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Best albums of 2015 so far

The second half of 2015 has a lot to live up to. Already this year, we've seen breakout releases from Viet Cong, Courtney Barnett and others, along with career defining follow-ups from Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens and Father John Misty.

Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup analysis

“Riots aren’t always a good thing.” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said that in a recent promotional video for the three-city-wide Riot Fest, which was polling its participants and performers on why, as they put it, “Riot Fest sucks.” It’s the kind of thing that an adolescent Warped Tour might do today, the self-deprecating middle-finger selfie of the next wave of punk and rebel rockers.

Why is Thom Yorke on the cover of an Iranian relationship, sex help book?

"Couldn't look you in the eye ... you're so f****** special. But I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo," sings Radiohead frontman and relationship/sex help book coverboy Thom Yorke on the band's 1993 hit "Creep." Yorke, notable for his oft tortured and emotional lyricism and expert relationship advice, is pictured on the cover of "مشکلات جنسی و زناشویی در مردان", a recently-discovered Iranian self help book (whose title translates to "Marital And Sexual Problems In Men").