Jake Slesinski revists E-40's 2003 record, 'Breakin' News.'
A look back at why Pretty Toney might be Peak Starks.
Pete Holslin revisits the Sublime Frequencies re-issue of Iraq's technicolor compilation
Paul Thompson grabbed his pink fur out of storage while revisiting Cam'ron's breakthrough LP
Fellow sartorialist Douglas Martin looks back at Interpol's second album (with no tie clip)
In the context of his new record, a look back at Aphex Twin's seminal "Drukqs"
Think Paul Thompson’s a joke? Har-dee-har Every now and then, there are glimpses of the old Jay Z. You hear the half-maniacal laugh, you can still smell the crack in his clothes. But underneath the Samsung deals and the half-hearted veganism lies a bleak, existential truth: Jiggaman got rich and took the doo-rag off. Shawn […]
Alex Koenig found the needle in the haystack. On Oscar night 1998, Elliott Smith graced the stage in a crisp white tuxedo to perform “Miss Misery,” a tender ballad written for Gus Van Sant’s coming-of-age film Good Will Hunting. Nearly 40 million home viewers fixated on a performer who a little over a year prior […]
Peter Holslin is the seventh member of New Edition. I was two years old when Don’t Be Cruel came out. Bobby Brown was not a name I recognized. I knew nothing of this New Jack Swing classic. My only experience with New Jack Swing would come a few years later, with Vanilla Ice’s cameo on […]
Joshua Lerner died for your sins. Reading Just Kids, Patti Smith’s poignant retelling of her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their magical early years in New York, provides a lot of context for her music. She wrote a song for Janis Joplin. She liked dancing to the Marvelettes. Dylan was her idol, but it was […]