The Long-Awaited M.I.A. Doc is Messy and Intimate, Just Like Life
It’s called ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ because there are so many different sides to her story.
Young Thug's 'On the Rvn' Is the Rapper Near His Best, but Is That Enough?
Despite mounting pressures, the rush of a ticking clock is mostly imagined by fans and critics alike. Thug is home, and he has plenty of time.
The World Is Ready for a Lady Gaga Renaissance
Gaga's turn in 'A Star Is Born' is said to be career-defining – will it put her back on top?
Big Red Machine Is the Next Logical Step in Justin Vernon's Evolution
The Bon Iver frontman’s collab with Aaron Dessner from the National is the first big release from their new publishing and festival arm PEOPLE.
Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?
A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big – but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Tracking Music’s Embrace of Living Clean Over Living Fast
Musicians no longer seem to be ashamed of appearing to take care of their own health, and that's a good thing.
Turn The Volume to Zero: Why Silence is Important
Feeling stressed out? It might be the effect of prolonged, passive exposure to sound.
Everything Is Recorded Capture the Pure Essence of Collaboration
XL label boss Richard Russell’s project – featuring Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and more – holds the key to something deeper than music.
The Mercury Prize 2018 Shortlist Pits Young Talent Against Big Names
It's odd to see acts like Noel Gallagher sitting beside rising jazz group Sons of Kemet or rapper Novelist – what does that say about the industry?
How Social Media Changed The One-hit Wonder
The format has fallen to the wayside in the past few years. But should we be mourning its demise or celebrating?
Why, Exactly, Are The 1975 So Successful?
To understand how the hell they've achieved this, we need to lean in closer, to the intricacies of their songwriting.
The UK Is Sleeping on Ella Mai and It's Embarrassing
I'm embarrassed!! But seriously, the "Boo'd Up" singer is a rising British talent, who gets more love in the US. Why is that?
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