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Taylor Swift is an Anti–Hero in ‘Midnights,’ but a Mastermind at 3 a.m.

Swift's tenth studio album sets a foot back into pop territory without fully committing to it.

by DEREK WONG

The Harrowing Tale and Extraordinary Group Behind This Trending TikTok Sound



by ALEXANDRA KANAN

Everything You Never Knew About the Red Hot Chili Peppers

From the '90s alternative rock scene to modern conversations on drug use, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are culturally ubiquitous.

by HALLA ELKHWAD

Darlings Should Worry About Harry Styles’ Acting Ventures

The actor’s latest dive into acting puts the musician–actor pipeline into question.

by DEREK WONG

The Saga of #DeleteSpotify

What exactly happened, and has anything changed?

by HANNAH SUNG

Do Supergroups Still Exist (to the same extent as they used to)?

Hint: boygenius says yes, but not in the way you think.

by HANNAH SUNG

BLACKPINK is slowly losing their K–Pop identity with BORN PINK

Their second studio album highlights creative stagnation and contradictory messaging.

by DEREK WONG

The Function of the B–side in Modern Music Production

How a relic of the physical music format era became a site of experimentation.

by HALLA ELKHWAD

Say Hello to The Greeting Committee

This indie pop band out of the Kansas City suburbs will challenge everything you think you know about the midwest.

by CAROLINE CLARKE

‘Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)’: The Year the Negro Died and Black Was Born

The documentary is a love letter to the changing streets of Harlem during the Black Power Movement of the ‘70s.

by MORGAN CRAWFORD

‘Eat with Your Ears First’: The Art of Restaurant Playlisting

How music affects your enjoyment of food, according to a chef and a neuroscientist

by KATE RATNER

'Ctrl:' An Album Able to Withstand the Test of Time

It's been five years since SZA has released an album, yet her music is as popular as ever.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

Rina Sawayama’s ‘Hold The Girl’ Exemplifies When Ambition Falls Short

The British–Japanese singer’s second studio album is overflowing with zeal, but not enough direction.

by DEREK WONG

Why You Can't Remember What Happened at Last Year's VMAs

What used to be the peak of pop culture is now a tightly choreographed snoozefest

by DEREK WONG

JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ is a Cinematic Tribute to His Upbringing

The up–and–coming Atlanta rapper truly comes into his own at his most important artistic moment.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Kid Cudi’s Rolling Loud Incident Shows the Impact of Celebrity Drama on Mental Health

Cudi’s debacle at the festival stemmed from a personal issue with another artist. Is that even a good reason for controversy?

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Rookie Mistake: A K–Pop Dilemma Between the New and Old

Why newer K–pop rookies in recent years have struggled to capture the attention of the public.

by DEREK WONG

Where Singer–Songwriter Meets Popstar: A Conversation with Ella Jane

Ella loves Lorde and Taylor Swift—just like most of her fans—but her songs can actually stand among the best her idols have written.

by KATE RATNER

34th Street Staff Picks: The Ultimate Party Playlist

From "Super Bass" to "Dynamite," our favorite party songs are guaranteed to bring everyone to the dance floor.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ Burns Bright in Its Emotional Catharsis

After a nearly three–year–long hiatus, Rogers’ sophomore album swallows you whole in the best way possible. 

by KIRA WANG

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