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Adam Schlesinger Raised the Bar for Pop Songwriting

I started attending William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey in 2003, the year "Stacy’s Mom" finally made its creators some well-deserved money and airplay.
Dan Weiss / April 1, 2020

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie Talks We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes 20 Years Later and Live from Home Series

In the shattering wake of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of canceled tours have given way to musicians streaming live shows from their own living rooms…
Dan Weiss / March 27, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 25 Best Deep Cuts

More than almost any other non-jam band, you could argue that Pearl Jam doesn’t really have "deep cuts." They’re all hits. As anyone can attest…
Dan Weiss / March 25, 2020

Poppy on Her Transformation From ‘Internet Project’ to Pop-Metal Changeling

If you interviewed Poppy a year ago, you may as well have been talking to a different being. The experimental musician/YouTube curiosity first made her…
Dan Weiss / March 11, 2020

Plus I Freak a Lemon Pie: Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele Turns 20

It doesn’t actually matter that Ghostface Killah isn’t saying "seven doulas" and "rotisserie roasts" on "Nutmeg." Because he is verifiably talking about "seasoned giraffe ribs,"
Dan Weiss / February 10, 2020

So Tight Their Lovin’ Squeaked: Aerosmith Were Too Good to Ever Be Cool

A version of this article was originally published on June 29, 2016. There was a time not so long ago, in a pre-Trump,…
Dan Weiss / June 10, 2019

Watch Sleigh Bells F**k the Summer Up in Their New Video for ‘It’s Just Us Now’

No one else sounds like Sleigh Bells, and that's partly because with each successive release they seem to do more and more things that no…
Dan Weiss / August 30, 2016

Bon Iver Share Another New Electronic Song, ’33 “God”‘

Justin Vernon's eponymous sophomore album as Bon Iver came out five years ago, so the thirst for the upcoming 22, A Million on September 30…
Dan Weiss / August 29, 2016

Beyoncé Basically Did All of ‘Lemonade’ at the VMAs

Kanye's four minutes seem so quaint now, huh? Beyoncé might as well have performed all of Lemonade at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards — she…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2016

Kanye West Premieres TIDAL-Exclusive Video for ‘Fade’ at the VMAs

Update: Kanye's "Fade" video is now available on YouTube. Check it out below. Kanye West just premiered his new video for The…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2016

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

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: August 20, 2016Label: Boys Don't Cry / Def JamFrank Ocean fixed "Wolves." No, really: Kanye was onto something when…
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

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