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Past articles by Amanda:

Leif Vollebekk: New Ways Album Review

Conceived as a companion piece to 2017’s Twin Solitude, the Canadian songwriter’s third album is a dialogue with the person he’s been. → Read More

Lil Bub, Famous Internet Cat, Dead at 8

Bub worked with Steve Albini, Whoopi Goldberg, Run the Jewels, Andrew W.K., and more in her lifetime → Read More

JAY-Z Settles Roc Nation Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Iconix Brand Group sued JAY-Z and Roc Nation back in 2017 → Read More

Molly Sarlé: Karaoke Angel Album Review

Bridging the sepia warmth of Laurel Canyon with Appalachian folk, the Mountain Man singer’s solo debut revels in the magic of telling your own story. → Read More

Missy Elliott Releasing New Project Iconology Tonight

While she’s released a handful of songs in the past decade, it’s been 14 years since Missy Elliott has released a new album. This Friday (August 23), she returns with “a collection of new songs” called Iconology. “Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance,” she wrote. Check out Missy’s announcement below. On Monday, August 26, Missy Elliott will be honored… → Read More

Chance the Rapper Mixtapes Acid Rap and 10Day Hit Streaming: Listen

The debut projects from Chance are available on Apple Music and Spotify for the first time ever → Read More

Beyoncé Finally Appears in New Lion King Trailer: Watch

Donald Glover, Eric André, John Oliver, and more also star in the 1994 Disney classic’s remake → Read More

Durand Jones & the Indications: American Love Call Album Review

If this Indiana soul band’s debut was the party, the strings come out for these songs about heartbreak and the hope in resilience. → Read More

Michael Chapman: True North Album Review

On his second album produced by Steve Gunn, the underground folk icon sings about age and regret with authority and grace. → Read More

Doug Paisley: Starter Home Album Review

Gracefully navigating the intersection of folk-rock and country, the gentle-voiced songwriter turns detailed images of domestic tranquility and promise into reflections on disappointment. → Read More

Meek Mill Enlists Former Nemesis Drake for New Album Championships

The record also features Cardi B, JAY-Z, Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage, more → Read More

XXXTentacion New Album Skins Announced

The new posthumous album from the late rapper was released with no prior announcement → Read More

Migos’ Takeoff Releases New Solo Song “The Last Memory”: Listen

Migos’ Takeoff has released a new track called “The Last Memory.” It comes amid rumors that a solo album called The Last Rocket will arrive soon. Listen below. Takeoff is the latest member of the trio to release a solo project. Quavo’s new album QUAVO HUNCHO was released two weeks ago. Last year, Quavo and Travis Scott dropped their collaborative album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, while Offset… → Read More

Watch Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” Docuseries Trailer

R. Kelly is the subject of the new Lifetime docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly.” Today, the official trailer has been released. Watch it below via Rolling Stone. The three-part series is air for three consecutive nights from January 3-5, 2019. It focuses on Kelly’s “inner world” and the many allegations about Kelly. Along with the docuseries, the network is reportedly planning a TV movie. Several… → Read More

Colter Wall: Songs of the Plains Album Review

With his husky, sensitive baritone, this son of Canada’s Prairie Provinces mixes the tales of modern and historic wanderers on his second sterling album of traditional folk and country. → Read More

What Alia Shawkat Is Listening to Right Now

The actress gives us a peek at her personal playlist, which includes Tierra Whack, Ethiopian jazz, and more. → Read More

Elton John Film Rocketman Gets First Trailer: Watch

The first trailer for Elton John biopic Rocketman is here. Watch it below. In the clip, Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle) portrays Sir Elton on the road to fame, from his youth to his 1970s heyday. Also starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, the film is slated to arrive in theaters May 17, 2019. Elton John recently announced a three-year farewell tour. Two new cover albums… → Read More

Mountain Man: Magic Ship Album Review

After the ascent of her electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath reassembled her old vocal folk trio for a surprise second album—a charming reflection on age, friendship, and play. → Read More

Lil Uzi Vert Shares New Song “New Patek”: Listen

Uzi has been teasing a new album called Eternal Atake → Read More

Amos Lee: My New Moon Album Review

On his seventh studio album, the Philadelphia singer-songwriter reckons with losses both personal and political in search of a new beginning. → Read More