ATLiens 25th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their masterpiece ATLiens, OutKast’s four-LP reissue doesn’t include just the original album, but also the instrumentals—available commercially for the first time ever. Along with the vinyl (which features the tracks “Elevators (Me & You),” “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)” and “Jazzy Belle”), the duo collaborated with London-based firm F That on a video game based on the album. In …

Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year

Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented are long-standing CH favorites, we were pleased to discover that many of our best-loved …

Andre 3000 + James Blake: Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)

Yesterday André 3000 (aka André Benjamin) released two surprise tracks—both created in collaboration with James Blake—”Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and “Look Ma No Hands.” Both tracks (the latter which is a 17-minute instrumental) are dedicated to his mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo (who passed away in 2013) and feature Benjamin on the bass clarinet. The piano-driven “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” is a sweet reminder …