Jon Caramanica

  • Future, 2015.

    Jon Caramanica

    1 FUTURE (WITH DRAKE), “LIVE FROM THE GUTTER,” 0:54 It’s not clear what caused the rift that ended Future and Ciara’s relationship, but it’s given Future ample fodder for his narcotic, emotional growls and mumbles. Here, after rapping about being left, then about how relieved he was to be left, he lets out a scratchy yelp—part anguished scream, part sinister cackle, part ecstatic release.

    2 LANA DEL REY, “ SALVATORE,” 4:21 This song comes on like a Peter Max version of an Antonioni sound track, ridiculous and coy—right up until the end, when Lana sighs “soft ice cream” and you feel