NKOTBSB Is Streaming At My Place

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2011

Justin Bieber -this band could be your life

Their Concert Could Be Your Stream

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2011

streaming on npr!

New Boyz Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2011

The anti- OFWGKTA

"Bridesmaids" Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2011

All chicks all the time

Sneak Peak May 10th, 2011: Creative

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2011

streaming has its uses

Roy Orbinson Is Streaming At My house

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2011

in mono, which must matter to someone

Emmylou Harris Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2011

a little bland for all her prettiness

Foo Fighters Is Screaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | April 19, 2011

a drag

Daft Punk Are Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2011


TV On The Radio Is Streaming At My Place

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2011

there isn’t a song I AT LEAST LIKE A LOT

Panda Bear And Everybody Else Is Streaming At My Place

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2011

scary and exciting

Ambrose Akinmusire Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2011

might repay closer listen

Paul Simon Streaming "So beautiful Or So What"

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2011

I have been streaming Paul Simon's So Beautiful Or So What on NPR and I am pretty damn impressed though mot always. A little too much so what, here. For the beautiful:Early on there is three killer tracks, The Afterlife", "Dazzling Blue" and "rewrite" that are as strong as any moment in his solo career…

Robbie Robertson Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2011

a musical vortex

Britney Spears Is Streaming At My Place

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2011

losese a little on the pop front

Miranda Cosgrove Is Streaming At My Place

By Iman Lababedi | March 21, 2011

Meet Miranda’s collaborators, Dr. Luke and Rivers Cuomo. who should start some sort of quality control

Live stream of Bright Eyes at SXSW

By Alyson Camus | March 20, 2011

chaotic-bombastic and overly exhilarating

The Upcoming The Pains Of Being Pure AT Heart Streaming

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2011

There is something a touch one hit wonder-y about the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Luckily the hit, “Young Adult Friction”, is a doozy. So here comes their sophomore effort, Brlong, and on first listen it is the band on steriods. Really pretty good. It drops on March 29th but you can stream it here:…

Avril Lavigne Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2011

Goobye Lullabye – Avril Lavigne – I don’t see what the complaints are about. High melody heartbreaker. Better than I thought it would be. Vol 5 – Glee Cast – OK, this aint fun anymore. Abysmal covers of Queen and MJ. Live At Shea Stadium – Billy Joel – Sure, I was there. It was…

Marsha Ambrosius Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2011

If the Monkees did punk but not as good as that sounds.

Scars On 45 Is Streaming At My Place -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | February 1, 2011

Scars On 45 – A bit vinyl Mission Bell – Amos Lee – This is impressive stuff. Boring but unpressive. Gutter Rainbows – Talib Kweli – A draggy old fashioned album, raps are slim. Behind The Black Veik – The Shadow Theory – Should be better at what it does. I bet Wyatt can nail…

The Script Are Streaming At My Place -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | January 24, 2011

Science And Faith – The Script – The problem with these guys is not the entirely misguided album cover, it is  the relentless bore of their rock ordinaire. Kidz Bop 19 – “You know I’d never ask you to change…” I never really noticed the “Wonderful Tonight” rip. I really like these guys, they kinda…

N.E.R.D. Aee Streaming At My Place -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | January 18, 2011

The Best of N.E.R.D. – N.E.r.D. – Like if Dr. Luke released an album, overwhelmingly whatever. Californication Season 4 – Soundtrack – The Zevon is a really really oldie. Steel Magnolia – Steel Magnolia – Wilts Als Waren Wir Fur Immer – Die Krupps – The doo doo bird of modern metal: industrial. Noise Some…

Robyn Hitchcock, Cover Star

By admin | January 18, 2011

The living breathing definition of cult star, Robyn Hitchcok, has 12 cover songs streaming at This description is off Spinner: “The cover songs include live performances from a benefit concert last Halloween for Doctors Without Borders as well as studio sessions from the album ‘Propellor Time,’ which Hitchcock released last year with the Venus…

Spotify And Sony Music In Bed

By admin | January 16, 2011

Spotify and Sony are thisclose to signing a contract. This would be HUGE. It should finally get Spotify into the US. Spotify is a pay to stream music service and the buzz on using em? Tremendous. Sony is days away, accoring to NYP, and another major record company is near as well. This should have…

Poly Styrene Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | January 13, 2011

Generation Indigo is a new age, new generation of children (apparently they are following the Violet Generation, which makes me a member of the yellowish green), and it is also the name of the eagerly eagerly awaited new Poly Styrene album, dropping March 28th.   We toldja about “Black Christmas” last year, and now you…

Just Streamed Smith Westerns "Dye it Blonde": First Great Album Of the New Year -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | January 10, 2011

I’ve seen Smith Westerns live twice and loved em both times, though I thought their first album was a little slack. Maybe the problem was it didn’t really fit anywhere. But I just streamed Dye It Blonde on NPR and I am very impressed by the consistently, I mean every fucking song, quality of the…

The Flaming Lips, New Years Eve, Oklahoma -Streaming by Alyson Camus

By admin | January 2, 2011

The New Year 2011 had a freakish vaginal birth last night with the Flaming Lips…literally, and you have to watch it to understand what I mean. But it was just the beginning of crazy debaucheries of confetti and hurricanes of balloons, just like the Lips have us get used to: Wayne walked over the crowd…

Jamie Foxx Is Streaming At My House

By admin | December 27, 2010

Best Night Of My Life – Jamie Foxx – The sheer lousiness of this stodgy r&b crap makes you say “Come back Eddie Murphy” all is forgiven. Death Of A Pop STar – David Banner And the 6th Wonder – As avvrage a piece of product as you will ever hear except Banner has a…

REM Eddie Vedder Collab Nothing Special -by Alyson Camus

By admin | December 21, 2010

As Iman mentioned it a few days ago, you can get for free ‘Discoverer’, the first of 12 tracks of R.E.M.’s upcoming album, ‘Collapse Into Now’, which is set to be released on March 8th. But the album will also feature several collaborations with Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Peaches, and Joel Gibb (The Hidden Cameras),…

Michael Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | December 20, 2010

Michael – An album without a center because it’s center is dead. “Behind The Mask” is OK. Love Letters – R. Kelly – Stevie Wonder’s worst album from his greatest period. So how bad can that be? Farmer’s Daughter – Crystal Bowersox – makes you think Willie nelson got it wrong Kandi Koated – Kandi…

Christmas In Harlem, Kanye West and His Bad Sweater By Helen Bach

By admin | December 17, 2010

note dumbass holiday sweater! WIN! Christmas in Harlem (feat. Teyana Taylor, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean & Cam’ron) what the hell on Earth.  Got enough folk on this? I freakin love Kanye ‘you duh star on my tree baby’.   But I have to ask why does he always go ‘uh uh’?…

Kanye West’s “Christmas In Harlem” IS GREAT

By admin | December 16, 2010

This new Christmas song by the ridiculously prolific Kanye West is a great number. Like so much of Kanye’s work it would taste sweeter if it cut deeper byut that is nitpicking. “Christmas In harlem” has a vocal to die for from CyHi Da Prynce & Teyana Taylor and the spirit of the thing is…

Steven Soderbergh’s “Everything Is Going Fine”: The Monologue At Sunset -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | December 15, 2010

We Spalding Gray fans are legion. My pal Mike Blauner got me into him late, some time during the 90s, and I caught Spalding’s last few monologues. Personally, whatever your own value system might be, I personally believe there is a special place in heaven for the man who wrote “Monster In A Box” and…

Natashia Bedingfield Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | December 14, 2010

Strip Me – Natashia Bedingfield – Dance production values on mainstream AOR pop. Dharohar Project – EP  –  Laura Marling and Mumuford And Sons – The sheer horror of this Bollywood is breathtaking. The worst thing I’ve heard? No. but up there with a baby wailing at 3am and a puppy having the shit kicjed…

Girls Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | December 7, 2010

Broken Dreams Club – Girls – For a website that barely exists, we sure do fight with a lotta people. Remember when Girls leader Christopher Owens called me a dog after I annihilated his out of tune performance at Irving Plaza earlier this year. Guess what? he’s right, I am a dog and this is…

PJ Harvey Is Streaming At My House -by Helen Bach

By admin | December 1, 2010

The first single from PJ Harvey’s “Let England Shake” is available on Sound cloud to stream.  “Written on The Forhead”, is the first PJ Harvey song I have ever heard.  Its like bad Siouxie.  That same sort of surreal angelic float. Theres a junk load of stuff going on in the back ground.  Yet the…

Snashing Pumpkins Are Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 26, 2010

Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 2 – The Solstice Bare – Smashing Pumpkins -It is pointless to keep on bashing Corgan. If you can bear the whiny fuck buy it. First Four EPs – Off! – I’ve got that Jeffrey Lee Pierce song and another one. This is so specialized it’s like skronk or something. LA punk…

Norah Jones Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 22, 2010

…Featuring Norah Jones – Norah Jones – Since Norah is, c’mon admit it, the really gorgeous chick you lose interest in the minute she starts speaking, why is this album so good? Because Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Outkasts, Ryan Adams, loads of others, are first rate company and she is so pliable, she fits right in.…

Dr. Dre Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 19, 2010

Finally, you can listen to the new Dr. Dre, available for streaming here: Called “Kush” -a reference to a particularly toxic form of chronic, thus a pretty neat chorus “Inhale, inhale, inhale”, it is a pretty fine little song. Dre was the best thing about Eminem’s Yankee stadium set and here he is withTimbaland,…

My Chemical Romance Is Streaming At My House: Danger Days, Danger Nights – By Mary Magpie

By admin | November 17, 2010

My Chemical Romance is streaming their newest album Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys on their YouTube, and I was both excited and nervous when I heard the news. I didn’t want to be disappointed, but I’m anything but. “Sing” is absolutely fantastic. It’s catchy and Gerard’s voice has matured so much.…

Bruce Sprinsteen Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 15, 2010

The Promise – Bruce Springsteen – “Johnny works in a factory and Terry works downtown…” Sure, it is a cliche. And, sure, it ain’t a great song which is one reason why it didn’t make it onto Darkness On the Edge Of Town. BUT it wasn’t a cliche when he wrote it. And none are…

Holey Moley! Holy Ghost Kill On Remix Of “Somebody To Love Me” -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 15, 2010

DFA Recording Artists and the proud subjects of a well over four minute interview by rock nyc and and and, the bext remixers around, do such a spendid job on “Somebody To Love Me” that, for me at least, they save the Boy George sung track off Mark Ronson’s iffy Record Collector. The song was…

Matt And Kim Are Streaming At My Place -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 10, 2010

Band On The Run (Reissue) – Paul McCartney And Wings – Er, it’s the Band On the Run album, er reissued Sideqwalks – Matt And Kim – Can this dance duo be any more irritating? I just wanna deck em. gives the word twee whole new cistas of meaning. Useless Creatures – Andrew Bird – No,…

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Are Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 5, 2010

I love The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, their first album was a fave of 2009. The subsequent EPs OK with me. They are like Belle And Sebastian without the folk leanings and irony at with better melodies/ Yes, they are that good. Indeed, they are so good I take a fine song like…

Miles Davis Is Streaming AT My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | November 1, 2010

The Genius Of Miles Davis – Miles Davis – 8 track sampler for the uninitiated. Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum – Jeff Beck – I admit to my  complete inability to hear Jeff Beck.  Except for “Hi Ho Silver Lining” (not here)  of course. Living Proof – Buddy Guy – Gorgeous pastoral blues…

Girl In A coma Are Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | October 25, 2010

Bad Books – Bad Books – Lo-fi melodic folk pop, with Manchester Orchester as well. I’m gonna pick up a coupla songs. Adventures In Coverland -Girl In A Coma  -This is fucking awesome. Joy Division? Check. Velvet Underground? Check. Patsy Cline? Check. RITCHIE VALENS???? Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go little darlong… Living Proof…

The Summer Set’s “Fifteen” Is Streaming At My House -by Helen Bach

By admin | October 19, 2010

They warned us at Warped Tour. They told us it was coming we pretended it wasn’t going to. Even when Mary Magpie interviewed lead singer Brian Dales, we dismissed it… no way. Well, its happened. The Summer Set are now streaming their version of Taylor “pappy gotta pick up’ Swift”s,  “Fifteen”. So how is it? Twangy for…

Anthony And The Johnson’s Are Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | October 18, 2010

Swanlight – Anthony And The Johnsons – Simulatenously extremely lovely and intensely creepy Writing About Love – Belle And  Sebastian – Very pretty and very, very precious It’s What I’m Thing – Badly Drawn Boy – Part one of a triology. Or: move along folks, nothing to listen to here. Eskmo – Eskmo – …

Neil Young Is Streaming At My House -by Iman Lababedi

By admin | October 3, 2010

Le Noise – Neil Young – “Love And War” isn’t simply the worst titled song ever written, it is also the worst sounding song ever written. Will he please shut the fuck up. Tiger Puss – KT Turnstall – This is about a recurring dream KT had once. Wait a second, if it is about a…