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RELEVANT’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Music, normally one of America’s biggest, splashiest productions, took on a strangely sedate tone in…

Judah and the Lion Is Ready to Try Something Different

“I am living up in the mountains right now,” says Nate Zuercher, who has temporarily…

Our Favorite Love Songs (And Break-Up Anthems!)

RELEVANT Roundtable is when we ask our slate of culture writers a question and compile…

Chance the Rapper Teases His ‘Coloring Book’ Follow-Up Is Coming In July

One-word tweets by famous people are either the best of the worst. Last night, we…

‘This Is America’ Dominates the Grammys, Making History Along the Way

No hip hop song has ever won Song of the Year and Record of the…

Toto’s ‘Africa’ Is Just the First of Many Pleasures on Weezer’s Surprise New Cover Album

Remember last year, when Weezer covered Toto’s “Africa” so well they eventually performed the song…

You’ve Gotta Check Out Vampire Weekend’s First New Songs in Six Years

Vampire Weekend is back and holy smokes, it’s about time. The last time we heard…

In Netflix’s ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ The Boss Wrestles With His Faith

Given enough time, most artists transition into the “McDonald’s” phase of their career.  From baby…

Hillsong Singer Brooke Fraser’s Surprise Album ‘B Sides’ Is One for the Books

Hillsong worship leader Brooke Fraser dropped a bomb on Friday—a bomb album—just in time for…

Andy Mineo On How Insecurity Fueled His Latest EP

On his new EP The Sword, Andy Mineo continues his path through some of the…

Watch: JOHNNYSWIM and Drew Holcomb Perform ‘Goodbye Road’ in the RELEVANT Studio

This spring, Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors came together and, in a match…

RELEVANT Roundtable: What’s Your Song of the Summer?

RELEVANT Roundtable is when we ask our slate of culture writers a question and compile…

How NF, Kanye and Kid Cudi Are Continuing Hip-Hop’s Mental Health Conversation

Rap can be mumbles, it can be memes and it can be okuuuuurrt. It can…

Confessions of a Former Lecrae Skeptic

The first Lecrae song I heard nearly made me toss a pair of headphones across…

One Swear Word Shouldn’t Turn You Away From Lecrae

There’s something about human nature that’s drawn to conspiracy theories. Some are harmless (“The NBA…

Watch: Arcade Fire’s New Video Is About a Dog Falling in Love With a Cat

Arcade Fire is always good for some creative visuals, but their wacky video for “Chemistry,” off Everything…

The ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ Meme Raised *NSYNC’s Streaming Numbers 176 Percent

Thanks to the annual tradition of people sharing Justin Timberlake’s boyish face across the landscape…

Watch Father John Misty Go Nuts in His Trippy New Video for ‘Mr. Tillman’

Father John Misty fancies himself a bit of an actor, and in his new video…

The Gospel Origins of Elvis Presley

David Porter was an eyewitness to one of the most important times and places in…

How Jordan Feliz Turned His Anxieties Into the Country’s No. 1 Worship Album

After his debut LP, The River, became a breakout hit in 2016, Christian pop artist…

Sho Baraka and Vanessa Hill Speak Out About Their Controversial New Album

In 2013, Sho Baraka veered away from the Christian hip-hop (“CHH”) playbook and dropped Talented…

Why Phantogram’s ‘Three’ Sounds So Deep

This record is about heartbreak,” says Sarah Barthel, the vocal half of Phantogram, referring to…

10 Albums We Want to See in 2017

We just closed an incredible year for music. And it looks like 2017 is going…

OK Go Has Released a Completely Bonkers New Music Video

Indie pop outfit OK Go—also known as the makers of the world’s most intricate and…

Bob Dylan Won’t be Attending Nobel Prize Ceremony

As we’re already noted, after he received the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan didn’t…

12 Christian Reality Shows America Wants

Somehow, the reality show genre continues producing high ratings at (relatively) low production costs. Networks…

Lecrae on Racial Injustice: ‘As I Shared My Heart, My Supporters Turned on Me’

Lecrae says he’s done explaining himself. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper, who recently appeared on the…

Watch Crowder Perform His New Song ‘Run Devil Run’ on ‘Fox and Friends’

A week or two go, David Crowder released his second solo album, American Prodigal. (He…

So, Blink-182 Has This Week’s No.1 Album, Unseating Drake’s ‘Views’

And now, some of the most unexpected news since 2001: a Blink-182 album has managed…

Mumford and Sons Say They Won’t Return to Bravalla Until Something Is Done About Sexual Assaults

Mumford and Sons announced today that they won’t return to play at Bravalla Festival—Sweden’s biggest…

Apple Is in Talks to Buy Tidal So People Might Actually Listen to It

Apple is in talks to buy Tidal—Jay Z’s music-streaming service—in hopes of adding more exclusive…

Taylor Swift Is Now Taking Her Fight for Artists’ Rights to YouTube

The music industry is fighting back against YouTube—owned by Google—and its music streaming. Taylor Swift—who…

It’s Official: Bon Iver Will Debut New Music This August

It’s been a long time (2011, maybe? We can’t quite remember). But it finally looks…

Hulu Landed Ron Howard’s New Documentary About The Beatles

Hulu, already the home of original content like The Mindy Project, is looking to expand…

Is dc Talk’s Facebook Page Trying to Tell Us Something?

Yesterday, the band that made the soundtrack to your youth-group years dropped a hint. dc…

Here’s This: Kanye Says His T-Swift Interruption Was Activism

This morning, Kanye West called in to Steve Harvey’s radio show, Steve Harvey in the…

Remembering the Time Prince Covered a Song from CCM Star Nicole Nordeman

Yesterday, music legend Prince died suddenly at the age of 57, and for the last…

David Bowie Breaks Adele’s Record for Streams in a Day

Yesterday, just a day after the death of David Bowie, the artist posthumously broke Vevo’s…

Sufjan Stevens, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Run the Jewels Among Artists Playing This Year’s Coachella

Coachella has announced the full lineup for this year’s festival, and along with confirming that…