Alex Robert Ross

Essays

Kanye West's Apology Tweets Mean Nothing

After publishing a string of tweets that hinted at a rejection of right-wing inanity, West quickly made sure to point out he wasn't really turning his back on a monstrous year. What else could we expect?
Alex Robert Ross
11.1.18
Essays

Eavesdropping on Prince

The first full-length release of new material since Prince's death provides a glimpse of the artist at his most vulnerable.
Alex Robert Ross
9.23.18
New music

Listen to Lana Del Rey's Drifting New Single, "Mariners Apartment Complex"

The single, the first from Del Rey's as-yet-untitled sixth LP, premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show.
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Colin Joyce
9.13.18
Storytime

Here's a Story About Paul McCartney and John Lennon Cranking Their Hogs

Paul McCartney told a a lot of brilliant Beatles stories in his new GQ profile. One involved a circle jerk to the thought of Brigitte Bardot (and Winston Churchill).
Alex Robert Ross
9.12.18
New music

Kurt Vile's New Song "Bassackwards" Is as Floaty As You'd Hope

It's a single from the straggly-haired, mellowed-out Philly singer-songwriter's seventh solo album, 'Bottle It In,' out October 12 on Matador.
Alex Robert Ross
9.11.18
In Memoriam

Mac Miller Wasn't Done

The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.
Alex Robert Ross
9.10.18
New music

Watch Kanye West and Lil Pump's Bizarre Video for New Song "I Love It"

The clip, executive produced by Spike Jonze, debuted at last night's Pornhub Awards, where West was the creative director.
Alex Robert Ross
9.7.18
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 10 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from Blood Orange and Nothing top this week's list.
Colin Joyce
Dan Ozzi
Daisy Jones
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Eric Sundermann
8.25.18
In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.17.18
Noisey News

Are You a Enough of a Rich Asshole to Buy this $999 Guns N' Roses Box Set?

The Locked N' Loaded collection includes skull rings, temporary tattoos, and 49 previously unreleased songs. The shame you will feel upon purchase comes at no extra cost.
Alex Robert Ross
5.9.18
Holy Shit

Childish Gambino Is Properly Back with the New "This Is America" Video

The studio version of the song is punctuated by ad-libs from Young Thug, 21 Savage, Quavo, Slim Jxmmi of Rae Stremmurd, and BlocBoy JB. And the Hiro Murai-directed video is striking.
Alex Robert Ross
5.8.18
Noisey News

The Extended Cut of Kanye West's TMZ Interview Is Hard to Watch

There's more footage of West shouting towards the TMZ newsroom, and more thoughts from Van Lathan, whose eloquent response to West's comments stood out in a shorter clip yesterday.
Alex Robert Ross
5.4.18
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