Featuring Bat for Lashes, M.I.A., Warpaint, Whitney, Joey Purp, DJ Shadow, Explosions in the Sky, and many more
After using her art to open the world’s eyes, M.I.A. has finally reached a sense of peace. But that doesn’t mean she’s through speaking her mind.
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.
Stuart Berman details how one era-defining classic—Elastica’s Britpop-bombing 1995 debut—spawned another: M.I.A.’s Arular, which turns 10 this year.
Our favorite videos from the last five years featuring a bug-eating Tyler, the Creator, a humiliated LCD Soundsystem, various Beyoncés, a tiny Danny Brown, a lip-sticked Mac DeMarco, and many more.
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.
Here are the 50 albums we couldn't stop listening to this year including: Blood Orange's homespun R&B, Majical Cloudz's bold confessionals, Kanye's explosive statement of purpose, Vampire Weekend's all-loving rallying cry, and more.