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Review: Faith No More Leave Us Asking ‘What Is It?’ on ‘Sol Invictus’

Mike Patton retains his cult for making a 25-year career of Doing Whatever He Wants, less in the Tom Waits model than a more slovenly…
By: Dan Weiss / May 21, 2015

Jason Derulo, Stevie Wonder, and Keith Urban Make Unlikely Magic on ‘Broke’

Own-name-dropper Jason Derulo has grown surprisingly ambitious and worth hearing over the last few years, earning a spot on SPIN's 2014 Pop Albums list with…
By: Dan Weiss / May 19, 2015

Review: Shamir Can’t Contain Himself on the Year’s Best Debut, ‘Ratchet’

If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know…
By: Dan Weiss / May 17, 2015

Tom Waits Pays Tribute to Departing David Letterman on New Song

Celebrated weirdo Tom Waits (whose 1985 Rain Dogs album SPIN recently named one of the 300 greatest of the last 30 years) and talk show…
By: Dan Weiss / May 15, 2015

Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King Dies at Age 89

Arguably the first musician that comes to mind when most Sesame Street-raised folks think of the blues, the legendary Mississippi-born guitarist B.B. King has died,…
By: Dan Weiss / May 15, 2015

Stream Another New (Ten-Minute!) Track From Sun Kil Moon’s Upcoming Album

Ten minutes, 11 hours, a million thoughts... just your average Mark Kozelek song, right? No one knew what direction the man who performs as Su…
By: Dan Weiss / May 14, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Performs With Jazz-Fusion Band BADBADNOTGOOD on ‘Kimmel’

Odd Future's most meditative (and many would say best) rapper Earl Sweatshirt stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform three songs with Toronto…
By: Dan Weiss / May 14, 2015

Speedy Ortiz Have a Bloody Good Time in ‘Raising the Skate’ Video

Massachusetts indie-rock guitar-twisters Speedy Ortiz unveiled the video for "Raising the Skate" today, the first single — and knotty standout — from this year's Foil…
By: Dan Weiss / May 13, 2015

You Can Finally Drink QT

As long threatened by her initial press releases, website URL and Friday's live set/product pitch, XL-signed PC Music mascot QT (or Quinn Thomas, if that i…
By: Dan Weiss / May 13, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

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