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Album of the Week: Anna Meredith

Plus Stream the New Albums from Swans, Little Scream, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Kanye West, and More

Oct 25, 2019

British experimental musician Anna Meredith has released a new album, FIBS, today via Black Prince Fury and it’s our Album of the Week. Also stream the new albums by Swans, Little Scream, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Kanye West, and Mikal Cronin. More

Oct 25, 2019

Kanye West‘s new album, Jesus Is King, is finally out. It’s been delayed a couple of times, but is now available to stream here. As its title suggests, Jesus Is King is West’s gospel album. It features smooth jazz icon Kenny G. More

Dec 07, 2018

French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg released a new album, Rest, late last year via Because Music. (It was our Album of the Week and was #15 in our Top 100 Albums of 2017 list.) Now she has announced a new EP, Take 2, and shared a live video for one of its tracks, “Such a Remarkable Day.” More

Stream the New Album by Kanye West

Ye Was Premiered Last Night at a Listening Party in Wyoming

Jun 01, 2018

Kanye West‘s new album, Ye, is here. It was premiered last night at an outdoor listening event at a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which was live streamed. Now the album is available on all the major digital platforms. More

Soundtracking the Resistance – France in the House

Emmanuel Macron, Iran Nuclear Deal, Superchunk, Janelle Monáe, North Korean Diplomacy, and Kanye West Buddies Up to Donald Trump

Apr 27, 2018

Our Gallic friends came to visit this week, plus cabinet positions remain unfulfilled, lawyers refuse to speak, Kanye West continues to court controversy, and Janelle Monáe remains impeccably cool. 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

Mar 15, 2016

Kanye West, The National, Mumford and Sons and Ellie Goulding are among the artists that have contributed to a new album titled Metamorphoses in support of the advocacy organization Global Citizen. More

Listen: Stars - “Streetlights” (Kanye West Cover)

Band to Cover a New Song Each Month in 2016

Feb 17, 2016

Montreal indie-pop heroes Stars have shared a cover of Kanye West‘s “Streetlights,” a song found on the hip-hop hit-maker’s 2008 album 808’s and Heartbreaks. 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.

Jan 18, 2016

Kanye West has shared a brand new song, “No More Parties in LA,” which features Kendrick Lamar. The song was previewed a week-and-a-half ago at the end of another new song West released, “Real Friends.” More

Jan 08, 2016

Kanye West has shared a brand new song, “Real Friends,” which he posted to Soundcloud today. The post also includes a snippet of another new song, “No More Parties in LA,” which features Kendrick Lamar. “Real Friends” features Ty Dolla , was produced by West, has samples by Frank Dukes and Boi-1da, and drum programming from Havoc. More

Aug 24, 2015

The Weeknd is releasing his sophomore full-length, Beauty Behind the Madness, this Friday (August 28) via XO/Republic. Now Abel Tesfaye has shared a video for “Tell Your Friends,” a song that features co-production from Kanye West. More

Kanye West Replaces Frank Ocean as FYF Fest Headliner in Los Angeles This Saturday

Lineup Also Includes Morrissey, Spiritualized, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and More

Aug 20, 2015

FYF Fest has just announced that Frank Ocean is dropping out as the headliner for this Saturday night. But they’ve found one hell of a replacement: Kanye West. “Frank Ocean has decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance,” states a press release. More

Jan 02, 2015

Ringing in the New Year, Kanye West surprised the public by releasing a brand new track called, “Only One,” a collaborative effort with none other than Sir Paul McCartney. More

Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

From Kanye to Tyler, Here's the Best Hip-Hop of the Year

Jan 08, 2014

It almost feels strange to list Yeezus as the “best hip-hop album of the year,” as Kanye has become the rare artist that transcends both the genre and pop culture to which he belongs. Like no artist since Michael Jackson, he’s a household name, a punch-line, and a musical visionary-and nearly every album he makes is now an instant classic. More

Watch: Seth Rogan and James Franco in Kanye West Spoof “Bound 3”

Shot-for-Shot Remake of Kanye West's "Bound 2"

Nov 25, 2013

Last week Kanye West released a bizarre video featuring Kim Kardashian and himself riding a motorcycle through a surreal landscape. As if that wasn’t strange enough, today Seth Rogan and James Franco released their own shot-for-shot remake. More

Watch Kanye West Talk at Jimmy Kimmel

West Stops By Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Oct 10, 2013

Despite reports it was set to be the great blow up of 2013, Kanye West’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night was fairly polite. More

Jul 22, 2013

Kanye West debuted his new video for “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,” from Yeezus today. It’s an interactive experience, giving viewers a chance to toggle the speed or take a screenshot of a monochromatic CGI West. More

Sep 20, 2011

Check out more photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fool’s Gold, Cold War Kids, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns, and Wild Beasts. More

Sep 19, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fools Gold, Foster the People, Futurebirds, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns and Wild Beasts. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. More


Apr 06, 2016

Who exactly is Kanye West in 2016? Is he the envelope-pushing, genre-defining producer and artist who reshaped hip-hop (including 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which I still believe to be the best album of the decade so far)? Alternatively, is he the haughty, rant-prone celebrity husband more widely known for his temper than his talent? More

Apr 20, 2011

Day three of Coachella 2011 was already the weakest day in terms of the lineup, so this year’s festival ended with more of a whimper. There were highlights, including some ’80s New Wave legends, and some dancing Danes. And then there was Kanye West. More