Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Frank Ocean's Candidness and the Ambitious Blood Orange: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean sits down with some of the most personal releases of the year: Frank Ocean's 'Blond(e)' and Blood Orange's 'Freetown Sound.'
Robert Christgau
we saw this

Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Is the Best Concert of All Time

“Twenty years from now, 30 years from now, if y’all are still alive, I want y’all to remember this night, this moment,” Kanye said. And surely we will.
Kyle Kramer
festivals 2016

Day N Night Was a Disaster but It's Still Our Best New Rap Festival

A six-hour traffic jam, officers in riot gear, and reports of a gunman on site raised serious questions about personal space, but couldn't stop us from having a great time.
Paul Thompson
festivals 2016

Sundance Next Fest Is the Film and Music Anti-Festival You've Been Dreaming of

Think the Park City fest’s cool younger sibling, with a better record collection.
Frank Mojica
Internet Exploring

President Obama's One Way Ticket on Air Force Bone: A Review of Barry's Summer Playlist

There's a nighttime playlist, which means exactly what you think it means: It's time to call a special session of congress.
Kyle Kramer
we saw this

In the Church of the Trap God: Gucci Mane's Comeback Show Was an Atlanta Revival

Gucci's return means a shift in Atlanta trap music culture, and if the energy of the night—which featured appearances from artists like 2 Chainz, OJ da Juiceman, Future, and Drake—was any indication, it’s headed in a positive direction.
festivals 2016

We Saw Radiohead Perform for the First Time in a Country Where the Sun Never Sets

OK, technically the sun sets sometimes in Iceland, but this was still cool as hell.
Andrea Domanick
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Baton Rouge, Big Beats, and Beyoncé: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews the latest from Beyoncé, Kevin Gates, A$AP Ferg, and Azealia Banks.
Robert Christgau

James Blake's 'The Colour in Anything' Is Beautiful and Great and Actually Pretty Damn Optimistic

To describe 'The Colour in Anything' as sad would be ironing out most of its depth, not to mention its fundamental optimism.
Kyle Kramer

We Forced Gene Simmons to Listen to Skepta, Death Grips, Radiohead, and More

"Thom Yorke, in particular, gets very upset when I talk about them."
Angus Harrison
Objectively Correct Lists

6 Different Views on Drake's 'VIEWS' (Plus a Bonus Re'VIEW')

We've gathered a team of writers from the 6, the US, and the UK to chomp into the hour-and-a-half long opus.
Noisey Staff
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Covers, Classics, and Tributes: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews releases from Gary Lucas, Del McCoury, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn.
Robert Christgau