Run The Jewels and Japandroids lead the charge of January’s new music releases

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

Bon Iver, Wilco, and much, much more: Here’s what’s coming to record stores in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

The best music of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

2016 has been a big year for music, with the likes of Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Chance The Rapper, and Drake all releasing records that vary from pretty good to really, really great. Then there’s the emerging talents that have turned in career-defining works and earned high marks, like Blood…

Cloudy with a chance of Drake: Here’s what’s coming to record stores in April

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

From Loretta Lynn to Iggy Pop: Here’s what’s coming to record stores this March

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Shabazz Palaces return with cosmic musings on hip-hop, identity, and black consciousness

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Shabazz Palaces won’t ever make a single. The conceptual whole is sacred to MC and producer Ishmael Butler, who spit funky rhymes with trio Digable Planets back in the ’90s. Shabazz Palaces’ 2011’s Black Up peered inward, waxing poetic on black consciousness, while latest Lese Majesty projects outward, macro, mapping…

Bigger and bitchier: A superlative rundown of the best records of 2014 so far

If 2013’s crop of albums made for an embarrassment of rock riches, 2014 has been a bit more sedate. Plenty of good records have come out this year, but there has still not been one universally agreed upon shining star. That critical bell curve makes The A.V. Club’s examination of our favorite records this year into an…

Dan Harmon talks fellatio etiquette, Playing House pals continue their rounds

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All the bacon and eggs: 14 characters with a passion for breakfast food

1. Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third,” says Leslie Knope, with her priorities clearly in order. Amy Poehler’s character is the one character in Parks And Recreation who possesses an…

11 idiosyncratic accoutrements in Wes Anderson films

1. “Leaf Observer” badge, Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson’s films often use banal items to unexpected ends—like the Adidas tracksuits that serve as Chas Tenenbaum’s family uniform in The Royal Tenenbaums—but in many cases, the ephemera of the real world aren’t distinctive enough for the director. That’s why the Anderson…

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