LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream Comes At An Ironic Moment–And Chooses To Ignore Time Altogether

To listen to LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album, released after a seven-year hiatus, is to be transported back to the exact time you last heard something new from them. In 2010, the U.S. was a different place, more idealistic and utopian than we ever could have known or appreciated at the …

Self-Deprecation Looks Better Than It Sounds: Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Video

“Look What You Made Me Do” is a pile of shit of a song. Worse yet, it’s not even an original pile of shit song, borrowing from Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” and Peaches’ “Operate” for its backbeat. So at least we can take some comfort in the silver …

The 2017 VMAs: An Exhibition of the Enfeebled State of Music

It’s not that you’re getting older (okay, yes, you are). It’s that music has genuinely gotten worse over time. For those who used to watch the VMAs in their prime, which arguably, went all the way up to 2007 when Britney Spears delivered her notoriously disinterested performance of “Gimme More,” …