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    Gus Van Sant Grants Wish of Undertalented Rock ComboRarely does such a poor song get such a great video.
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    Drake and Some Kid Make Rap New AgainSee what’s billed as “The Greatest Amateur Rap Ever.”
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    A Fleet Foxes Fix, and Then Some, Courtesy of J. TillmanEver wished you could be the meat in a Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver sandwich?
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    Lou Barlow Would Like to Show You His DollhouseAnd yes, it’s pretty creepy.
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    Yo La Tengo Pretty Into This YouTube ThingThe latest of four videos the group has introduced since July also looks as though some clever kids made it in an afternoon.
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    New Paramore Video: Tight!Is this the greatest lady-fronted rock band in the country?
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    The Big Pink Make Their Feelings on Ice Queens KnownThey should be blown up, apparently.
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    All Other Indie Rockers, Give Up: Introducing Bon Iver Spinoff Volcano Choir“Island, IS” is a double dose of headphone music.
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    Song of the Summer: Tim McGraw in the Saddle“It’s a Business Doing Pleasure With You”: And with you, sir!
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    ‘No Homo’: Cause for Hope in Hip-hop?Is hip-hop becoming gayer — or is it just up to some old tricks?
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    Interpol Singer Lampoons Interpol SingerWelcome to the un-fun house.
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    Maxwell: Down With ‘O.P.P.’Descending into a red-lit basement apartment no doubt redolent of sensual rubbing oils.
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    New Major Lazer Video Probably Not Safe for Work, EpilepticsDo you prefer music videos that feature men who drop trou and jump off ladders onto prone women?
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    New Shakira Video Apparently Pulled Out From Under Some Dude’s MattressIt gives us a funny, climbing-the-rope-in-gym-class feeling.
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    Monsters of Folk: When Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and Jim James Talk to GodWe have to go ahead and call this song heavenly.
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    Panic! at the Disco Defectors Face Off Against Old Bandmates!Panic! at the Disco recently had two members defect. Today we hear not only the latest track from the remaining Panic members, but the first song from new band the Young Veins.
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    New U2 Can’t Be Hated OnWe’re really feeling “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.”
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    The Best New Pearl Jam We’ve Heard in Forever“The Fixer” might inspire us to love again.
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    Song of the Summer: Rob Thomas and a Radical Revamp of the Power RankingsThe Black Eyed Peas have finally spilled from the No. 1 spot, and the effects have cascaded downward!
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    Maxwell Damn Sure Knows How to End a Dry SpellWhat’s the sexiest thing you’ve done all day? Whatever it was, it won’t compare to this.
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    Mariah Carey Inhabits a Stalker, But What’s in the Minds of Her Haters?We’re actually rather shocked at the level of vitriol directed at the singer.
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    Alice in Chains Returns, Bonds UnbrokenThe black-molasses riffing and anguished singing? The musical equivalent of a familiar old drug high.
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    Song of the Summer: Michael Jackson Rarities, Remixes, Covers and More!Freddie Mercury! Jay-Z! Supergrass!
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    KRS-One and Buckshot Have Officially Saved ‘Hip-hop’A great, gimmicky rap song about how gimmicky rap songs have become.
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    Drake’s Vixens Hold Up Admirably Well in Demanding VideoThe rapper plays the coach of a basketball team comprised of remarkably well-endowed women.
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    M.I.A.-Directed Video a Kaleidoscopic Kick in the HeadIn case you’ve ever wondered what it’s like at one of those mythical Baltimore D.J. parties — or to trip balls in a mid-eighties JCPenney.
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    Greg Tate’s Michael Jackson: ‘Secretly Angry Black Race-Man’The great Tate in today’s ‘Voice.’
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    Kanye West Hits BottomThe evidence is on video.
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    ‘Birthday Sex’ Finally Committed to FilmAnd they couldn’t work candle wax into this?
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    Passion Pit Represents for the Massholes at Bowery BallroomThe last time we saw a Boston band play must’ve been ten years ago.
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    Song of the Summer: Mariah Carey Dominates (Pun Intended!)Spin us right round, Mariah, and feel free to do so all summer.
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    No Riots Reported As Taylor Swift Raps With T-PainThey no longer need to make room for a white country girl to stand next to a black guy who raps.
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    Fifteen-Year-Old Usher Protégé Throws a Sexy PartyLadies, are you feeling this little homey?
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    Should We Recap True Blood?Do you enjoy reading about television programs in addition to watching them?
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    Indie-Rock Show of the Year? The Decemberists and the Diamond TwinsIt culminated with the most remarkable karaoke this side of the Japanese islands.
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    Brandon Flowers, of All People, on the Time When Men Were MenAnd cars were boats, and Europe owed us a fat one for dubya dubya two.
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    Whose Song Is Sexier?“Dear Vulture, I never thought this would happen to me … “
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    Song of the Summer: Bullish on Grizzly Bear“Two Weeks,” the clear choice for easing down a cookout playlist as night falls.
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    Brokencyde: Good Rap Rock or Bad Rap Rock?What’s a fan of Linkin Park and Hollywood Undead to make of “Booty Call”?
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    Andy Milonakis As Zombie Dance-Hall Singer: Too Far?You can’t help but wonder if the pairing is utterly random or not.
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    Scarlett Johansson Lives to Sing Again, With Pete YornIt’s a rare kind of interplay. And a rare kind of song.
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    Modest Mouse Still Mighty StrangeTwo new songs feature a nineties-style alien, Druish princesses, and guilty cocker spaniels.
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    Song of the Summer: Introducing Vulture’s Power RankingsThe top 10, plus: the week’s Biggest Gainer.
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    Another Clash-Rivaling Classic for Rancid“Last One to Die”: pleasure-centered, endlessly listenable.
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    Rihanna Makes the Comeback of a Lifetime“Silly Boy”: There won’t be a more fascinating song this year.
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    Madonna, Fischerspooner, and That Old ‘Downtown’ IdeaMadge sees a show happening again tonight.
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    Song of the Summer: Let the Games Begin!With this list we begin our pursuit of this magical and, most likely, frankly sexual few minutes of recorded sound.
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    Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner on Creating Entertainment and His Sweet Neon HatSpooner talks to us about a skeptical Susan Sontag examining his journals, how he’d welcome death, and that hat.
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    Green Day’s Infinite RegressionThe musical strengths of six new songs collapse under the weight of Billie Joe’s ardent rebellious nonsense.
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    Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, and Jadakiss Are Totally FrontingCan’t everyone just go back to being gangstas with money?
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