The influential electronic musician’s fourth album, Assume Form, embraces pop sentimentality with mixed results.
Remind Me Tomorrow, the Brooklyn singer’s fifth album, bustles with the feeling of disconnection conquered.
The artists’ 2013 duet, “Do What U Want,” was made because of, not in spite of, its creepy subtext—as are more and more works in the wake of #MeToo.
The upset Golden Globes victory of one music drama over another hints at which is the more comforting retelling of the same rock-and-roll narrative.
During an appearance on Ellen, the abortive Oscars host cited phantom apologies for his homophobic remarks while DeGeneres pleaded with him to ignore the haters: a spectacle of missing the point.
The actor, accused of misconduct by more than 30 men, may believe that talent and fame can save him from public disgrace. It’s not a crazy notion.
The cultural effects of Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li,” Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry,” Mitski’s “Nobody,” and more
In a plea for his estranged wife’s forgiveness at her own concert, the Migos rapper is taking advantage of the cultural weight that’s on his side.
As his wildly successful one-man Broadway show comes to Netflix, one thing is clear: Under his tutelage, everything makes sense.
Kanye West’s ugly feud with Drake touches on important topics—but it mostly started as neighborhood drama.
The pop idol is part of a refreshingly forward-thinking class that includes Radiohead, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, and Def Leppard.
The hip-hop boom and the talent of women are finally being recognized with more nods. But will the trophies follow?
Sure, they’re pop stars playing parts. Yes, sexism allows him to dress down. But isn’t his schlumpy outfit also saying something about her spectacular one?
Revealing its meaning in fragments, the album Some Rap Songs asks when to speak and when to be silent.
In a new memoir and solo album, the Wilco bandleader supplants the “tortured artist” trope with the universality of suffering.
Future Sounds, a new book on the history of machine-made pop and classical songs, suggests that the radical power of the synthetic has largely been forgotten.
The show’s been linking trending topics in the news with trending songs in hip-hop. Why do the results feel staler than Weird Al?
Caution, the singer’s first album in four years, is both silky and sharp.
Prior to the recent boom in movies about queer kids, their struggles played out in boundary-pushing indie films and entertaining sidekick roles.
Movies like Boy Erased and Love, Simon show gay teens undergoing rites of passages that upend the classic Breakfast Club script.