The 2017 Music Issue
Why People Shut Up When Obongjayar Opens His Mouth
Off the back of his outstanding sophomore EP 'Bassey', we sat down with the London-based Nigerian artist to see what he's getting up to next.
Prolific Music Critic Robert Christgau Knows What He Likes (and Hates)
"One of my gifts as a critic is that I really like music, and I'm open and still excitable. I'm not a bored person, and I'm not tired of life."
How to Dress Well's New Album Is All About Pleasure
Over breakfast burritors, we talked about nihilism, neoliberalism, and aiming for joy with How to Dress Well, a.k.a. Tom Krell.
We Talked to Kim Gordon and She's Just Like Us (Not Really)
Kim Gordon sweats. Kim Gordon shits. Kim Gordon likes Rihanna's "Work."
Artists' Odes to Their Favorite Musicians
We asked some of the our favorite photographers to create shrines to their favorite musicians. From Madonna to Chumbawumba, Eurhythmics to Morrissey, these were the results.
Signe Pierce; Lauren Poor; Aileen Son; Paul Mpagi S
I Met the Rappers Trying to Legitimise Hick-Hop and One of Them Licked Me
Country rap, also known as hick-hop, has been dismissed as cultural appropriation and musical abomination. One group of rappers is trying to change that.
A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick
Witness—and envy—the wild world of New York City in the late 1970s through the lens of Meryl Meisler's medium-format camera.
We Reviewed Some of October's Best Music
From Jenny Hval's latest album, 'Blood Bitch,' to alto saxophonist Steve Lehman's avant-garde jazz and hip-hop inspired 'Sélébéyone,' we took a listen to this month's best new albums.
Ben Shapiro; Kyle Kramer; Angus Harrison; Andrew