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Taylor Swift playlist of 'new songs that will make your life awesome'

Taylor Swift has been touting the virtues of different artists all year, highlighting newcomers like Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara. On Tuesday night, …

Taylor Swift is officially the most popular person on Instagram

For its five-year-anniversary Tuesday, Instagram released a list of its top five most followed accounts to Reuters (the first time they’ve been …

Inside 'Montage of Heck' Album's Trove of Unreleased Kurt Cobain

"I curated the album to create a feeling that the listener was sitting in Kurt's apartment in Olympia, Washington, in the late Eighties, and bearing …

Kurt Cobain

Rihanna speaks out about how society blames victims of abuse

When Rihanna briefly got back together with Chris Brown after he violently assaulted her in 2009, many were quick to condemn her for returning to him. But when victims of domestic abuse often blame themselves for something that is never their fault, as well as feeling the misplaced blame from …

Kurt Cobain Collection Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings Tracklist Revealed

It was recently announced that a collection of unearthed Kurt Cobain tracks would be released on November 13 as <i>Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings</i>. It's coming in conjunction with the DVD/Blu-ray release of the Brett Morgen-directed documentary. Today, Morgen revealed the tracklist in an interview …

Hear A New Single From Courtney Barnett Produced By Jack White

It's been a good week for Courtney Barnett. The Aussie artist teamed up with Jack White for a new single that will be released as part of Third Man Records' Blue Series. White produced the 7", due out Oct. 16. "Boxing Day Blues Revisited," the single's A-side, is an epilogue to "Boxing Day Blues," …

Beyonce buys The Big Lebowski mansion

Perhaps the most unfortunate thing about Beyonce not giving interviews anymore is that no one has had the chance to ask her about her love for <i>The Big</i> …

Urban Culture

Review: Small Black, 'Best Blues'

<i>Note: NPR's audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Josh Kolenik isn't trying to blow anyone away. If anything, the soft-spoken frontman of Small Black sings as if he barely wants to be noticed …

Will Butler Shares "Anna" Video Starring Emma Stone

Will Butler's <i>Policy</i> single "Anna" now has an official video, and it features Emma Stone. Directed by Brantley Gutierrez, the video features Stone dancing with a bunch of sailors aboard a ship. It follows Butler's DIY video for the track, which accompanied the album launch in January. Watch it below …

Review: Son Little, 'Son Little'

<i>Note: NPR's audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Son Little's self-titled debut album is nu-soul, not neo-soul, and the distinction is drastic. Little doesn't strive to reproduce his …

Review: Josh Ritter, 'Sermon On The Rocks'

<i>Note: NPR's audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>On Josh Ritter's most recent album, 2013's <i>The Beast In Its Tracks</i>, the singer-songwriter dredged through the battered ruins of his own …

Rock Hall of Fame: Janet Jackson, N.W.A, NIN, the Smiths Lead Nominees

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 are in, and the list includes Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Janet …

Music

Vote for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and for the fourth consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, …

Music