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2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | 1:10 pm

2017 In Review

10 Protest Songs That Defined 2017

Whichever side you’re on in the "art is inherently political" debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the '60s through…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

More Kendrick Lamar stories

N.E.R.D – “Don’t Don’t Do It!” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

N.E.R.D's comeback album No_One Ever Really Dies is finally out this Friday, but first, they're sharing one more superstar collaboration following tracks with Rihanna, André
Chris DeVille | 12:05 pm

Kendrick Lamar Tells Howard Stern That He Nearly Did A Song With Prince

Kendrick Lamar has built a hip-hop empire upon his slashing lyricism, but he had kind words for Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift while speaking on…
Megan Armstrong / Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Interview

Making The Light Brighter: Bono And The Edge Talk U2’s Songs Of Experience

At a certain point in a lengthy career, it must become damn near impossible for bands to make a new album. Sure, that's what they…
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2017 - 1:53 pm

2017 In Review

Vince Staples Reviews 2017: On Fyre Fest, Fidget Spinners, Rick And Morty, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. Yesterday was Perfume
Ryan Leas | December 7, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Collectors Edition Has Tracklist Reversed

Kendrick Lamar's towering statement DAMN. was intended to be played both forwards and backwards, and Kung Fu Kenny is driving that point home by actually…
Peter Helman | December 4, 2017 - 6:54 pm

Ezra Koenig Reveals He’s A Grammy Voter, Laments Metro Boomin Snub

Ezra Koenig is now a Grammy voter. As Pitchfork points out, on the latest episode of his Beats 1 series Time Crisis, the Vampire Weekend…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2017 - 9:49 am

This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys

Jay-Z is going to win the Album Of The Year Grammy for 4:44. We already, on some deep level, know this. That album is pure…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2017 - 11:33 am

Grammys 2018: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino Nominated For Album Of The Year

The 2018 Grammy nominations are upon us! Andra Day announced the nominees in the big four "general field" nominees on CBS This Morning, and here…
Chris DeVille | November 28, 2017 - 8:29 am

Hear Margo Price Cover Kendrick Lamar And Debut “1-800-Jesus” On Fresh Air

Margo Price guested on Terry Gross' Fresh Air today and performed acoustic versions of songs off of her recent album All American Made. Price also…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 22, 2017 - 4:38 pm

U2 – “American Soul” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Earlier this year, U2 showed up on "XXX.," a song from Kendrick Lamar's shattering DAMN. album. But U2 were barely on it, and it sounded…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2017 - 9:01 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We got a good Halloween album this year, but we didn't get enough good Halloween video. There were plenty of good music videos this past…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2017 - 3:51 pm

U2 – “Get Out Of Your Own Way” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

U2 have officially announced the details behind their new album, Songs Of Experience, which is due out on 12/1, and have shared a new track…
James Rettig | November 1, 2017 - 1:31 pm
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