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Playboi Carti's 'Die Lit' Is Great, You're Just Old

The Atlanta rapper continues to defy rap conventions on his surprise sophomore album 'Die Lit,' which takes much more inspiration from punk's beginnings.
Alphonse Pierre
5.14.18
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'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' Is Strange, But That Makes Perfect Sense

Following 'AM,' Arctic Monkeys had a choice: the same, or different. Smartly, they went with the latter.
Lauren O'Neill
5.11.18
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Did SSION Just Quietly Release the Most Astonishing Album of the Summer?

The cult DIY hero has returned after seven years—this time with a record featuring Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Hole’s Patty Schemel and more.
Daisy Jones
5.11.18
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Arctic Monkeys Are Done Being Rock Music’s Saviors

The grimy Sheffield romantics are back with an album that’s insular, moody, and straight-up weird. There are no singles on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,’ but that’s part of the appeal.
Shaad D’Souza
5.11.18
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To Iceage, With Love

The Danish group's new album 'Beyondless' is wonderful. Fuck the facts, Iceage are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
Zachary Lipez
5.10.18
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How Did Arctic Monkeys Become the Biggest Band in Britain?

As fans await the band's first album since 2013, we take a look at their rise to their current rockstar status.
Lauren O'Neill
5.9.18
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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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Ask A Lawyer

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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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Took the New Rock Revolution and Skewered It

15 years after 'Fever to Tell,' Karen O’s lipsticked chutzpah is marked on everyone from Grimes to Gaga, Sleigh Bells and even Alice Glass.
Kim Taylor Bennett
4.27.18
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Kanye West, Donald Trump, and The Death of Pablo

Kanye West has always represented the best and worst about America, and at this moment, it feels like the darkness won.
Eric Sundermann
4.26.18
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Op-Eds

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
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The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles E. Johnson
4.18.18