He boiled strings, cut vibrato bars in half, put the head of one guitar on the body of another—and created a sound that changed rock forever.
Oh, well imagine: Panic! at the Disco’s debut album is 15 years old, and young listeners still love it.
The acclaimed singer was once famous for mythologizing the U.S. Now his “bossy and bitchy” new album expresses discomfort with the country.
The English-language single’s massive success is a career milestone for the South Korean pop group—and a reflection of America’s entertainment market.
This year’s national reckoning over policing means that more people could stand to seriously listen to the music of young artists who have firsthand experience with the system.
A decade ago, Katy Perry’s sound was ubiquitous. Today, it’s niche. How did a genre defined by popularity become unpopular?
The artist’s film for Disney+ returns to the themes of home and exile that animated her past two visual projects—and that hold special meaning for Black Americans.
Folklore, the singer’s surprise eighth album, gorgeously and empathetically challenges the public’s voyeurism.
The legendary band could almost blend in with other acts during the counterculture of the ’70s. But today, the group looks like a pure phenomenon.
The posthumous debut album of the Brooklyn rapper reverberates with the tragedy of his untimely death.
The industry has been proclaiming the importance of Black lives while continuing to ignore Black women.
The band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks has changed its name in light of the growing rejection of racist symbols and phrases.
Rough and Rowdy Ways, the singer’s first album of original music in years, reminds an anxious nation that all things are eventually doomed.
HBO Max’s On the Record details sexual-assault allegations against the rap mogul Russell Simmons—and homes in on the lives derailed by sexism.
The pop star’s daring album How I’m Feeling Now tries to make online hedonism match the real thing.
I don’t know when it will be safe to sing arm in arm at the top of our lungs. But we will do it again, because we have to.
The Mountain Goats’ latest release is authentically a product of this pandemic, but it’s also nicely indifferent to it.
Fetch the Bolt Cutters, the singer’s first album in eight years, argues that confinement can intensify one’s connection to the greater human whole.
The Foo Fighters front man picks a song for your every quarantine mood.
Listening that revolves around headphones, singular geniuses, aesthetic subcultures, and record-industry behemoths is not what’s generating heat right now.