Charli XCX: Boys (Acoustic Version)

Charli XCX’s hit “Boys” has been given an acoustic remix which borders on chill-wave. Softer and sweeter than the original—thanks in part to that video game “ca-ching” being left out—this version works perfectly with all that cute boy-crazy innocence.

Charli XCX + SOPHIE: Vroom Vroom

Singer-songwriter Charli XCX and divergent sound designer SOPHIE—each compelling in their own unique brand of pop—bring out the best in each other in the four-track EP Vroom Vroom, one that provokes all of the senses and hits listeners like a steamroller. The title song “Vroom Vroom” gets the music video treatment, and through a mostly black-and-white lenses, it shines and sweats and glares and squeaks …


A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open Opening their five-night residency at NYC’s Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds’ “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive. The rock legend waxed poetic about overlooked tracks while …