The Secret History of Radiohead’s OK Computer

Thom Yorke. Photo: Gene Shaw/Time & Life Pictures/Getty In a parallel universe, a band called Radiohead is making music for shiny, happy people. It’s hard to believe, but Radiohead as we know them almost were that band — at least, it’s possible that they might have been right before they …

DJ Khaled’s Grateful and 6 Other Albums to Listen to Now

DJ Khaled. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty s Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: Keeping track everything that’s released can be overwhelming, but finding out about interesting music doesn’t have to be work. Read our picks below, and share …

What It Means to Be Halsey

Halsey has an idea. In fact, she’s practically swarming with them, because it’s one those days when the artist born Ashley Frangipane has been unkindly referred to as “extra.” Since this is the part the story that she ten feels irritated by, perhaps it’s best to get it out the …

Radiohead Overpromise a Little on ‘I Promise’

Photo: Buck Kelly/Getty s The members Radiohead first met in boarding school, and it’s not surprising that a certain hierarchic and educational mythos hovers about the world evoked by the band’s music. It’s not like Harry Potter: There’s no magic or heroism involved, nor any elaborate backstory. But the story …

All the Best Chris Cornell Tributes You Missed This Weekend

Cornell. Photo: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty s As the news Chris Cornell’s suicide last Wednesday night spread throughout the music world, some rock’s biggest stars began processing the loss the Soundgarden and Audioslave front man with a multitude tributes over the weekend. His Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello wrote a poem about Cornell’s …

Who Is Harry Styles, Really?

Photo: Columbia Records Boy bands are peculiar machines. Identity within a pop singing group is squeaky clean and carefully defined but also masterfully slippery. Singers flash megawatt charm but coolly avoid specific stances that might alienate their base, since their base is essentially everyone. In many ways, their success hangs …