In Conversation: Rob Sheffield on The Beatles and Our Cultural Refusal to Let It Be

The longtime “Rolling Stone” critic’s new book examines the Fab Four in a new light.

A New Day Dawning: How “Check Your Head” Invented the Beastie Boys

Their audience didn’t understand them. Their label didn’t want to talk to them. Not to worry: For the Beastie Boys, it was a brand-new morning.

Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens

The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.

Mountain to Sound: The Returning Peaks and Hidden Valleys of Spoon

For a songwriter known for his inability to write a bad song, it’s easy to forget that Britt Daniel was once pushed to the brink. And whether he wants to or not, on “Hot Thoughts,” his group is bridging back to the beginning.

Exploding the “Song Exploder”: Hrishikesh Hirway Looks Back on 100 Episodes of Pulling Music Apart

Since starting over three years ago, the song dissection podcast has turned into an institution—but it continues to surprise its creator with each episode.

In Conversation: Thundercat Has a Thunderchat About “Drunk,” Yacht Rock

Plus: You’ve been calling Kenny Loggins by the wrong name all these years.

Breaking: NE-HI

The Chicago quartet give sunny garage pop a melancholy tweak.

In Conversation: Sinkane on Positivity in the Age of Trump

Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Air + Style (2/18–19/2017)

YG, TV on the Radio, and a whole lot of snowboarders get high in LA.

Breaking: Mozart’s Sister

The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”

Freedom Rock: The Fuzzbox Liturgy of Ty Segall

Having conquered a variety of genre albums in recent years, the genre this time around is that there isn’t a genre—just a dedication to the sanctity of the music and music alone.

Hollywood’s Singular Vision: Foxygen Hang On to the American Dream

Following a release cycle marred by breakup rumors, Sam France and Jonathan Rado have reappeared from behind the velvet curtain, and they’re more unified than ever.

Don’t Break Up Your Band: Matt Sweeney and Clay Tarver of Chavez Talk “Cockfighters”

Indie vets Chavez return after a twenty-year recorded absence with a surprising, vital set of songs.

The New Dawn of New Age

How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.

Under The Influence: Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan-raised singer-songwriter treats a mundane gathering like a glass menagerie on his ANTI- debut “The Party.”

Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was

Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.

In Conversation: Thomas Dolby Drops Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange

After pop stardom, the “She Blinded Me with Science” singer set his sights on the intersection of music and technology.

The FLOOD Top 40

Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.

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