On The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he offers what's been missing from hip hop lately: aggressive, commercially viable, virtuoso rapping.
First impressions of the superstar's third album
Reed's fondness for the cultural fringe and his ambivalence toward his own success shaped the views that defined the generation that came after him.
Ms. Whipcream Bra is remaking herself as the pop diva Grandma can love, and why not?
The oft-delayed debut from a 21-year-old once tipped as the future of pop unceremoniously appeared at midnight—and that's what made it so rewarding for fans.
Reading the scholarly literature in honor of an Ace of Base anniversary
The Velvet Underground legend, dead at 71, challenged pop culture till the end.
Feel free to ignore Reflektor's bids for profundity and just appreciate how fun it is.
Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.
Not all of New works, but the songs that do are well worth appreciating.
A chat about impolite tweets and Jimmy Kimmel
A new project from one of Australia's indie rock exports
NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.
She explained her recent on-stage "outbursts" well, but with artists like her, no explanation will ever shake the perception that they're crazy.
Sinead O'Connor has accused her of taking on a phony new identity, but self-reinvention is often the whole point of pop.
A new documentary pays rich tribute to the Alabama city's color-blind musical contributions in the '60s, but skims over the more difficult issues raised by its material.
Composers are increasingly skipping traditional staffs in favor of color-coded symbols—sometimes hand-drawn—to capture new sounds and performance techniques.
Listen to "White House Visit" from Season 5.
Valuable original recordings and rare tapes have vanished over the years—a process that Jack White and the National Recording Preservation Foundation are looking to stop.
A cut from Sky Ferreira's long-awaited album