Essays

Essays

Britney Spears’ “E-Mail My Heart” Predicted the Future

It's easy to look at the '... Baby, One More Time' deep cut as a novelty relic but it's actually prophetic.
Sarah MacDonald
a day ago
Holy Shit

Bikini Kill Might Be 'Back' for 2019, But They've Always Mattered

'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.
Lauren O'Neill
a day ago
Essays

How Metal Keeps Me Connected to My Partner in Prison

Listening to and talking about music, he says, minimizes his lingering vulnerability and hopelessness, even if only fleetingly.
Liz Price
2 days ago
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How Happy Pop Music Makes a Sad Film Even Sadder

'State Like Sleep' is a new movie that demonstrates how pop music deceptively underscores the most devastating moments in film and TV.
Sarah MacDonald
1.11.19
Essays

All Hail Bad Bunny, Rap's Coming King

Bad Bunny’s debut solo effort ‘X 100PRE’ makes a strong case for latin trap’s longevity in the mainstream.
Gary Suarez
1.6.19
Essays

How the Indie Kids of 2018 Found Solace in Bedroom Pop

From Clairo to Yellow Days, young acts are winning young fans with their frank discussions of heartbreak and mental health.
Douglas Greenwood
12.28.18
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Why 2018 Was The Year of The Revisionist Music Movie

From Bohemian Rhapsody to a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Whitney, it seemed this year there were more music movies than ever.
Thomas Hobbs
12.28.18
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The Case for Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio

Nicki Minaj reminded us why rap personalities thrive on-air. The identity of black radio and its oral tradition dates back further than the airwaves.
Kristin Corry
12.24.18
Essays

Kacey and Willie

Here's one for the road.
Kyle Kramer
12.1.18
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The 1975's New Album Is a Hopeful Chronicle of Our Times

Or: "How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The 1975."
Lauren O'Neill
12.1.18
Way Out West

Indie’s Dead But Bloc Party’s ‘Silent Alarm’ Tour Was Beautiful Anyway

At Margaret Court Arena on Tuesday, Bloc Party put on a stunner of a show (even if it exposed the faults in our former indie lifestyles.)
Sam West
11.30.18
Essays

How Palestinians in Israel Use Music to Break Borders

Partying within a conservative culture isn't easy, let alone when movement is restricted. These groups are hoping to change that.
Niloufar Haidari
11.22.18
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