From Arca to Moor Mother to Tim Hecker to Meredith Monk, the best experimental records of the year
Backstage shots of performers including Thundercat, Shamir, Brian Wilson, Moses Sumney, Jenny Hval, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.
Check out some of our favorite portraits and live shots from across the year, spotlighting artists including Sleater-Kinney, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Iceage, Lauryn Hill, Perfume Genius, Shamir, and Jamie xx.
World weary rap courtesy of Vince Staples and Future. Vulnerable folk from Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens. Thundercat and Kamasi Washington’s astral musings. The welcomed comebacks of Dr. Dre and Sleater-Kinney. All of that and more makes up our Top 50 albums of the year.
From Drake's dominance to Adele's return, Tame Impala's blissful psych to Kendrick Lamar's politically charged hip-hop, 2015 marked another diverse and strong year for music. These are our picks for the best songs of the year.
A collection of our favorite quotables from the interviews we did this year, including Madonna on modern loneliness, Earl Sweatshirt on proverbs, Bradford Cox on dogs, Jamie xx on (not) smoking weed, Sufjan Stevens on God, and much more.
Jenn Pelly meets up with the Norwegian art-pop disrupter at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan to talk about the frightening aspects of our own bodies, the importance of revolution in an era of passivity, and how her music is like the inverse of cock rock.