The A to Z of Softbois
From the one who makes you watch Wes Anderson on his floor mattress, to the sixth former you babysat who can now roll his own cigarettes.
The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music
In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Miley’s Collab With Mark Ronson is the Best Thing She’s Ever Done
Inject that melancholy country music and disco strings into my veins pls
Dance Music Acts Sample This 80s Piano Line So Much for a Reason
From M People and Liquid to Bulgarian DJ KiNK, Marshall Jefferson's bittersweet chords on Cece Rogers’ “Someday” still stand the test of time.
How Music and Memory Work Together When You’re Processing Trauma
A song can transport our minds back in time – but there may be ways to unlearn the pain we associate with a piece of music, too.
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In Being Honest, Lily Allen Makes it Easier For The Rest of Us
I found myself feeling many things when reading the popstar’s new memoir, 'My Thoughts Exactly', but mainly I felt relief.
Dev Hynes Has Slowly Built an Extraordinary Canon
‘Negro Swan,’ out today, marks another step in a musical universe that the singer and producer has been forming for years.
The Virgin Suicides Score and the Dark, Blissful Sound of a Heatwave
French electronic duo Air captured an energy that sits somewhere between darkness and warmth, and feels like a fever.
An Ode to Late Nights On LimeWire
For me and others who grew up in 2000s, the file-sharing software became a way to forge my music taste and understand the internet.
How Queer Stories Onscreen Breathe New Life into Old Songs
'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Moonlight' and 'Black Mirror' have transformed classic songs, giving us a fresh wave of LGBTQ anthems.
Why Does Music Sound Better When I’m Ovulating?
I went on a deep dive to find out why my favorite tracks sound even sicker for about three to six days during every month.
The Music in ’Run Lola Run’ Is Still a Techno Rush to the Head
Every beat that pulses through Tom Tykwer's 1999 cult classic captures the breathless pace of big city life.