superlatives

Thurston Moore on the Obscure Sonic Youth Songs He Loves the Most

Plus, playing with Iggy Pop, advice from Alan Vega, and the book he “probably will publish at some point in 2021.”
a long talk

The State of the Union According to Chuck D

The rap pioneer on the new Public Enemy album (reuniting them with Def Jam), Donald Trump, the broken music business, Kanye, and more.
musicians on their own music

7 Key Elements of the A.G. Cook Sound, According to A.G. Cook

The PC Music leader and creative director for Charli XCX steps out with two debut albums.
  1. respect the classics
    Stevie Nicks Does the Math and Wishes Harry Styles Was Older“Well, that would be a good thing.”
  2. wonderful news
    Shawn Mendes Announces New Album, and You Know Camila Cabello Is InvolvedIn case you wonder-ed what all that social-media commotion was.
  3. the meaning of mariah carey
    10 Shocking Stories From Mariah Carey’s MemoirOn Tommy Mottola, Derek Jeter, Glitter, her family, and more.
  4. my single is dropping
    Demi Lovato Emerges From Her Breakup With Powerful Ballad ‘Still Have Me’“I don’t have much, but at least I still have me.”
  5. backstories
    Together, A.G. Cook and Jónsi Have Made Their Most Surprising Work YetThe PC Music head on his left-field project with the Sigur Rós frontman.
  6. last night on late night
    BTS Army Spokesperson John Cena Explains What Made Him StanHe joined Jimmy Fallon in-studio for night two of the BTS Tonight Show takeover.
  7. last night on late night
    The Only Good Thing on TV Last Night Was Phoebe Bridgers Singing on Seth MeyersBecause we all needed to scream after that debate.
  8. superlatives
    Thurston Moore on the Obscure Sonic Youth Songs He Loves the MostPlus, playing with Iggy Pop, advice from Alan Vega, and the book he “probably will publish at some point in 2021.”
  9. rip
    Helen Reddy, ‘I Am Woman’ Singer and Activist, Dead at 78The Grammy-winning song remains an empowering feminist anthem.
  10. songs
    ‘Will You Shut Up, Man’ Is the Song of SummerI love this song.
  11. casting
    Zendaya in Talks to Play Ronnie Spector in A24 BiopicSpector herself personally approves.
  12. miley cyrus
    Miley Cyrus Has Your ‘Heart of Glass’ Cover ReadyOne thing about Miley, she’s gonna deliver a good cover.
  13. awards
    Reggaeton Stars J Balvin and Bad Bunny Lead Latin Grammy NominationsBoth artists criticized the lack of reggaeton nominees in 2019.
  14. last night on late night
    BTS Launch Their Tonight Show Residency With a ThrowbackWatch their never-before-seen performance of 2018’s “IDOL.”
  15. get out the vote
    If Tyler, the Creator Can Vote for the Very First Time, Then So Can YouIn a self-made PSA, he says he “sees the light” when it comes to going to the polls.
  16. breakups
    How Stans (Accidentally) Helped Break Up Demi Lovato and Max EhrichTheir quarantine engagement is over just weeks after fans uncovered Ehrich’s old social-media posts. Here’s how it happened.
  17. q&a
    2020 Can’t Slow Down Sadie DupuisThe Speedy Ortiz “front demon” on her new Sad13 album, Adam Schlesinger, and the state of independent music.
  18. a long talk
    The State of the Union According to Chuck DThe rap pioneer on the new Public Enemy album (reuniting them with Def Jam), Donald Trump, the broken music business, Kanye, and more.
  19. b is for billions
    The BTS Boys Are Millionaires As Label Big Hit Goes PublicSeven figures for seven members.
  20. the meaning of mariah carey
    The World Is Finally Ready to Know Mariah Carey Wrote a ’90s Alt-Rock AlbumWhile working on her own record, 1995’s Daydream.
  21. breakups
    Demi Lovato and Fiancé Max Ehrich Split, Ending Their Two-Month Quar RomanceEhrich is now claiming that he was dumped via “a tabloid.”
  22. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusWho’s next?
  23. respect the classics
    The Doobie Brothers and Bill Murray Are Feuding Because 2020 Just Won’t QuitA case of golf apparel, song rights, and puns.
  24. boys boys boys
    BTS Will Release Their New Album ASAP(In November.)
  25. the inside track
    The Rage of Idles Is Just Another Empty Gesture“War,” which opens their new album Ultra Mono, doesn’t make sense.
  26. exclusive
    Watch Dolly Parton and Patti LaBelle Turn Their Acrylics Into InstrumentsIn a clip from 1987.
  27. my single is dropping
    Groove Awkwardly in Place to Vin Diesel’s New Song“Feel Like I Do” premiered on The Kelly Clarkson Show to a virtual audience of massive floating heads dancing awkwardly in no space.
  28. rip warped tour
    Machine Gun Kelly Releases His Pop-Punk Opus Tickets to My DownfallThis guy just dropped the year’s best Warped-Tour-core album.
  29. my single is dropping
    Travis Scott Wants You to Watch His New Music Video ‘Franchise’ in IMAX TheatersFeaturing Young Thug and M.I.A., the video premieres before Tenet at select theaters, but you can just watch it online now.
  30. superlatives
    Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s Most Underrated and What Makes a Great DrummerThe legend on S&M2, the best drummers of all time, and Guitar Hero: Metallica.
  31. my single is dropping
    Kylie Minogue Waves a Wand, Drops New Song, ‘Magic’The second single from her highly anticipated, aptly titled album Disco.
  32. my single is dropping
    Bruce Springsteen Gifted Us a New Song on His Birthday and That’s GenerosityIt’s the second offering from his new album Letter to You.
  33. human contact
    Lizzo Sanitizes the Vogue 73 Questions Guy Before Letting Him in Her HouseAs is standard for greeting people in 2020.
  34. the meaning of mariah carey
    Mariah Carey Calls Derek Jeter the ‘Catalyst’ for Her Split From Tommy Mottola“I didn’t think I would ever meet anybody who wouldn’t … feel superior to me.”
  35. respect the classics
    Elton John Extends Farewell Tour Into 2022, a Year He Thinks ExistsWhen was the last time the possibility of the year 2022 crossed your mind?
  36. bts
    BTS Are Set to Take Over The Tonight ShowWith a week of performances.
  37. extremely online
    Rolling Stone Welcomes New Contributors Beyoncé and Taylor SwiftThe two contributed to the magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums” list.
  38. trailer mix
    This Must Be the Place (to Watch the Trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia)Time to buy a monochromatic suit.
  39. interview
    Fleet Foxes Made the Perfect Album for This MomentSinger Robin Pecknold talks about the challenges of making Shore — and the decision to release it on the autumnal equinox.
  40. fleet foxes
    Fall Is Officially Here and So Is a New Fleet Foxes AlbumThe band timed Shore to the autumnal equinox.
  41. chart updates
    The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Just Broke a Billboard RecordIt has been stuck in our heads for a record 28 weeks.
  42. miss independent
    Kelly Clarkson on Her Divorce: ‘Definitely Didn’t See Anything Coming’“You definitely will hear it musically.”
  43. halftime anytime
    The Killers Welcome Raiders to Vegas With Rooftop ‘Mr. Brightside’What is this, 2003? You wish. You wish it was 2003.
  44. the law
    Bobby Shmurda Was Denied ParoleHe might be locked up until December 2021.
  45. interview
    The Deftones Have (Almost) Found BalanceChino Moreno opens up about the band’s process, its diverse influences, and the legacy of nu metal.
  46. musicians on their own music
    7 Key Elements of the A.G. Cook Sound, According to A.G. CookThe PC Music leader and creative director for Charli XCX steps out with two debut albums.
  47. the inside track
    Can Ava Max Ever Follow Up ‘Sweet But Psycho’?“Naked,” her latest try, is one of her best songs — but still not built for the 2020 charts.
  48. tiny desk (home) concerts
    BTS Perform a Stripped-Down ‘Dynamite’ in Their First Tiny Desk ConcertTo be clear, the song is stripped down, not the guys.
  49. my thematic album is dropping
    Taylor Swift Drops ‘Betty Live From the 2020 ACM Awards,’ Answers PrayersIt opens her latest folklore chapter, out now.
  50. music
    If You Thought You Saw Bad Bunny Performing a Concert on a Moving Truck, You DidThe only time you’ve enjoyed being caught in traffic.
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