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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter yesterday at 01:30. 7 comments

If you're ever feeling down, just remember that Ice T probably stands with you

If you're ever feeling down, just remember that Ice T probably stands with you

Ice T is a true Renaissance Man. Throughout his storied career, he’s worked as a musician , actor , podcaster , author , and bagel-focused food critic . Somehow, despite juggling so many different occupations, he’s also managed to maintain one of the world’s best Twitter accounts for more than a decade. Full of no-nonsense wisdom, inspirational messages, and a merciless refusal to abide

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5 new releases we love: Blood Incantation goes galactic, Lido Pimienta is back, and more

5 new releases we love: Blood Incantation goes galactic, Lido Pimienta is back, 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.

Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race[Century Media/Dark Descent, November 22]

Blood Incantation’s much-hyped sophomore outing has finally...

Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Dec 06, 2019 at 23:45. 2 comments

Music historian shares clips of every hit single going back to...the Stone Age?

Music historian shares clips of every hit single going back to...the Stone Age?

As the 2010s near their end, we’ve all spent a lot of time thinking about the cultural phenomena that have defined the decade. In the same nostalgic spirit, others have reached even further into the past, highlighting the music that filled the ‘00s, ‘90s, ‘80s, and, in the case of an excellent thread detailing “the best-selling single of every decade” from Archie Henderson and Adrian Gray,...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Dec 06, 2019 at 23:23. 8 comments

Topping most people's year-end Spotify stats? Whatever puts them to sleep at night

Topping most people's year-end Spotify stats? Whatever puts them to sleep at night

Yesterday, Spotify flooded its users inboxes with a data-based breakdown of the music they streamed most in both this year and this decade. For this author, at least, the answer was the same it’s been every year: Brian Eno’s Music For Airports. It’s what I fall asleep to most nights, so of course it’s on constant rotation. And it turns out I’m not alone in my list being as boring as it is...

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Dec 05, 2019 at 01:29. 11 comments

Well, shit, Willie Nelson quit smoking pot

Well, shit, Willie Nelson quit smoking pot

Update: Vice reached out to a representative for Willie Nelson, who responded with the following statement: “Willie has not quit cannabis.” Everything is fine, people! Carry on with your Wednesday!

Original story continues below:

Does Willie Nelson know something we don’t? Are we truly so fucked that even smoking pot won’t help to soothe or, at the very least, distract us from certain...

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Dec 04, 2019 at 00:08.

Apple spent literal months creating dumb statues for its new music awards

Apple spent literal months creating dumb statues for its new music awards

Maybe we’ve empowered Apple a little too much. Yes, the phones and laptops are really quite good, if ridiculously expensive. But, as the company’s recent, arguably weak-ass attempts to rub shoulders with Netflix and Amazon by producing original film and television content have shown, Apple isn’t some infallible behemoth. Does Apple have a Baby Yoda? Can you order toilet paper from Apple at...

Dec 03, 2019 at 08:13. 3 comments

Pearl Jam is putting its holiday singles on streaming services

Pearl Jam is putting its holiday singles on streaming services

Pearl Jam has been strangely quiet this year, having not played any live shows or offered any real updates on a new album (they haven’t put one out since Target aggressively pushed Lightning Bolt in 2013), but the band can still offer up a holiday gift for all the good little grunge fans (and grunge fans at heart) out there. As reported by Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam is going to be gradually...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Dec 03, 2019 at 02:53. 1 comments

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill anniversary tour will feature Garbage and Liz Phair

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill anniversary tour will feature Garbage and Liz Phair

If you want to feel super old, here’s some news: Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill turns 25 in 2020. But it’s time to dig out your ’90s tour T-shirts: Like an edgier Lilith Fair, Morissette’s tour will also feature fellow alt-rock stars from that era, openers Garbage and Liz Phair .

Rolling Stone reports that next year will also include a new album for Morissette, her first since 2012’s...

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Dec 01, 2019 at 03:33. 3 comments

Bad uncle addresses nation

Bad uncle addresses nation

America’s Thanksgiving traditions are as bizarre as they are ironclad; regardless of your personal feelings on the topic, it’s just sort of taken as a given that we’re all going to choke down sour mashed cranberries as though they qualify as a “treat,” we’re all going to watch elected officials enact inter-species clemency on a large and angry bird, and we’re all going to come together as a...

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Nov 30, 2019 at 21:00.

What is your favorite concept album?

What is your favorite concept album?
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.Prev NextView All

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s seminal concept album The Wall, so this week we’re asking:

What is your favorite concept album?

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 28, 2019. 2 comments

Listen to the second volume of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' excellent Watchmen score

Listen to the second volume of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' excellent Watchmen score

Here’s something for which we can all give thanks: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ second volume of music from HBO’s Watchmen. Play it while cutting the turkey, the show’s compelling ideas regarding race, masks, and injustice filling air that would otherwise be choked by terse discussion of impeachment and that weird Rocky tweet.

“I think that putting out an hour and a half of music today is...

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Nov 28, 2019. 18 comments

Beck thinks many of his unreleased albums may have perished in the UMG warehouse fire

Beck thinks many of his unreleased albums may have perished in the UMG warehouse fire

It’ll take a while for the general public to gain a true understanding of everything that was lost in the 2008 Universal warehouse fire , a disaster that reentered the spotlight after The New York Times reported claims of over 500,000 master recordings from iconic artists getting destroyed. The loss was drastically downplayed by UMG at the time of the accident, and artists are only now really...

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Nov 27, 2019. 3 comments

Pete Townshend apologizes for saying he's glad his old Who bandmates are dead

Pete Townshend apologizes for saying he's glad his old Who bandmates are dead

On this, the day before we stuff our faces on some arbitrary Thursday, let us pause for a moment to give thanks, for the swiftness with which another celebrity controversy news cycle has come to its natural conclusion. It’s only been two days since Rolling Stone published its profile on The Who, in which band member Pete Townshend had nothing but unkind words to say about former bandmates...

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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Nov 27, 2019. 14 comments

Pete Townshend, class act, says his dead bandmates were too hard to play music with

Pete Townshend, class act, says his dead bandmates were too hard to play music with

Decades since the group’s inception, The Who is putting out a new record and going out on another international tour . This is noteworthy not only because the band currently consists of only two of its original members—Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey—but because, if a recent profile by Rolling Stone’s Stephen Rodrick is anything to go by, Townshend doesn’t seem to think much of anyone...

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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Nov 26, 2019. 4 comments

The Mooch and POD's singer are also readily available to help you break up with your boyfriend on Cameo

The Mooch and POD's singer are also readily available to help you break up with your boyfriend on Cameo

Cameo is an app that fulfills celebrity-centric dreams as specific as having Game Of Thrones’ Night King say “hello” to a friend or To Catch A Predator’s Chris Hansen call your loved ones pedophiles . It’s a service limited only by a user’s imagination and the willingness, never in short-supply, of actors, musicians, and media personalities to accept a bit of cash for turning themselves into...

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Nov 26, 2019. 13 comments

A weary Beck occasionally lifts off on Hyperspace

A weary Beck occasionally lifts off on Hyperspace

Beck—or at least the Beck as represented on his records—has been in a real funk for a while, and not the fun, “Debra” kind. In the past, his pain has been listeners’ gain, specifically on 2002 breakup opus Sea Change and 2014’s Morning Phase . It’s been a strange later-career journey for the guy who found fame with goof-offs like “Loser” and “Where It’s At”—he pivoted to melancholy...

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Nov 25, 2019. 10 comments

Despite all the drama, Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance was pretty straightforward

Despite all the drama, Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance was pretty straightforward

The year is wrapping up, but the biggest story of 2019 is definitely the feud between Taylor Swift and her old record label Big Machine, which has been going on for... 10 days? That’s it? Well, anyway, part of the feud was that Swift had accused Big Machine—and new owner Scooter Braun, who has a history of pissing off Swift—of trying to stop her from performing a big medley of her old hits at...

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Nov 25, 2019. 18 comments

Beck now says he's not a scientologist, in case that changes how you feel about Beck

Beck now says he's not a scientologist, in case that changes how you feel about Beck

We’ve all heard the shady shit that the Church Of Scientology has been accused of, which makes it a little complicated when we’re all supposed to ignore that shady shit just because one of Scientology’s celebrity acolytes has a new Mission: Impossible movie or Handmaid’s Tale season in the works. Well, here’s some good news for people who don’t want to consider their feelings about...

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Mike Vago Mike Vago Nov 24, 2019.

Wikipedia tries to cover the last 10 years of music in one overstuffed page

Wikipedia tries to cover the last 10 years of music in one overstuffed page
Wiki Wormhole We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.Prev NextView All

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,973,574-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: 2010s in music

What it’s about: “Baby Shark,” and all of the other, lesser songs that also came out in the past ten years. This decade appeared to be when people stopped paying...

Kevin Cortez Kevin Cortez Nov 23, 2019. 11 comments

Nobody loves anything as much as this 10-year-old drummer loves Rage Against the Machine

Nobody loves anything as much as this 10-year-old drummer loves Rage Against the Machine

Last week, we showed you a 9-year-old drummer tearing up Nirvana’s “In Bloom.”  This week, we’ll do you one better: a cover of the entirety of “Bulls on Parade” by a 10-year old drummer who loves Rage Against the Machine so fucking much she can’t stop smiling throughout the entire video. Click play below to witness absolute bliss.

The “Bulls On Parade” cover is by Yoyoka, a little...

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