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The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk's Eternal Queen

'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.
Kristin Corry
2.21.19
In Memoriam

Mac Miller Wasn't Done

The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.
Alex Robert Ross
9.9.18
coachella 2018

SZA Is the Pop Star of the Future, Long Live the Queen

SZA wasn't technically Coachella’s Friday night headliner, but her set felt like a damn coronation.
Shaad D’Souza
4.17.18
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Sky Ferreira's Honest Pop Music Helps Us Survive Emotional Ruin

It has been four years since Sky Ferreira's debut, and we need her lo-fi pop music that digs almost recklessly, but necessarily, into your core.
Sarah MacDonald
1.11.18
Essays

What’s Drake to Do When Toronto Isn’t Enough?

"Toronto’s problems always have been and always will be greater than the one who stunned it out of its stupor."
Amani Bin Shikhan
11.20.17
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Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Wars

What happens when music streaming forgets about the 'music'?
Lachlan Kanoniuk
10.5.17
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It's Hard Being a Fan of the World's Coolest Dad Rock Band

Guided By Voices have released two albums in 2017 but will they ever tour outside North America again?
Chris Yates
9.12.17
Essays

Daniel Caesar's Holy Devotion to Love on 'Freudian'

On his debut record, the Toronto singer finds himself at the centre of his own reckoning.
Amani Bin Shikhan
8.31.17
Essays

The Killers' Best Song Is Actually the One with the Most Chill

"Mr. Brightside?" I don't know her.
Sarah MacDonald
7.11.17
essay

Chairlift’s Music Was Pure Craft, Mistaken for Magic

With the indie pop duo's final shows done we look back on their three studio albums.
Shaad D’Souza
5.3.17
Essays

On Brian Eno and the End of De-Civilization

Eno's new album 'Reflection' is arrhythmic and unpredictable. In the Age of Trump, it's also a clarion call for meditation.
Keagon Voyce
2.20.17
Op-Eds

Grace Jones and the Power of Sex

Jones wrote about sex as if she simply could not, and would not, live without it. For that, we can thank her for every painted body, bondage scene and liberated nipple we see today.
Daisy Jones
1.9.17
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