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The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

The Shape of Punk to Comp

How cheap compilation CDs helped revive a genre.
Dan Ozzi
Jonah Bayer
11.17.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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.
DARYOUSH HAJ-NAJAFI
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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

Shows, selfies, and summer.
Various Artists
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

Inside the FBI's File on The Fugs: The "Most Vulgar Thing the Human Mind Could Possibly Conceive"

Buried in a bureau file on the Doors is correspondence about how dirty the Fugs were.
Jason Leopold
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

Behind the Cover of Our 2017 Music Issue

New York photographer Darin Mickey provided us with a bit of existentialism.
Darin Mickey
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

Welcome to the Church of 2 Chainz

The Atlanta rapper has worked too hard to just be considered “funny.” With 'Pretty Girls Love Trap Music' and a new TV show, he's hell-bent on claiming his rightful throne.
Kyle Kramer
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17