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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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RIFF’d: Brian Wilson’s ‘No Pier Pressure’

The malpractice of a corrupt psychiatrist, neuro-degenerative disorders, mental breakdowns, and the behemoth bludgeon of fame couldn’t keep Brian Wilson down forever. His 11th solo album No Pier Pressure (because no one’s too good for bad puns) still […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XIV

Aside from Nicki Minaj‘s shallow attempt at a club night anthem, Week 14 of the year’s best lyric vids is a tour de force of novel and keep-it-simple ideas, from Beck‘s rural Golden State homage […]

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RIFF’d: Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt’

The title of Earl Sweatshirt’s third studio album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt will tell you everything you need to know. The reclusive lyricist who is arguably the most […]

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Listing: Death Grips’ Nihilistic, Suicidal ‘Swan Song’ ‘Jenny Death’

Every weirdo, 4chan user, and experimental music fan just had Christmas come early. Or, ridiculously late, if you count the original wait. Jenny Death, the second half of Death Grips‘ supposed final act, The Powers That […]

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