From Father John Misty’s surreal Twitter musings to DJ Khaled’s Snapchat exuberance to Nicki Minaj’s flawless Instagram selfies, these are the musicians that keep us hopelessly glued to our screens.
From Nicki and Beyoncé’s ecstatic Coachella road trip, to David Bowie’s haunting interstellar hallucination, to Oneohtrix Point Never’s epic LARP-ing battle, to Charli XCX’s psychotic death-by-selfie freak show, to Kendrick’s powerful levitating act, here are our 20 favorite videos of the year.
From Perfume Genius' heroic glam, to Sophie's oil-slick electronic excursions, to Young Thug's masterful weirdness, to Taylor Swift's bulletproof pop, to Future Islands' sweeping synth rock, these are our favorite tracks of the year.
From Drake to Beach House to Deafheaven to Sophie to Grimes to Cloud Nothings to, yes, Kanye—our picks for the best songs of the half-decade.
The records we're looking forward to most this year including: Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Beck, Joanna Newsom, Mac DeMarco, Nicki Minaj, Solange, Real Estate, Rustie, St. Vincent, Swans, and more.
There's more music writing available now than ever, but are we using this context to increase our personal connection with the sounds we hear? Mark Richardson investigates, spotlighting Nicki Minaj and the trappings of "sharing" culture.