On her new album, Christine and the Queens makes the gender revolution hummable.
Are the singer’s Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony wins signposts of meaningful change within the entertainment industry or false flags?
A new compilation of the band’s albums showcases one of the most impressive bodies of songwriting of the past 10 years.
The 26-year-old rapper had a relatable voice, adventuresome sound, and an interest in life’s hardest struggles.
Spiritualized’s And Nothing Hurt sees the venerated space-rock act inflate weariness into something gorgeous.
The rapper’s surprise new album, Kamikaze, insults those who’ve leached away his buzz—but also reiterates what their appeal is.
Bloom, the second album from the aspiring pop star, puts a modest, queer twist on familiar formulas.
As the once-ubiquitous pop producer accused of abuse by Kesha continues his court battle against her, the appealing new voice of Kim Petras sells his songs.
Twenty years after the release of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the artist has been granted something rarely afforded to women: the space to make mistakes—and still be considered great.
Not only did the Queen of Soul change the course of music with her smash hit “Respect,” she also introduced a now-ubiquitous slang word into the American lexicon.
For her second memoir, the irreverent punk icon mixes a bit of vulnerability with a lot of grit.
When one legend of pop camp covers another, the results are preposterous—and weirdly moving.
The singer’s new album Sweetener semi-successfully upends pop’s usual approach to scale and tension.
At the MTV VMAs, the big memorial for the Queen of Soul came in the form of lengthy self-mythologizing by the Queen of Pop.
The indie singer’s new album, Be the Cowboy, smartly considers what happens when emotions take over.
The soul singer was an architect of the civil-rights movement as much as a witness to it.
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” best captures the effect the Queen of Soul had on audiences worldwide.
The artist was unrivaled in her ability to shape her own work and image without bending to constraints.
The legendary soul singer, who died at 76, leaves behind the definitive testament to the capabilities of the human voice.
A new exhibition in London, titled On the Wall, seeks to understand what the superstar—and, more importantly, what his image—meant to the world.