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Adele apparently told some friends that she'll release a new album this year

Adele apparently told some friends that she'll release a new album this year

We haven’t heard much from Adele in the last few years. Her last album, 25 , came out all the way back in 2015, and after that she pulled off a shocking Grammys upset , suggested that she might never want to tour again , had to get emergency surgery after damaging her vocal cords , and then… probably continued to do something, but we’re not sure what. Apparently, though, the reason we’re not...

Feb 15, 2020 at 21:00. 1 comments

8 creepy love songs we love anyway

8 creepy love songs we love anyway
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.

Valentine’s Day was yesterday, but The A.V. Club is still in the holiday spirit, so we’re asking:

What is a love song you love, despite its creepiness?

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Feb 15, 2020 at 01:15.

5 new releases we love: Tennis’ simmering piano pop, Beach Bunny’s explosive debut, and more

5 new releases we love: Tennis’ simmering piano pop, Beach Bunny’s explosive debut, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music directly at the links provided below.

Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush is also out...

Feb 14, 2020 at 23:13. 5 comments

Oh boy, Sam Smith is a Donnie Darko kid

Oh boy, Sam Smith is a Donnie Darko kid

Today in “celebrities are just like us” news, Grammy-winning songwriter Sam Smith is apparently a Donnie Darko kid. Like each and every one of us, Smith has, through a thick cloud of smoke, unpacked the film’s metaphysical implications, recited the Smurf-fucking monologue, and muttered “destruction is a form of creation” after a particularly nasty bong rip. They also, presumably, felt a...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 07:45.

No, Ryan Gosling was not almost a member of the Backstreet Boys

No, Ryan Gosling was not almost a member of the Backstreet Boys

Today, in handsome dancin’ teenagers news: The members of boy-band-turned-man-band Backstreet Boys have put their feet down on rumors that Ryan Gosling was ever almost a member of the group. The topic came up on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, where a caller inquired about whether Gosling—who knew the assembled Boys back when they were all living in the same...

Feb 13, 2020 at 23:00. 21 comments

Tame Impala has nothing left to hide behind on The Slow Rush

Tame Impala has nothing left to hide behind on The Slow Rush

In 2010, the notion of a small-time, Beatles-esque psychedelic project growing into a global festival headliner may have seemed too Woodstock-y to be true, but this has been Tame Impala’s exact trajectory over the last decade. As Kevin Parker’s psych-rock band expanded past the wah-drenched stylings of its 2010 debut, Innerspeaker , toward 2012’s colossal pop experiment Lonerism and 2015’s...

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Feb 11, 2020 at 23:32. 17 comments

Watch The Strokes perform "New York City Cops" as cops try to kick fans offstage at a Bernie rally

Watch The Strokes perform "New York City Cops" as cops try to kick fans offstage at a Bernie rally

Just ahead of today’s New Hampshire primary, the Bernie Sanders campaign held a rally featuring a performance by The Strokes. Aside from providing us with a very good poster that sees the back of Sanders’ head and his name turned into a Strokes-indebted, ‘70s-style album cover, the rally also saw the band perform a new song and a bunch of older ones, announce the release date of their

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Feb 11, 2020 at 03:26. 14 comments

Girl Talk and his magic laptop are hitting the road for the first time in 8 years

Girl Talk and his magic laptop are hitting the road for the first time in 8 years

The year is 2006. Or 2008. Or 2010. The years smoosh together, much like the music of Girl Talk’s Greg Gillis, who just intertwined “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” as if they were forever destined to dance beneath flashing disco lights. Biggie meets Elton John; Nas meets the Pixies; Kelly Clarkson meets Nine Inch Nails—with the help of Gillis, one makes the other feel new...

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Jan 30, 2020. 7 comments

Hey, kids, we're getting that My Chemical Romance reunion tour after all

Hey, kids, we're getting that My Chemical Romance reunion tour after all

My Chemical Romance broke up back in 2013 , leaving behind, as a legacy, four studio albums, a number of beloved hit singles, and a not inconsiderable impact on hair gel and eyeliner sales nationwide. Gerard Way and company have flirted with getting back together in recent years and allowing the Black Parade to shuffle forth once more—most notably last autumn , when the band fully committed...

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Jan 30, 2020. 2 comments

Let's give Spotify's Pet Playlists a shot

Let's give Spotify's Pet Playlists a shot

Having dominated the streaming music marketplace, Spotify is now looking to expand its horizons, extending its reach beyond human listeners to encompass the rest of the animal kingdom. It’s hoping to accomplish this through a new feature called “Pet Playlists.” which, as you might expect, tries to create a selection of tracks you and your pet might enjoy listening to together.

The...

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Jan 29, 2020. 6 comments

Get wrecked by this 4-year old's tragic song about hungry, lovestruck dinosaurs

Get wrecked by this 4-year old's tragic song about hungry, lovestruck dinosaurs

Sad songs are the best songs. The only good songs are about death and heartbreak. This is an indisputable fact. And that’s why Fenn, the 4-year old daughter of English songwriter Tom Rosenthal, is going to be wildly successful.

Rosenthal took to Twitter on Tuesday to share Fenn’s “first ever solo song,” a minute-long ballad with lyrics she penned herself called “Dinosaurs In Love.” With her...

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Jan 29, 2020. 8 comments

Juice WRLD left behind thousands of unreleased tracks that will be released posthumously

Juice WRLD left behind thousands of unreleased tracks that will be released posthumously

According to TMZ (via Uproxx), rapper Juice WRLD had apparently recorded “about 2,000" tracks that were left unreleased when he died late last year , and his “team” is “discussing ways to pay tribute with his unheard work”—meaning, like every other musician who left anything behind after they died, there will be some kind of “posthumous album or music release.” TMZ says a much smaller batch...

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Jan 28, 2020. 2 comments

Kanye West and Chance The Rapper pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Sunday Service performance

Kanye West and Chance The Rapper pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Sunday Service performance

As reported by Billboard, Kanye West took some time out of deifying himself at his most recent Sunday Service event to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died (along with seven other people) in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday. Bryant was honored throughout the Grammys last night, which were held at the Staple Center (home of the Lakers, where Bryant spent...

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Jan 27, 2020. 15 comments

Tyler The Creator calls Igor’s Best Rap Album win a “backhanded compliment”

Tyler The Creator calls Igor’s Best Rap Album win a “backhanded compliment”

The Grammys are a mess. Just days before this year’s ceremony, Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan was unceremoniously ousted as reports swirled about her concerns over “voting irregularities” and “conflicts of interests” within the organization. Dugan then filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing it of covering up sexual harassment allegations. This all, of course, comes after...

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Jan 27, 2020. 23 comments

Here are the winners from the 2020 Grammy Awards

Here are the winners from the 2020 Grammy Awards

The Grammys, more so than pretty much any other awards show, are less about the awards than they are about the show, which is why a number of trophies (for surprisingly big categories!) are given away long before the famous people and wealthy record company executives file in and take their seats. So, even though it seems pretty early, the entire world is talking about something else this...

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Jan 27, 2020. 7 comments

That was Swizz Beatz's son with the skeleton face paint at the Grammys

That was Swizz Beatz's son with the skeleton face paint at the Grammys

The Grammys are a fairly straightforward awards show (we like music, so here’s four hours of music and two minutes of awards), but this year’s ceremony has spawned one extremely pressing question: Who’s the guy with the skeleton face sitting right in the front?

He stood out during wide shots of the crowd early on, but he was unmissable when host Alicia Keys went into the audience to interact...

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Jan 27, 2020. 5 comments

The Recording Academy's diversity task force was apparently a disaster

The Recording Academy's diversity task force was apparently a disaster

It’s Grammys night, the biggest day of the year for the Recording Academy, but things haven’t been looking especially great for the organization this week. On Tuesday, former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan—who was quietly removed from her position a week prior—filed a lawsuit against the organization that accused it of actively covering up sexual harassment allegations (including a rape...

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Jan 26, 2020. 3 comments

NCT 127 announces new album, welcomes back Jungwoo

NCT 127 announces new album, welcomes back Jungwoo

Today may the arrival of a rather embattled Grammy Awards but for NCTzens, it is NCT 127 Day. How does one celebrate? Well, there are options. You can stream “Superhuman ” until you believe you can actually fly, maybe check out one of their dance practices and ultimately decide that peak fitness is overrated, or you can just play their first concept album Regular-Irregular, which is ...

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Jan 25, 2020. 21 comments

What is the worst karaoke experience you’ve ever had?

What is the worst karaoke experience you’ve ever had?
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.

This week’s AVQ&A comes from editorial coordinator Gwen Ihnat:

What is the worst karaoke experience you’ve ever had?

Gwen Ihnat

Unfortunately, “disaster” is...

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Jan 25, 2020. 7 comments

FKA Twigs and Sheila E. are doing a Prince tribute at the Grammys

FKA Twigs and Sheila E. are doing a Prince tribute at the Grammys

A few weeks back , we reported that the Grammys were organizing a tribute concert to Prince, to be recorded two days after the award show’s annual ceremony this Sunday, and broadcast some time in April. Although there were some big names on that line-up—including Beck, Common, St. Vincent, and more—the most exciting part about the whole setup was that Prince protege Sheila E. would be serving...

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