The Who's 'Tommy' Is 50, So Here Are Nine More Essential Rock Operas

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Co. may have introduced the world to the form, but they were far from the first—or last—to tell stories with bombast.

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.

An Exhaustive Breakdown of Will Smith's Extremely Cursed 'Aladdin' Rap

From the lamp-rubbing innuendos to the part where DJ Khaled channels the Ying Yang Twins.

The Power Struggle Behind Britney Spears' Conservatorship Saga

There are several parties jockeying for control of Spears' world, and it's hard to tell which one of them she's aligned with.

YG Teases a 'Special Project' with Nipsey Hussle

In an interview promoting his new album '4REAL 4REAL,' the Los Angeles rapper says there's a project that will be "next-level" with Nipsey Hussle in the works.

Moby Really Wants You to Believe He Dated a Teenager

In a new memoir, the producer and DJ claims he once dated a young Natalie Portman. Portman recalls "an older man being creepy."

Whitney Houston's Estate Announces a Hologram Tour and New Music

Primary Wave Music Publishing is spearheading the effort after purchasing 50 percent of the singer's assets.

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Emotional Oranges Are 'Normal' People Making R&B More Mysterious

Noisey spoke to the anonymous R&B group about the release of their debut EP, 'The Juice Vol. 1.'

Holly Herndon's New, AI-Spawned Album Is Full of Humanity

For 'PROTO,' the artist and her collaborators built an AI that was trained on their voices. The music it produced is eerie at times, but it's full of life.

Pink Sweat$ Is Putting Love Back in R&B

Philadelphia singer isn't afraid to sing about love, even if it's dysfunctional.

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Tyler, the Creator's Fractured Gems and 11 More Albums for Heavy Rotation

This week's essential listening also includes wild raps from Megan Thee Stallion and crushing grindcore.

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.

Spencer Radcliffe and Everyone Else Chuckle at the Void on Their New Album

'Hot Spring,' the pastoral and gorgeous new LP from the Chicago songwriter and his band, explores the absurdity of mundane life.

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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 The National, Rock Existentialists

Upon the release of the band's eighth studio album, 'I Am Easy to Find,' here's a guide to help you ease into their impressive, expansive discography.

The Guide to Getting into The Cramps, Garage Rock's True Freaks

Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, and their cast of collaborators left behind a legacy of heavy, horny, and horrifying songs. Here's where to start.

The Guide to Getting Into Cher, Pop Shapeshifter

Cher has reinvented herself about a dozen times in the 55 years since "I Got U Babe." Here's where to start with her treasure trove of hits.

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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.

This Foodman Mix Is a Strange Trip Through Experimental Electronic Music

Themed around "urban indigeneity," it slams together producers from his native Japan, boundary-pushers from around the world, and, uh, Bright Eyes.

The 83rd’s Noisey Mix Is a Potent Dose of Underground Energy

Slamming together 30 tracks in 30 minutes, the New York freak scene staple shines a light on the same experimentalists he highlights through his blog and label Sermon 3.

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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.

Stella Donnelly Is Ready to Piss a Lot of People Off

The Australian songwriter's debut album 'Beware of the Dogs' sticks the knife in misogynists and other regressive bullshit artists. She knows that some won't take too kindly to that.

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