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  • "Leck mich im Arsch"

    "Leck mich im Arsch" | SONG REVIEW

    This really happened: Jack White and the least respected white guys ever doing a rap-metal cover of a Mozart canon whose title translates to "Lick Me in the Arse." To their credit, it's kind of a...

    September 13, 2011 12:00 AM ET
  • Paradise

    Paradise | ALBUM REVIEW

    If a unicorn break-dances through your room while you're listening to the second Slow Club record, don't freak out: These folk-punk mystics bring fairy-dusted heat in dangerous quantities. The duo – singer-guitarist Charles Watson and singer-drummer-guitarist Rebecca...

    September 13, 2011 12:00 AM ET
  • "Miss K"

    "Miss K" | SONG REVIEW

    These Rhode Island guys usually deal in raw, country- flavored bummers. Here, they roll out breezy garage folk as singer John McCauley launches pickup-line Hail Marys; he's a nice New England boy who can sing "Talk dirty,...

    September 8, 2011 7:00 AM ET
  • Celabrasion

    Celabrasion | ALBUM REVIEW

    Click to listen to Sleeper Agent's 'Get It Daddy' "We gonna have a ball/But we ain't got no need for chains," Sleeper Agent shout on...

    September 6, 2011 12:05 AM ET
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'I'm With You'

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'I'm With You' | BLOG ENTRY

    The 10th Red Hot Chili Peppers album opens in chaos: the primordial rumblings of a band tuning up for a jam, perhaps for its first in a long time. You can almost see singer...

    September 1, 2011 4:18 PM ET
  • World Wide Rebel Songs

    World Wide Rebel Songs | ALBUM REVIEW

    Earlier this year, Tom Morello's Nightwatchman released Union Town, an EP inspired by last winter's protests against Scott Walker, Wisconsin's right-wing governor. Walker is now polling lower than genital warts, but Morello's still swinging: "Save the...

    August 30, 2011 12:25 AM ET
  • Nothing But The Beat

    Nothing But The Beat | ALBUM REVIEW

    Since his name-making production on the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," French house-music titan David Guetta has become a go-to guy for pop stars looking to navigate the increasingly techno-fied Top 40. Artists from 50 Cent to Rihanna...

    August 30, 2011 12:15 AM ET
  • Time of My Life

    Time of My Life | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their 2000 debut, The Better Life, these Mississ ippi boys were the Last Southern Rock Band: They played slick, heroic neo-grunge for the Clear Channel era, where all regions melted into one long Nickelback impression....

    August 30, 2011 12:00 AM ET
  • I'm With You

    I'm With You | ALBUM REVIEW

    The 10th Red Hot Chili Peppers album opens in chaos: the primordial rumblings of a band tuning up for a jam, perhaps for its first in a long time. You can almost see singer Anthony Kiedis...

    August 29, 2011 12:05 PM ET
  • "Hard White (Up in the Club)"

    "Hard White (Up in the Club)" | SONG REVIEW

    The New Wave-haired Alabama rapper brings geeked-up fire to his first single on Eminem's label. Lil Jon "yeah"'s it up as Yela stalks the club, proudly spouting "hick" pride and making out like a thin white...

    August 26, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Miranda Lambert, 'Baggage Claim'

    Miranda Lambert, 'Baggage Claim' | BLOG ENTRY

    The country fire-starter who brought you "Gunpowder & Lead" gets back to what she does best: torching shit. Here, it's her needy man's baggage; putting it on the curb won't do. "Come and pick it...

    August 24, 2011 10:53 AM ET
  • "Baggage Claim"

    "Baggage Claim" | SONG REVIEW

    The country fire-starter who brought you "Gunpowder & Lead" gets back to what she does best: torching shit. Here, it's her needy man's baggage; putting it on the curb won't do. "Come and pick it up before...

    August 24, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Mirror Traffic

    Mirror Traffic | ALBUM REVIEW

    He doesn't look a day over 37, but Stephen Malkmus is the grand old man of indie rock. With Pavement in the Nineties, he gave underground noise a shot of romance and style, setting the banquet...

    August 23, 2011 12:15 AM ET
  • "Heart's All Gone"

    "Heart's All Gone" | SONG REVIEW

    The second taste of Blink's comeback LP reboots their bubblegum punk, setting a post-breakup bitchfest to shrink-wrapped hardcore that's pitched perfectly between the mosh pit and the food court. Listen to "Heart's All Gone":

    August 17, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Black Up

    Black Up | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the Nineties rap trio Digable Planets, Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler typified hip-hop as a bright fantasy of Brooklyn brownstone stoops and hippiejazz vibing. Reborn as Palaceer Lazaro in Shabazz Palaces, the rapper still waxes poetic with the old boho bounce as he lounges in the club...

    August 15, 2011 6:35 PM ET
  • Time of My Life

    Time of My Life | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their quintuple-platinum 2000 album The Better Life, these Mississippi boys were The Last Southern Rock Band: They played slick, heroic neo-grunge for the Clear Channel era, where all regions melted into one long, Nickelback impression....

    August 15, 2011 6:35 PM ET
  • Superheavy, 'Miracle Worker'

    Superheavy, 'Miracle Worker' | BLOG ENTRY

    People don’t often use the term "world music" anymore, but the first offering from Superheavy — Mick Jagger's collaboration with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and Indian theatrical composer A.R. Rahman — is some...

    August 4, 2011 2:23 PM ET
  • "Miracle Worker"

    "Miracle Worker" | SONG REVIEW

    People don’t often use the term "world music" anymore, but the first offering from Superheavy — Mick Jagger's collaboration with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and Indian theatrical composer A.R. Rahman — is some pretty...

    August 3, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Icky Mettle (Reissue)

    Icky Mettle (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    Archers of Loaf were the last of the great Nineties bands to reunite, which makes sense. Ambivalence was the engine of their glorious slacker racket: "With all of my might, I do this/It's a waste of my...

    August 2, 2011 12:05 AM ET
  • Timez Are Weird These Days

    Timez Are Weird These Days | ALBUM REVIEW

    If you made a hipster-rap bonus baby in a laboratory, you couldn't do much better than Theophilus London. The 23-year-old Trinidad- born Brooklyn MC's neo-retro hip-hop mashes up TV on the Radio's vocal cadences, old-school break-dance beats...

    July 19, 2011 12:00 AM ET
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