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.
From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.
Her vomit-soaked performance's message: Pop stars work hard, too.
Jennifer Lopez's new video tries to critique music videos' rampant objectification of women by getting guys to undress instead. Is she successful?
Three months after its release, it's clear that Beyoncé's latest album contains one of her most startling messages yet: Maybe she's wrong.
Kaki King talks about the successful Kickstarter campaign she launched to use the guitar like it's never been used before.
The British singer's ultimate '90s dance party works best when experienced as a whole.
Arnold Schwartzman's never-before-published images of the Fab Four may trigger a flood of memories in fans. They don't, however, have the same effect on Schwartzman.
Breezy guitars and airy vocals make a melancholy soundtrack fit for its titular actor
He put on a good concert, but without the flair that makes for a memorable Super Bowl show.
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The folk singer, who has died at 94, had one defining feature: selflessness.
A night of solid performances was capped by Macklemore and Madonna starring in other people's nuptials.
The awards show may be making up for its spotty, awkward history with electronic acts by showing Kraftwerk and Daft Punk some love.
A tropical dance track with new-wave traces of Cut Copy and The Cure
Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the ferocious new record from Against Me!, still sounds optimistic as its sings of suicide and struggles with identity.
Once considered glamorous and sexy, then forgotten, the instrument is making a comeback.