Excellent new albums from Mitski and Car Seat Headrest describe sadness with precise, piercing insights.
The R&B star, who has sung about loving a man, draws a line between seemingly very different interpretations of God.
How a Miami Vice star and a 30 Rock writer made a nonsense acronym into the entertainment industry’s highest achievement
The super-group Prophets of Rage come at a time of much political music, but few iconically political musicians.
As sung by the Fugees’ Lauryn Hill, the 20-year-old cover was a pivotal musical moment for many young black women in 1996.
The artist and musician Laurie Anderson reflects on the power of political rhetoric, why she voted for Hillary Clinton, and why she hated Hamilton.
The composer and musician, formerly in Battles, explains his immersion in electronic music and how it’s changed the way he thinks about sound.
New albums from Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande take two different sonic and lyrical approaches to an age-old dichotomy.
The Canadian musician, who has collaborated with Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, and U2, on his approach to performing and making records
At the music and technology festival, artists paid tribute to the pioneering synthesizer and its creator—sometimes more in spirit than in sound.
Her patchy Billboard Awards performance is drawing the inevitable flak, but fortunately other artists will get their chances to pay homage.
Even if she doesn’t have to record with Dr. Luke anymore, his company still can do things like stop her from performing at the Billboard Awards.
The uplifting Coloring Book makes profound use of Millennial nostalgia.
Brian Wilson’s Beach Boys masterpiece paved the way for auteurs like Kanye West and anticipated the rise of the producer.
The new album from the “All About That Bass” singer is the sound of an era of pop and Internet discourse folding back in on itself.
The controversial rapper’s final (for now) racist freakout exemplifies the worst Internet behavior.
The band’s beautiful but difficult ninth album is as much sculpture as it is a song collection.
Anohni’s Hopelessness protests America’s sins by pretending to celebrate them.
The “Boycott Beyoncé” merchandise on sale at her concerts affords her a new kind of appeal.
With subtle songwriting, confessional lyrics, and deeply rooted politics, her new album recognizes the power of the body—and its limits.