best of the 2010s
Lil Peep Is the Artist of the Decade
In his short life and even shorter career, the rapper born Gustav Åhr became a voice for a generation of kids who shared his powerful demons and sense of doom.
Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer
A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
Quentin Tarantino Made a Giant Playlist of His Favourite Music From His Films
The director also broke down the eclectic soundtrack to 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' on an in-depth podcast for Spotify.
stream of the crop
Beyoncé's 'Lion King' Anthems and 7 More of the Week's Best Albums
Micro rock songs and ornate noise make up the rest of this week's essential listening.
'Midsommar' Is as Beautiful as a Horror Movie Can Be
Director Ari Aster's follow-up to 'Hereditary' follows four tourists into the small Swedish village of a pagan death cult.
Rank Your Records
Flying Lotus Ranks His Records
Ahead of his new album 'Flamagra,' the Los Angeles-based producer takes a look back at the psychedelic turns his career has taken.
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 25
You sent us dirty fridges, fast dogs, and actually good songs? What the heck?
This Foodman Mix Is a Strange Trip Through Experimental Electronic Music
Themed around "urban indigeneity," it slams together producers from his native Japan, boundary-pushers from around the world, and, uh, Bright Eyes.
The Glow’s Fuzzy Debut Album Ponders the Big Questions
Written both before and after the breakup of his beloved band LVL UP, Mike Caridi’s ‘Am I’ considers old memories and existential questions.
Diplo Continues His Yeehaw Phase With a Perfectly OK "Old Town Road" Remix
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus joined him for the first-ever live performance of the song at last weekend's Stagecoach.
Institute’s Freak-Punk Tries to Make Sense of a Disorienting World
Vocalist Moses Brown opens up about their new single “Deadlock” and new album ‘Readjusting the Locks’: “What are you doing if you’re not addressing this absurd world?”
The 83rd’s Noisey Mix Is a Potent Dose of Underground Energy
Slamming together 30 tracks in 30 minutes, the New York freak scene staple shines a light on the same experimentalists he highlights through his blog and label Sermon 3.