Category Music

Foster the People’s New Album is Actually a 20-Something Self-Help Book

Foster the People’s new album, Supermodel, was released two days ago. It’s their sophomore effort, coming three years after their debut Torches took them from indie sweethearts to overplayed rock stars in about the span of a month during the summer of 2011. That naturally puts a lot of pressure on this album to be […]

6 Songs We’d Love to Hear on Loop After Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”

Bay Area radio station 105.7 has been playing Nelly’s 2002 song “Hot in Herre” nonstop since 3 PM on Friday. And because we ask the important questions here at Thelma, we wanted to know which songs we wouldn’t mind listening to for hours on end. 1) Hot in Herre – Nelly Why deviate from something […]

Real Estate’s new album is next level chill

I mean, I should’ve known what I was getting myself into. When I first listened to Real Estate’s eponymous album, I was instantly transported back to Ridgewood, New Jersey in that  hazy summer of 2008, where high school buddies Alex, Matt, Martin, and Etienne reunited to just “hang out.” And what a summer it was. […]

KiD CuDi: Mr. Rager Becomes Mr. Sleeping Pill

KiD CuDi has been on a pursuit of happiness his entire career, and maybe most of his entire 30-year-old life. Perhaps someone who’s followed him and set memories to his music, like myself, would even say that his darkest hours painted some of his most vibrant tracks. Presumably, most normal people would agree that it’s […]

Jimmy Fallon: Musical Comedian or Comic Musician?

The above video is from a Counting Crows show in 1999. Sometime during the performance, a young Jimmy Fallon was called on stage to perform some parodies of famous 90s bands centered on a very 90s object, the troll doll. If the combination of this doll and the bands that were famous in 1999 makes […]

Trying to remember that you don’t care about the grammys

The Grammys were last night and, let me tell you, a lot of stuff happened. Fashion happened, spectacle happened, music happened a lot. Other not-so-expected stuff also happened, like gay marriages, but for the most part the Grammys played just like how you’d expect an award show which gives out subjective awards to a select […]

Blink-182 Should Headline Coachella

I’ve been meaning to make this argument for some time now, and just as I was beginning to formulate what I wanted to say, the news broke that Outkast will be reuniting at Coachella. This is a true gift from the writing gods because I really had no basis for arguing that Blink-182 should headline […]