Our most-anticipated albums of 2018 (that we know of)

With confirmed releases from the likes of Tune-Yards, Lucy Dacus, and Superchunk—plus expected new albums from My Bloody Valentine, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and more—2018 is already shaping up to be another strong year for music. Here are the albums we most look forward to hearing this year (or, at least, that we…

From St. Vincent’s latest to Drake’s playlist: Our most anticipated albums of 2017

While it’d be nice if music releases fit nicely into a year-by-year narrative, the end of 2016 proved that wasn’t the case. Even after we published our feature highlighting some of the best music of 2016, there was still more to be released for the year. In those last couple weeks before 2017 was rung in, we saw new…

Stop jizzing all over journalism

Ladies, what the fuck. National female voices like Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear stronger than ever. At the same time, personality journalism appears to be gazing longingly backwards toward an era full of Playboy bunnies and Stepford wives.

5 seconds to 17 years: A countdown of 17 songs about specific lengths of time

With a beat that pulsates like a racing heart, Twin Shadow provides a perfect tune to wiggle to with “Five Seconds.” The lyrics, however, reveal a much harsher reality, in which the singer struggles with a closed-off lover, singing “Five seconds in your heart / Straight to your heart / I can’t get to your heart.” The…