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RIFF’d: Faith No More’s ‘Sol Invictus’

Back in the saddle after 18 years since their last release, Faith No More decided on Sol Invictus to stop just being weird for the sake of being weird. Or, for that matter, they stopped […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XX

Sylvan Esso lose themselves (and their limbs) on the strobing lyric lights of the dance floor, Incubus‘ Brandon Boyd wants to make out with y’all and his spirograph imagery and slippery fingers, Major Lazer gives old-school […]

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RIFF’D: Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’

With over two decade’s worth of music to his credit, 13 solo albums and numerous guest spots, Snoop Dogg has immortalized himself in popular culture, a surefire lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. […]

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Streetside: Dan Deacon at Seattle’s Neumo’s; May 8, 2015

If you know who Dan Deacon is outside of his viral “Drinkin’ Outta Cups” sketch-rant, then you’ve heard of his infamous live show: a highly-interactive, all-inclusive indie dance party that just about everyone describes as […]

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RIFF’d: METZ’s ‘II’

Some internet-ers are hailing Sub Pop’s newest standard-bearers METZ as musical reincarnations of acts ranging from Melvins to Nirvana, while also garnering comparisons to contemporaries like Pissed Jeans and tourmates Fidlar. Whatever your stance on […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XVIII

Ghostface Killah gives more love to his comic nerd heart, Mimi breaks out the purple cosmos and rainbows to get her Vegas strut on, New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus white-board an anarchistic teaser to tease some […]

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RIFF’d: Raekwon’s ‘Fly International Luxurious Art’

Raekwon is a textbook case of how to extend the life of a career. Since he dropped his solo album back in ’95 he’s worked hard to maintain his creative integrity, never selling out for […]

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RIFF’d: Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Cherry Bomb’

Tyler, the Creator‘s Cherry Bomb is the shoddiest coming-of-age story to hit music in a long time — a mixed bag of weather-beaten ideas, surprisingly ambitious beats and mediocre lyricism. He’s growing laterally, trying to improve upon […]

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RIFF’d: Wire’s ‘Wire’

British underground punk rockers Wire have released a self-titled as their 14th album, and for the uninitiated (including myself), it sounds like a wordier, more at-peace version of Interpol, but with grander jams – the […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XV

The legacy of Maya Angelou carries on with a never-ending needle-and-thread animation, Thomas Rhett shows his ‘record-breaking’ sense of humor and Jill Scott brings a good fifty shades of vanishing blue pain to the heartache table […]

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