Read Larry Fitzmaurice's review of Quack, the debut album from party-starting pranksters Duck Sauce, aka A-Trak and Armand Van Helden.

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dynamofire:

thefader:

frizzyfilazzo:

edgarsucks:

my-little-underground:

Every time someone talked about Coachella this weekend, I thought about this video.

I can’t believe I let myself forget this.

best

EARL

never forget

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Read a chapter from Amanda Petrusich’s forthcoming book Do Not Sell at Any Price that chronicles the life of legendary record collector Harry Smith and his mythical opus, The Anthology of American Folk Music.

Read a chapter from Amanda Petrusich’s forthcoming book Do Not Sell at Any Price that chronicles the life of legendary record collector Harry Smith and his mythical opus, The Anthology of American Folk Music.




With Nas’ Illmatic getting the deluxe reissue treatment this week, revisit Jeff Weiss’ 10.0 review of the album’s 2012 rerelease.

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Read Stuart Berman's Best New Reissue review of Slint’s 1991 touchstone Spiderland.

Read Stuart Berman's Best New Reissue review of Slint’s 1991 touchstone Spiderland.



Watch Sky Ferreira play a drug kingpin in her new video for "I Blame Myself".

Watch Sky Ferreira play a drug kingpin in her new video for "I Blame Myself".



From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.

From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.



Bombay Bicycle Club at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.

Bombay Bicycle Club at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuitemore here.



Haim at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.

Haim at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuitemore here.



The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuitemore here.



Pharrell at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.

Pharrell at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuitemore here.



In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Whitney Houston. But now, a new digital methodology has rendered the tally a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural consequences. Chris Molanphy details the chart’s storied history and discusses whether it can be fixed in our latest feature, "I Know You Got Soul".

In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Whitney Houston. But now, a new digital methodology has rendered the tally a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural consequences. Chris Molanphy details the chart’s storied history and discusses whether it can be fixed in our latest feature, "I Know You Got Soul".



Who Killed at Coachella?

Turns out a lot of people really killed it at Coachella this year.




robyncom:

Monument is special to this album and to me. Its about space in time and defining oneself. Svein and Torbjorn and I were in a zone when we made it, it was like a dream. Like a meditation…

Listen to a snippet of a new track from Robyn and Röyksopp’s forthcoming collaborative mini-album Do It Again.




Completely random Friday greatness: Electronic music pioneer and composer Wendy Carlos revisits bits of never-before-heard music from the scores for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and A Clockwork Orange. [via Resident Advisor]