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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

Kidz Bop: The Kernel of American Fascism?

What may first appear to be just a bit of sanitized fun reflects a sick, puritanical instinct to censor embedded deep in American culture.

by NISHANTH BHARGAVA

On "Javelin," Sufjan Stevens Finds the Other Side of Grief

This triumphant, devotional album is one of the indie star’s best

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

Love is a Pick–Up Truck

An elaboration on country music’s favorite lyrical device

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

The Outsiders

The otherizing of vulnerability in Outsider music hurts artists, listeners, and the industry, and ignores a rich history of bold creativity.

by COLE KNIGHT

Xiu Xiu Performs “Ignore Grief” at PhilaMoca

Stopping in Philadelphia, the experimental rock band delivered a performance both deeply horrifying and hauntingly beautiful.

by NISHANTH BHARGAVA

Society Needs More Spooky Season Songs

Our favorite season has a scant modern soundtrack that goes along with it.

by DEREK WONG

What Happened to the Campaign Song?

Although one of America’s proudest political traditions has fallen by the wayside, a look into the winners and losers of Presidential anthems can give us a better idea of how to succeed in politics.

by NISHANTH BHARGAVA

G Flip Invites You To Their All–Inclusive, Headbanging Jam Session at The Foundry

Stopping in Philly for their first US tour, the Aussie singer–drummer commanded the crowd through cathartic songs and introspective lyricism.

by DEREK WONG

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