Remixing the Serial Theme with Notorious B.I.G. Is Surprisingly Perfect

Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don't tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go—just… » 12/18/14 10:28pm Yesterday 10:28pm

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: Don't Leave Me This Way 

The first week I was in college I had no friends. I went to school in Montreal, where the drinking age was 18, and there was a university-sanctioned and remarkably debauched introduction to campus life called "Frosh Week" where people got hammered, sang songs, and inevitably wound up at a full-contact strip club… » 12/09/14 7:00pm 12/09/14 7:00pm

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)

I consider myself lucky. I managed to make it through the first weekend of December relatively unscathed by bad Christmas music—I didn't even hear the "Do They Know It's Christmas?" remake, which I consider a victory. But there's one album you could put on repeat from now until December 25 and I wouldn't mind one bit: » 12/08/14 7:45pm 12/08/14 7:45pm

Music Sounds Better With Daft Punk's Old Friend Alan Braxe

By now a lot of people are familiar with that particularly buttery breed of electronic music: French house. Daft Punk is the master of this new disco sound, so much so that a lot of people don't realize that a whole slew of producers and DJs have honed the sound for decades. My favorite? A soft spoken badass named… » 12/01/14 7:00pm 12/01/14 7:00pm

A Los Campesinos! Christmas Is a Great EP for the Holidays

So this Friday, I trudged into Manhattan for Black Friday. Mind you, I wasn't there to buy anything. For a couple years now, I've seen this strange holiday traditional as a sort of primal spectacle rarely witnessed on the day-to-day, and I just wanted to be in it. But there's one thing that always ruins my relaxing… » 11/30/14 8:00pm 11/30/14 8:00pm

Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' Will Remind You Why Albums Are Great

One common criticism of the modern digital music industry is that the album, as an artistic concept, is being destroyed by the endless streaming of individual tracks. That's a shame, because it would mean that some incredible albums, like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which celebrates its 35th birthday tomorrow) might never… » 11/29/14 7:00pm 11/29/14 7:00pm

Seth MacFarlane Made a Christmas Album And It's Actually Very Good

Technically, right now is the exact moment when the few of us who genuinely love Christmas music can flip the switch on the carols, firing up the jingle jangle jingle with reckless abandon. Should you be one of those people, I have an album all ready for you to blast at top volume. And the dude who made it? Also… » 11/27/14 9:00pm 11/27/14 9:00pm