Boland – "Pentagon"

Entering the fifth week burgeoning rapper Boland’s No Days Off new music release campaign, he literally goes in for the kill – with lyrics and flows being the weapon choice. With aspirations to become one the best up-and-coming lyricists in the game, Boland looked no further than the enigmatic savant-like …

The Eighth Episode of Twin Peaks: The Return Is Horrifyingly Beautiful

Warning: Spoilers for Twin Peaks: The Return below. The eighth episode  Twin Peaks: The Return is one the greatest hours television I’ve ever seen: horrifying, horrifyingly beautiful, thought-provoking and thought-annihilating; a work that owes as much to expressionistic and surreal painting, musical performance, and installation art as it does to narrative …

The Imperfect Innovation of Kanye West’s Graduation

Graduation, which turns ten today, probably isn’t the worst Kanye West LP, but even if it were, that would hardly be cause for shame. In keeping with its title, Kanye’s third album puts on a weird costume and participates in a ceremonious procession, but behind the ordered facade something disheveled …

Your Guide to All of the Bands in Twin Peaks

If only we were all so lucky to have a venue like the Roadhouse in our hometowns. While Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic Twin Peaks compositions were, quite sadly, not as prevalent as we would’ve liked throughout Showtime’s epic The Return (opening theme notwithstanding), there was a repeated musical pattern that emerged …

The Best Songs of 2017 (So Far)

Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. This list has been updated to include August releases. What is a single supposed to do? Can one song really change an entire worldview? Now that all music is easily available whenever we want it, how do we …

Spoon’s Britt Daniel on the 10th Anniversary of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

When Spoon’s most recent album, Hot Thoughts, was released earlier this year, a common critical talking point was that this was their “dance record.” Spoon had become known for its economy and ability to make two or three instruments sound like all you could ever want on a track, but the Austin-born …

Kelsea Ballerini Is Already Country Music’s Biggest Star

For several years now, the country-radio format has been notoriously stingy toward new female acts seeking airplay. Only one woman who’s arrived on the scene this decade has been able to establish a pattern radio success, and that’s 23-year-old Kelsea Ballerini. She got her most significant exposure beyond the country …