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Op-Eds

A Brief List of Mariah Carey's Most Underrated Bangers

Yes, she wrote a Christmas banger, but these cuts show that Mariah deserves more credit for her lyricism, harmony, and genre-play.
Jeffrey Ingold
3 days ago
Op-Eds

Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.2.18
Op-Eds

Wireless Festival's New 'No Swearing' Restrictions Are So Shallow

A neighborhood group wanted the London festival moved to another location, but the compromise they've reached instead is ridiculous.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.25.18
Op-Eds

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.
Daisy Jones
9.27.18
Essays

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.
Paul Thompson
9.26.18
Op-Eds

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?
Lauren O'Neill
9.11.18
Op-Eds

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.
Ryan Bassil
9.5.18
Op-Eds

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A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.21.18
Op-Eds

Music Has Embraced 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.
Jeremy Allen
8.13.18
Op-Eds

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.
Ryan Bassil
7.31.18
Op-Eds

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?
Tshepo Mokoena
7.26.18
Op-Eds

6ix9ine Opening For Nicki Minaj and Future's Tour Kinda Sucks

The colorful and controversial rapper is the first of three artists to be revealed as a special guest on the NickiHndrxx World Tour.
Kristin Corry
7.25.18