PRINT December 2015


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Still from Rihanna’s 2015 video Bitch Better Have My Money, directed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty and MegaForce.

1 RIHANNA, “BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY” (Roc Nation) I love Rihanna’s plaintive/murderous singing in “BBHMM” and the designer ensembles she and her associates wear in the video as they attempt to collect a debt. Their insane road trip begins with the abduction of a rich white guy’s white wife and ends with a shot of the pop star’s face splattered with enough inky fake blood to pen a thousand feminist think pieces.

2 MEREDITH GRAVES Speaking of feminist think pieces, Meredith Graves ignores or reinvents the form with her lucid and spontaneous cultural commentary. (Google her “CMJ 2015 Diary!”) She’s best known as the singer of the awesome, poetic noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, and now she’s got her own label and publishing imprint, Honor Press.

3 G.L.O.S.S. (GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE SOCIETY’S SHIT) This trans-girl-fronted hardcore band from Olympia, Washington, raises hell as it

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