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The time has come to at long last grant Trompe le Monde its rightful title as the Pixies’s best album.
"If You Say the Word" is quintessential Radiohead, a comment on the ennui of late-capitalist society.
The boundaries between earnestness and camp are blurred on Lil Nas X’s Montero, but it retains the rapper’s sensitive, playful personality.
Thirty years later, we take a look back at Mariah Carey’s underrated sophomore effort, Emotions.
Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is a distended confessional wherein the rapper attempts to reaffirm his image as a sweet-talking power player.
Low’s Hey What finds the duo fully embracing sonic expressionism while further honing their impeccable songcraft.
From Madonna to Nirvana to Beyoncé, we picked our favorite MTV VMA performances.
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If Kacey Musgraves is going to be a pop star, Star-Crossed proves she’s doing it on her own terms.
Charli XCX describes “Good Ones” as “twisted, dramatic, and quite frankly electrifying.”
Iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have announced ABBA Voyage, a new concert experience and first album in four decades.
Upon the release of Kanye West's Donda, we've ranked all of the rapper's albums.
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Suzanne Santo’s sophomore effort, Yard Sale, is a roots album that feels fresh and fully of the moment.
Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power thrillingly homes in on notions of self and identity.
Big Red Machine’s How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? leans into traditional song structures and fully fleshed-out arrangements.
Chvrches’s fourth album, Screen Violence, is imbued with a more overt sense of political purpose, but it’s also abundant in hooks.