So what exactly, is an equivalent album? It’s a complicated mash-up of streaming and sales data, where 10 digital-track downloads sold and 1,500 songs streamed are equal to one album.
06 Sep 2016
Frank Ocean's Endless, the decidedly less commercial of his two recent releases, might just be a victory for artists who've been forced to release music to fulfill contractual obligations. Here's a look at some of history's more significant spite albums.
28 Aug 2016
With the release of her second album, indie music's reigning soundscape designer wants you to know two things: there's no grand plan to her haunting, beautiful music -- and Drake is pretty great.
09 Oct 2013
Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.
08 Feb 2012
Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.
04 Jan 2012
Newcomers, giants, throwbacks, and collaborators -- 2011 was the year of diversity, in which rap fans were faced with enough variety to find whatever flavor of hip-hop they wanted.
David Amidon, Dave Heaton, Quentin B. Huff, Mike Madden, and Dean Van Nguyen
12 Dec 2011
I’ve saved more than my fair share of “princesses in another castle” since 1985, but I didn't really see Chloe coming.
16 Aug 2011
Female rapper Kreayshawn is on her way to becoming 2011's international sensation after her song "Gucci Gucci" ridiculed all "basic bitches" that value designer clothes. So who is this Oakland-based revelation?
04 Aug 2011
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