Music

First Aid Kit's "Rebel Heart"

The video reminds us of one of the alluring aspects of the band’s music — that when they sing of heartbreak and dread, they sing of it together.

Lorde

I went out to Rick’s a few days ago, possibly the most oppressively anti-queer establishment in Ann Arbor, and rather than feeling the effects of the old venom that haunted my veins, I finally noticed just how comfortable I finally was on the dancefloor.

Stevie Wonder

I continue to associate Wonder’s music with happiness, the way I always have: music for a good mood, for inspiration, faith, joy, for picking yourself back up again.

Paul McCartney

It’s almost too easy to picture him in concert, slamming his guitar and singing wide-eyed into a microphone, cocking his head.

Wiley

In a way, it is the perfect embodiment of modern music in general.

Waxahatchee

After this EP draws out intense feelings of desolation and despair, Crutchfield leaves us without closure like most of our haunting memories do.

Taylor Swift rules.

What it must feel like to run through a crowd of people carrying signs with your name and your face, hordes of strangers reaching for you with arms outstretched and trying to grab at different parts of you.

The Kooks

From 20-something rockers to fathers and husbands, the years since their debut have affected The Kooks’s members, so why wouldn’t they affect their sound, too?

Suspiria

The piece is gorgeous, a simple composition tinged with complex implications of sadness and confusion.

Michelle Obama comforts Kanye in "Feels Like Summer"

Donald Glover, better known musically by his pseudonym, Childish Gambino, has existed alone on an island in the corner of the hip-hop world since his first mixtape, Camp. Technically speaking, he isn’t tied to any of the rap conglomerates of his peers, like Kanye West’s G.O.O.D.