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Taylor Swift and Zayn duet on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Taylor Swift has shared her first piece of new music since 1989 in 2014—a collaboration with Zayn called “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”. The track came together for the upcoming soundtrack for Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. The track is Taylor Swift’s closest... Continue reading

The 60 Best Albums of 2016

From Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Frank Ocean, thrilling (and sometimes frustrating) novel ways to release albums that demand attention; from Chance the Rapper and Anderson.Paak, a blinding and infectious positivity so vital in uncertain times; from Anohni, Solange, and Blood Orange, beauty... Continue reading

Stream Childish Gambino's new album “Awaken, My Love!”

The new Childish Gambino album is out—check out our review here—making it the last major release of 2016, barring any Beyoncé-style surprises in the next four weeks. Listen to the album below via Apple Music and Spotify. Continue reading

Review: Childish Gambino, “Awaken, My Love!”

There’s a line from Santigold’s genre mashing, self-titled debut where featured MC, Spank Rock makes the assertion “Just know I’m doing something you ain’t/And that’s plain.” In the case of Santi White, she very much was, drawing together punk, hip-hop and new wave in a fashion that felt both... Continue reading

Run the Jewels' RTJ3 out next month

We knew it was coming, but here is the official announcement for Run The Jewels’ third album, aptly titled RTJ3. It’s out January 13 in America and it rolls out globally on January 20. The LP will feature Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Trina, Boots,... Continue reading

Review: Burial, Young Death/Nightmarket

One of the last great survivors of attempted anonymity, Burial prefers to be known by his music. So much so, that when he felt his anonymity was getting in the way of his music, he casually posted a photo and greeting through an online publication and on his Myspace page. It was the opposite of... Continue reading

The xx share video for "On Hold"

The xx head to Marfa, Texas for their new music video for “On Hold”, their new single from the upcoming album I See You. Jamie xx DJs a high school house party, Romy Croft and Oliver Sim sing into pay phones, and Alasdair McLellan directs.Watch below.I See You is out January 13. Continue reading

Three years after Rival Dealer, 13 minutes of new music from Burial

Burial is back with a new 12-inch containing two new songs, “Young Death” and “Nightmarket”. This is the first major release from the producer since his excellent 2013 EP Rival Dealer. In 2015 he released an older single called “Temple Sleeper”. Earlier this year, Burial teamed up with Zomby... Continue reading

Review: Dawn Richard, Redemption

To put Dawn Richard in perspective, imagine a citizen of Atlantis; that is to say, picture someone whose influences and mind predate all else yet still appears capable and keen on things their contemporaries have yet to grasp.Exactly what Richard is keen on isn’t apparent. Her warbling resembles an... Continue reading

Review: The Weeknd, Starboy

In her book Future Sex, Emily Witt takes a long look at the way technology and contemporary culture have shaped sex and love in our lives today. Reviewing online dating and internet pornography, she offers a short history of how digital sex culture progressed from something seedy in the darker... Continue reading

Review: Justice, Woman

Justice is back with an electro house follow-up to their electro house follow-up to their electro house debut. As their records have gone on, their personality and pop has been shaved off and streamlined to the point of becoming a background music perfect for commercials. The duo have lost me here... Continue reading

Stream The Weeknd's new album Starboy

The Weeknd has released his highly anticipated album, Starboy, on Black Friday. Prior to release, Abel Tesfaye shared four tracks, two featuring Daft Punk (album bookends, “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming”), one with Lana Del Rey (“Party Monster”, though she appears more... Continue reading

Father John Misty shares new song "Holy Hell"

Father John Misty has shared a second song reacting to the election of Donald Trump. Following a cover of Tim Heidecker’s pre-POTUS murder-suicide fantasy, “Trump’s Private Pilot”, FJM has now shared an original post-Trump song called—what else?—“Holy Hell”. Listen below.Here’s “Trump]s... Continue reading

The Weeknd shares new songs with Daft Punk and Lana Del Rey

The Weeknd’s new album Starboy is out this Friday and he’s let loose two of the most striking collaborations on the album, a second Daft Punk collaobration called “I Feel It Coming” and the Lana Del Rey-assisted “Party Monster”. That’s not all Abel Tesfaye’s followup to his blockbuster... Continue reading

Reminder: A Tribe Called Quest Wrote One of the Most Hateful Songs of All Time

On Election Day 2016, hordes of fresh Hillary voters — mostly women — lined up at the grave of suffragette Susan B. Anthony to pay their respects. But some who knew their history a bit better than others weren’t too pleased. Anthony, after all, was an unrepentant racist who would "cut off this... Continue reading

Childish Gambino shares new song “Redbone”

Childish Gambino has shared “Redbone”, a new song from his upcoming album, “Awaken, My Love!” Listen below.Last week, Donald Glover shared the first track from the album, “Me and Your Mama”. Revisit: Continue reading

Review: Tiger and Woods, On the Green Again

Don’t come to On the Green Again expecting a sequel to Tiger and Woods’ debut Through the Green. Sure, if your first album is the best collection of disco edits ever made, it’s easy to want to be modest. But On the Green Again expands so beautifully on their sound it stands alone. If it’s not quite... Continue reading

Review: A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Entire books could be written A Tribe Called Quest’s influence on hip-hop with their first three albums. To keep things brief, their focus on positivity and away from macho-violence has influenced Talib Kweli; their use of organic instruments with hiring Ron Carter (of Miles Davis fame) on “Verses... Continue reading

Review: Pink Floyd, Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972

Pink Floyd is not only one of the greatest bands of the 20 century, they are also one of the greatest stories. Broken into triads, Floyd is the narrative of three men, each grappling for his own view of what it means to be alive, what it means to be real and what it means to be human.Roger Waters’... Continue reading

Review: Sleigh Bells, Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bell’s 2010 debut album, the dazzling Treats, changed the way we listen to loud music and sound. Possessing a penchant for distortion and pop, that album answered a previously unknown question: What happens when we parody the loudness war itself? What happens when pop and noise become music?... Continue reading

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