After a public legal and personal struggle, the pop star is back with “Rainbow,” an album that blends fantasy fun and bummer reality.
In sound and in message, the rapper’s brilliant second album attacked the concept of borders between peoples.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Spoils of War,” the fourth episode of the seventh season.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss the third episode of the seventh season.
The band’s fifth album hints at hearty social critique—but just provides weak songs.
Lust for Life, the singer's fourth album, greets Trump-era anxieties with an eerie flower-child grin.
Dunkirk and Valerian had two highly contrasting kinds of crossovers—and Game of Thrones could have taken a lesson from either.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Stormborn,” the second episode of the seventh season.
On Flower Boy the rapper suggests he’s not straight—and struggles with a stigma he helped propagate.
The Linkin Park singer, dead at 41, may have been the purest voice of angst on the radio this millennium.
The jazz musician talks about putting the “pain and struggle” of American history into the patriotic classic published by The Atlantic in 1862.
A chilling BuzzFeed report says the R&B star has at least six women living under his near-total control.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Dragonstone,” the first episode of the seventh season.
Something to Tell You cheerfully broadens, but doesn’t deepen, the retro, bustling sound that made the California trio famous.
Her new ballad announces she’s moving on after alleging abuse by her producer—but it is also, inevitably, tied to that producer.
New albums from DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris represent the industrial consolidation of hitmaking—and suggest that kitsch is in.
His new album 4:44 has a confessional thread, but it pushes a deeper message about commerce and racial progress.
Edgar Wright’s car-chase caper explores the wonders—and the dangers—of everyone having their own soundtrack.
The latest winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race is a politically engaged oddball—which is, in its way, pretty traditional.
The acoustic album Together at Last spotlights the Wilco singer’s knack for communicating about communication.