Hip-hop's complex history with race and gender, dramatized in two rapper's insulting tweets
Idina Menzel is confused that her Christmas album is out before before Halloween—but the early release is actually a good thing for her, and for the public.
It's how familiar it all is.
"Out of the Woods" at first sounds like the work of a new artist. Then you listen to the lyrics.
The halftime performance is about images, not music, which means Perry should do just fine.
Green Day's nomination means that the eligibility period has reached a new era, and it's another generation's turn to feel old.
Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell's new record Guitar in the Space Age isn't revolutionary, and that's fine. But listeners should hope for more.
Twenty years ago, the group's studio debut offered a sound like no one else's. Why do their many detractors talk so much about the fan base, instead of the music?
Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, and Nicky Minaj twerk for the camera—and a same-sex audience.
Twenty-five years later, the political message and musical innovation on Rhythm Nation 1814 is more significant than ever, though less appreciated than it should be.
Unlike some histories of the blues, the documentary Take Me to the River revitalizes its subject by grappling both with racism and contemporary pop.
So Ariana Grande strains to put her best face forward. Who doesn't?
Amid the falseness of the VMAs, as her parents try to sell an image, Beyoncé and Jay Z's kid keeps it real.
Her live show with Royskopp reveals the pop star getting weirder.
In his new book, Greil Marcus brings us The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. But rock only needs one—Jimi Hendrix's 1968 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
"The" has risen and fallen in popularity among band names over the years. But its presence or absence always says something about a group's music, members, and relationship with history.
Her new single and livestream showcase her honest-yet-savvy image.
Bach, Coltrane, McCartney: New algorithms can produce original compositions in the style of the greats. But are those works actually art?
A new single with meditative instrumentals from the Austin band
Despite its reputation for traditionalism, the genre has long welcomed outside influences—a fact that's as true today as it was in the period covered by Country Funk 1967-1974.