El Guincho

El Guincho’s samples range Brazil to Ghana, and like the masters of the art in the hip-hop and electronic realm, he is extremely skilled at making his chops and loops organic and lively.


As soon as she walked up to the mic, the crowd would have been stupid to think something big wasn’t about to happen.

Mumford and Sons

Change and artistic development is good and important, but Mumford and Sons may be taking a step in the wrong direction.

Imagine Dragons

There’s really no reason to go out of your way to listen to ‘Origins.’


“One More” is her reconciliation with that pain and confusion, cutting ties with ritual monotony and coming to terms with the speed of change.

Earl Sweatshirt

This past week, Earl Sweatshirt, after three years of nearly complete silence, dropped the single ‘Nowhere2Go.’

Carlie Hanson

Hanson, who recently took a turn with Billboard Pride’s Instagram account, will be dropping an EP early next year and has begun infusing her traditional pop-sound with rock-inspired guitars, undoubtedly primed by the Metallica and Five Finger Death punch her mother played growing up in Wisconsin.

Jeff Goldblum

Goldblum reminds the audience and performers that jazz doesn’t have to be so serious.


Although by no means their best release, Simulation Theory handles its concept well and brings Muse’s lyricism back to earth.

Lana Del Rey

Subtle spookiness is all well and good, but this playlist wouldn’t be complete without a few outright murder songs.