In the first episode of the final season, Jarden readies itself for a big anniversary.
The rapper’s album Damn takes aim at Fox News and mourns Trump’s election—but its larger target is inescapable human sin.
Part 2 of Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series about hip-hop’s origins continues the squandering of great material and talent.
As it revs up to the arrival of Gus Fring, the Breaking Bad spinoff highlights how real heroism and villainy take concentration.
Harry Styles’s “Sign of the Times” embraces epic arena rock on the way to launching the One Directioner’s solo career.
His album Pure Comedy often plays like a tedious brochure for nihilism, rescued only by a few flirtations with grace.
Ahead of their show’s third season, co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould talk ethics, pacing, and politics.
Last year saw an upturn in profits thanks to gains in streaming—but many more users will have to sign up in order for growth to continue.
The much-hyped podcast evolves from murder mystery and rural tourism into timely, humanistic biography.
The flutist and author Ardal Powell offers thoughts on the recent woodwind-laden beats of Drake, Future, and others.
The HBO miniseries takes a novel approach to its score: letting its characters’ listening habits dictate what the audience hears.
The Hold Steady singer’s new album collects small, graceful fables about the downtrodden raising each other up.
“The Heart Part 4” seems to announce a new album while taking aim at rivals, Donald Trump, and the state of the world.
His latest project borrows sounds from around the world for a successful party—but also hints at burnout.
The latest music-category mindbender for the internet age: Why is the rapper’s new release a “playlist” instead of an “album”?
Criticism of the rapper for firing a toy gun at a presidential lookalike fits a recent pattern of blowback to dark artistic expressions.
The rockers’ ninth album dabbles in mystery and psychedelia without sacrificing the band’s appeal.
The tracks on the Magnetic Fields’ new album take on Stephin Merritt’s biography year by year, but the underlying story is about art itself.
The composer Ramin Djawadi leads a concert tour that’s less a musical showcase than a rewind through the HBO drama’s six seasons.
The rapper is spending his good will—and $1 million in ticket sales—on Chicago Public Schools.