News

Soundtracking the Resistance - Temperament of a Leader

Trump vs. Obamacare, Trump vs. Bob Corker, Trump vs. Rex Tillerson, Eminem vs. Trump

Oct 13, 2017

After a week off, we return to look at Trump's regular outbursts, his threats to end aid to U.S. citizens, and efforts to weaken healthcare for the most vulnerable in the country. On top of that, rappers have been calling out both the President and the Vice President while standing up to racists in public. And there's some Beyoncé too.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Trouble in the House

Trump Deals with Democrats, But Cancels DACA (Meanwhile Hurricane Irma Looms)

Sep 08, 2017

We have deals struck, and dubious friends treated dubiously this week. Oh what it is to see a little Republican discord. There's also Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the mistreatment of dreamers, the good side of Charlottesville, and a taste of Vitamin C on offer. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Fighting Floods

Hurricane Harvey, North Korea, Tax Reform, Coldplay, Wolf Parade, Yeasayer, and More

Sep 01, 2017

Texas dominates this week as Hurricane Harvey continues to cause mass suffering. Humanity shows its ugly side in such moments, but also its best face. We also include North Korea, tax plans, Russia, and Yeasayer. More

Feb 13, 2017

Netflix's truly hilarious comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is returning for a third season and a new trailer released today confirms the return date of May 19.  More

Coachella 2017 Announces Line-up Featuring Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Future Islands, The Avalanches, The xx, Bon Iver, New Order, Real Estate, Glass Animals, and Others

Jan 04, 2017

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2017 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Radiohead, Saturday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 16 and 23 is headlined by Kendrick Lamar. More

Grammy Nominations Announced: Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West Lead the Field

David Bowie and Radiohead Not Up for Album of the Year

Dec 06, 2016

Oh well. After showing signs that they might welcome indie rock artists (or in some cases at least indie rock adjacent artists) into the big categories in recent years, with Album of the Year wins by Beck, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Daft Punk, and Courtney Barnett being nominated for Best New Artist last year, this year it's business as usual. More

Listen: Stars - “Hold Up” (Beyoncé Cover)

Band to Cover a New Song Each Month in 2016

Jul 26, 2016

Montreal indie-pop heroes Stars have shared a cover of Beyoncé's "Hold Up," a song from this year's Lemonade. It's part of Stars' plan to cover a new song each month in 2016. Listen to it below, followed by some upcoming tour dates. More

Watch Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, etc. in “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You’re Black in America” Vid

Video Led by Alicia Keys Also Features Bono, Rihanna, Common, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Lenny Kravitz, and More

Jul 13, 2016

Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement have spearheaded a new video in collaboration with Mic called "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America." More

Watch: Beyoncé - “Sorry” Video

Firststandalone clip released from Lemonade

Jun 22, 2016

Beyoncé has shared the first standalone clip from the HBO special featuring new album Lemonade - a video for her single "Sorry," which features Serena Williams. More

Coldplay and Beyoncé Share New India-Shot Video for “Hymn for the Weekend”

A Head Full of Dreams Out Now via Parlophone/Atlantic

Jan 29, 2016

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have shared a new video for "Hymn for the Weekend," a track that features Beyoncé, who also appears in the video. The clip was filmed in Mumbai, India, and features Chris Martin and band performing on the street for local kids and going to see a Bollywood film (which includes footage of Beyoncé and features a cameo from Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor).  More

Nov 06, 2015

Coldplay have announced their new album, their seventh, and shared its first single. A Head Full of Dreams is due out December 4 via Parlophone/Atlantic and features several special guests: BeyoncéNoel GallagherTove Lo, and Merry Clayton. Below is the album's first single, "Adventure of a Lifetime." More

Watch: The xx Cover Beyonce

Band Takes on “I Miss You”

Feb 14, 2013

Because every musician is in want of a proper Valentines’ Day calling card, today The xx released a cover of Beyonce’s “I Miss You.” More

Listen: The Horrors Cover Beyoncé

“The Best Thing I Never Had”

Oct 13, 2011

The Horrors recently stopped by BBC, and brought with them a nice and random cover (just the way they like 'em). We have the audio.  More

Watch: Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had”

It’s a Nice Day For a White Wedding

Jul 08, 2011

R&B/pop princess Beyoncé gets hitched in the new video for “Best Thing I Never Had,” a cut from recently released album4 More



Reviews

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Columbia

Jan 17, 2014

Released with nary a marketing campaign, Beyoncé's self-titled new album exploded on the scene two weeks before Christmas, debuting on iTunes and immediately selling over 600,000 copies in its first weekno small feat in 2013. More

4

4

Columbia

Jul 18, 2011

Beyoncé Knowles has always kept excellent company and on her fittingly-titled fourth album, 4, it seems she’s learned that consistent company makes for a consistent album. The-Dream (Terius Nash)—the man responsible for “Single Ladies” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella”—co-wrote approximately half the album. More