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Review: Little Simz, Stillness in Wonderland

Two weeks are left in the year, and most publications have already delivered their year-end lists, a bold move considering December’s recent track record for late-game surprises. (We’re as guilty as anybody.) In our rush to get our critical opinions out before others, we postulate that nothing... Continue reading

Flaming Lips share “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)”

Flaming Lips have a new album out next month called Oczy Mlody, and based on the singles, it seems to be a bedfellow of Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, which was produced with the band. In fact, the newest single, “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)” is a cover of Cyrus’ “The Floyd Song... Continue reading

Nine Inch Nails announce new EP Not the Actual Events

Nine Inch Nails have announced a new EP called Not the Actual Events, their first release since Hesitation Marks in 2013. The EP will be self-released on all digital platforms on December 23. Trent Reznor worked on the EP’s songs with film composing partner Atticus Ross, who Reznor... Continue reading

Chairlift call it quits

Brooklyn pop outfit Chairlift have broken up. Their 2016 album Moth, one of the year’s best, was their final record. In a Frank Ocean-style text editor statement, the band has confirmed that their shows next spring will be their last. “Patrick will be going on to produce records... Continue reading

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

As always, you can follow along with this handy Spotify playlist, assembled with love. If you prefer, here’s the playlist on YouTube or Apple Music.100 “Ooouuu” by Young M.a.99 “Love Me Like That” by The Knocks (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)98 “Spikes” by Death Grips97 “A 1000 Times” by Hamilton... Continue reading

2016's 10 Best Music Videos Not From Lemonade

01 Kanye West’s “Fade” by Eli Linnetz and Kanye West02 David Bowie’s “Lazarus” by Johan Renck03 Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky”/“Don’t Touch My Hair” by Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles04 Radiohead’s “Daydreaming” by Paul Thomas Anderson05 Frank Ocean’s “Nikes” by Tyrone Lebon06 Rihanna’s... Continue reading

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

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