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The 50 Best Albums of 2024 So Far

The 50 Best Albums of 2024 So Far

The 50 best albums of 2024 offer sublime music as major artists return with new work and brilliant new sounds bubble up from the underground and worldwide.

Dua Lipa Sets a Major Breakthrough for Indie and Pop Music

Dua Lipa Sets a Major Breakthrough for Indie and Pop Music

With the help of Kevin Parker and Danny L. Harle, Dua Lipa’s new album Radical Optimism sounds like Tame Impala meets PC Music and goes to headline Glastonbury.

Sziget Days 1 and 2: Dua Lipa and Kings of Leon and Fans Kick up the Dust

Sziget Days 1 and 2: Dua Lipa and Kings of Leon and Fans Kick up the Dust

Sziget, Europe’s biggest party and music festival, is back in full swing, with visitors from 103 countries and artists from 54 countries, but also some major structural changes.

Sziget Festival 2022 Is Back with Joyful Exuberance

Sziget Festival 2022 Is Back with Joyful Exuberance

Europe’s arguably biggest music festival, Sziget Festival, is even better than before the pandemic shutdown and shows no sign of toning its enormous ambition down. Why should it?

The 15 Best Pop Albums of 2020

The 15 Best Pop Albums of 2020

The 15 best pop albums radiate with unstoppable playlist power and much-needed sweet escapism.

The 60 Best Albums of 2020

The 60 Best Albums of 2020

Despite a global pandemic, an economic crash, and the shut-down of international touring, 2020 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

Mercury Prize Announces the 12 Best British Albums of the Year

Mercury Prize Announces the 12 Best British Albums of the Year

The UK's 12 best albums are proposed in a shortlist made by the prestigious Mercury Prize.

Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart” (Singles Going Steady)

Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart” (Singles Going Steady)

Dua Lipa knows that what makes a diva special is her willingness to feel. She emotes for the rest of us on "Break My Heart".

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ Is the Dance Escape We Need Right Now

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ Is the Dance Escape We Need Right Now

Engaged, confident, and better than ever, Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia is a dancefloor fire-starter but just a shade away from being a true pop masterpiece.

Dua Lipa Makes Kitschy Cool on ‘Future Nostalgia’

Dua Lipa Makes Kitschy Cool on ‘Future Nostalgia’

Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia is near immaculate meta-pop that refuses to forego tight songwriting for nostalgic bells and whistles, helmed by a singer is exponentially more aware of what she's capable of.

Elimination Leads to Creation: Junkie XL on His Score for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Elimination Leads to Creation: Junkie XL on His Score for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

From crafting the acclaimed soundtrack to Max Max: Fury Road to his latest score for Alita: Battle Angel, Junkie XL talks with PopMatters about his film score work and what draws him to classic scores from the '50s.

Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

No award show will ever be truly perfect, but one can still admire how the Grammys overcame some pre-show controversy to deliver one of the most feminist, fearless, and downright entertaining broadcasts in its history.