Julieta Venegas and Natalia Lafourcade went retro for their latest releases—in part as a reaction against the grim headlines often seen as defining their country in the present.
A Rio-flavored club-thumper, an Argentine cumbia revival, a throwback by New Zealand's version of Adele, and more
Dawn Richard's excellent 'Goldenheart' follows in the unheralded tradition of black musicians using Tolkien tropes.
A danceable soccer chant, some "We No Speak Americano"-style re-ups, a track by Sweden's version of Ke$ha, and more
She struts, scares parents, and on her new album, 'Warrior,' conveys genuine emotion.
An Adele-free playlist of slow songs for fall
A decade after being marketed as anti-Britney Spearses, the singers' new albums show how to make hits without abandoning a niche.
She was among the first female popular musicians to sing about the experience of being female.
The emergence of EDM resembles the arrivals of jazz, rock, and hip-hop in a few key ways.
A Bieber, Katy Perry, and Gotye-free playlist for barbecues and beach parties.
Rye Rye, Azealia Banks, Brianna Perry, and Angel Haze each have a shot at hip-hop stardom for a simple reason: They sound distinctive.
'Little Broken Hearts,' her new album with Danger Mouse, shows the singer at her most wounded.
Twelve songs that show the range of the singer—and of the safe-seeming genre to which she belongs
At her height, her power and reach was the stuff of royalty.