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Whitney Houston Deserves a Documentary That Focuses on Her Music

Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Whitney’ tells an arresting story, but prioritizes a true crime narrative at the expense of celebrating Houston’s abilities.
Tshepo Mokoena
7.10.18
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Acid On Me Like the Rain: Mapping Psychedelia’s Big Pop Culture Moment

Frank Ocean, Kacey Musgraves, and Kanye West's tripped-out experiences suggest hallucinogens are infiltrating an anxious generation as the Xanax era ends.
Ryan Bassil
6.26.18
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Snail Mail’s Debut 'Lush' Is a Love Letter to Romantic Rejection

On this first album, 18-year-old indie pop artist Lindsey Jordan articulates feelings that usually take years to get to grips with.
Daisy Jones
6.8.18
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Why the Hell Is Tyler, The Creator Still Banned from the UK?

Despite being all about flowers and sunshine and love—and putting on the best Primavera performance—Tyler remains banned from the UK.
Emma Garland
6.6.18
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DJ Koze’s ‘Knock Knock’ Is a Love Letter to the After-Party

Usually, dance music is for the club or the comedown. But with his latest album the German producer has gifted a soundtrack to the sesh.
Matthew Francey
5.23.18
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The Uncanny Parallel Between Alex Turner and Bruce Wayne

There is a reason Turner named a song "Batphone" and referenced Wayne Manor.
Ryan Bassil
5.15.18
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On Hayley Kiyoko, Queerness and Mainstream Pop

What does the megastar mean to young queer fans today, and why is she so significant?
El Hunt
5.14.18
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The Deeply American Appeal of Donald Glover

Black art rarely gets space to be nihilistic. Childish Gambino's "This Is America" is divisive, explosive, and embodies reality.
Myles E. Johnson
5.8.18
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R. Kelly Is Still Working Because Of Who His Victims Are

Some have asked why the Chicago singer hasn't faced any real repercussions. The reason is because his victims are young black girls.
Kristin Corry
5.2.18
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The Only Reason Meek Mill Is Free Is Because He's a Celebrity

Meek Mill's release should be a rallying cry, but while we celebrate we must remember that millions like him continue to struggle on a daily basis with our broken justice system.
Jack Idlas
4.30.18
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Please Stop Mansplaining Beyoncé to Us

Two Noisey staffers discuss why you don't have to like Beyoncé, but you do have to respect her.
Andrea Domanick
Kristin Corry
4.24.18
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Your Opinions About J. Cole Are Probably Dumb

The rapper's new album 'KOD' is his best effort yet, and deserves to be discussed beyond the classic-trash binary.
Lawrence Burney
4.23.18