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Kid Cudi Teams Up with Mike Will Made-It for "All In"

Jaden Smith premiered a new Kid Cudi track, “All In”, on Twitter today. Mike Will Made It produced. Last month Cudi shared another track called “The Frequency”, which was co-produced by longtime Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean. Both songs follow up Cudi’s abysmal December 2015... Continue reading

New Radiohead Album Out in June

According to Brian Message, “a partner in Courtyard Management,” Radiohead’s management company, the Oxfordshire foursome will release their highly anticipated new album in June. Early reports portrayed Message as Radiohead’s manager but the band as clarified that though he’s a partner at... Continue reading

Review: PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project

FEW ARTISTS can hope to surpass or, at the very least, match PJ Harvey’s tremendous quarter-century hot streak. Since her brilliant 1992 debut Dry, Harvey has released a string of follow-up albums of varying degrees of excellence. Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love, and Stories from the City,... Continue reading

Watch the Coachella 2016 Live Stream

Coachella takes place all weekend long in Indio, CA and LCD Soundsystem and Guns N Roses are set to headline. Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Ice Cube, Jack Ü, Sia, Major Lazer, Death Grips, Flume, Beach House, Deerhunter, ASAP Rocky, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Disclosure, Courtney... Continue reading

Review: Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth

DESPITE HOW HARD it may be to believe, Sturgill Simpson actually has a life extracurricular of his hard-hitting, no-bullshit reputation as country music’s most unique artist. He has a wife and a son, and apparently, leaving them to tour was one of the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make.“I feel... Continue reading

ASAP Ferg and Missy Elliott Drop "Strive"

Here’s the latest track to surface from ASAP Ferg’s upcoming LP, Always Strive and Prosper. After collaborations with Skrillex, and Schoolboy Q, and Big Sean, and Future, here is his ‘90s club banger with Missy Elliott, the quasi-title track “Strive”. Here is “New Level”, featuring Future: Continue reading

AlunaGeorge Team With Flume for "I Remember"

Many people feared that after their mainstream success, AlunaGeorge, the wonderfully weird UK bass duo with a strong affinity for TLC-era American R&B, would move over to the dull, mushy middle with their sophomore LP, I Remember. The album’s single and title cut should quell those fears.... Continue reading

Grizzly Bear Recording New Album Next Month

Grizzly Bear have shared on Twitter that they are heading into the studio in May to record “tons of songs.” It will be their first album since 2012’s Shields. “We are ready to unleash a fresh album and hopefully under a fresh government!” the band continued. The band also announced they... Continue reading

FKA Twigs and Oneohtrix Point Never Tease Collaboration

After Anohni, another spellbinding diva has elected to work with Daniel Lopatin’s enigmatic and abrasive Oneohtrix Point Never project: FKA Twigs. Twigs, not a stranger to bending the substantial talents of exceptional producers to her will, has teased new music with OPN via Instagram, if... Continue reading

Aziz Ansari + Eric Wareheim Made a Silly Music Video for Kanye West's "Famous"

While Kanye West was reportedly shooting a video for “Waves” in Scotland, comedians Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim were busy in Italy making their own video for “Famous”. It’s characteristically silly, though I kind of wish it ends up on the second season of Ansari’s tremendous Netflix series,... Continue reading

Our Favorite Albums of 2016

(This is not an ordered, year-end list, but a collection of albums Pretty Much Amazing contributors rated a B PLUS or better throughout 2016. This page will be updated regularly. See also: Best of 2016: Albums and Songs — First Quarter Report)A-GRADED ALBUMSKanye West, The Life of PabloPablo may... Continue reading

Reviews: Parquet Courts' Human Performance, Death Grips' Interview 2016

Parquet Courts’ Human Performanceby Brendan FrankParquet Courts’ conversational style of songwriting has always suited them. They can be goofy; they can be serious; they can be brilliant. You can almost imagine Austin Brown and Andrew Savage writing solely about what they see outside the... Continue reading

Review: Deakin's Sleep Cycle

OVER THE COURSE of ten studio albums and a slew of one-off releases, Animal Collective has gained a reputation for being a musical chameleon in the experimental music scene while also magically maintaining a spirit, some unspeakable trademark on their changing faces. Earlier this year, however, the... Continue reading

The Hot Take: Drake, M83, Kanye West, Rihanna, Moses Sumney

Welcome to The Hot Take, a feature where a selection of writers discuss some of the noteworthy single releases of the last couple weeks. This time we take a look at the new singles from Drake, M83, Kanye West + Sampha, Rihanna, and Moses Sumney.Drake (feat. Wizkid & Kyla), “One Dance”Luke... Continue reading

Review: Deftones' Gore

I’M ASTONISHED. I’ve always respected Deftones—White Pony is one of my favorite 2000s metal albums—but I never thought they’d be capable of releasing something that I liked as much as Gore. This album surprises at every turn, seamlessly transitioning from contemplative quietude into manic chaos on... Continue reading

The National and Grizzly Bear Cover the Grateful Dead's "Terrapin Station"

On May 20, The National’s massive tribute album to the Grateful Dead, Day of the Dead, will be released. Here is the latest promotional track to be released from the six-hour, 59-track box set: a 17-minute long cover of 1977 track “Terrapin Station (Suite)”, which features members of The... Continue reading

Paul Thomas Anderson Has Directed a New Radiohead Music Video: Reports

Multiple report this weekend are citing a now-deleted episode of the For Crying Out Loud podcast in which host, author and comedian Stefanie Wilder-Taylor tells a story of how Paul Thomas Anderson, acclaimed director of Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, The Master, and several other... Continue reading

M.I.A. Releases "Rewear It" Video

Last week M.I.A. and her partners, H&M, teased a new song and video called “Rewear It”, in support for World Recycle Week. Today, H&M has dropped the full video via Vogue. Watch it below: Continue reading

Drake Shares 'Views from the 6' Release Date, New Version of "Pop Style"

Last night on his Apple Music show “OVO Sound Radio”, Drake announced the release date for his highly anticipated LP, Views from the 6—April 29. The album is expected to feature new singles “Summer Sixteen”, “One Dance”, and “Pop Style”. The latter track actually got an update last night... Continue reading

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is the First "Post-Physical" #1 Album

With over 100 million track streams on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and TIDAL, and some modest digital buys on, The Life of Pablo has become Kanye West’s sixth consecutive solo album to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts (he also has a #1 for Watch the Throne, his joint LP with... Continue reading

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