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Why You Hear “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Weeks Before Dec. 25

November and December are now officially "Mariah Carey Season."

by DEREK WONG

The War on Drugs Reveres The Rock of Old on 'I Don't Live Here Anymore'

The Philly band’s fifth album is an anthemic tribute to past icons.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

In ‘XOXO,’ SOMI’s Charismatic Voice Is Nearly Drowned Out By Collaborators

The K–pop soloist’s debut album was supported by well–known BLACKPINK producer, TEDDY.

by DEREK WONG

Radiohead's War with Spotify isn't Over

The band’s critique against the streaming service remains a pressing issue today.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Ed Sheeran Steps Away From His Defining Sound on 'Equals'

Sheeran makes an underwhelming comeback after his 18–month break from music.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

JPEGMAFIA Brought Explosive Energy to Union Transfer on Halloween Night

The rapper's 'LP!' tour is high–octane fun.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

40 Years Later, ABBA Remains Pop’s Most Influential Trailblazers

The Swedish pop juggernauts continue to reinvent the wheel.

by EVAN QIANG

“I’ll Never Do the Same Thing Twice”: An Interview With sectiontoo

Why sectiontoo is an artist worth watching

by TARA ANAND

Maisie Peters Writes Songs to Soundtrack Your Daydreams

The pop singer–songwriter has carefully crafted sentimental stories on her debut record, 'You Signed Up For This.'

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Get Cozy with Gracie Abrams’ Comforting Bedroom Pop

Gracie Abrams offers fans a taste of intimacy with her EP, 'minor.'

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

The Controversy Behind JPEGMAFIA’s ‘LP!’ Reveals the Problem With Music Labels

‘LP!’ has some of the rapper’s best songs, but its gems cannot be found on official streaming services.

by EVAN QIANG

K–Indie Deserves More Attention

Here are four independent Korean rock bands worthy of your next fall playlist. 

by TREASURE BROWN

The Voice: Where Aspiring Musicians' Dreams Get Snuffed Out

The reality singing competition had never produced a major music star from its winners.

by DEREK WONG

Five Songs That You Need to Have for Your Midterm Playlist

Here are five songs to crush that looming midterm.

by DEREK WONG

Nathy Peluso is Not Your Meme

The Argentinian singer is poised to rise to the top through her unique style and artistic capabilities. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Lucy Dacus Brings The Audience Home During Her Show At Union Transfer

Dacus’ 'Home Video' tour performance reminds us of cherished memories and the ones we wish to forget.

by KATE RATNER

Mac Miller's 'Faces' Raises Questions About Posthumous Music

The mixtape’s re–release gives a prophetic look at the rapper’s struggles four years before his death.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Pop–Punk’s Diverse Revival Is More Performative Than Progressive

Pop–punk isn't just for the white kids anymore—but how diverse are its stars?

by SHELBY ABAYIE

Meek Mill Balances Affluence and Agony in the Inconsistent 'Expensive Pain'

The Philly rapper continues to provide a solid voice for underdogs in the city on his latest album.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Alessia Cara Explores Her Inner Fishbowl on ‘In The Meantime’

Every challenge is an additional exhibit within Cara's self–contained bubble.

by EVAN QIANG

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