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25 years ago this week: Madonna’s sophomore album, Like A Virgin came out and delivered hits “Like A Virgin”, “Material Girl”, and “Dress You Up”, along with plenty of controversy to go with its 21 million copies sold.

“Like A Virgin”

 

The Pixies stopped by Conan’s new set to plug the upcoming release of their box set, Minotaur. The band’s continuing reunion tour promises to be full of nostalgic hits, if not new material.

In anticipation of their debut release, Them Crooked Vultures are streaming every single song on their new album for free! The self-titled record is officially due out November 16th in the U.K. and November 17th in the U.S. As an added bonus, iTunes downloads will include two bonus songs from the band. Bonus!

Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind
(Domino)
Releasing: 15 December

Just an EP from Animal Collective this time around, but new music is welcome music. Download their January BBC performance of “What Would I Want? Sky” below.

01 Graze
02 What Would I Want? Sky
03 Bleed
04 On a Highway
05 I Think I Can

Animal Collective
What Would I Want? Sky [MP3]
     

Adam Bhala Lough’s documentary on Weezy F. Baby made waves at Sundance and is set for a DVD release on November 17th. Lil Wayne is certainly one of music’s more enigmatic megastars, and the trailer looks pretty provocative, not only for its in-depth look at the man and his talent, but also for glimpses of him under the influence of his beloved cough syrup.

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Country Fried Rock: Hollis Brown Interview

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"New York City rock band Hollis Brown have a new album, 3 Shots, that hits the listener with collaborations including Bo Diddley and Nikki Lane.

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