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When Feminism Meets Music: Great Songs That Sample Radical Speech

From Beyoncé and Blood Orange to Le Tigre and Ibeyi, these songs shine a necessary light on feminist thinkers.

Björk Is a Music Video Genius. Here’s 10 That Prove It.

Björk’s on-screen evolution is marked by technology catching up to her vision. These videos show her biggest leaps forward.

Fatima Al Qadiri on the Risks of Making Queer Arabic Dance Music

The edifying electronic producer made a club record that confronts gender performativity in her native Kuwait.

5 Things We Learned From the New Lou Reed Biography

Anthony DeCurtis’ Lou Reed: A Life sheds new light on a complicated icon

How “Halt and Catch Fire” Used Punk Music to Empower Its Female Characters

As the AMC ensemble drama ends its run, we look at how a punk soundtrack helped to define its true protagonist, Cameron Howe.

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show Is the Loneliest Thing He’s Ever Done

A review of the autobiographical performance, which puts the rock icon’s songwriting and storytelling in a stark new light.

Beyoncé, The Rapper

Bey’s rap fluency gave her an edge in the pop-star arms race, eventually becoming a signature flow of freewheeling rhyme schemes and resumé flexing.

Roll Your Eyes, But Eminem’s Trump-Skewering Freestyle Mattered

Past his (problematic) prime, Marshall Mathers is at least trying to engage with his Trump-voting fans.

MTV’s “TRL” Reboot Is a Spectacular Failure

The original “TRL” helped a post-Gen-X MTV successfully court millennials. Gen Z doesn’t need or want the reheated leftovers.

A Guide to Meme Rappers

The viral names of the moment, from Bhad Bhabie to Ugly God

Understanding Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour Lawsuit

Kanye and Lloyd’s of London continue to fight over what really happened at the end of last year.

Lyrics as Your AIM Away Message: An Appreciation

To the soon-to-be-shuttered AIM we say, ~so long and goodnight, so long not goodnight~

Who Will Make the Rock Hall in 2018?

One voter’s best guess, from shoo-ins like Radiohead and Nina Simone, to long shots like Kate Bush and Depeche Mode

5 New Metal Records Inspired by the Wilderness

A decade ago, Wolves in the Throne Room’s genre-blending, nature-inspired Two Hunters polarized the metal world. Today the LP influences it.

Listening to Steve Reich’s Holocaust Opus “Different Trains”

On reconnecting to my Jewish identity through Steve Reich, now more than ever

Remembering Tom Petty, An American Rock Institution

A rebel who carried the torch of real rock and a revivalist who embraced the vanguard—Tom Petty was many things at once, but most importantly, he was constant.

The Essential Tom Petty, in 9 Songs

Tom Petty wrote a lot of Perfect Songs. Consider these the starting point for your listening today.

The 8 Best Music Videos of September 2017

From Björk’s latest interdimensional romance to King Krule’s zombie lounge lizard to Yaeji’s ingenious makeup tutorial, here are the most eye-catching clips of the month.

The 9 Best Mixes of September 2017

Go slow, go fast, or get off the dancefloor entirely—this month’s got options

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