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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

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

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

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

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

Shows, selfies, and summer.
Various Artists
11.7.17
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

In Austin, Country Dancing Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is two-stepping into the future, with a twist.
Andy O'Connor
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

CupcakKe Is the Coolest Rapper in Chicago

The 20-year-old went viral with an over-the-top, insatiably horny persona, but reducing her to a sheer X-rated spectacle is ignoring what makes her remarkable.
Meaghan Garvey
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Meet Some of the People Who Put Together Our Music Issue

Writer Luc Sante, photographer Shaquille Dunbar, and more helped make our Music issue.
VICE Staff
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

A Tribute to the World's Largest Rock Band

An infographic on 1000 musicians.
Haisam Hussein
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

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
11.7.17
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