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The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 7:10 AM
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
Pronounced Dead: The Art of Cultural Assassination
9 Jun 2014 // 8:30 PM
Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?
I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy
18 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM
Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.
Taylor Swift: 1989
30 Oct 2014 // 8:06 PM
A 40-foot Taylor Swift stomps through Manhattan in chelsea boots and a pencil skirt, bodegas and halal carts crumbling under her heels, waving one enormous pinky finger to Jay and Beyoncé as they cower in their Tribeca penthouse.
Taylor Swift: Red
30 Oct 2012 // 5:05 PM
More varied in its offerings, but also more disjointed than her previous work, Red sounds like a transitional album for Taylor Swift, as her musical profile undergoes a modern-rock makeover.
PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture
18 Mar 2015 // 3:00 AM
The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".
Guessing the 2015 Grammys
29 Jan 2015 // 3:48 AM
PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.
Taylor Swift and Daniel Ek debate Spotify: What’s a fan to do?
19 Nov 2014 // 4:35 AM
Taylor Swift and Spotify's Daniel Ek are more alike than they might like to admit, and their arguing of late is starting to get confusing.
Streaming Poses a Dilemma for Musicians and Fans
13 Nov 2014 // 5:15 AM
U2 “devalued its music completely” by pushing it on listeners whether wanted or not. “It sends a huge mixed message to bands that are just struggling to get by.”