The band’s fourth album, A Deeper Understanding, offers a powerful and steady high.
The rock band’s fifth album, Painted Ruins, balances mysterious complexity with pure loveliness.
His shimmery new single “Friends” comes off as a gift to long-suffering fans—and an attempt to further his hot streak.
Spotify has pulled a number of bands from its platform in yet another example of tech companies grappling with white supremacy.
Randy Newman has done as much as any songwriter to anticipate the tragicomic place where the country finds itself. And his best work may still be ahead.
How Dave Meyers has flexed the staying power of his craft to launch several of the biggest hits of the past two decades
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.
The band’s fifth album hints at hearty social critique—but just provides weak songs.
Dunkirk and Valerian had two highly contrasting kinds of crossovers—and Game of Thrones could have taken a lesson from either.
On Flower Boy the rapper suggests he’s not straight—and struggles with a stigma he helped propagate.
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.
Something to Tell You cheerfully broadens, but doesn’t deepen, the retro, bustling sound that made the California trio famous.
Decoding the historical context behind the emcee’s economic nationalism on his new album 4:44
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 acoustic album Together at Last spotlights the Wilco singer’s knack for communicating about communication.