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Music, All Shook Down The 5 Best Songs on Drake's <i>Views</i> That Aren't "Hotline Bling" or "One Dance"

The 5 Best Songs on Drake's Views That Aren't "Hotline Bling" or "One Dance"

If you haven't heard already, Drake dropped a new album. The improbably long project — it has 20 tracks and clocks in at just under an hour and a half — is the Canadian rapper's fourth full-length record (because If…
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Music, All Shook Down Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

I’ve covered Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, and South by Southwest — and of course, Noise Pop, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island — but until this weekend I’d never been to Coachella. In a lot of ways, it’s just like all the others,…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Tupac's Thug Life, Kanye West's Magic Wife, and Tom Delonge's Book of Shame

This Week: Tupac's Thug Life, Kanye West's Magic Wife, and Tom Delonge's Book of Shame

Yes, yes, we know. You all saw Justin Bieber's surprisingly large penis this week. We did too. And we'd put money on the fact that Lenny Kravitz is thanking Jesus right now for the attention shift away from his…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Yeezy in the White House, Drake in the Dog House and Justin Bieber in a Taco Bell

This Week: Yeezy in the White House, Drake in the Dog House and Justin Bieber in a Taco Bell

Holy shit! It's an end-of-week quotes blog featuring both Jesus and Kanye, yet the two things are not related for once! What is the world coming to?! Don't worry. Egos are still running rampant this week regardless, with Justin…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

Sometimes, dumbassery and prejudice ends up igniting a valuable conversation about what changes are necessary to make us better humans. That happened twice this week thanks to the absurd arrest of a 14-year-old boy who made the mistake of being…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

It's mostly about the ladies this week. There's Britney Spears who wants men to suck an unexpected body part of hers, and Jackie Fuchs who leapt to the defense of rape survivors everywhere after Chrissie Hynde said a bunch of…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last week was all about monsters. Everyone has their own idea of what a…
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Music, All Shook Down Rihanna's Vengeful "Bitch Better Have My Money" Video Is Everything You Have Ever Wanted

Rihanna's Vengeful "Bitch Better Have My Money" Video Is Everything You Have Ever Wanted

Rihanna's new video for "Bitch Better Have My Money," which opens with bloody female legs sticking out of a trunk, flips the script on the media's portrayal of women by slowly revealing to the viewer that (spoiler alert) instead of…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Musician Fragrance Commercials That Make One Direction's Seem Totally Fine

10 Musician Fragrance Commercials That Make One Direction's Seem Totally Fine

It's alright, everybody. You can calm down and lay back inside the scent of manufactured-boy-band masculinity now, because the cheeky tykes of One Direction have a new fragrance out. A fragrance the band is choosing to advertise with this little…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

Given the unrest in Baltimore this week — and out of solidarity with those that feel the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, from injuries received while in police custody, was unjust (to say the very least) — our weekly quotes…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

The overriding theme of this week's music happenings is quite clearly the supernatural — what with the ghost of Kurt Cobain living on in his daughter's face, murdered legend Selena being resurrected via hologram, Nicki Minaj curing the sick with…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

“They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much. We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re…
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Music, All Shook Down Christina Does Britney, Gaga Does American Horror Story, Madonna Does Superhuman

Christina Does Britney, Gaga Does American Horror Story, Madonna Does Superhuman

“High five. You had to go up. And that’s the upper, upper echelon. I’m not even a hater. I give you a slap on the back, booty, everything. Do your thing! Good game!” Chris Brown is remarkably enthusiastic about…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

"It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine. You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

For Christmas this year, Rihanna embraced “smurfette couture.” (Instagram) "I'll sometimes go outside and eat snow. I like its cold texture. I'm obsessed with it... If I'm really crazy about it, I'll mix it with some orange juice and think to…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

"So if I'm gonna choose between working my ass off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don't love you, but because I got the weight of the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

If you, like us, were saddened, sickened and shocked yesterday by the St. Louis grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer that murdered (yes, murdered) 18-year-old Michael Brown last August, then you've probably been looking for…
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Music, All Shook Down When Will Chris Brown's Behavior Finally Impact His Career?

When Will Chris Brown's Behavior Finally Impact His Career?

In case you missed it, well-established ass-hat Chris Brown had yet another uncontrollable, unapologetically public rage incident earlier this week. It was prompted by a couple of the ladies on new daytime talk show The Real, who dared to suggest…
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Music, All Shook Down Greetings From Your New Music Editor

Greetings From Your New Music Editor

Dearest All Shook Down readers, boys and girls, crust punks and R&B queens alike,  Has the music coverage around these parts seemed a little light as of late? Well, the good news is that it's not just you. That cold…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Rihanna's "Fuck you" to CBS and the NFL Was Right

Why Rihanna's "Fuck you" to CBS and the NFL Was Right

Last week, in the midst of everyone being forced to repeatedly watch Ray Rice knocking out his now-wife in an elevator, it was deemed right and sensible by the NFL and CBS to not play Rihanna's "Run This Town"…
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