CURRENT: Fifth Harmony – “Not That Kinda Girl” [ft. Missy Elliott]

Fifth Harmony is great at creating bangers. “Bo$$,” “Worth It,” and “Work from Home” were all hard to ignore, but 7/27‘s “Not That Kinda Girl” is the girl-group at their pinnacle.   Featuring synths ripped straight from Prince’s “1999,” the song makes an immediate statement of unchallenged confidence. “Girl” is a fiery indictment of anyone who thinks […]

The Summer Crop: 2016’s Contenders for S.o.S.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season, meaning it’s time we seriously consider which songs will soundtrack the upcoming months. As always, superstars lead the pack out the gate, but there are bound to be some lesser known acts who use the summer to make a name for themselves. Here’s to […]

CURRENT: Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang”

Wild Beasts’ music has always projected a certain sexual swagger – largely on the backbone of Hayden Thorpe’s distinguished falsetto – but that feeling is amplified on the first single from Wild Beasts’ fifth album, Boy King. “Get My Bang” is a pulsating, rhythmic track that is more primed for the dance floor than much of the band’s previous […]

CURRENT: Ariana Grande – “Bad Decisions”

Throughout the course of Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande escapes the shadows of her childhood fame and delivers a mature, forward-thinking yet present pop album, one that all but ensures her star will stay lit for the next few years.While Grande’s pre-release singles looked like a parade of the entire album, featuring “Dangerous Woman,” “Be Alright,” “Into You,” […]

CURRENT: Car Seat Headrest – “(Joe Gets Kicked out of School for Using) Drugs with Friends [But Says This Isn’t a Problem]”

Will Toledo is rightfully gaining significant attention for his latest album as Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial. The album is indie rock at its best, and one of the finer moments (on an album full of fine moments) is a track that’s been kicking around for some time now. A video of Toledo performing “(Joe Gets Kicked […]

CURRENT: Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” [ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz]

Chance The Rapper finally unveiled the follow-up to his great 2013 mixtape Acid Rap last night, and Coloring Book is as apt a title in 2016, as Chance fills inside and outside the lines in his trademark exuberant tone. Perhaps that’s what makes “No Problem” the winning track it is; Chance hijacks his own chorus to sing “you […]