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In Conversation
Vic Mensa Introduces His New Community-Focused Weed Brand 93 Boyz

The Chicago rapper discusses his foray into the legal weed game, how he’s giving back, and where he’s going next.

August 11, 2022
Reviews
MUNA, “MUNA”

The trio’s self-titled third album offers a type of pleasure that’s hard to find much of these days: complex but uncomplicated, emotionally intelligent, and aimed at transcendence.

June 30, 2022
Essay
Kendrick Lamar Leads the Way Toward Spiritual Progress on “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”

On his fifth full-length, Kendrick takes a deep look in the mirror and challenges his audience to start doing the hard work on ourselves that we’ve been avoiding.

May 27, 2022
Ethel Cain Is Making Southern Gothic Pop Music for the End of the American Empire

Hayden Anhedonia discusses her debut album Preacher’s Daughter and the endless possibilities of rewriting the pop star formula.

May 16, 2022
Reviews
Frost Children, “SPIRAL”

The hyperpop duo’s second LP is dense with sugary hooks, surprising ideas, and the self-assuredness of a band that’s fully aware of how good it’s getting.

May 02, 2022
Digital Cover
Syd: Life Beyond The Internet and Odd Future

From her days in Odd Future to her new solo album Broken Hearts Club, we talked to Syd about how LA’s diverse pockets of forward-thinking music have helped her push the boundaries of her own sound.

April 01, 2022
In Conversation
Animal Collective Discuss Returning to Form on Time Skiffs

Deakin walks us through the writing process for the band’s 11th LP—their first as a four-piece since 2012.

February 04, 2022
Reviews
Poppy, “Flux”

The ex-YouTuber’s latest LP offers yet another stylistic makeover, this time diving into punchy, crunchy, ’90s-style grunge-pop.

October 27, 2021
Reviews
Bedouine, “Waysides”

Azniv Korkejian brings a new level of craft and confidence to her third album, proving sometimes the best direction is just to dig deeper.

October 25, 2021
Reviews
Halsey, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”

Halsey’s unexpected collaboration with Trent Reznor is possibly the most recklessly ambitious pop album of the year—and for sure one of the catchiest.

September 01, 2021
Justice’s Gaspard Augé on Resurrecting the Golden Age of Maximalist Pop on “Escapades”

The French producer discusses his debut solo album, which taps into a vibrant palette of sound and imagery lifted from the ’70s.

June 25, 2021
With “Fires in Heaven,” Salem Wrote a Meditation on Giving Up Control

The duo’s first new music in ten years takes a frank look at personal and political collapsitarianism.

October 30, 2020
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The Provocation and Paradox of Vic Mensa

The Chicago-reared rapper returned home before recording his latest project, the “V TAPE” EP, and engaging in the city’s turbulent moment in politics.

October 08, 2020