Jukebox Jury

Jukebox Jury: Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Dad Sax and Competing With Tame Impala

The title of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest LP, Multi-Love, may be an explicit reference to the complicated three-person live-in relationship frontman Ruban Nielson spent a year…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

Quizzing Action Bronson About Other Musicians From Queens

Action Bronson is hardly the first great rapper to hail from Queens, but it's admittedly been a while since the heydays of Run-D.M.C., LL Cool…
By: Dan Weiss / March 30, 2015

Twin Shadow Promises Acid House Album, Prefers His R&B ‘Dark and Dirty’

The sound of George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, can be a tricky one to put your finger on; drawing from a wide variety of…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 25, 2015

Listening to ’90s Music with ’90s Music’ Singer Kimbra

Few 2014 singles have been as delightful as Kimbra's barbed-wire kiss of a pop song, "90s Music." The Golden Echo head-bopper is at once a…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 18, 2014

Ariel Pink Hates the Eurythmics (And Other Opinions on Weird Pop Hits)

Ariel Pink is surrounded by contradictions. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter possesses a preternatural gift for straightforward, hook-filled songcraft, but injects his work with just enough eccentricity —…
By: Kyle McGovern / November 14, 2014

We Tested 5 Seconds of Summer’s Pop-Punk Chops

If there is one consistency in pop-punk, it's the "get me out of this fucking town" teen escapism that floats through every lovelorn power chord.
By: Maria Sherman / October 17, 2014

Coolio Is Still Mad His Kurt Cobain Collab Never Happened (and Other Tales From 1994)

In 1994, Coolio climbed out of the trunk of a Chevy Impala and forever into our lives. The Compton MC born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. moved amongst…
By: Chris Martins / October 1, 2014

Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers Isn’t a Side Project. So We Played Him Some Famous Ones, Anyway.

Jack Antonoff's new band is all about revisiting his past. Raised in the suburbs of Bergenfield, New Jersey, the songwriter and fun. guitarist started hi…
By: Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Jukebox Jury: Feist, ?uestlove, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan

The first two members of this year's Jukebox Jury have been responsible for their own share of 2011's memorable music. On her fifth album, Metal…
By: David Marchese / December 22, 2011