Björk Tries To Get Her Groove Back

N: Björk, “The Gate” - This is the single??? The utter tunelessness of “The Gate,” our first taste of Björk’s upcoming “Tinder” album Utopia, should dismay fans who long for the days when she was able to make alien sounds accessible to the masses, a true pop maverick. She’s still some kind of maverick, I guess—with a…

Tegan and Sara Get Housey, Go Bad

Y: Matthew Dear featuring Tegan and Sara, “Bad Ones” - The basic rhythmic track here has a churn-and-stomp reminiscent of that of Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want”—and there’s the added bonus of not having to listen to R. Kelly. That on top of precious keyboard ambiance, Dear’s eccentric sonic curlicues, and a jubilant…

Y/N: Jessie Ware Returns, Julia Michaels Debuts, and Kendrick & Rihanna Proclaim Their Loyalty

Yeah, I’ll take it: Kendrick Lamar, “Loyalty:” What’s really and truly working in this video is Rihanna, resplendent in white and diamonds and fur, spitting a wad of gum at Kendrick Lamar, then gazing into his eyes as they both sink into asphalt that is actually quicksand. Also nice: the good Kendrick and the Bad…