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, …

Lana Del Rey’s Live Show Is at a Crossroads

Lana Del Rey is something an anomaly in the modern pop landscape. Her artwork evokes Old Hollywood splendor, and her music imbues cabaret performance values with the washed-out sonics British shoegaze. It’s intriguing on record, but still more surprising to see in a live setting, especially among the young and …

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Pharaoh sends out notice to the world that he has arrived and is ready to dominate the rap scene

FAYETEVILLE, N.C. – By the time Pharaoh was 9 years old, he had already developed a strong love for music. He remembers growing up in the projects with his cousin, using a scrounged-up tape recorder to record themselves as they sat around free-styling some their favorite songs from Tupac, Nas and …

A Tribe Called Quest’s Final New York Show, Reviewed

A Tribe Called Quest members Jarobi, Consequence, and Q-Tip performing their final New York show at the Panorama Music Festival. As kids, we think the things we love are built to last. Parents are immortals. Heroes are unflappable demigods. The end innocence arrives when we learn otherwise — when death …

Joy and Frustration Abound on Aminé’s "STFU"

Aminé. Photo: Mark Davis/Getty s for MTV There’s a meaningful split to be made in North American pop between night music and day music, and it’s hard to not feel, in 2017, that the long night is spreading. Though Team Day-Glo put forth a strong effort in 2016 with Chance …

Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life and 7 Other Albums to Listen to Now

Photo: Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic 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 your thoughts in …