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Review: Frank Ocean’s Blond on ‘Blonde’ Is Pledging Its Goddamn Time

Frank Ocean fixed "Wolves." No, really: Kanye was onto something when he called The Life of Pablo a "living album," because — while he’s on…
Dan Weiss / August 23, 2016

Listen to De La Soul’s Haunting New Song ‘Greyhounds’ Featuring Usher

The only artists in history to get David Byrne and 2 Chainz on the same album, De La Soul are still fearlessly eclectic and took…
Dan Weiss / August 17, 2016

Watch Drake Bring Out Eminem to Do ‘Forever’ in Detroit

Following a Taylor Swift-worthy cavalcade of surprise guests on this tour (Kanye, Rihanna, J. Cole, Cam'ron, Fat Joe), Drake brought out the self-described "greatest rapper…
Dan Weiss / August 17, 2016

M.I.A. Says the NFL Controversy ‘Buried’ Her Last Album ‘Matangi’

M.I.A.'s last album Matangi — released in late 2013 on her own N.E.E.T. imprint via Interscope — didn't exactly light up the charts, peaking at just No.
Dan Weiss / August 16, 2016

Rage Against the Machine/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill Supergroup Prophets of Rage to Release Debut EP

For many of us who grew up in the '90s, Prophets of Rage are a dream come true: the vaunted rhythm section of Rage Against…
Dan Weiss / August 15, 2016

YG Rides Around Shining in the New Video for ‘Why You Always Hatin’?’ With Drake, Kamaiyah, and Ty Dolla $ign

Kamaiyah gets her foot rubbed. YG transfers from helicopter to candy-colored car. Drake and Ty Dolla $ign take turns riding around with him. The video…
Dan Weiss / August 15, 2016

Review: ‘Fishing Blues’ Is Atmosphere’s Worst Album by Far

Respect to Sean Daley; he's been thinking out loud for damn near 20 years now under the name Slug as part of the duo Atmosphere,…
Dan Weiss / August 11, 2016

Soundgarden Just Released an EDM Remix of ‘Spoonman’ and It Really Sucks

For some reason, Chris Cornell's world-class vocal range just doesn't fit with postmodern production, as evidenced by his laughably bad Timbaland team-up album, Scream, in 2009, and now this…
Dan Weiss / August 8, 2016

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Pioneers of Mathcore, Are Breaking Up

In 1999, there was nothing else in punk or metal like the Dillinger Escape Plan's debut album Calculating Infinity, a 37-minute nailbomb of extreme hardcore,…
Dan Weiss / August 5, 2016

2 Chainz Drops New Mixtape ‘Daniel Son; Necklace Don’

Pride of ATL 2 Chainz continues his post-#METIME short-mixtape streak of Freebase and Felt Like Cappin' with the just-released Daniel Son; Necklace Don, which also…
Dan Weiss / August 5, 2016

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform the Gorgeous ‘Vice’ on ‘Kimmel’

Country star/national treasure Miranda Lambert is responsible for some of the best songwriting, period, of the last decade. Her new single "Vice" — which presumably hails…
Dan Weiss / August 5, 2016

Radiohead, David Bowie, and the 1975 Lead the Mercury Prize Nominees List

The Mercury Prize has historically helped launch the careers of many leading U.K. artists: Portishead, the xx, Suede, and more. And they rarely skew predictably;…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2016

Young Thug Hints at New Mixtape ‘Jeffery’ to Drop This Month

The completely unpredictable rarity known as Young Thug has once again changed course from his supposedly upcoming full-length debut Hy!£UN35 by promising on Instagram what…
Dan Weiss / August 3, 2016

Dua Lipa Performed a Sinuous ‘Hotter Than Hell’ on ‘Fallon’

Last night's musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was none other than 20-year-old pop up-and-comer Dua Lipa. The singer performed a straight-up…
Dan Weiss / August 3, 2016

Taking Fun Seriously: Pylon’s Last Hurrah

"We were pretty bad at breaking up," Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, 60, says over the phone from her Athens, Georgia home. Four…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Watch DJ Shadow Spin Unreleased Hudson Mohawke Remix of ‘Midnight in a Perfect World’

Hudson Mohawke has gotten his name on tunes by the titanic likes of Drake ("Connect"), Kanye ("Blood on the Leaves," "I Am a God"), and…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Three People Dead After HARD Summer Music Festival Last Weekend

The Associated Press reports that nine people were transported from the HARD Music Festival in Fontana, California this past weekend to local hospitals, where two…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Review: Jamila Woods’ Vision of ‘HEAVN’ Is Neither Lost Nor Lonely

Collectivism in art is kind of bulls**t, no? How many artists have good-naturedly brought their squad with them to the top, only to find that…
Dan Weiss / July 26, 2016

Noel Gallagher Was Going to Fix Oasis’ ‘Be Here Now’ for Reissue, But Then He Didn’t

Oasis' third album Be Here Now kind of imploded their stranglehold over the charts in 1997, with an infamously druggy reputation (allegedly the Gallaghers were…
Dan Weiss / July 22, 2016

ScHoolboy Q Unveils Car-Centric ‘JoHn Muir’ Video

ScHoolboy Q's excellent third album Blank Face LP dropped earlier this month and its dark introspection and classic West Coast gangsta noir has reignited the…
Dan Weiss / July 21, 2016

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