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.
Both fans and skeptics of Nashville need to hear her excellent new album, Platinum.
Finally, hip-hop for a 3D-printed, post-Snowden world.
The band’s sixth album is beautiful, soothing, and relentlessly uninspiring.
Why it's ok, maybe, to obsess over the scandalous video of Beyoncé's sister at the Met Gala
By condemning the pop star, both Bill O'Reilly and bell hooks profit off her body while ignoring her art.
On her first album since 2009, the English pop singer sounds more cynical than ever about making music.
The band's new album, streaming below, is a hilarious and hard-rocking look at how to survive two decades in rock.
Experimental pop with a sneakily feminist message
The track was originally a man's account of bedding women—until Cyndi Lauper transformed it into a rallying cry for sexual equality.
He was a musical genius and icon of authenticity, yes. But, as his new posthumous album shows, he was also a slick, shameless pop star.
Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, dead at 50, defied the self-seriousness of heavy metal and of the mainstream alike.