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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go… More »

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The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Drake Recoil From Madonna’s Long Kiss At Coachella

During Drake's headlining Coachella set last night, he brought out Madonna right after, appropriately, debuting his If You're Reading This It's Too Late track "Madonna"…
James Rettig | April 13, 2015 - 8:08 am

Lykke Li – “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover) Video

Last year, Lykke Li began to cover Drake's classic "Hold On We're Going Home" at some of her concerts, but she's just gotten around to…
James Rettig | April 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

Run Through The 6 With Your Woes In New Drake-Themed Video Game

The only thing better than listening to Drake rap is gleefully diving into the world of Drake ephemera -- there's a lot. The only rapper…
Caitlin White | April 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm

The Week In Rap: The Great Drake/Kendrick Lamar Rivalry

This year, the best story in rap -- and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general --…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 11:08 am

Drake Says He Has Nothing To Do With The Drake: Homecoming Movie

The night after Drake's surprise mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Too Late dropped, reports of a concert film chronicling the early years of his
Caitlin White | March 16, 2015 - 11:21 am

River Tiber – “No Talk”

We're still sifting through the rubble from the crash landing of Drake's surprise mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and unearthing new gems…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Hear The Unreleased Second Verse Of Drake’s “Madonna”

Ronald Coleman, aka OG Ron C, carries on the Houston chopped and screwed tradition that DJ Screw created in the early '90s. Coleman is taking…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 9:59 am

Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake

We already knew Kanye West was involved with Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, but now it turns out she’ll be on Kanye’s So Help Me
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 3:52 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that features…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake

Die Antwoord seemed to be on the verge of climbing to a new tier of celebrity this year with Ninja and Yolandi Visser playing prominent…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually…
Stereogum | February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Was Planned As A Free DatPiff Release

One of the most prominent speculations about Drake's surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late is that he only released it as a…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Sets Spotify’s First-Week Streaming Record

Drake’s surprise “mixtape” If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late set the record for the most streams of an album in its first week in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 17, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Watch Drake Cover “Only One” & “FourFiveSeconds,” Bring Out Kanye For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

Drake's headlining show at last night's Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert at Irving Plaza served as something of a victory lap for the successful release…
James Rettig | February 14, 2015 - 10:12 am

Premature Evaluation: Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake is calling If You're Reading This It's Too Late a "mixtape," even though he's selling it for money and even though its stream got…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Drake’s Surprise Mixtape Projected To Debut At #1

This time yesterday the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack seemed likely to cruise to an easy #1 debut next week with projected sales of 160,000.
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2015 - 3:26 pm
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