Bill Callahan's Existential Pastorals and 7 More Albums for Heavy Rotation

This week's essential listening also includes gothic synth recordings and watery R&B.

33 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2019

There's been so much good music in 2019. Here's the best of what you haven't heard.

The Guide to Getting Into Madonna, Holy Mother of Modern Pop

She's a true original with a decades-deep catalog, so ahead of the release of 'Madame X,' here's a streamlined guide to her restlessly creative and game-changing career.

'Disco Demolition Night' Was a Disgrace, and Celebrating it Is Worse

The Chicago White Sox are commemorating an infamous 1979 near-riot in which a primarily white crowd destroyed records made by Black and gay artists. It's shameful.

'Disco Demolition Night' Was a Disgrace, and Celebrating it Is Worse

The Chicago White Sox are commemorating an infamous 1979 near-riot in which a primarily white crowd destroyed records made by Black and gay artists. It's shameful.

Radiohead Officially Release 18 Hours of Leaked 'OK Computer' Sessions

After several recordings from their ‘OK Computer’ era were shared online, the band officially dropped the tapes and will donate the proceeds to climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.

DJ Khaled Played Himself With an Energy Drink Bundle Scandal

Billboard disqualified album sales of "Father of Asahd," preventing it from debuting at No.1, because of one of the music magnate's many brand deals.

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Haruomi Hosono Has Made So Many Great Records He Can't Remember Them All

Upon his long-awaited return to the United States for sold-out shows on both coasts, the 71-year-old Japanese legend reflects on a lifetime of playful experiments.

We Found the Actual Valerie From Amy Winehouse's Song ‘Valerie’

Few people know that the 2006 song is a cover; fewer still know who inspired it.

Tim Heidecker's Divorce Album Is No Joke

The cult funnyman is known for his irreverent and outlandish comedy on Adult Swim, but his new album 'What The Brokenhearted Do…' gets real about an imaginary break-up.

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33 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2019

There's been so much good music in 2019. Here's the best of what you haven't heard.

Strange Ranger’s New Song Is Just Searching for Answers

The Philadelphia indie band’s “Living Free” from their new LP ‘Remembering The Rockets’ is cinematic and resonant.

Scott Gilmore's Noisey Mix Is Like Pop Radio From a Parallel Universe

The otherworldly Los Angeles musician's set pays tribute to Jimi Hey's 'Rainbow Jail' show, which pulls together strange songs from bygone eras.

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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.

Nav Is Finally Self-Aware

The Punjabi-Canadian rapper may be a frequent target of maligning memes and industry plant accusations, but The Weeknd’s homegrown favorite now has a Billboard chart-topping album.

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The Guide to Getting Into Madonna, Holy Mother of Modern Pop

She's a true original with a decades-deep catalog, so ahead of the release of 'Madame X,' here's a streamlined guide to her restlessly creative and game-changing career.

The Guide to Getting Into Elton John, Pop's Most Colorful Storyteller

A new biopic called 'Rocketman,' out this week, tells the story of the songwriter himself. Here's the music you need to know going in.

The Guide to Getting into PJ Harvey, Grunge’s Apocalyptic Godmother

From her 90s rock roots to the folk war poetry that came later, PJ is an artist who has inhabited many lives. Here's everything you need to know.

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Scott Gilmore's Noisey Mix Is Like Pop Radio From a Parallel Universe

The otherworldly Los Angeles musician's set pays tribute to Jimi Hey's 'Rainbow Jail' show, which pulls together strange songs from bygone eras.

Mukqs' Noisey Mix Is the Perfect Escape-from-Reality Music

The Chicago-based experimenter released a disorienting full-length earlier this month and will put out another next week. His new mix is full of similarly transcendent beats.

This Minimal Violence Mix Will Help You Transcend This Mundane Meatspace

The Vancouver duo celebrates their incredible LP 'InDreams,' with a mix of dark and delirious techno.

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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.

Karol G Is Bigger Than Reggaetón

The urbano hitmaker spent over a decade making a name for herself in Colombia, slowly evolving into the global pop artist she's ready to become.

Lena Raine's Digital Ambience Can Make You Panic or Help You Relax

Her soundtrack work for the acclaimed platformer 'Celeste' earned her scores of awards and a spot onstage next to Hans Zimmer. Her debut solo album 'Oneknowing' was made, in part, as a way of dealing with the sudden spotlight.

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