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coachella 2018
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
4.16.18
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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
1.12.18
Essays
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
11.21.17
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Essays

Sex Is Never Just Sex on St Vincent's 'Masseduction'

The album travels the path of seduction to its messy existential aftermath and how one can possibly move forward from that carnage.
Sarah MacDonald
10.17.17
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Essays

Ibeyi Let Go of Their Ghosts To Face Today's Demons on 'Ash'

The album pulls you into a larger community and asks you to share your memories – no matter how painful they may be.
Sajae Elder
10.16.17
Anniversaries
Anniversaries

Stereolab's 'Dots and Loops' Is the Jazziest Anti-Capitalist Manifesto 20 Years On

'Dots and Loops' remains the experimental pop band's most sonically accessible and politically important record.
Sophie Kemp
9.15.17
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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
9.14.17
Essays
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
Op-Eds
Op-Eds

'Event Horizon' Is the Greatest Arthur Russell Album You've Never Heard

The power-pop album showcases an artist not simply finding his voice, but striving to make it stand out from the crowd.
Charles Olafare
8.4.17
Essays
Essays

Lana Del Rey Wants Everything Now

Pop's nostalgia artist is ready to celebrate the present and look ahead on her fourth studio album, 'Lust For Life.'
Sarah MacDonald
7.26.17
Essays
Essays

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

"Mr. Brightside?" I don't know her.
Sarah MacDonald
7.12.17
Essays
Essays

It's Time for SZA to Take Her Throne

The staggered delivery of her new album 'CTRL' has kept fans on their toes.
Amani Bin Shikhan
5.12.17