Cowboys, queens, and marauders: The 31 most-anticipated albums of August

The last weeks of summer may be fast approaching, but at least they’ll have a stellar soundtrack. In addition to Nicki Minaj’s overdue Queen, August brings new releases from Interpol, Blood Orange, Mitski, YG, Steve Hauschildt, Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, and many more. These are the 31 new albums we’re most…

The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half

A couple of weeks ago, we ran down our list of the year’s best albums so far, already a lineup that makes for a solid year in music. But there’s still a whole six months’ worth of releases coming our way. In addition to the records we were anticipating at the beginning of the year that still haven’t come to pass—like…

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj play basketball with famous friends in "Swish Swish" video

Taylor Swift dominated the news cycle this week with the teasing and eventual announcement of her new album, but her supposed rival Katy Perry won’t just sit by and let that happen. In response—even thought it has probably been in the works for a long time—Perry has released a video for her song “Swish Swish,” and in