It's long past time to stop caring about the irrelevant institution.
Plus Chance the Rapper, Beyonce, Solange pick up awards.
Plus Future Islands, New Order and Hans Zimmer.
Sturgill Simpson, Kanye West, Radiohead and Baroness also get nominations.
This year’s VMAs belonged to Beyoncé. At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé took home six awards, including Video of the Year for “Formation,” as well as Best Female Video for “Hold Up,” Best Long Form Video for her Lemonade visual album, and Best Choreography for “Formation.” The wins tonight added up to an […]
The tradition of global-scale catastrophes receiving star-studded song tributes began with the fairly unlistenable “We Are The World.” Its most recent example is “Hands – A Song For Orlando,” which features everyone from Britney Spears and the inexplicably-still-here Meghan Trainor to Imagine Dragons and Mary J. Blige. Well-intentioned, to be sure, and heartfelt! But good […]
It’s only the first week of summer, and at least where Treble HQ is concerned, it’s already hot as fuck. So we’re doing what only seems natural when the sun comes bearing down through our windows: We find ourselves some suitably hot songs to fill up a playlist for the next three months. As a […]
“Sex sells” has been a truism for-fucking-ever, but in popular art it often involves a double-edged sword. Using it as a principal subject of music, film and television required layered double entendres or cloaking devices (bra-on sex in R-rated movies, for example) if you didn’t want serious controversy. This remains true today to a certain […]
Today, what could only be described as a “grip” of new releases is hitting shelves. There’s our Album of the Week (White Lung’s Paradise), plus new releases by Julianna Barwick and Death Grips, plus the physical release of Beyoncé’s newly released Lemonade. Oh, and some Drake guy just put something out. You might have heard […]
Beyoncé has added more dates to her Formation World Tour, behind her recently released new album Lemonade. She’s added a batch of new dates in the fall, including a rescheduled show in Nashville. Following her performance in Raleigh, North Carolina, Beyoncé released a statement about the state’s House Bill 2—the Public Facilities Privacy & Security […]
Buy at iTunes As I watched the premiere of the LEMONADE short film on HBO this past Saturday, every aural and visual clue prompted me—and most of Twitter—to think, “Yo…is Bey gonna divorce Jay Z in public on this shit?” And then, “HOLY SHIT, she’s totally gonna do that.” And then, “But wait, he’s appearing […]
Last night you might have noticed social media blow up with the hashtag #LEMONADE. That’s because Beyoncé just dropped a surprise new visual album, much like that of her 2013 self-titled album, called Lemonade. It’s currently available for stream and download via TIDAL, and features the previously released single “Formation,” as well as appearances by […]
When Treble highlights the essentials of a particular style of music, we can sometimes pick apart the particulars of what makes something fit under a very specific, very restricting genre. But when it comes to picking apart our favorite pop, that’s essentially like opening Pandora’s Box. Pop can and often does mean just about anything […]
Kanye lets Beck finish.
Haim, U2, Beck also make this year's nominees, which continue to roll out.