Here's Your Quiet Storm Sex Jam For the Weekend

In August, Melisa Young released one of last year's best mixtapes, DUSK2DAWN: The Diary of Jane Jupiter. It was criminally slept on, not least because Young was trying on a new alter ego in the form of Jane Jupiter—older and wiser, she had outgrown Kid Sister, the moniker under which she first became popular—but also,… » 1/23/15 6:50pm Friday 6:50pm

Train Advocates For Stealing From Elderly People in New Video

The Grammy-award winning band Train, a group that has been producing music for over two decades, might be known best for their moving songs about women who are named after states who walk around in unusual but beautiful bodies. But their latest song is causing controversy for encouraging young people to steal from and… » 1/23/15 2:34pm Friday 2:34pm

Fifty Shades Getting All Your Fave Musicians Into Bondage, Rough Sex

The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is hot as HEAAAYYYLL, and as its accompanying videos roll out, there is something we've noticed: this music is getting all your fave musicians in the MOOD. To do something NAUGHTY. To their OWN MUSIC. Terius "The-Dream" Nash's "Kelly's '12 Play'" this ain't. » 1/22/15 5:50pm Thursday 5:50pm

Cool 1978 Teen Explains Why Music Sucks If You Can't Dance to It

Times Machine dot NYTimes dot com, the archives for the New York Times, has just brought our attention to a 1978 trend piece on disco music, and how "Teen-Agers" were super into it. In a profile of the club Guys and Dolls, where area teens could go get their Hustle on, a then-15-year-old called Thomas Castaglia… » 1/21/15 10:15pm Wednesday 10:15pm

Charli XCX and Rita Ora Go Full Thelma & Louise in New Video

Charli XCX and Rita Ora's new "Doing It" video is a spaghetti western of a bank robbery, two high-contrast pop stars bum-rushing a gas station and rolling around the desert in their pink trucks. It's not quite as fatalist or committed as Thelma & Louise, insofar that they do not die in the end. But Charli seems super… » 1/20/15 3:15pm 1/20/15 3:15pm

Nicki Minaj Showed Rare, Genuine Superstar Tears in My Time Again

On Sunday night, MTV aired its Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Again, the follow-up to 2010's My Time Now, which we all remember as the origin of her infamous pickle-juice snub and bitch-versus-boss analogy. Back then, in that special, she came across tough and guarded, and (to us) the extent of her relationship with » 1/19/15 3:00pm 1/19/15 3:00pm

Deborah Cox on Nailing Whitney's Classic Songs For the Lifetime Biopic

There's no higher pressure than trying to match the Voice. So in order to sing like Whitney Houston for Lifetime's Whitney biopic and actually pull it off, Deborah Cox had to do some acting of her own. No one can hold a torch to those crisp, godly vocals, but Cox comes awfully close with her renditions of Houston's… » 1/16/15 5:00pm 1/16/15 5:00pm

PornHub Glazes Winners of 'Ultimate' Theme Song Competition

It seems like PornHub is everywhere these days. On your iPhone, your iPad, your Chromecast and on billboards. It's on Youtube with a hot single crooned by porn stars (thanks for all the press releases, PornHub) and now it's finished it's first song competition, where real people wrote real songs in order to win real… » 1/16/15 12:50pm 1/16/15 12:50pm

Jessie Ware Kills It, Yet Again, With Cover of Labrinth's "Jealous"  

In an age where lukewarm live efforts and artistic renown are not mutually exclusive, Jessie Ware is a rare bright spot; each performance comes gift-wrapped in a cloud of raw, shimmering vocal perfection, and the British singer's recent trip to BBC's Live Lounge proves no exception. (If you haven't checked out her… » 1/15/15 9:41pm 1/15/15 9:41pm

Ellen Page, Connie Britton and More Sing in New Sleater-Kinney Video

In case you were wondering how the majorly increased visibility of Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) would affect the reunion of Sleater-Kinney after nine years, here is your answer: they are famous and can now get people like Connie Britton, Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, and Norman Reedus aka hellooooo… » 1/15/15 4:52pm 1/15/15 4:52pm

All the Best (And Worst) Remixes of Sophia Grace's 'Best Friends'

It has been one blessed week since the wee god Sophia Grace dropped her truth bomb of a pop banger "Best Friends," aka the most feminist song of 2015, and its presence has taken over all our lives in ways we never anticipated. I have not met one single person who hates this song, and have even fielded a wealth of… » 1/14/15 10:44pm 1/14/15 10:44pm

Jazmine Sullivan Capes for the Messy, Complex Women of Reality TV

Jazmine Sullivan took a break from music in 2011 to attend to real life. She'd become stuck in an abusive relationship, and with no desire to keep recording, she prematurely announced she was retiring. In mid-November last year, she came back and performed to a generous crowd at New York's Gramercy Theater, debuting… » 1/14/15 6:00pm 1/14/15 6:00pm

FKA Twigs Explores Bondage, Fetish in New Video

There are very many reasons for which I love FKA twigs, but one of them is that her flirtation with power dynamic and BDSM imagery clearly freaks a lot of music writers out, which I find moderately entertaining. (Seriously, Google the way music sites covered her "Papi Pacify" video to find an embarrassment of squirmy… » 1/14/15 5:20pm 1/14/15 5:20pm