A halftime vision from pop culture's uncanny valley
Hollywood's decades-old fight against (and fascination with) the female belly button
Rihanna's new track "FourFiveSeconds" showcases a pop singer's power.
The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival.
Just a few months after releasing his first full-length in 13 years, Aphex Twin has put out more new music. Wouldn't it be cool if D'Angelo did that too?
Her ninth album is a gorgeous, scary, and totally moving breakup ballad.
The band's first album in nearly a decade, No Cities to Love, furiously preaches a message about contentment.
Whether it's Panda Bear or Beyoncé, there's no need to stress out about not getting the hype.
When sexual provocation doesn't work, just deface civil-rights icons.
Celebrity, unlike influence, has an expiration date, but the value of older pop culture still shines in Kanye West's collaboration with the ex-Beatle.
More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity
Chris Stein's collection of behind-the-scenes images—many of his bandmate Debbie Harry—tell a compelling story in Chris Stein/Negative.
Staff selections, from Taylor Swift to Sleater-Kinney to Kendrick Lamar
Ever since 1973, the nation has agonized over which novelty pop song or one-hit wonder will sell the most records over the holidays.
Nicki Minaj's third full-length album isn't full of the hard rap she promised, but offers an intimate introduction to the woman behind the work.
The talented rapper's newest record 2014 Forest Hills Drive suggests that he might never find his throne in a genre of self-proclaimed kings—but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
As albums disappear from Spotify and the smartphone hard drives becomes crowded, it's becoming clear that simpler really was better for many listeners.
Fifteen years after he broke onto the scene, the legendary rapper often sounds like a caricature of his former self.
Brian Coleman's new book lets rap's most influential players talk about their art, largely unedited.
Breakaway's second single heralded the arrival of a new star, a new sound, and an all-time karaoke classic.