Prince's New AlbumA new protégé and a lot of love for Salma Hayek.
Geezers Need ExcitementOld-people cover bands, hip-hop rock stars, Manu Chao, and Miranda Lambert.
The Best Rapper Alive vs. George BushAnd other great moments in recent hip-hop.
Balkanization!Gypsy music—old, new, and borrowed.
Dear SummerSeasonal tracks from Beyoncé, Comets on Fire, Ray Cash, and others.
Invasion of the Euro-TroubadoursFour great albums from France and Scandinavia get belated U.S. releases.
The Word on the StreetsIs the new album from English rapper Mike Skinner any good?
The British Norah Jones?And new albums from Ne-Yo and Neko Case.
Dancing With Belle and SebastianPlus, the secret to Brit-pop success revealed!
Mary J. Blige and the StrokesDo their new albums deserve the hype?
The Songs in My HeadA critic mixes his recent favorites.
Has-Been Pop StarsNew albums from Queen, Barbra Streisand, Gavin Rossdale, and others.
Michael Jackson to the Rescue!Pop music responds to the hurricane.
Britpop RocksReally, it does!
Creep Creep, Leap LeapRappers and musicians who repeat themselves.
jTunesThe insanely great songs Apple won't let you hear.
Don't Look BackNew albums from Yo La Tengo and TV on the Radio.
Levantine Hip-Hop 101Who's who in the Middle East rap game.
Mozart Mozart Mozart!Three pianists tackle the same sonata.
Hear My Song, Fear My FastballWhat's the best entrance music for a pitcher coming out of the bullpen?
The Glorious Excess of Ghostface KillahPlus, Norah Jones is wasting her talent.
How Stupid Is Pink's "Stupid Girls"?And other hit singles, reviewed.
A Perfect Album Arrives From BritainYou haven't heard of the Arctic Monkeys? You will.
Tinsel TunesNew holiday albums from Brian Wilson, Marah, Diana Krall, and others.
Weird RockNew York's new avant-garde.
The Tippin' PointThe Houston rap scene blows up.
Mooooooooog!A tribute to the eccentric synthesizer.
Techno Über AllesFive albums that prove Germany's mastery of electronic music.
Supersensitive ArtistsThe next generation of emo.