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Drake Shares 'Views From the 6' Cover, Announces Summer Sixteen Tour

Over the weekend, Drake shared the cover to Views From the 6, his new album finally out this Friday. It’s a cool shot of the rapper on the famous CN Tower in Toronto like a king on his throne. Views will sport “like 20 songs,” according to Drake, including hits “Summer Sixteen”, “Pop... Continue reading

Lemonade is Beyoncé’s Career-Defining Album

In a follow-up essay to his review of The Life of Pablo, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote, of its unfinished nature and Kanye’s constant updates, that the album as a format “is no longer just a snapshot, but an unending data stream.” Beyoncé Knowles begs to differ. Her sixth and, by an... Continue reading

Prince, The Awkward Sex Symbol

Has any pop star radiated sex like Prince? The Purple One inhabited a hyper-sexual image from the get-go, and even his album titles drip with carnality: Dirty Mind, Lovesexy, Come. This might lead to the misimpression that he was some sort of dick-swinging casanova. True, the man had natural sex... Continue reading

Beyoncé Releases New Album 'Lemonade': Listen

Beyoncé released her new album, Lemonade, following an hour long special on HBO. You can listen to it below, via TIDAL. The album features Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Jack White, and James Blake.Beyoncé, Lemonade:01 Pray You Catch Me02 Hold On03 Don’t Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)04 Sorry05 6... Continue reading

10 Times Prince Was Unrivaled in Pop Music

This is not a list of the best or most influential Prince songs. Rather, this is a list of songs where Prince was in most fearsome control of his craft. These ten tunes, plus additional recommendations, demonstrate why Prince was an unrivaled pop talent and shed light on all the facets of his... Continue reading

Stream Prince's Final Concert

As we continue mourn Prince, another rare gem has appeared online—a 90 minute stream of His Purpleness’ final concert. It happened on Thursday, April 14 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. I suggest you hop on it ASAP; who knows how long it will stay online.The setlist, per SoundCloud:• When... Continue reading

Watch Incredible Prince Concert from 1982

Slate’s Forrest Wickman points to this 1982 show in Passaic, New Jersey as proof that Prince was the greatest performer of our time. He’s not wrong. As Wickman says, there’s no better time than this sad afternoon to watch the entire thing. Here is a partial list of the wonders contained... Continue reading

Watch Prince Perform "Purple Rain" During a Downpour at the Super Bowl

Today we lost another music legend, provocateur, and radical. His tremendous influence and accomplishments are unmeasurable today, but let’s revisit a moment in recent history where Prince electrified the entire world. Below, watch a mini-doc on his remarkable set at Super Bowl XLI: Continue reading

Review: Guided By Voices' Please Be Honest

With a sound reminiscent of their early lo-fi recordings, the latest release from Guided By Voices, Please Be Honest, finds the indie rock legend Robert Pollard in mad scientist mode once again. Pollard is responsible for all of the songwriting and instrumentation on the album. In that way he... Continue reading

Flume and Tove Lo Drop "Say It"

On May 27, Flume is releasing his new album, Skin. Today a new single, this time featuring Tove Lo, was premiered at Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1. It’s called “Say It”. Check it out: Continue reading

Listen to Grimes Perform "Ave Maria", "Flesh Without Blood", and "Realiti"

Grimes visited BBC Radio 1 recently to perform a session where she covered “Ave Maria”, and performed “Flesh Without Blood” and “Realiti” from her latest album, Art Angels. She also shared news that she’s wrapping up a music video now and plans to shoot another one soon. Check it out... Continue reading

Harmony Korine Directed Rihanna's "Needed Me" Video

Today Rihanna shares the violent video for her narcotic “Needed Me”, directed by Kids and Spring Breakers auteur Harmony Korine. We really should’ve seen this coming—remember last year’s Korine-esque video for “Bitch Better Have My Money”?Watch below—work unsafe, obviously. Continue reading

Et Cetera: Waka Flocka Flame x Kanye, JMSN, Laura Mvula

Waka Flocka Flame Jumps on Kanye’s “Real Friends”Waka Flocka Flame is the latest rapper to hop on Kanye and Boi-1da’s haunting “Real Friends” beat. You can check that out below. Still doesn’t touch the best version of “Real Friends” out there—Erykah Badu’s “Trill Friends”. JMSN... Continue reading

Reviews: Underworld, Iggy Pop

Underworld’s Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining FutureOn their ninth album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, Underworld have made some of their most vital work without compromising any of the aspects of their sound that a modern audience might scan as dated. All of these songs sound like... Continue reading

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold Shares "Swimming"

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has shared a new song today called “Swimming”. No word if its from an upcoming solo album or if it’s a new Fleet Foxes demo.Listen below: Continue reading

Róisín Murphy Announces New Album: 'Take Her Up to Monto'

Róisín Murphy has announced a new album, the follow-up to last year’s Hairless Toys. It’s called Take Her Up to Monto and it’s out July 8. The album was actually recorded alongside Hairless Toys—the Amnesiac to Toys’ Kid A. You can listen to the album’s opening track and... Continue reading

Blood Orange Announces New Album 'Freetown Sound'

Orange Blood has announced the title of his new LP: Freetown Sound. It’s out this spring (“very soon”). In a new interview at V Magazine, he described the album like this: “It’s like my version of Paul’s Boutique. It kind of plays like a long mix tape. [...] It talks a lot about sexuality... Continue reading

Kanye West Has Updated 'Yeezus' Tracks on Apple Music

Since its initial (beta?) release, The Life of Pablo, has gone through several rounds of updates—or as fans affectionally call them, “patches”—but it looks like Pablo isn’t the only “living, breathing, changing, creative expression” in West’s towering discography: now Yeezus, one of the most... Continue reading

Et Cetera: Kanye West Meets Beethoven, Car Seat Headrest Meets Radiohead

70-Piece Orchestra Performed Yeezus and Beethoven Cuts for “Yeethoven” ConcertOver the weekend, the Young Musicians Foundation hosted their “Beethoven” concert, which saw a 70-piece orchestra pair six Yeezus pieces with six from Beethoven. The concert, a part of their Great Music... Continue reading

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