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The video for Swift’s LGBTQ+ anthem is erected on the stereotype of the redneck homophobe

BY Nadine Hubbs | 26 JUN 19

From Matmos to Grimes, a new wave of music is critically engaging with environmental politics – but what does it sound like?

BY Nathan Geyer | 22 APR 19

To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant’s collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell reflects on one of the great synth-pop groups 

BY Michael Bracewell | 17 SEP 18

Xenophobia has escalated to ‘emergency’ levels but the most watched music video on Italian YouTube is by a Tunisian-Italian artist

BY Jamie Mackay | 31 AUG 18
News

The Carters’s museum takeover powers through art history’s greatest hits – with a serious message about how the canon treats black bodies

19 JUN 18

Paul Rekret surveys ‘chill wave’, the mellow pop, sepia-toned indie and tropical dance tropes in new music releases 

BY Paul Rekret | 19 APR 18
Article

Looking back on the Rockumentary

BY Jennifer Higgie | 06 MAY 99
Article

Elizabeth Peyton

BY Jon Savage | 11 NOV 96