Azealia Banks Finally Stirs It Up Right With ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

“I’m so tired of all this drama,” Azealia says. She finally showed up: Miss Azealia Banks, Yung Rapunxel herself has her very own full-length debut album.   Broke With Expensive Taste has been… Continue reading

Lunch with Will Hermes: The Writer Talks Music Journalism, Writing for Rolling Stone, NPR, and his New Book Project: A Biography Of Lou Reed

Will Hermes is a senior critic at Rolling Stone and regular contributor to NPR’s All Song’s Considered. His writing often shows up in The New York Times and has appeared in SPIN, Slate,… Continue reading

Spoon Rewards Us, Again, With ‘They Want My Soul’

The narrative of Fight Club revolves around one scene in the movie. Tyler Durden is sitting across from The Narrator in a bar. Earlier that night, The Narrator came home to find his… Continue reading

I’d Like To Go Down The Lazaretto with Jack White EVERY DAY

Do not adjust your eyeballs. You are, in fact, reading a late-to-the-game review of Lazaretto. Here’s what happened. I was scheduled to write something for philly.com just like the few other times I have (tUnE-yArDs,… Continue reading

Merrill Garbus is My Spirit Animal. I Love Nikki Nack

When I listen to a tUnE-yArDs record, I wait for the moment when my mouth drops open. Sometimes I’m alone, dancing at home, and other times I’m on the street, making faces at… Continue reading

IT’S JACK WHITE DAY: NEW JACK WHITE RECORD ANNOUNCED

Because you know I am the ULTIMATE JACK WHITE FANGIRL, I’d like to take this brief special moment to tell you about the NEW JACK WHITE RECORD. Third Man Records is releasing his… Continue reading

Salad Days Are Here: Mac DeMarco Gets It Right A Third Time

The first time I saw Mac DeMarco I was on a heavy dose of cold medicine and I ended up sweating out my fever. There were 19 other people there and at one… Continue reading

St. Vincent Had Me At “I Took You Off Your Leash”. I’m Obsessed With Annie Clark.

Annie Clark’s new record is sticky. It sticks in my brain. I’ve been humming its strange horn hooks and angelic choruses to myself for days. “People put the TV on/it looks just like… Continue reading

The Wave Of The Future: Music Writing Can Be Anything You Want It To Be/I Love Kendrick Lamar Now

Last year, when I was really into making lists, writing and avoiding my job, I made an “Overrated Albums of 2012″ list. (You can read it here.) I also spent a lot of time, during… Continue reading

Another Blog Falls Victim To The Hype Machine: I Made A Year End List

The last thing I wrote here was a letter to the Music Internet. I wanted to turn it off. But who am I kidding? I couldn’t look away. It’s easy to preach Don’t… Continue reading