While the songs of the influential musician, who died at 58, will endure, it’s hard to say that he was properly appreciated in his time.
The ubiquitous singer/rapper’s third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, goes darker but not deeper.
The supergroup puts a feminist spin on familiar traditions while still maintaining a classic feel.
Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy” trick gets repeated on Swift’s Lover, but to illustrate sexist double standards with regard to reputations rather than relationships.
Back with new music after a 13-year hiatus, the legendary metal band is as precise and devastating as it has always been.
The legendary metal band is returning after a 13-year absence, and while its sound isn’t in, its disaffected embrace of spirituality is.
The singer for Silver Jews and Purple Mountains brilliantly described how restlessness can curdle into isolation.
Free Meek, the Amazon docuseries about the rapper’s 12-year criminal-justice saga, is an impressive but revealing production that joins other high-profile efforts to address institutional reform.
The singer and poet of the band Silver Jews, dead at 52, made a career out of strange, beautiful insights.
Artists are shaping the gun-violence discourse, and the fascinating reaction to their political speech has demonstrated the specific reach they can have.
A new documentary explores the original organizers’ ingenuity and naïveté, revealing the exact reason the concert is unreproducible.
The Big Day, the artist’s latest album, doesn’t just describe his happily-ever-after life: It evangelizes it.
The viral music video for “No Guidance” signals the end of a beef between the two men, even as it papers over past misbehavior.
The rapper’s supporters see a story of racism. The president sees a story about immigration.
With a new album, a solo track on Beyoncé’s Lion King compilation, and a global fan base, Burna Boy is pushing the limits imposed on artists from the continent.
The Gift, a companion album for the rebooted Disney film, sees the superstar connecting to “something way bigger.” What is it?
A bluesy, atmospheric piece that the band improvised live on the air during the Apollo 11 mission deserves to be more than a footnote of musical history.
The singer’s musical accompaniment for the new CGI remake neglects to include any artists from the region that inspired the film—a curious lapse in narrative fidelity.
The Korean supergroup’s devoted following and chart-topping success have won them comparisons to the Beatles. Why was I surprised to get swept up in their magic?
The strummer’s No. 6 Collaborations Project reveals the blend of sentimentality, humblebragging, and hip-hop swiping that has powered his success.