Talib Kweli Drops New LP <i>Radio Silence</i>

And just like that Talib Kweli has stepped out the shadows and caught everyone sleeping with his latest LP Radio Silence. It’s been two years since the Brooklyn MC dropped his last album, F*ck The Money. So when he released the Anderson .Paak assisted “Traveling Light” not too long ago many viewed …

The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include October releases. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed but, for the most part, we’re left with a glut uninspired visuals. If the good videos we’ve already seen this year are any indication, …

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 October 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 …

Why It’s Time to Reconsider Witch House

In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop culture’s most wicked depictions female power. In 2000, nu-metal band Papa Roach released a video for the song “Broken Home.” It’s about the fallout a …

Nico Segal Is Chance the Rapper’s Not-So-Secret Weapon

For several years now, music has provided Nico Segal with his share wild times: playing on Saturday Night Live (twice), producing for Kanye West, recording at Rick Rubin’s studio with Neil Young. Despite all this, you might not even know him by name. Segal is best known as Chance the …

How Much Higher Can St. Vincent Climb?

The evolution St. Vincent over the last decade can best be described as a congealing. Most musicians’ careers undergo a coming-together, in which their artistic identities become more and more defined as they gain popularity and success with each record cycle. But the guitarist and songwriter born Annie Clark has …

Music Review: A Double Dose of Pierre Boulez’s Répons

Technology, constantly new and immediately old, can be unkind to its artistic pioneers. In the early 1980s, when Pierre Boulez composed the first iteration his electronic manifesto Répons, the idea that you could touch a single key on a piano and trigger a flourish bleeps seemed like wizardry. Today, it’s …

Kelela Is R&B’s Futurist

Kelela makes music that lives in intersections: Sometimes she sounds like ’90s R&B, sometimes she veers progressively electronic, but it all blends together into an amorphous, exciting new form sound. It makes perfect sense when you hear it but feels slippery when you try to pin it to any specific …