The A to Z of Softbois
From the one who makes you watch Wes Anderson on his floor mattress, to the grade-schooler you babysat who can now roll his own cigarettes.
Into The K-Pop World
The Complexity and Fun of Being a Queer, Femme K-Pop Fan
Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.
We Asked Some Gen Z Kids How They Discover New Music
In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favorite artists?
Miley Cyrus’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.
Ben Charlie Smoke
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.
Inside the Highly Strange World of Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
How an unlikely punk kid from Scranton began an emotional trap phenomenon called Gothboiclique, now forced to move forward after Lil Peep's passing.
Blood Orange 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.
Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?
A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
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 those who grew up in the 2000s, the file-sharing software offered a way to forge a taste in music and understand the internet.