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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

Illuminati Hotties Brings the Pop–Punk Revival Back to the Fringes

‘Let Me Do One More’ is the crown jewel of a year that produced plenty of rippers and very few skippers.

by WALDEN GREEN

Injury Reserve's 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' is a Jarring Reflection on a Turbulent Year

The Arizona group's second studio album comes after a devastating loss.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Street’s Highly Anticipated Fall Music Releases

Newsflash: Adele and ABBA are back!

by EMILY MOON

Satanic Shoes and Fake Pregnancies: Lil Nas X's Marketing Genius

How Lil Nas X uses provocative marketing tactics to promote queer voices.

by DEREK WONG

Are Music Reviews Really That Important?

Pitchfork and other publications have stopped caring about the music.

by EVAN QIANG

Phoebe Bridgers Embraces Sad Girl Autumn at the Mann

The indie rock musician graced the Skyline Stage on Sept. 22 and brought a wave of tranquility with her. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Kacey Musgraves' 'star–crossed' is a Tragedy Without a Villain

The country–pop singer explores life after divorce in the follow–up to her award–winning 'Golden Hour'.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Dawn of Chromatica: A Confounding Hyperpop Fantasia

The star–studded remix album is a chaotic document of the current hyperpop scene.

by PEYTON TOUPS

How CHAI Is Subverting the East Asian Feminine Ideal

How the Japanese rock band grapples with the acute desire to be cute

by KATHRYN XU

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