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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

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Highwaymen’s “Michael”

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 4, 2018 - 11:30 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Joe Dowell’s “Wooden Heart (Muss I Den)”

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 3, 2018 - 11:56 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

A decade ago, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack were waiting tables at the Golden West, the Baltimore restaurant where my brother used to wash dishes.
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2018 - 11:49 am

Sounding Board

A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

Let's get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde's concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty.
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2018 - 11:28 am

Sounding Board

Remembering “Hipster Metal” & The Sword’s Gods Of The Earth 10 Years Later

Remember hipster metal? Beginning in about 2005, a mini-wave of hard rock and metal bands popped up, to great acclaim from magazines -- there were…
Phil Freeman | April 2, 2018 - 12:25 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Bobby Lewis’ “Tossin’ And Turnin'”

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 2, 2018 - 11:40 am
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