"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.
The dull sexual document of our age becomes a lot more interesting once Beyoncé's involved.
Existence is struggle, and only one celebrity won't let us forget it.
Even through her shtick, the late actress radiated vulnerability and charm.
Jason Aldean and Ludacris, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, and on and on: a conversation with sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom on the recent wave of cross-genre party music.
LP sales keep rising, but mostly because of indie-rock fans and nostalgists—which isn't enough to "save" the music industry.
The singer argues that the digital revolution may improve music as an art form. That's optimistic, but not foolishly so.
He didn't invent rock and roll. He didn't steal it from black people, either. What did he do?
"Girl in a Country Song" skewers the last few years of Nashville machismo—which is a refreshing change, and smart business.
The "Blurred Lines" singer's supposed apology record is actually an act of aggression.
Her creative director talks about conceiving a song, video, album cover, and release strategy that would represent a pop star's punk-rock moment.
And this music-free rendition of Dancing in the Streets proves it.
Twentieth-anniversary fever has gripped the genre, but not every hip-hop newcomer from the Illmatic era is part of the party.
With a dose of humility, a symbol of rock-music pretension becomes a humane, powerful thing.
Songwriting lessons from the King, as told by indie-rock singer Hamilton Leithauser
When people with no shared history make music together, it's both exhilarating and awkward.