stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 8 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

In this week's roundup of essential new projects: Janelle Monáe gets free and futuristic, Speedy Ortiz get hooky captures
Colin Joyce
Alex Robert Ross
Kristin Corry
New music

Teen Suicide Become American Pleasure Club and Release a Surprise New Album

Listen to 'i blew on a dandelion & the whole world disappeared' here, then look out for a full debut from American Pleasure Club in the new year.
Alex Robert Ross
New music

Listen to Grouper’s Stunning ‘Ruins’-Era Track, “Children”

"This year, amidst chaotic and painful political times, while working on another project, it reemerged and made more sense," Harris wrote of the song.
Alex Robert Ross
Holy Shit

Make Your Bed, Lie in it, and Listen to These New Grouper Tracks

Liz Harris returns with two tracks of unrelenting beauty.
Noisey Staff
festivals 2016

Seven Sets at Moogfest 2016 That Expanded Our Consciousness into New Realms

For every act at the Durham festival that you could lose your mind dancing to, there was something seriously cerebral to sit around and contemplate.
Kyle Kramer
festivals 2016

Watching Grouper Made Me Fall Asleep Three Times and Discover the Meaning of Life in the Process

Grouper's Moogfest set made the case for her as both a musical icon and an artist concerned with the radical act of considered living.
Kyle Kramer
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

How Music Helped Me Back from the Edge of Suicide

The bath, where my suicide attempt took place, was the only place I felt comfortable. I would perch my laptop on a chair, and replay the same song until the rest of me reached saturation point.
Alanna McArdle

Ambient Music Isn’t Boring, It Changed My Life

The sound of Brian Eno, William Basinski and Fennesz helped me find calm between crippling anxiety and debilitating panic attacks.
Ryan Bassil
Objectively Correct Lists

The 15 Albums That Will Make You Less Shit at Doing Work

STOP PROCRASTINATING (as soon as you've finished reading this article about records that help you work better)

On Being Alone: The Wild Landscapes of Grouper's 'Ruins'

How Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' and Grouper's 'Ruins' offer a new narrative of being alone.
Kyle Kramer
2014 in Review

Noisey's Top 25 Albums of 2014: 10 to 1

Noisey's staff rounds up the 25 best albums of the year.
Noisey Staff
2014 in Review

Noisey's Best of 2014 - Fred Pessaro

Look forward to coke on the dance floor, El-P on Biggie being dope, and the best record for f*cking.
Fred Pessaro