Nick Levine

Remembering Things

'Like a Prayer' Was Madonna's First Masterpiece

By the time it was released in 1989, Madonna was already a bona fide superstar. Thirty years after its release, we look back at the album that established her as a meaningful artist.
Nick Levine
a day ago
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The Guide to Getting into the B-52s, Pop's Most Surprising Party Starters

Their uncanny mix of surf guitar riffs, funk-influenced rhythms, quirky vocal tics, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics goes far beyond "Love Shack."
Nick Levine
1.30.19
PROFILES

But Seriously, Who Is Rita Ora?

TV host; tabloid fodder; singer once trapped in a Roc Nation contract—she talks about it all.
Nick Levine
11.9.17
Interviews

Back to Basics With Beth Ditto

The former Gossip frontwoman's first solo LP, 'Fake Sugar,' is out Friday.
Nick Levine
6.12.17
Interviews

No Bullshit, Noah Cyrus Wants You to Know the Real Her

The youngest Cyrus released her debut song just a few months back, and it's already racked up tens of millions of plays. We meet the 17-year-old singer in London.
Nick Levine
3.23.17
Interviews

A Single Vision: The Rebirth of Alpines

When major buzz conjured a major label deal, this UK duo seemed set. But when it all came crashing down, Alpines persevered, and the results are worth the tears and toil.
Nick Levine
11.23.16
Remembering Things

Float in Like a Goddess: The Unsinkable Stevie Nicks

As Stevie hits the road for a nationwide tour, we pick apart her abiding influence.
Nick Levine
10.21.16
Scrapbook

Scrapbook: Pillaging the Photo Albums of Bishop Briggs

The LA singer responsible for "River" goes deep dives for this lengthy #tbt.
Nick Levine
10.6.16
Interviews

Era Istrefi Is the 22-Year-Old Albanian Singer Who Got Famous in 24 Hours

Channeling her love of Rihanna and Lana, Era wrote "BonBon," a song about being scared of the single life, and it became monster hit overnight.
Nick Levine
8.11.16
Interviews

Go Going, Go Going, Gone: One Last Star Turn for America’s Most Punk Pop Stars, the Go Go's

They were America's sweethearts but they were also badasses who became the first all-girl group to write their own songs and play their own instruments to score a number one LP.
Nick Levine
8.2.16
Remembering Things

The Forgotten Ferocity of Fiona Apple's Debut 'Tidal'

Two decades on and Apple's debut continues to sear. Released when she was 18, her unerring ability to turn the mirror on herself puts current confessional teen "engénues" to shame.
Nick Levine
7.29.16
Interviews

“Respect My Grind”: Bebe Rexha Steps Up

She’s written hooks for Eminem and Minaj. Timbaland wants in on her LP and Kanye’s a fan. No longer just a featured artist now it’s all about Bebe.
Nick Levine
7.11.16
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