Essays

Essays

Lil Peep’s First Posthumous Album Is Haunted By What Could Have Been

'Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2' was put together by close collaborators in the year following the rising musician's tragic death. It's beautiful, and so hard to listen to.
Colin Joyce
3 days ago
Obsessive Tendencies

Dance Music Acts Sample This 80s Piano Line So Much for a Reason

From M People and Liquid to Bulgarian DJ KiNK, Marshall Jefferson's bittersweet chords on Cece Rogers’ “Someday” still stand the test of time.
Daisy Jones
11.7.18
Essays

How Alice Glass and DVSN Continue to Evolve in the Face of Nostalgia

Red Bull Music Festival’s first stop in Toronto put a spotlight on the constant evolution of the R&B and electroclash artists' creative process.
Corinne Przybyslawski
11.6.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Pop’s Embrace of Languages Besides English Feels Here to Stay

How acts from Rosalía, who sings her modern flamenco in Spanish, to K-pop groups show that English may not be pop's lingua franca forever.
Douglas Greenwood
11.5.18
Essays

Kanye West's Apology Tweets Mean Nothing

After publishing a string of tweets that hinted at a rejection of right-wing inanity, West quickly made sure to point out he wasn't really turning his back on a monstrous year. What else could we expect?
Alex Robert Ross
11.1.18
Essays

Robyn Fights Like Hell for Optimism on 'Honey'

Eight years since ‘Body Talk,’ Robyn returns with a tender, unexpected album.
Sarah MacDonald
10.25.18
rap beef

The Rules of Rap Beef

The definitive list of WHAT'S OK and WHAT'S NOT OK.
DVS
10.24.18
Essays

Teyana Taylor's True Potential Shines on Stage

It is consensus that the G.O.O.D. Music-signee deserves more, but what Taylor does with what she has is truly something worthy of marvel.
Amani Bin Shikhan
10.24.18
That Rainbow's End

Flohio Raps Like a 'Wild Yout' But Reps for All the Shy Kids

The Londoner balances a fierceness on the mic with off-stage shyness, and teaches us a lesson about not needing musicians to be "on" all the time.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.23.18
Essays

Lil Yachty Is Still Trying to Impress the Doubters on 'Nuthin' 2 Prove'

On his third LP, the 21-year-old Atlanta rapper flashes some the exuberance that made him such an exciting presence on his early mixtapes, but it's still bogged down by filler.
Alex Robert Ross
10.19.18
Essays

Is PUSHA-T Rap's Greatest Villain?

The rapper's ongoing beef with Drake makes one thing for certain: Push lives for this shit.
Jabbari Weekes
10.18.18
Essays

'Big Mouth' Brought Back a 10-Year-Old Norwegian Rock Hit

Ida Maria's 2008 hit "Oh My God" still captures the growing pains of youth.
Sarah MacDonald
10.11.18