Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It's always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new…   Read Story »
Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly…   Read Story »
If you've ever spent too long speaking uninterrupted -- teaching a class, say, or reading aloud to your kids -- you've probably noticed your voice fraying and decaying, reducing itself to a husk more…   Read Story »
Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace has been living in a kind of whirlwind, having not only spent the past two years navigating her new identity under the watchful…   Read Story »
Charli XCX is not going to be anyone's fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It's not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli has helped give global, career-defining hits to Icona Pop…   Read Story »