After saying a racial slur and being exiled from radio, Morgan Wallen has become only more popular. What’s going on?
Caroline Shaw is often cited as proof that the genre has an exciting future.
The artist’s first release from her re-recording project is much more than a nostalgia play. It’s a love letter.
Released 10 years ago, “Born This Way” made unity sound defiant.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd.
The Scottish producer Sophie, who died at age 34, created addictive sounds that seemed to live inside the listener’s head.
Fifty years ago, the Queen of Rock seized her crown—and sparked her rebirth—with her fiery rendition of “Proud Mary.”
Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit, “Drivers License,” implies a world of characters—and inspires listeners to role-play as them.
The colorful and joyful ceremony didn’t feel like a crisis-era bureaucratic procedure.
In 2020, the world’s biggest band proved that it excels equally at massive spectacle and small-scale intimacy.
Evermore, the singer’s second surprise folkie album of the year, sees the cringes-to-chills ratio move in the wrong direction.
Elvis Costello’s 1979 album, Armed Forces, has been reissued at a moment when it feels more frighteningly vital and relevant than ever.
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.