"What made Death Grips’ story compelling was that it was without moral or direction. Never fully independent, the band could only define themselves in opposition to the parental presence of their label. Never fully obedient, they learned to make a spectacle of their own bad choices. As heroes go, they were bratty and misguided. I’m tempted here to write that maybe being bratty and misguided was the point, but in my most respectful and adulatory moments I would say that I’m not sure Death Grips had one."

Mike Powell says goodbye to Death Grips.



Twenty-one-year-old pop powerhouse Ariana Grande’s blinding synth kiss-off "Break Free" is a long-weekend-ready Best New Track.

Twenty-one-year-old pop powerhouse Ariana Grande’s blinding synth kiss-off "Break Free" is a long-weekend-ready Best New Track.




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HOW TO DRESS WELL : CHILDHOOD FAITH IN LOVE





"High Life is a genuine surprise—Eno’s best vocal album in 25 years."

Mark Richardson reviews the gorgeous new collaborative album from Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde, our latest Best New Music pick.



Drone metal godheads Sun O))) and the legendary Scott Walker are working on a collaborative album.

Drone metal godheads Sun O))) and the legendary Scott Walker are working on a collaborative album.






richard-russell:

I hope Bobby realises how much his music will mean to people forever.







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"When an artist like Riff Raff comes along, listeners jump to the obvious conclusion: as a white artist, he must have agency. He must be faking it, perhaps mocking black expressionism. But what if he isn’t?"

David Drake reviews NEON iCON, the debut album from rap absurdist RiFF RAFF.





Listen to High Life, the collaborative new album from Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde, via Pitchfork Advance. 

Listen to High Life, the collaborative new album from Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde, via Pitchfork Advance