A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: 27 Memorable Music Tweets From 2018

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TwitterA lot happened in the year of our lord 2018, and a lot of it happened on Twitter. Beefs were had: Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan, Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks, Lisa Prank and Elon Musk. Love stories began: Grimes and Elon Musk, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Kanye and … More »

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

Lorde Accuses Kanye West & Kid Cudi Of Stealing Stage Design

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Lorde has accused Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing stage design from her Melodrama world tour. Last night, West and Cudi debuted their Kids See Ghosts live show at Camp Flog Gnaw, and a big part of the production was a giant floating box that they performed from on stage. During Lorde’s … More »

Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

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HAIM-Primavera-2018“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost” At Primavera Sound

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LordeLike everyone else in the world, Lorde seems to be a big Frank Ocean fan. During her recent North American tour opener in Milwaukee, she covered “Solo,” one of the highlights off of Ocean’s insanely good 2016 album Blonde, transforming it into a solo keyboard ballad. And tonight, during her performance at Primavera Sound … More »

Lorde Apologizes For Whitney Houston-Quoting Bathtub Instagram

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We all do dumb things, even the best of us. Lorde, who currently has a pretty strong claim on “the best of us” status can tell you all about it. Last night, during a day off from her current tour, Lorde posted a photo of a bathtub with this caption: “And iiii will always … More »

Watch Lorde Cover St. Vincent’s “New York” With Jack Antonoff In Brooklyn

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Lorde made Melodrama, the very best album of 2017, with some help from producer of the moment Jack Antonoff. She continued the North American leg of her world tour with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, and Antonoff came along, accompanying her on acoustic guitar and piano. More »

A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

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Let’s get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde’s concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty. More »

What Favor Did Stephen Malkmus Do For Lorde?

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The past and perhaps future Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus has reconvened his band the Jicks for a new album called Sparkle Hard. It’s coming out next month, and it’ll be the first new Jicks album since 2014’s Wig Out At Jagbags. We’ve already posted the early songs “Middle America” and “Shiggy,” and another … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Drake In Toronto

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Lorde has done a lot of cool things on her current North American tour. She’s taken along a very cool group of openers, including Run The Jewels and Mitski. And she’s adapted the commendable practice of covering songs in different cities — songs that have some serious local significance. In Chicago earlier this week, she … More »