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Julyssa Lopez is a contributing writer for
who covers music, art, and culture.
April 7, 2021
Songs of Hope and Isolation
Arlo Parks’s consoling pop music is tailor-made for our fraught and lonely moment.
February 10, 2021
Kali Uchis’s Fearless Latinx Pop
The bilingual, bicultural songs and sounds of
is a daring leap forward.
October 27, 2020
A Soundscape of Pure Empathy
Kelly Lee Owens’s quietly complex electronic music is defined by its spirit of care.
August 5, 2020
Arca’s Rebellion Against Music and Life
How the experimental artist made one of the year’s most defiant pop records.
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May 28, 2020
A Thrilling Snapshot of the New Pop Avant-Garde
Recent albums from Perfume Genius and Yves Tumor restore the power of genre-bending music
April 21, 2020
What’s the Deal With Grimes?
Her climate change pop album
is riven with contradictions.
March 12, 2020
Bad Bunny Answers to No One
isn’t perfect, but it’s evidence that the Puerto Rican artist’s short career so far is iconoclastic and uncompromising.
February 19, 2020
‘High Fidelity’ Is a Broken Record
While the TV reboot breaks out of some of the original’s male-centered whiteness, it refuses to take risks that would make it more memorable.
December 2, 2019
FKA Twigs, High Priestess of Pop Music’s Avant-Garde
Mixing sacred imagery and snatches of memoir, the British artist’s new album is
a beautiful and eerie statement.
October 15, 2019
The Absurdist Imaginings of ‘Los Espookys’
An irreverent Spanish-speaking show was a step forward for HBO, but its first season fell short of pushing the boundaries of Latinx representation.