And you can tell he knows it’s great.
Plus: Wild speculation about Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Childish Gambino.
It’s a fitting document of these tumultuous times.
But it still has power.
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino ditches the old Arctic Monkeys sound in favor of late-night, self-aware vampire soul music.
If he never comes back from wandering out on the edges with the trolls and the racists, the times we felt inspired by his work still belong to us.
Including Janelle Monáe, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Sleep, Kasey Musgraves, and more.
It’s as much a celebration of love as a threat to powerful merchants of hate.
The North Carolina rapper explores the perils of addiction from multiple angles, to emotionally powerful results.
Just seconds in, it was apparent she was playing for keeps.
And both tracks are certified bangers.
“Nice for What” is an exceptional act of image reform.
It’s a collection of airtight strip-club bangers and heavier emotional numbers.
Abel Tesfaye has returned, slightly, to the guts and grit that built him.
Her third album makes any objections about her style and image now seem embarrassing.
Jack White sounds tired of being Jack White, while Julian Casablancas is still sorting out the many things he can be.
It’s a warm, wise survey of gospel music’s past, present, and possible future that works better than it should.
Is the issue so black and white?
The newly self-conscious rapper’s latest mixtape finds him forcing himself out of his wheelhouse, with uneven results.
The soundtrack for the warmer months is already stacked.
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