Take a Seat North America, It's Global Pop's Time to Shine
As BTS, the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack, Bad Bunny, Charli XCX, and more show, we should be optimistic about a future where everything popular isn't in English.
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The ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Could Have Been So Much More, GOTDAMMIT
The Kendrick Lamar-curated album dropped the ball on giving a more wide-ranging look into what music the African diaspora has to offer.
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The Music Theory Behind Why Sigrid's Vibrant Pop Is So Catchy
How the 21-year-old singer-songwriter went from a small town in Norway to winning the BBC's tastemaking Sound of 2018 poll.
Years Later, Waxahatchee’s 2012 Debut Album Is Like a January Cure
How Katie Crutchfield's 'American Weekend' helps push through the year's first long weeks of solitary drudgery.
Hookworms Rose from Rock Bottom to Find Light in Dance-y Escapism
The former psych-heads’ 'Microshift' uses music as a way to escape inner turmoil, rather than wallow in it.
Justin Timberlake, Performative Whiteness, and the Spectacle of Authenticity
'Man of the Woods' isn’t a pivot to whiteness, but feels more like a calculated pander to it.
So Is 'Culture II' Any Good?
The new Migos project—stretched out over 24 tracks that clock at an hour and 45 minutes—is proof you can never have too much of a good thing.
The New Porches Album Feels Exactly Like Staying In, Alone
Having a comfortable relationship with yourself is hard as hell, and on 'The House,' Aaron Maine tries to make sense of it.
The Grammys Were One Big Night Of Wasted Potential
The 2018 Grammys got representation in nominations right, but fell flat with awarding artists they showcased, and U2's presence.
Moving on After Brand New
After Jesse Lacey was accused of sexual misconduct, many fans of the Long Island band went through an identity crisis. It doesn't have to be that way.
Fredo Santana's Influence Is Immeasurable
Calling Fredo a "rapper" sells him short, not because the title can't be a worthy honorific in the right hands, but because Fredo's notoriety came as much from the character he played as the music itself.
John Doran Remembers the Adrenaline Rush of Meeting Mark E Smith
Champagne sipped out a half-pint glass and that inimitable laugh: The Quietus co-founder looks back on interviewing The Fall's late frontman.
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