From Frank Ocean to Chairlift to Solange, here are the best and brightest releases of the year
From poking fun at Kanye West, to curating playlists, to singing with Willie Nelson, to hosting the recent South by South Lawn festival at the White House, President Obama has taken advantage of his musical know-how in unprecedented ways.
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.
Real Life Rock Top 10: Greil Marcus on rummaging through Prince’s vaults in the aftermath of his death, the scathing hardcore of North Carolina’s Blackball, the rebirth of “Twin Peaks,” and more.
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.