With a hand in records by Jay Z, Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, no producer had a more dominant—or exciting—year than Skateboard P. But that’s nothing new. Pharrell’s killer catalog stretches back over 22 years. What better way to honor music’s man of the year than with an exhaustive look back on his catalog? Dive in.
With a slate of bangers that set the club (and the web) on smash, Ferg’s ‘Trap Lord’ immediately put to rest any doubt that the A$AP Mob was a one man crew. But the hits haven’t changed the Harlem native. Instead, the Hood Pope is still chasing the art, confident that the rewards will come.
The pop queen’s eighth album ‘Britney Jean’ might be fresh on the market, but that doesn’t mean her deeper catalog should be ignored. From masturbation to Sad Girl realness, she's got an arsenal of repeat-worthy bangers. Keep calm: It’s Britney, bitch!
From trips to Tijuana to getting cozy backstage with artists like 2 Chainz, Myspace was everywhere in 2013. Take a trip down memory lane with some of our best photos of the year. Caution: there might be some naked ladies painted in gold, a few blunts being smoked and Riff Raff.
From Perfect Pussy to Teenage Moods, more and more artists turned to tapes to put out new releases in 2013, bringing the retro format back in style. Here, we’ve rounded up the 50 best tapes of the year. Click around, then dig up your Walkman.
From Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes to Bill Clinton and Prince, everyone has been whipping out their phones to snap selfies this year. We rounded up our 25 favorite game-changing ones and gave them awards. Who caught our lens?
With this year’s ‘Sunbather,’ the San Francisco band made a metal record beloved by critics and fans alike, and even those who don’t like the genre. It was a transcendent record that put Deafheaven at the top of 2013’s must-watch list. But did they expect it?
Your parents didn’t send you to Camp Flog Gnaw? Tag along as we soak up the California sunshine at OFWGKTA’s second annual extravaganza and rub elbows with Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and the rest of the gang. From carnival rides to the skate park, we did it all. It’s your turn.
With its brand of lovely indie pop, the British trio always brings out warm and mellow vibes to its live performances. But backstage, Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman can be found tackling pre-show nerves with beers, steam and vocal exercises.