VICE Magazine and Noisey partner to present the 2017 Music Issue.

The Shape of Punk to Comp

How cheap compilation CDs helped revive a genre.

Dan Ozzi
Jonah Bayer

That Time the Foo Fighters Got Censored on FM Radio Because of 9/11

Looking back at the soft, bizarre censorship in a post-9/11 world, including songs by Elton John, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.

Hanson O'Haver

Lil Wayne Changed the Internet Forever

A decade ago, Weezy's string of releases reimagined what rap could be, and created a blueprint musicians are still following today.

Kyle Kramer

Wolfgang Tillmans Wants to Tell You About a Poly-Sexual Utopia

The artist and photographer is one of the most influential people in counterculture. A nod from Frank Ocean doesn't hurt, either.


We gave 11 musicians disposable cameras. They gave us these photos.

Shows, selfies, and summer.

Various Artists

God Bless Women Who Sing Candidly About Fucking

There's a new generation of ax-slingers celebrating female sexuality with hot licks and explicit lyrics, and I'm here for it.

Lauren O'Neill

Photos of 'Untypical Girls' and the Radical Stages of Revolution

See excerpts of Sam Knee's forthcoming book, 'Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution,' featuring Kim Gordon, The Wrecks, Slant 6, and more.

Sam Knee

New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called The Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.

Lawrence Burney

Dave Is Not Normal

The 19-year-old London MC is an accomplished pianist who's already caught the attention of Drake, but he's not really concerned with any of that.

Joe Zadeh

A Tribute to the World's Largest Rock Band

An infographic on 1000 musicians.

Haisam Hussein

Maybe the People Would Be the Times

One writer remembers the 1970s New York City music scene, which we have to thank for everything.

Luc Sante

Are We Heading for a Future Where Musicians Are Obsolete?

How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music.

Drew Millard