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Charli xcx’s Lively Call for a Return to 2000s Club Culture in 'BRAT' Has a Not–So–Remarkable Soft Side

Discothèques, motherhood … maybe we should all stick to what we know.

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Wallows’ New Album 'Model' is All About Nostalgia

Despite a few lackluster songs, the band still captures their signature sound while exploring new emotional depths.

by SAMANTHA HSIUNG

‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ Hits Short but Sweet

Billie Eilish’s third full–length LP might be her most concise, and best, yet.

by DEREK WONG

Kendrick v. Drake

What does it take to crown the winner of a rap beef?

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

End The Musical Witch Hunt

Musicals are our most maligned form of entertainment—why not sing their praises instead?

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Microgenres, Macro Problems

Is this “dadcore”, or am I not rocking these New Balances? 

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Don’t Be Mad at Musical Nepo Babies

There’s something uniquely transmissible—and democratic—about musical talent. 

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Folk–Pop: The Ultimate Oxymoron

The recent trend of woodsy singer–songwriting is little more than another pop music fad.

by COLE KNIGHT

Eternal Sunshine is a Gem of Ariana Grande’s Discography

A short, sweet, and eclectic journey through the singer’s memories and musings.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

The Dark Side of the Whack World

On World Wide Whack, the Philly rapper/singer reflects on six years of anxiety and depression.

by JAKE FALCONER

Harmony of Opportunity

Join Penn Music Business at Penn for their first show at Warehouse this Wednesday.

by DYLAN GROSSMANN

Julia Pratt on Finding Belonging Between Her Melodies

This Philadelphia native is making songs that she wants to listen to and we can't get enough.

by KATE RATNER

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

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