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Thundercat, 'Fly Like An Eagle'

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Thundercat takes on a classic-rock staple that is somehow both incredibly cool and uncool, for Minions: The Rise of Gru.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Friday, July 01, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Valet on Hulu, watching wrestling, and a playlist crafted for the perfect summer vibe.


Demi Lovato, 'Skin of My Teeth'

Friday, June 10, 2022

Demi Lovato returns with a punchy, hardcore-adjacent track.


BabyTron, 'Emperor of the Universe'

Monday, May 23, 2022

BabyTron raps over decades of the best beats, from Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard in Da Paint" to OutKast's "Ms. Jackson."


Jack Harlow wants to be legendary. His new album proves he's still finding his voice

Friday, May 20, 2022

A cultural chameleon with a handful of viral hits, the rising rapper's Come Home The Kids Miss You misses the mark.


Lady Gaga, 'Hold My Hand'

Friday, May 06, 2022

The theatrical pop star pays tribute to '80s ballads on her song for the movie Top Gun: Maverick.


Girlpool and Let's Eat Grandma explore the inherent grief of growing up

Monday, May 02, 2022

Two new albums from Let's Eat Grandma and Girlpool wistfully accept the inherent grief that comes with facing adulthood.


Jack Harlow, 'First Class'

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Built around a sample of Fergie's timeless "Glamorous," "First Class" finds Jack Harlow swimming in the space between dorky and affable.


Tim Heidecker, 'Buddy'

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

To all the vagabonds, sad sacks and ne'er-do-wells of the world: You have an ally in Tim Heidecker.


Yung Lean (feat. FKA twigs), 'Bliss'

Friday, April 08, 2022

Yung Lean goes full Joy Division by rapping over a brooding, fuzzy guitar line with the tonality of a Swedish Ian Curtis.


Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Pom Pom Squad

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Led by Mia Berrin's bitterly romantic songwriting, the band performs songs that bring a much-needed dose of silliness to self-serious grunge and punk.


'I love selling out': Charli XCX on the volatile pop of 'Crash'

Friday, March 18, 2022

On Charli XCX's Crash, the artist leans fully into a mainstream pop persona for the first time in almost a decade.


What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching and listening

Friday, February 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackass Forever, StraightioLab podcast, and True Blood.


Charli XCX (feat. Rina Sawayama), 'Beg for You'

Friday, February 11, 2022

Joined by fellow Y2K-appreciator Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX adds a wistful, garage spin to September's biggest hit to create the yearning lament that is "Beg for You."


RuPaul, 'Smile'

Thursday, January 13, 2022

"Smile," like many tracks on RuPaul's latest album, mimics the sounds of early bubblegum hyperpop but waters them down in an act of bleak corporate reappropriation.


Let's end the year with some bangers! Join Alt.Latino's Listening Party

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Join Alt.Latino for an live, hour-long fiesta dedicated to highlighting the hottest Latin music of 2021


Varg2™ & Bladee, 'SHINIE'

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Listening to Bladee in "SHINIE" is like discovering beams of sound from another planet: fleeting, yet indicative of something beautiful just out of your grasp.


Christina Aguilera, Becky G and Nicki Nicole (feat. Nathy Peluso), 'Pa Mis Muchachas'

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Aided by Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso, 'Pa Mis Muchachas' is a smooth guaracha ode to the Latina.


Reanna Cruz

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The NPR Music production assistant shares their favorite songs of 2021


The Best Latin Music of 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

The singles and albums that came out this year seem to reflect the diversity of Latin music more than ever.