3. In defense of Pop, U2’s most hated album

    In 1997, U2 descended into a phase of sinister, ironic electronoica that was hated by their fans. But Pop is a neglected masterpiece.



  5. Grouplove’s 6 favorite songs for the open road

    The indie poppers recommend tunes by Sublime, Hot Snakes, and more



  7. The L.A. soul-poppers recommend songs by Beyoncé, Prince, and more

  8. I traveled to Detroit, Michigan, and toured the famed Hitsville, USA. Here are my favorite stories about the Motown record label.

  9. Amen Dunes’ 6 favorite Britpop songs

    The rocker recommends tunes by Oasis, Stone Roses, Primal Scream, and more


  10. Adele (probably) just revealed her next album

    Adele’s first two albums, 19 and 21, were titled for the age she was during the majority of that album’s composition. For fans who have been eagerly anticipating a new Adele album since 21 came out in 2011, it’s a hopeful hint that the majority of the work on her follow-up — which we can probably assume will be called 25 — has already been completed.


  11. Justin Bieber surprises Coachella

    The Biebs showed up to perform with Chance the Rapper on Sunday.


  12. Listen to Michael Jackson’s new song ‘XSCAPE’

    Jackson’s vocals were recorded in 2001 during his sessions for Invincible, and the song is a pretty satisfying blend of funk, pop, and classic Michael.


  13. But the fact is, there is no Platonic ideal of a feminist. It is near impossible to eschew everything and anything that can be linked to the patriarchy, and even if one could, it would be an identity so radical that it would be nearly impossible to sustain. There is just no perfect way to resist centuries upon centuries of male dominance and occasionally put on lipstick and a pair of heels. Or even have a kid, for that matter. The good news is that past generations of women didn’t have to be perfect feminists to elicit change, and neither do we.