The late singer’s autobiographical documentary conveys a man in charge of his own narrative—and reticent to reveal all.
Her bubbly new Reputation track confirms that she’s trying on an edgier persona with a familiar musical swerve.
Indigenous tongues around the world are under threat—and modern musicians are trying to keep them alive.
For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.
Post Malone’s smash marks the biggest charts year for rap in a decade—and shows rap’s obsession with the genre it dethroned.
Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett's Lotta Sea Lice charmingly riffs on the question of where inspiration comes from.
The rapper’s unique in speaking to the president's supporters—but his freestyle is otherwise typical of 2017’s hip-hop politics.
The musician, who died in September at age 56, helped influence alt-rock giants like Nirvana—but didn’t see the appreciation he deserved in his lifetime.
The film producer explained away his alleged misconduct by making up the words to a very personal song.
This year’s list spans gospel and synth-pop, as well as overdue inclusions and new shoo-ins.
Two years after The Epic, the saxophonist is back with a lush, soaring ode to unity.
“Don't Come Around Here No More” is an outlier in the late rocker’s catalogue—and all the more glorious for it.
Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain, and Demi Lovato’s new albums enter a newly indifferent charts landscape.
The rocker, who always let his songs be the star, is dead at 66.
A country-music festival in Las Vegas joins the list of pop-cultural gatherings—usually places of community and escape—to become sites of mass killing.
His delicate new song makes the problems of fame shockingly relatable.
High-profile members of the music world are showing solidarity with Colin Kaepernick—as well as the various ways protest translates across cultural spheres.
A new film details the reason the star postponed her recent tour—and will test cultural attitudes about gender, pain, and pop.
Members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill team up for political rock that seems immediately obsolete.
Amid raising $44 million, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé blew past the question of whether it’d be divisive to talk about climate change.