Eddie Murphy's 'Life' Shows How Complicated Cancelling R. Kelly Can Be
Twenty years after the buddy comedy first debuted in cinemas, its soundtrack proves problematic in the wake of serious new allegations against executive producer R. Kelly.
How Alison Mosshart's Onstage Prowl Changed Music
Eleven years after the release of The Kills' 'Midnight Boom,' Mosshart's ferocious fearlessness is something the indie rock still desperately needs.
Prince's Final Top Ten Hit Is Pretty Creepy in Retrospect
Twenty-five years after reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” feels complicated.
SLC Punks Look Back at 'SLC Punk!' and Agree It's Still Punk
The cult classic that told all poseurs to fuck off turns 20.
Britney Spears’ “E-Mail My Heart” Predicted the Future
It's easy to look at the '... Baby, One More Time' deep cut as a novelty relic but it's actually prophetic.
Placebo Reflect on 20 Years of Their Album 'Without You I'm Nothing'
We spoke to bassist Stefan Olsdal about intimacy, otherness and sticking to your convictions – all things that packed the album with enough gut punches to stand the test of two decades.
People Had No Fucking Clue What to Do with Vivian Girls
Ten years after its release, the Brooklyn trio's debut album is still a feminist masterpiece – and a complicated exploration of what it means to be a cool girl in a male-dominated scene.
Lauryn Hill Shouldn't Still Have To Correct You
Twenty years ago, Lauryn Hil's solo album dismantled the restrictions society projected on her, and today she’s still fighting to define herself.
'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century
Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
Destroyer's 'City of Daughters' Quietly Shaped a Generation of Indie
Destroyer’s 1998 breakthrough record set the stage for Dan Bejar’s wildly eclectic career – and the shape of indie to come.
We Weren't Ready for 'janet.'
Twenty-five years ago, Janet Jackson’s fifth studio album provided a legacy of sexual liberation, until the 2004 Super Bowl debacle proved it was all an illusion.
How Trina’s Sex Positivity Paved the Way for a Generation of Raunchy Rap
Looking back at 'Still Da Baddest' pivotal role in hip-hop for its 10th anniversary.