2018 - 2:43 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Dion’s “Runaround Sue”

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 | April 9, 2018 - 11:47 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We published a lot of features this week, and if you haven't checked them all out you definitely should! We put a lot of time…
Stereogum | April 6, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Sounding Board

Stronger Than Death: Here’s Why We’re Excited For The The’s Comeback

On Monday, The The announced North American tour dates. Although comeback and reunion gigs are rarely seismic events these days, this news felt like a…
Annie Zaleski | April 6, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Sounding Board

You Should Go See Turnstile

There are stagedives, and then there are stagedives. Maybe two songs into Baltimore hardcore band Turnstile's set last night, frontman Brendan Yates launched himself into…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Interview

My Son, Have You Grown: Braid Talk Frame & Canvas 20 Years Later

The late '90s were a heady time for hopeful, plucky alt-rock hits that would forever soundtrack senior class montages, and I’m not sure I’ll ever…
Ian Cohen | April 6, 2018 - 1:18 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Wye Oak Songs

We often perceive indie rock of the early 21st century through two defining lenses: the era of New York's early '00s retro-revival and the rise…
Ryan Leas | April 6, 2018 - 12:03 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Ray Charles’ “Hit The Road Jack”

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 | April 6, 2018 - 11:58 am

Gotcha Covered

10 Of The Best Elton John Covers

Maybe your first thought on Elton John's announced retirement tour was something along the lines of a shrug. Oh, right, another Boomer from the classic
Nate Patrin | April 6, 2018 - 11:15 am

The Anniversary

A Decade Of Gaga: Looking Back At “Just Dance” On Its 10th Anniversary

If you want a look back at the pre-Gaga world, you could do a lot worse than the blog Pop Culture Died In 2009: a…
Katherine St. Asaph | April 6, 2018 - 10:48 am

Interview

An Interview With Michael Imperioli About His New Lou Reed Novel

Music fans can often be territorial. "That's an understatement, my friend!" Michael Imperioli -- the actor/writer/director best-known for his role as The Sopranos' perennial fuckup…
Larry Fitzmaurice | April 5, 2018 - 3:19 pm

The Week In Pop

It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair

Viewed one way, it's a pretty impressive flex: You're about to headline Coachella, and this is what you drop?
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2018 - 2:53 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Bobby Vee’s “Take Good Care Of My Baby”

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 | April 5, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Sounding Board

Here’s To 20 Years Of Kittie

In the opening scene of Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s book The Virgin Suicides, an ER doctor asks the youngest Lisbon sister…
Nina Mashurova | April 5, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Status Ain't Hood

BlocBoy JB Is Ready To Take Over

You don't upstage Drake. It's just not done. You might rap better than Drake on a song. Drake himself seems to have no problem with…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2018 - 12:05 pm
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