Party Playlist: Top 50 Tracks of 2014

A nearly four-hour playlist that counts, starting with #50, Jamie xx’s killer cut 'All Under One Roof Raving'

Terence Blanchard Is Seeking Support for His Opera About Gay Boxer Emile Griffith

The jazz great wants to make a professional recording of Champion

By Jerry Portwood

Lea Michele Releases Her First Solo Album

As Lea Michele prepares to release Louder, her first solo adventure into pop music, she ponders her lost love …

By Connor Durkin

The OUT Guide to Mastering Aural

From the best headphones to speakers, we choose the best music tools on the market

By Editors

The Essential Soundtrack to Pop's Greatest (and Gayest) Year

A Musical Primer to 1983 (if there was a better year for music, we'd like to hear it).

By Aaron Hicklin

Devonté Hynes

'It's still in the music I make, that feeling of being free in a city—liberated.'

By Editors

 LISTEN: Le1f Goes “Boom”

The New York-based rapper has also singed a multi-album deal with XL

By Alex Panisch

Singing Against Sochi: 8 Songs Protesting Putin's Anti-Gay Russia

These artists are giving it to Putin aurally

By Alex Panisch

David Bowie, One Direction Win Big: A Complete Wrap-Up of the 2014 BRIT Awards

Plus Bowie, Beyoncé and Bruno, oh my

By Alex Panisch

WATCH: Iran's Queen of Pop's New Queer Music Video

The new music video from Googoosh displays a dangerous solidarity with Iran's gays and lesbians

By Matthew Breen

1983: The Last Great Year of Pop

From the gender-bending antics of Eurythmics and Culture Club to the propulsive synthpop of Depeche Mode, New Order, and …

By Mark Simpson

5 Things We Learned From David Bowie’s Costume Designer

The man behind Ziggy Stardust’s wardrobe talks Bowie, Kabuki, and his newfound love of “-stan” fabrics

By Alex Panisch

Listen: Kylie 'Kiss Me Once' Album Sampler

Just a sexy taste

By Editors

Neneh Cherry’s New Stance

The Swedish singer returns with her first solo album in 17 years.

By T. Cole Rachel

Avicii’s ‘Addicted To’ You Is Bonnie And Clyde With A Lesbian Twist

With some naked dudes thrown in because, Avicii gives the people what they want

By Alex Panisch

Regarding Ani

Singer Eric Himan interviews one of his idols, iconic singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco

By Eric Himan