The saxophonist, composer, and free-jazz innovator, who has died at 85, remained one of the genre’s true polarizing geniuses right up to the end of his career.
The latest wave of streaming services talk a lot about making the art form better. Does anyone believe them?
As the stories of Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse resurface again, the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy tells of a tortured artist who lived.
The musician—one half of The xx—mines dance history and culture on his new record, but even listeners unfamiliar with the genre can appreciate his songs.
A song from 2011 is causing controversy now, proving how slowly the genre’s attitudes about women are evolving.
The gorgeous stew of At.Long.Last.A$AP may owe something to LSD, but it’s also in line with the genre’s recent turn toward progginess.
As drone warfare becomes a more familiar concept in American life, anxiety about its ubiquity—and what it means for humankind—is being explored in film, theater, and music.
Will the streaming service’s new features transform how people work out, or just transform’s Spotify’s value proposition?
Why Makes Sense? sees the British band using synthetic sounds to bittersweet, beautiful effect.
It zanily explodes conventions around gender and action movies.
The guitarist, dead at 89, built himself into the figurehead of the genre.
Bush uses the rapper’s brand but not his talents as a vehicle for Pharrell’s funk and disco revival.
The show helped usher in an era where fans campaigned for their faves, prefab pop and authenticity weren’t contradictions, and anyone could make themselves a star.
Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.
Historical, musical, and quantitative evidence shows that the rise of rap is the most important thing that has ever happened to the genre.
On tour, the singer's gorgeously rendered grief comes with a dose of wit.
New albums from Mumford & Sons, Best Coast, and My Morning Jacket try to separate emotion and sentimentality.
Ben E. King, dead at 76, contributed to so many classic hits, but "Stand by Me" alone would have ensured his immortality.
The Magic Whip, the band's first album in 12 years, uses a familiar sound to document unfamiliar places.