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Music

Adrianne Lenker’s Bright Future is Daringly Imperfect

The Big Thief frontwoman’s new album is a lyrical and atmospheric tour de force.

by COLE KNIGHT

Spotify Killed the Radio Star

What does the rise of streaming mean for artists and listeners?

by MEHREEN SYED

Tirzah Transcends Traditional Narratives on "trip9love…???"

On her most challenging album yet, Tirzah lets her music do all the talking.

by JAKE FALCONER

The Resurrection of Panchiko

The champions of the lost wave tour talk tour, streaming discourse, and their storied origins.

by HANNAH SUNG

Benny the Butcher’s "Everybody Can’t Go" is Another Strong Performance

The rapper's new project shows even more advancement from his previous work.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

The Seattle Sound and Its Origins

What is the recipe for musical innovation? It’s not as glamorous as you might think.

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Putting Money Where Your Mic Is

Street's curated list of the best songs about money—a penny for our thoughts.

by JULIA FISCHER

Green Day Just Keeps Doing Pop Punk Right

Thirty years of Dookie, waterproof eyeliner, and the art of staying true

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Danny Brown Bares His Soul on "Quaranta"

On his newest album, Danny Brown reflects on addiction, romance and rap's role in turning his life around.

by JAKE FALCONER

Conan Gray’s Greatest Gamble

Teen pop star Conan Gray kicks off a new era in his music, but will it pay off?

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

Introducing the Birds and Beats

Spotify Blends is rejecting tradition and embracing modernity one digital mixtape at a time.

by JULIA FISCHER

Before Taylor Swift was Sylvia Plath

Esther Greenwood was the original member of The Tortured Poets Department.

by NORAH RAMI

MJ Lenderman’s Prolific Ascent Continues with "And the Wind (Live and Loose!)"

Eight projects since 2021 would raise concerns of oversaturation for some, but Lenderman’s productivity hasn’t sacrificed his thrilling creativity.

by COLE KNIGHT

Street's Favorite Albums of 2023



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Red Velvet Entrances Listeners in Alluring New Album ‘Chill Kill’

The K–Pop group’s third studio album is a haunting, multidimensional project, highlighting the members’ strengths.

by DEREK WONG

Hark, Hear These Angels Sing!: The Definitive Picks for the Best Renditions of Christmas Music Classics

An entirely objective and indisputable collection of the best Christmas carols

by EMMA HALPER

Thanks to Vince Guaraldi, Holidays May Contain 'Peanuts'

Celebrating the jazz pianist whose work found an everlasting legacy in Charlie Brown and his friends

by JULIA FISCHER

“To Be Eaten Alive”: A Dreamy R&B Project With a Touch of Melancholy

Mariah the Scientist sings to and with Young Thug amid his incarceration, along with tracks on her battles with fame, career, and love.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

What We Can Learn From King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

 On their 25th album, the Australian rock band shows no signs of slowing down their creativity.

by JAKE FALCONER

The Weird Ethics of Posthumous Music

How should we handle the craft of an artist who’s no longer with us?

by DEREK WONG

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