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Year End List Finds

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Steven Hyden did an excellent year-end podcast with his colleague Caitlin White from Uproxx. He echoed something I’ve thought for a while. Year-end lists are in their essence, stupid as hell. But for me, I love them because I’ll always wind up picking up a few new albums that slipped through the cracks during the […]

Kelly Lee Owens covered Aaliyah on new 12? (listen), tells us about her favorite music of 2017

Kelly Lee Owens' self-titled debut has shown up on tons of year-end lists. But what are her 2017 favorites? Continue reading…

Watch Chvrches Cover Joni Mitchell & Cyndi Lauper In LA

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have been busy working on their allegedly very poppy third album with Greg Kurstin, but they broke their year-long hiatus from the stage earlier this week. As a part of the Holiday Variety Show at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre, Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry and synth player Martin Doherty performed renditions of…

Blood Orange Teases New Music: Listen

Dev Hynes recently said his new album is “78% done”

See SuperDuperKyle and MadeinTYO sauce it up at The FADER’s Boom Basel party

Everything that went down at Toyota and FADER’s two-day Art Basel function — next level looks, intimate sets from MadeInTYO, SuperDuperKyle covering Kid Cudi, and more.

Russell Simmons’ Role in Rap, and the Rape Allegations Against Him

Revisiting the Def Jam co-founder’s career in the years surrounding his 12 alleged incidents of sexual assault and harassment

Other Music & MoMA PS1's label market & music festival returning for 2018 edition

Among the announced 2018 events, there will be a tribute to Dead Moon's Fred Cole in the form of a release party for Dead Moon: The Book with Toody Cole and Mississippi Records founder and editor Eric Isaacson, including rare ephemera and archival materials. Continue reading…

Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen embrace pop paradox on “Backseat”

Their new collaboration is a duet about being completely alone — a perfect setup for both of them.

GAS made one of the best albums of 2017 according to critics, postpones shows

He had to cancel his appearance at this weekend's this weekend's Day For Night festival, and he rescheduled his NYC show for March, right before he plays Big Ears. Continue reading…

Watch Run the Jewels’s sci-fi video for “Call Ticketron”

The rap duo battles aliens at Madison Square Garden in their latest visual.

In a better future, borders will be obsolete

Conflict and climate change will continue to acerbate the global refugee crisis in the next three decades. It’s time we considered migration a human right.

Scarface's Album 'Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files' Is Here [STREAM]

The Houston legend is back with a well-grounded LP. Continue reading…

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week's picks are below.

American Nightmare announce first album in 15 years, share first single

Reunited hardcore greats American Nightmare recently teased something coming on Rise Records in February, and now we know that is indeed their first album since 2003's We’re Down Til We’re Underground. It's self-titled and due out on February 16... Continue reading…

Why L.A.'s Phoebe Bridgers has everybody talking

Phoebe Bridgers seriously overpacked the first few times she went on tour. “Way, way too many clothes — like, stuff from my closet that I’ve literally never put on my body,” she says. “And then I’d only wear the same two T-shirts and pair of jeans.” Bridgers, the L.A. singer-songwriter behind one...

Premiere: El Plvybxy - “Rodocrosita”

AGVA - a netlabel/collective based in Buenos Aires - brings the Julian Barnes definition of net to mind: “a collection of holes tied together with string.” Except swap “holes” for something like “semiotic portals” and your net now contains intense potential for zone making. Show More Summary

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