The 100 Best Albums of 2019

It was a great year for throwback hip hop, sex-positive R&B, ice-cold dance music, ambitious metal, and downright weird pop.

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Cam’ron Is Not Convinced That Dinosaurs Ever Existed

"Word, so they just found all these bones and glued them together? ... Sounds like more of a money-maker to me.”

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The Real Story Behind the Iconic Ode to Oral Sex, "Put It In Your Mouth"

How the raunchy 1996 duet from neighborhood friends Kia Jeffries and Akinyele Adams came to be.

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Relax, Willie Nelson Has Not Quit Weed

The 86-year-old country icon may no longer be smoking cannabis, but he’s definitely still getting high.

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Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Break Down Their Biggest Songs: Guitar Moves

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are a dream pairing, who very well may have one of the best albums of 2017​ with the '​Lotta Sea Lice.' In this edition of Guitar Moves they meet up in the desert with Matt Sweeney to show him their style of shredding.

Fishbowl Freestyle with Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett gives us his best bars based on random words from our fishbowl.

Ari Lennox Draws Her Self Portrait

Ari Lennox draws her self portrait.

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Grimes Is the Artist of the Decade

No artist has challenged our assumptions about what pop music can be like Grimes.

My Chemical Romance Is the Artist of the Decade

The band dominated and influenced rock throughout the 2010s—even though they were inactive for most of the decade.

Jack Antonoff Is the Artist of the Decade

Love him or hate him, Antonoff’s prolific production work makes him one of the most notable artists of the 2010s.

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Clams Casino on 'Moon Trip Radio': "It Sounds Like Music to Be Alone To"

VICE spoke to the New Jersey producer about his latest solo release and how fatherhood has changed his approach to making music.

11 Artists on Covering John Cage's '4'33"'

Mute Records is celebrating its 40th birthday with 58 covers of Cage's trailblazing piece of silent music from artists like Lee Ranaldo and Maps.

Peter Hook Is on a Mission to Play Every New Order Song—Without New Order

In New Order and Joy Division, he wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 80s. Now he tells VICE what it's like to share them with the band that dumped him.

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Neon Indian’s New Song Tackles Life as a Mexican Immigrant in Trump’s America

Alan Palomo's new ode to growing up on the border is a political turn for the chillwave group—and it slaps!

Here's the New Song From The National's Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers

The duo recorded "Walking on a String" for Netflix's 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie,' which is out now.

Justin Timberlake's New Music Will Lean Heavily on Black Artists, Again

The 'Man of the Woods' singer appears tired of the woods; he just announced forthcoming collaborations with SZA, Lizzo, and Meek Mill.

Cam’ron Is Not Convinced That Dinosaurs Ever Existed

"Word, so they just found all these bones and glued them together? ... Sounds like more of a money-maker to me.”

Relax, Willie Nelson Has Not Quit Weed

The 86-year-old country icon may no longer be smoking cannabis, but he’s definitely still getting high.

Artists Are Taking Their Music Off Amazon to Protest Its ICE Contracts

Organizers behind No Music For ICE have called on musicians to pull their discographies from the company’s digital platforms.

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Why Your Favorite Alt-Rock Legends Are Remixing Their Old Albums

Acts like The Replacements, Pearl Jam, and now R.E.M. have decided to tinker with the past. But they’re not rewriting history—just presenting it from a new angle.

Tyler, The Creator Is the Artist of the Decade

After starting the decade testing the limits of shock with Odd Future, the rapper’s journey to mellow and sincere has been even more radical.

Wilco Haven’t Just Endured, They’ve Gotten Better

'Ode To Joy’ cements their legacy as the greatest band of our time.

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Forever Warped: On the Beach, at the Tour That Refuses to Die

It was "a funeral where everyone could keep hanging out." For now.

Know When to Dance Like a Woman, and Look Like a Man

When Millennium Dance Complex opened in the 90s, the world of hip-hop had very specific visions of how men and women should look and perform. Two decades later, a lot has changed.

Pittsburgh's Rap Scene Is Wounded But Optimistic

Following the deaths of two of the city's most prominent exports, Mac Miller and Jimmy Wopo, rappers like Benji. and My Favorite Color are doing their best to pick up the pieces.

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Doll Skin's Joyful Pop Punk Is the Future

The Arizona band's new album 'Love Is Dead and We Killed Her' gives mid-aughts alt-rock a fresh coat of Manic Panic.

Puerto Rican Hitmaker Jhay Cortez Doesn't Need American Hip-Hop’s Approval

The writer behind Cardi B's "I Like It" and other bangers is ready to top the charts under his own name.

Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope

The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.

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