Billie Eilish and the Rise of Moody Pop
From Lana Del Rey to Lorde and the current queen of the teens, what does it mean that pop feels more downbeat than a decade ago?
There’s No Easy Way for Musicians to Engage with Climate Change
Grimes is one of a few artists to speak on the issue. What more can the music industry do to help reverse this global catastrophe?
How Changing Clothes Can Be Indicative of Releasing New Music
From Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar all the way back to Bowie and Prince, when a musician changes their look it often signals a new project.
Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Are About More Than Your Heroes
'Leaving Neverland' and other recent documentaries are trying to tell a story about survivors, not about whose art you choose to engage with.
American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana
The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognise Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.
UK pop culture
Dave Is Right: Black Britishness Deserves Respect, Not Tokenism
Meaningful representation will only come when Black Brits can tell their own stories, as he did with his powerful “Black” video last week.
Let’s Say It: The UK Charts Are a Mess Right Now
Busted? The Specials? The Greatest Showman? What is going on?
Netflix’s ’Sex Education’ Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully
Stop providing outdated print-outs on ‘sexual intercourse’. Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.
The Classic 'Album Release Cycle' Seems to Be Dying
Am I the only one who was like 'I cannot keep up with all these projects coming out right at the end of the year, the fuck?' No? Good.
21 Savage Is a Person, Not Your Meme
While everyone gets their jokes off, the supposedly British rapper is set to be deported and separated from his children.
Weezer Have Always Been the Goofy Band You Think They Are
This week they released the 'Teal Album', covering TLC, a-ha and more – and of course, some hate it. But isn't their kookiness their charm?
Bikini Kill Might Be 'Back' for 2019, But They've Always Mattered
'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.