Is the Price of Vinyl Going Too High?

Have you honestly paid too much for vinyl records? In its Year in Report 2017, researchers at BuzzAngle Music noted that streaming music consumption surged in the US and Canada.  Physical and digital album and track sales, however, continued their slow descent into obscurity. The anomaly?  At a 20.1% increase …

Morrissey Defends Kevin Spacey: 'Almost everyone is guilty of sleeping with minors.'

Morrissey is not only defending Kevin Spacey.  He’s also blasting Harvey Weinstein’s accusers as pathetic, ‘disappointed’ victims. Morrissey is no stranger to controversy.  But he’s largely been quiet during a spate sexual assault allegations involving Hollywood and media power-players.  That ends now. In a just-published interview, Morrissey defended both Kevin …

21 Songs, Albums, and Artists to Listen to at the Beach, As Chosen by Musicians

Photo-Illustration: Vulture This week, Vulture is providing Summer Selections: picks for the best beach-worthy books, comics, music, and podcasts  the past 18 months (and a few older songs for good measure, too), as chosen by creators that entertainment. Today we’re highlighting songs and albums; here’s our panel: TORRESMackenzie Scott, a.k.a. Torres, will release …

Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Clean

Bowie and Reznor. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty s Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor grew up idolizing David Bowie, and then was given the chance to tour alongside him in the late ‘90s, as well as star in Bowie’s “I’m Afraid Americans” video. In Rolling Stone’s new David Bowie tribute issue, Reznor reflects on …

We Need to Talk About Frank Ocean’s Fly Livestream Outfits

Boys may not cry, but fans — all gender identities — do, and that wailing you’ve been hearing today is the sound Frank Ocean fans in mourning. They’re losing hope that Ocean will ever drop his next album, Boys Don’t Cry. After five days livestreamed carpentry, one reported release date, …

Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon & Harry Styles April 15, 2017

Looking tired and uninspired, medium talent Jimmy Fallon hosted a flat, generally unfunny episode the show that first made him famous. Here’s everything that happened. The Cold Open   Sporting a Russian flag pin, Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sat in his fice with Vice President Mike Pence, contemplating his first 100 days …

The Best Ways to Discover New Music, According to 14 Artists

Karen Elson keeps it old-school. Photo: Michael Thad Carter/Vulture In the pre-internet dark ages, finding a new band or singer to obsess over required time and effort. The music didn’t simply fall into your lap; you had to search high and low and — shudder — typically pay for it. …