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Emma Madden is a freelance writer who covers music and digital culture at New York, Pitchfork, and other outlets.

  1. q&a
    PJ Harvey Changed Her Mind About Touring“I had to ask myself, ‘Is this still the best contribution I have to give?’ And I think the answer is yes.”
  2. album review
    Kelly Clarkson (Finally) Succumbs to the SpotlightChemistry proves to be the ideal emotional counterpart to her talk show.
  3. chat room
    Feist Is in Her Full-Circle EraThe singer reflects on her new album, writing lyrics to her future self, and why she ditched the Arcade Fire tour.
  4. chat room
    Raye’s First Album Was About Making Ugly Thoughts ‘Sound Beautiful’The singer says her long-awaited debut is “deep, innit?”
  5. christmas music
    The 10 Best Versions of ‘White Christmas’Iggy Pop versus Otis Redding.
  6. chat room
    People Are Now Apologizing to Tove Lo for Mispronouncing Her Name“One trailer of RuPaul saying ‘Too-veh-loo’ and it’s like, Oh my God, we all fucked up!”
  7. superlatives
    Tegan and Sara on Their Best and Most Pedestrian Music“I hate to say that’s a high point because it came out so long ago. So are we over? I don’t know.”
  8. the festival circuit
    A Wellies-Free Review of Glastonbury 2022When you can’t go to England’s biggest festival in person, you dance at home alone to Yves Tumor and order Goan fish curry for delivery.
  9. it’s a mad mad world
    Kate Bush Agrees, We’ve All Gone MadIn a rare interview, the singer reflects on her legacy and the world’s new obsession with “Running Up that Hill.”
  10. extremely online
    It Started With a LaughIn 2019, Ashnikko broke out after a viral hit on TikTok. What if it wasn’t a fluke?