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?
City Girls, out with a new record, have rapidly risen to success with cheeky, libidinous tracks that gleefully resist the industry’s ubiquitous misogyny.
Caution, the singer’s first album in four years, is both silky and sharp.
On his masterly sophomore album, NØIR, the St. Louis–born rapper incorporates gospel, R&B, and jazz influences with an inventive flourish.
The attack on a bar in California follows an attack on some of the very same music fans in Las Vegas.
Fifty years after its debut, The White Album has been reissued to include demos and sessions, giving listeners a wider lens through which to examine the seminal work from the band.
The rapper’s third studio album features a host of California stars, bouncy production, and lyrics that flow effortlessly from celebration to mourning.
The immense popularity of operas such as Tosca or La Bohème has long rendered the composer suspect in high-minded circles—but opinion within the academy is catching up with audiences.
With “Thank U, Next,” the pop star responds to gossip by naming her exes—and asserting her own power.
The British singer of so-called wonky funk presents a sophomore record that deftly fuses her decade-spanning influences with honeyed vocals.
On the social-media site, the once-apolitical musician has been rewarding new voters with attention.
The cult pop star’s first album in eight years offers a delicate meta-take on dance history—and human emotion.
With R.E.M. at the BBC, the band culls together 104 songs for a vast and slightly dizzying retrospective.
Two recent hip-hop controversies show how hard it can be to discuss substance abuse and other fatal trends without offending.
In her new album, Warzone, the artist updates songs from her catalog, but misses the mark more often than not.
The end of the singer’s relationship with Pete Davidson, coming after the death of her ex Mac Miller, complicates her message of overcoming.
For theatergoers, the all but obsolete musical overture is a bridge between real life and the world they’re about to enter.
In a music business once defined by stark genre separations, consumer culture is shifting the way songs are (or aren’t) categorized.
The pop star’s call for fans to “get out and vote” in the midterm elections has caused a stir—one that’s best understood as a set of responses to Swift herself.
In the film, Bradley Cooper’s Jackson believes Lady Gaga’s Ally is betraying her authenticity, a concept long critiqued by the pop star-cum-actress.