Review: Father John Misty’s ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ Is a Lennon-esque Pleasure
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In its piano-ballad gait, baroque-pop raptures and confessional sting, Josh Tillman’s fourth album as the darkly antic Father John Misty often sounds like it was made more than 40 years earlier under yet another name: John Lennon. It’s as if Tillman wrote and arranged these songs under the sumptuous, despairing spell of Lennon’s early-Seventies solo records, with time off for the late-Sixties This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Father John Misty’s ‘God’s Favorite Customer’...

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Watch Big Boi Soundtrack First Date in ‘All Night’ Video
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Big Boi provides an aura of confidence to a young man’s first date in the rapper’s new video for “All Night,” the latest single off Big Boi’s 2017 album Boomiverse. The video follows a bubbly teenager as he prepares for a date, meets the girl’s parents and takes her to the restaurant and, later, a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Big Boi Soundtrack First Date in ‘All Night’...

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On ‘Daytona’ and ‘Ye,’ Kanye West Proves the Strengths (and Limitations) of a Short Album
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At first, Pusha-T wasn’t on board with the idea. When Kanye West pitched him on an album with only seven tracks, that would mean cutting songs that were ready to go for King Push, his long-awaited follow-up to This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: On ‘Daytona’ and ‘Ye,’ Kanye West Proves the Strengths (and Limitations) of a Short...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Father John Misty, Kanye West, Natalie Prass and More Editors’ Picks
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EDITORS’ PICK: Father John Misty, God’s Favorite CustomerJosh Tillman’s fourth album under the FJM banner sounds “as if Tillman wrote and arranged these songs under the sumptuous, despairing spell of Lennon’s early-Seventies solo records, with time off for the late-Sixties Zombies and the Beach Boys’ Sunflower,” writes David Fricke. Hear: This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 New Albums to Stream Now: Father John Misty, Kanye West, Natalie Prass and More Editors’...

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Watch Pusha-T’s Cinematic ‘If You Know You Know’ Performance on ‘Kimmel’
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While Kanye West was hosting a Wyoming listening party to premiere Ye, Pusha-T was promoting his West-produced new album This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Pusha-T’s Cinematic ‘If You Know You Know’ Performance on...

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Spotify’s ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy Is Officially Dead
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However well-intentioned it may have been, Spotify’s controversial policy to reduce “hate content and hateful conduct” on the streaming platform was short-lived. The company announced Friday that while its policy against hate content remains in place, it will not “play judge and jury” when it comes to artist conduct. The brief timeline of events goes like this: Early in May, Spotify This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Spotify’s ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy Is Officially...

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Love Shacks, Rock Lobsters and Nude Parties: The B-52’s in Their Own Words
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“We didn’t have a goal of what we wanted to sound like when we started out,” says Keith Strickland, the multi-instrumentalist behind some of the B-52’s‘ biggest hits. “We just knew we wanted it to be fun.” Since springing out of Athens, Georgia, in the mid-Seventies, the group has always been the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Love Shacks, Rock Lobsters and Nude Parties: The B-52’s in Their Own...

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Lily Allen Plots First North American Tour in Four Years
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Lily Allen will embark on her first North American tour in four years this fall. The British singer will hit the road in support of her upcoming album No This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Lily Allen Plots First North American Tour in Four...

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Friday, 01 June 2018
Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge Sample Luther Vandross on New Song
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A Tribe Called Quest‘s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge reimagined Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing” in a jazzy new song on the duo’s upcoming LP The Midnight Hour. The soul icon croons romantic lines from the original recording – which appeared on his 1986 LP, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge Sample Luther Vandross on New...

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Hear System of a Down Guitarist’s Heavy, Political New ‘Dictator’
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“I don’t need a dictator to control me,” System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian sings on his heavy new song “Dictator.” The song, which is also the title track of the upcoming album by his side project Scars on Broadway, throbs with tension throughout its three minutes with crunchy guitars, an urgent This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear System of a Down Guitarist’s Heavy, Political New...

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Friday, 01 June 2018
Future Recruits Miguel, Lil Wayne for ‘Superfly’ Soundtrack
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Future executive produced and curated the upcoming soundtrack to blaxploitation crime-drama remake Superfly, recruiting several hip-hop and R&B stars to appear on the LP. The Atlanta rapper appears on 11 of the album’s 13 cuts, with Miguel and Sleepy Brown occupying the other two tracks; Lil Wayne, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Future Recruits Miguel, Lil Wayne for ‘Superfly’...

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New Edition’s Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike Plot New Tour as RBRM
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Years ago, Bell Biv Devoe did a one-off show in Amsterdam with Bobby Brown, their former groupmate in New Edition. “It was interesting, because he went on after us, and you could tell he felt like there was some smoke on that stage,” Bell Biv Devoe’s Michael Bivins remembers. “It pushed him to another level of entertainment – he went back to pop lockin’. We were over there mesmerized, saying, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: New Edition’s Ronnie, Bobby,...

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Inside Kanye West’s Wyoming Listening Party
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“It’s great to be out here,” Chris Rock said on Thursday night at the Diamond Cross Ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “It’s beautiful – I was walking around, and I saw a moose. I went up and touched the moose, and the moose said to me, ‘Hey, there’s a lot of niggas here!'” This wasn’t a regularly scheduled gig This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Inside Kanye West’s Wyoming Listening...

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Kanye West Debuts New Album ‘Ye’ at Wyoming Listening Party
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Kanye West debuted his highly anticipated eighth studio album, Ye, at a star-studded listening party Thursday night in Wyoming. On Thursday, West flew out hundreds of journalists, celebrities and music industry workers to Wyoming’s Diamond Cross Ranch for a massive listening party that included Chris Rock, Nas, Kid Cudi, Jonah Hill, Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz among many This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kanye West Debuts New Album ‘Ye’ at Wyoming Listening...

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Watch Johnny Marr’s Moody New ‘Walk into the Sea’ Video
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Johnny Marr has unveiled his new video for “Walk into the Sea.” The song hails from his upcoming third solo album, Call the Comet, which will be released on June 15th. Marr co-directed the clip alongside Mat Bancroft. The visuals find him and his band performing bathed in blue light flanked by a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Johnny Marr’s Moody New ‘Walk into the Sea’...

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