Gary Suarez

Interviews

Why Indie Rock Fifty-Somethings Are Going Synthpop

Decades into their careers, rock 'n' roll journeymen from seminal bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement are discovering the subversive joys of making electronic music.
Gary Suarez
4 hours ago
Interviews

Orville Peck Is a Lone Stranger Singing Country Songs From Behind a Mask

The queer cowboy and pseudonymous country singer discusses his evocative campfire torchsongs and debuts the music video for his latest single “Turn To Hate.”
Gary Suarez
3.21.19
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Ice-T, the God of Talking Shit

A brash attitude, true pioneering lyrical skills, and hardcore energy made him a star. Here's where to start with his vast catalog.
Gary Suarez
3.14.19
Op-Eds

American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana

The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognise Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.
Gary Suarez
3.11.19
Remembering Things

Prince's Final Top Ten Hit Is Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

Twenty-five years after reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” feels complicated.
Gary Suarez
2.26.19
Remembering Things

How ‘The Sebadoh’ Killed Sebadoh

Twenty years later, 90s indie rock icons Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein reflect on the tumultuous times surrounding their ill-fated and short-lived major label record deal.
Gary Suarez
2.22.19
Cultura

The Grammys Buried Latin Trap

In spite of Camila Cabello's splashy "Havana" opener, at the Grammys it was as if the last year or so of Billboard Hot 100 hit-making by Latin American artists hadn’t happened.
Gary Suarez
2.13.19
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Daddy Yankee, One of the Greatest Rappers Ever

Whether over a dancehall riddim, a dembow loop, or a boom bap beat, Daddy Yankee is truly a G.O.A.T. emcee – full stop, no Spanish-language consideration or otherwise marginalising categorisation needed.
Gary Suarez
2.7.19
Remembering Things

One of Three 6 Mafia's Best Albums Is a Y2K-Obsessed Crunk Side Project

DJ Paul looks back, twenty years after the release of the Tear Da Club Up Thugs' Southern hip-hop classic 'CrazyNDaLazDayz.'
Gary Suarez
2.5.19
Essays

Somehow Nickelback Made Ice Cube's Meathead Racing Flick 'Torque' a Classic

Fifteen years after its release, we look back on the sappy bro soundtracks that defined the nativist exceptionalism of the post-9/11 years.
Gary Suarez
1.25.19
Cultura

Kevin Fret’s Death Highlights Latin Trap’s Homophobia Problem

Only after his murder is the openly gay Latin trapero getting the attention his work deserved.
Gary Suarez
1.15.19
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
1.3.19
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