Features

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Today we ran a lot of features. Like, A LOT of features. Since it's the one year anniversary of Prince's death, we gathered some of…
Stereogum | April 21, 2017 - 5:50 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If Kendrick Lamar had not released an actual music video this week, then the week's best music-related video would surely be the shaky camera-phone footage…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Gotcha Covered

The 10 Most Memorable “Purple Rain” Covers In A Year Without Prince

Prince was far more than just "Purple Rain." He could write an amazing ballad with the best of them, but his career was always such…
Nate Patrin | April 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm

The Anniversary

The Reminder Turns 10

I have the cover of Feist’s third album, The Reminder, tattooed on my upper left arm. Some people recognize the lines shooting out from Leslie…
Becca Pecaut | April 21, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz Humanz

Look at the cover of the new Gorillaz album for longer than a passing glance and you’ll begin to notice an uncanny resemblance between the…
Pranav Trewn | April 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2017

On March 27, a little less than a week after last month’s Ugly Beauty was published, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe died. This wasn’t a surprise…
Phil Freeman | April 21, 2017 - 12:27 pm

The Anniversary

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One Turns 20

The great canon of indie-rock makeout classics is not an especially long list of songs. Indie rock, for much of its early lifespan, was mostly…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 11:29 am

Counting Down

Prince Albums Ranked

"Considering Prince's continued vitality and infamous vaults, he's probably got another few lifetimes' worth of music ahead of him, too." That's how I closed my
Brad Shoup | April 21, 2017 - 10:27 am

Status Ain't Hood

Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am

Interview

Q&A: Feist On Writing To Her Future Self, Broken Social Scene’s Return, & Her New Album Pleasure

Leslie Feist has a special type of charm. She speaks with a relaxing cadence, the same way she sings on her albums, and there's an…
Nina Corcoran | April 19, 2017 - 10:56 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Guppy

The New York band Charly Bliss have just about the most perfectly millennial origin story I've ever encountered. When frontwoman Eva Grace Hendricks met guitarist…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2017 - 11:49 am

Interview

Q&A: Shamir On His Surprise New Album Hope, Discovering Blake Babies, & More

Shamir Bailey, the 22-year-old Philly-via-Vegas polymath who goes only by his first name, made one of 2015's best and brightest albums -- and possibly its…
Dan Weiss | April 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's Easter weekend, it's Coachella weekend, and of course, K.Dot just dropped the MOAB: DAMN. So yeah, you've got plenty to keep you busy. But…
Stereogum | April 14, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lil Dicky spent $700,000 on his "Pillow Talking" video. It is 11 minutes long, and the song plays for all of it. It features CGI…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.

What a marvelous, unprecedented all-time flex: Kendrick Lamar got Bono on a song and barely used him. He completely defused the phrase "featuring U2." Earlier…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 2:29 pm
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