The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Khalid's 'Free Spirit' and 'Suncity,' as well as recent albums from 6LACK, Kyle, and Fat Tony.
This week's essential listening also includes grimy post-punk, colorful R&B, and frenetic footwork. You'll want to dig in.
Do you like music? Here’s a bunch of it from the Black Keys, Local Natives, M83, Khalid, and more, all in one place.
New projects from Khalid, Lil Yachty, and How to Dress Well top this week's list.
Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman," MØ and Diplo's "Sun In Our Eyes," and Benny Blanco's Halsey- and Khalid-featuring "Eastside" all go for summer dominance, but end up teasing the listener.
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter performed acoustic versions of "Young Dumb & Broke," "Location," and "Saved."
The former Fifth Harmony member's performance was more evidence that she is about to take over the world.
Featuring 6lack and Ty Dolla $ign, it sounds like a hot, chill afternoon AKA the absolute best.
The 20-year-old recorded an acoustic version of the single for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris honored Tom Petty, as well, and Lil Peep, Prodigy, and Combat Jack were saluted.
The "Don't Kill My Vibe" singer is the first non-Brit to win the accolade since 2013.
The American teen is well-lit and presumably quite sweaty.