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10 Things We Learned About Beyoncé From Her HBO Documentary

Thanks to Life Is But A Dream we now know that she listens to her own music before having sex with Jay-Z.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

How Nicki Minaj Brought Rage Back To Pop

"Stupid Hoe" and "Come on a Cone" make fury seem aspirational — and inspirational.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

4 Alternate-Universe Versions Of "Call Me Maybe"

Just imagine a world in which Carly Rae Jepsen's song wasn't a huge hit. OK, now imagine if it were a folk song about Jesus.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

Sleigh Bells Made The Most Underrated Album Of 2012

Reign of Terror is relentlessly morbid but totally life-affirming. It also has a lots of amazing riffs.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

Fun. Are The Most Inventive Band On The Radio

They seem like squares, but they're the only experimental, ambitious rock band in the mainstream right now.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

The Democratic Platform In 15 Songs

Beyoncé's music can summarize two different policy points!

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago

The Republican Platform In 16 Songs

Just don't tell Bruce Springsteen that "Thunder Road" is on this list.

Mike Barthel • 6 years ago