Annie Clark is back with her fourth and biggest album
Sometimes great art is made by despicable people. Does that matter? Should it? These questions inevitably confront anyone who thinks seriously about popular music — so, needless to say, they've occurred to every voter contributing to this poll. On December 6, R. Kelly dropped one of the most ... More >>
At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above the age of 18. It's ... More >>
"That I can go to Google and the third thing that comes up "Is Stephin Merritt a racist because he doesn't like hip-hop?" It was so wrong and immoral, and it had never fully been cleared up." A generation of terrified journalists and collaborators will tell you that Stephin Merritt is a fundament ... More >>
A delightful chat with the delightfully sardonic Stephin Merritt
Proof that no matter how hard we pretend to be, we're all fragile
Falling in love for different reasons
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"