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All of Weezer’s lead singles, from best to worst

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yo I went back and listened to all of Weezer’s lead singles (isn’t it weird they lead off Blue with “Undone - The Sweater Song”?) and ranked them - even the horrid ones from the post-“Beverly Hills” days (my new verdict, that song isn’t that bad!) 

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I wrote about #SadJackWhite last week.

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Why was Jack White so sad at the Cubs game?

1. They no longer sell Cubs-branded fedoras at the Team Shop.


2. He just knows that Patrick Carney from the Black Keys will show up at Wrigley later this week, probably sneering better than him.


3. The sound guy just played a recording of “Seven Nation Army” in compressed AAC format rather than the special 180-gram vinyl he cut for him earlier that afternoon (complete with hidden tracks, even)…. CLICK LINK 4MORE

DIIV Dazzles With New Music at Hometown Brooklyn Show

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sometimes you write and it’s just very obviously you’re kinda giddy about what you just saw. who knows what the DIIV LP will wind up sounding like, but the new songs they played last night (I counted 6) showed a rly interesting new direction for the new band, that I was hoping they’d go in all along… 

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we premiered the deets on Yelle’s new album today

Julie and Jean-Francois stopped by the Billboard office and I interviewed them about the new album they have in the works:

Yelle Announces New Dr. Luke-Produced LP ‘Completement Fou,’ Shares New Song & Tour Dates

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hey loook it’s a picture of when the dolphins were actually good. sometimes this is all i have to keep me going rly

hey loook it’s a picture of when the dolphins were actually good. sometimes this is all i have to keep me going rly

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on the internet this week: majical cloudz & fka twigs appeared beneath a giant hollister ad. #thisismagic

on the internet this week: majical cloudz & fka twigs appeared beneath a giant hollister ad. #thisismagic

Thursday & Lostprophets Ex-Members Form No Devotion, Premiere Debut Single ‘Stay’

I interviewed the honorable Geoff Rickly about his brand new band. The stuff his followers know him for — Thursday & recently, United Nations — is very rough and visceral, so I’m interested in how they’ll take to a more hook, beat-oriented band like this. They say it’s very New Order, “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Cure influenced and that’s dead on, maybe with some Psychedelic Furs in there. Also it’s with the remaining Lostprophets dudes who were forced to scrap their entire music careers when the terrible shit with their singer came out.

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One of my favorite interviews in a while:

majicalcloudz:

While pulled over on the side of the road near Coppins Corners, ON I talked to Billboard about our tour with Lorde in the fall and a remix of “Savage” by Tim Hecker

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