Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Scroll down for this week's five best comments, five worst comments, and ICYMI a funny Post Malone thing from the Grammys. More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Do you need some new music for the long weekend? Several of these songs are very melancholic and one is a retro-pop track with a video in which everyone gets brutally murdered! At least Jessie Ware has got you covered. Check out the 5 best songs of the week below. 5. pronoun - … More »
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The big music video from this past week, the one that seemed custom-designed to drive conversation, was Ariana Grande's "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored." It sucks. The video is an overly literal reading of the song's lyrics, told with no real visual style, and building up to a fake-shock moment that … More »
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The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”

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, and working my way up into the present. More »
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Win Butler’s Sitting Out This Year’s NBA All-Star Game But Arcade Fire Will Have A New Song Out Soon

Every year, Win Butler usually participates in the NBA all-star basketball game because he is tall (6'4") and apparently good at basketball. But for the first time in a while, he's sitting out this year's game, as he revealed on Instagram last week. At the time, he said he was "in … More »
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Madlib & Oh No – “Big Whips”

Marlon Sassy, the illustrator known as Gangster Doodles, has curated a compilation album called Gangster Music Vol. 1. The 27-track collection features contributions from rappers and producers including Father, Max B, Your Old Droog, and more. Each track comes along with an exclusive drawing of the artists behind it. More »
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Wet – “Old Bone” Video & “Trust No Man”

Last year, the Boston trio Wet, who specialize in an exceedingly calm and reassuring blur of R&B and pillowy rock, released their deeply soothing Still Run album. Right now, they're gearing up for a co-headlining tour with Kilo Kish, which should make for a spectacularly languid night out. And now they've come out … More »
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Hear Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Track “For Real”

The second posthumous Tom Petty collection, The Best Of Everything, is coming out in a couple weeks. It's a career-spanning greatest hits album that includes two previously unreleased tracks: a new version of the title track, which came out a few months ago, and a completely brand-new one called "For Real." That last … More »
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Apple Venus Volume 1 Turns 20

XTC's 1999 album, Apple Venus Volume 1, announces itself with a literal splash: Opening track "River Of Orchids" begins with the amplified sound of water dripping in what sounds like a subterranean cavern. A low, plucked string tone responds; then, another droplet splashes to introduce a higher, singular plucked note. In rapid succession, the sounds … More »
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Cold Cave – “Promised Land”

Way back in 2011, the dark and heavy and gothed-out synthpop group Cold Cave released their album Cherish The Light Years. It ruled. They have't released an album since. Last year, Cold Cave mastermind Wes Eisold released an album, but it wasn't with Cold Cave. It was with his other band, reunited hardcore … More »
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Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases from the genre's dominant, or very-soon-to-be-dominant, names. The year kicked off with Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, still regarded as their masterpiece and a pivotal indie release overall. More »
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Robyn – “Send To Robin Immediately” Video

Robyn's new music video opens with a long slow-motion shot of a camera panning through the forest. We see a whole bunch of good-looking young people dancing in the woods, while a smoke machine billows fog all over them. I have been to Sweden, Robyn's homeland, a couple of times, and I can pretty much … More »
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Mal Blum – “Things Still Left To Say” Video

Mal Blum, who I once called punk's greatest hidden treasure, are back with their first new music in three years, since 2015's You Look A Lot Like Me. Their new single, "Things Still Left To Say," is Blum at their best: concise and hard-hitting, with a rousing chorus that talks about … More »
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Stream Lucki’s New Mixtape Freewave 3

For years now, the 22-year-old Chicago rapper Lucki has been honing his own distinct style, rapping in a thoughtful and inward-directed mumble about serious internal matters, sinking his voice deep into weird and synthy beats. He's young, but he's a veteran; this site gave Mixtape Of The Week to Body High, a mixtape … More »
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Watch Denzel Curry Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”

If you went to high school in the '90s, you almost definitely saw someone cover Rage Against The Machine's 1996 monster-banger "Bulls On Parade" at least once. Maybe you covered the song yourself. We couldn't help that shit. "Bulls On Parade" was in the air, and even if you had no idea what a five-sided … More »
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Houston Mayor Joins Travis Scott Onstage To Tease New Amusement Park

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner has floated a plan to bring a new amusement park to the city, inspired by Travis Scott's recent Astroworld album, which is named after a park in the rapper's hometown that closed in 2005. The mayor appeared with Scott on stage a few nights ago to talk about his plan. "Because … More »
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Ryan Adams’ Next Album Release “On Hold” After Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Sources

Ryan Adams’ next album release, Big Colors, will be held back following allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the veteran singer and songwriter, sources confirm to Billboard. Adams’ career appears to be in limbo after a New York Times article detailed the rocker’s history of misconduct, emotional abuse and manipulative behavior, based on … More »
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Slash Confirms Guns N’ Roses Are Working On New Music

Last week, Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus revealed that the band is planning a new album. "Slash is on tour right now," Fortus told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Once he gets back from that, we're gonna get some more recording done and hopefully get an album out soon. And then we'll get … More »
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Dexter Story – “Gold” (Feat. Sudan Archives)

Dexter Story is a Los Angeles-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader who's worked with Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Carlos Niño, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, and more. After sitting in as a drummer for the Ethiopian jazz ensemble Ethio Cali in 2011, he began composing and arranging for the group, developing an interest in East African music that eventually … More »
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Salaam Remi – “Find My Love” (Feat. Amy Winehouse And Nas)

The veteran producer Salaam Remi has been in the game for decades; he started out playing keyboards on a Kurtis Blow album in 1986. Over the years, he's collaborated with Shabba Ranks, the Fugees, Whitney Houston, Ms. Dynamite, Jazmine Sullivan, and Miguel, among many others. He produced Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes The Hotstepper," one of … More »
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21 Savage Tells Good Morning America That ICE Targeted Him Directly

Earlier this month, on the day of the Super Bowl, ICE arrested 21 Savage in Atlanta, revealing that the rapper was born in the UK and that he was in the US on an expired visa. That arrest caused a wave of outrage against ICE. 21 Savage had come to the … More »
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Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”

The 24K Magic hit "Finesse" really came alive with the Cardi B-assisted remix last year. The two pop stars had to cancel their tour together last Fall because of Cardi's pregnancy, but tonight, they meet again on a new track, "Please Me." Last … More »
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FBI Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’ Communications With Underage Fan

The FBI is investigating whether 44 year-old singer-songwriter Ryan Adams engaged in criminal sexually explicit communications with an underage fan, according to the New York Times. Yesterday, the Times reported that Adams began online communication with the young woman when she was 14 and continued until she … More »
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Kanye West Got Kim Kardashian A Private Kenny G Concert For Valentine’s Day

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a private Kenny G concert for Valentine's Day. Kardashian took to Twitter to express her excitement at the appearance of the famous saxophone man, who played in their living room surrounded by a bunch of roses in vases. "NO BIG DEAL KENNY G IN MY LIVING ROOM!!!," she tweeted. More »
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Stream Velvet Bethany’s New Album Rock And Roll Vacation

Velvet Bethany are a garage-punk band from Buffalo who play with a speedy urgency but who also write some pretty ferocious hooks. They've been cranking out DIY records for a few years, and they've just come out with a new one called Rock And Roll Vacation. There are moments on the short, sharp album that … More »
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Adult Mom – “In These Arms” (The Swell Season Cover)

Adult Mom have shared a cover of the Swell Season's "In These Arms," taken from the duo's 2009 album Strict Joy. It's part of an upcoming CD-only release, fittingly called Some Covers, where Steph Knipe also covers songs by James Blake, Brandi Carlile, Third Eye Blind, and the Weakerthans. Their Swell Season cover will be … More »
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Hear Four Songs From Game’s No One Wins Album

The London band Game has nothing to do with the Game, the Compton rapper. Instead, Game play grimy, intense hardcore with a chaotic, guttural edge. Two of the members of Game, singer Ola Herbich and bassist Nicky Rat, also play in Arms Race, the UK hardcore band who released a really cool EP called More »
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Sir Babygirl – “Crush On Me” Video

Sir Babygirl's debut album, Crush On Me, is our reigning Album Of The Week, and today Kelsie Hogue has shared a video for the project's title track. The version that's in the vid is different than what's on the actual album -- that one sounds more Sleigh Bells-lite, this one folds in on … More »
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Leggy – “Taffy”

Next month, Cincinnati trio Leggy are releasing a new album, Let Me Know Your Moon. They announced it with "Eden" last month, and today they're sharing another new track from it, "Taffy." It's a clamoring swirl, drums slamming as the song skitters into its central conceit of a love shriveling over time: "So … More »
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Halsey Got A Giant Marilyn Manson Tattoo

Big week for Halsey! Over the weekend, the alternative artist pulled double duty on Saturday Night Live, hosting and performing on the same episode. And yesterday, she debuted a giant tattoo of Marilyn Manson's face on her ribcage. More »
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