The Life of Pablo debuted at Madison Square Garden with a mixture of joyful chaos, careful choreography, and boredom.
Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s HBO series complicates the myths of the ’70s but doesn’t make them interesting.
When he tweets “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” is one example.
As Coldplay blandly strained for the universal, she and Bruno Mars pulled off something more specific and more daring.
Spike Lee’s new film Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off The Wall spotlights the same sort of work ethic that drove Earth, Wind & Fire’s success.
Junior Boys’ gorgeous new album Big Black Coat sounds cold on purpose, says Jeremy Greenspan.
The Super Bowl, Grammys, and Oscars offer her a respectability hat-trick, after which maybe she can come back and save pop music.
Platinum and Gold certifications now reflect streaming figures, but it’s still very hard to quantify a musician's commercial success.
The new way to make money off a blockbuster album
Rihanna’s Anti and Sia’s This Is Acting pair interesting ideas with forgettable songs.
Her hugely hyped single with Drake embraces the joy of repetition.
The downfall of a rock publicist is another sign of how speaking up about sexual predation can bring about change.
After the Eagles, he helped define the Miami Vice sound.
After a year in which musicians got unusual crossover attention, the New York City Winter Jazzfest forecasts a year of innovation, vitality, and diffusion.
Thoughts on David Bowie from a professor who’s in the middle of a year spent impersonating him
He used his creativity and the power of silence to set the terms of his exit, and not for the first time.
Mysterious and gorgeous, his 25th album obsesses over ego.
“Facts” has him returning to the hip-hop fray after a year of ignoring it.
The Motörhead frontman had been battling an aggressive form of cancer. He was 70 years old.
No one is quite sure what the most rewritable holiday song means.