DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Talks Addiction, Sobriety, & His Breakup With Sky Ferreira

A silver van with California plates has just pulled up outside Brooklyn's Murmrr Theatre, off Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza, and behind the wheel is…
John Norris / Billboard | August 29, 2017 - 7:10 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Hercules & Love Affair Omnion

Nine years after "Blind," when you look up Hercules & Love Affair on any streaming service, most of the top results are going to be…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2017 - 11:39 am


Q&A: Tori Amos On The ’90s Revival, Missing Prince, And Whether Humanity Is Doomed

Pig-headed masculinity run amok? America in spiritual crisis? A dying Earth? This sounds like a job for Tori Amos!
Michael Tedder | August 29, 2017 - 11:05 am


The Land Of Tempered Expectations: Alvvays On Antisocialites, Despondence, And Being A Rock Band in 2017

Molly Rankin and Alec O'Hanley -- the songwriting duo at the core of Toronto-based indie-pop band Alvvays -- look a bit drained as they both…
Ryan Leas | August 28, 2017 - 3:15 pm


Q&A: The Cool Kids Feel Like Rap-Game Ben Simmons On Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe

The Cool Kids are a decade deep in the game but they feel like rookies again. To compare them to the new wave of rookies…
Collin Robinson | August 28, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Counting Down

The New Pornographers Albums From Worst To Best

There's one thing to get straight about the New Pornographers. Even if you've ever listened to Limblifter, Immaculate Machine, the Evaporators, and yes, Zumpano, enlisting…
Dan Weiss | August 28, 2017 - 11:37 am

Sounding Board

So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”

So here's what we know: Taylor Swift interpolated (or lifted) the cadence from Right Said Fred's 1991 pop-house hit "I'm Too Sexy" for the hook…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2017 - 10:50 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Guys, you know the deal by now: "Look What You Made Me Do" was NOT ELIGIBLE for this week's 5 Best Songs. It dropped too…
Stereogum | August 25, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There are many different opinions on just how bad Taylor Swift's new song is, and the general consensus is: Pretty bad. And now I'm living…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2017 - 1:58 pm


Last Of The Multi-Platinum Post-Grunge Bands: Creed Talk My Own Prison At 20

The US record industry was doing numbers in the late 1990s that seem incomprehensible now. The year 2000 was the all-time peak, with 785 million…
Phil Freeman | August 25, 2017 - 11:46 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: LCD Soundsystem American Dream

"American dream." What a loaded phrase. What a loaded fucking phrase. The phrase "American dream" went from ideal to joke so long ago that it…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2017 - 11:33 am

The Week In Pop

On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Sounding Board

The Lost Beach Boy: Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue At 40

Over the years, the Beach Boys have often been reduced to one thing or another. Yes, they gave the world one of the seminal, defining…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm


14 Essential Paisley Underground Songs

Although it's identified with Los Angeles, the Paisley Underground has roots that extend about 400 miles to the north. Specifically, to Davis, California, a small…
Stephen Deusner | August 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Wichita Lineman”

When Glen Campbell passed earlier this month, the first songs that came to mind for people to remember him by tended to vary amidst all…
Nate Patrin | August 24, 2017 - 12:12 pm
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