Music
Feb. 8 2012 12:15 PMHallelujah for Leonard CohenWhen it comes to lyrics, he’s second to no one—including Dylan.
Jan. 30 2012 12:30 PMShe’s Not What She SeemsPop stars reinvent themselves all the time. Why has Lana Del Rey’s reinvention caused such a stir?
Dec. 13 2011 6:40 AMMeat Is MusicA remarkable album made from a pig.
Nov. 29 2011 10:11 AMLast NotesThe wild, sublime music that composers write on their deathbeds.
Nov. 9 2011 7:04 AMLike She’s the Only Girl in the WorldThe improbable, unstoppable success of Rihanna.
Oct. 10 2011 4:37 PMThe Strokes' Is This ItYes, it’s the best album of the past decade.
Sept. 27 2011 5:56 PMThe Nevermind You've Never HeardThe version of Nirvana's album that Kurt Cobain loved best.
Sept. 20 2011 3:09 PMCleaning Out Ives' ClosetThe tricky task of preserving an artist's life and work.
Aug. 23 2011 3:20 PMThe Ghost of Teen SpiritWhy we should let Kurt Cobain rest in peace.
May 31 2011 6:06 PMAmerica the Not-So-BeautifulGil Scott-Heron's sad, sharp vision of race and consumerism.
May 12 2011 10:57 AMOdd Future, Same as the Odd PastTyler, the Creator's cynical shtick.
May 11 2011 11:20 AMFree Bob Marley!He's been hijacked by stoned suburban teenagers.
April 12 2011 11:20 AMThe Elusive MaestroWhy the process of finding a new conductor makes music lovers weep.
March 30 2011 3:38 PMCeci N'Est Pas une Pop StarThe avant-garde brilliance of Britney Spears.
Feb. 11 2011 3:45 PMWhy I Hate the GrammysThe secret committee that alters the membership's nominations, for starters. But there are plenty of other reasons.
Feb. 5 2012 8:45 PMPenis PartyLMFAO’s delirious satire of manliness.
Jan. 11 2012 7:00 AMThe End of CredRick Ross isn’t the gangster he says he is, but his fans don’t mind in the least.
Dec. 9 2011 7:07 AMThe Best Jazz Albums of 2011Wunderkind trumpeters, South Korean singers, and jazz that doesn’t quite sound like jazz.
Nov. 18 2011 7:07 AMRadiohead SilenceWhy is no one talking about Jonny Greenwood’s excellent new recording?
Nov. 8 2011 12:06 PMDROP THE BASSSkrillex doesn't make good music, but it's awesome in certain ways.
Oct. 4 2011 6:04 PMThe Boring BeatleMartin Scorsese's new documentary neuters George Harrison.
Sept. 22 2011 2:44 PMR.E.M.'s RevolutionHow a post-punk band from Georgia changed rock 'n' roll forever.
Sept. 15 2011 10:13 AMA Great Year for Underground RapTired of watching the throne? Give a listen to Lil B., Danny Brown, and Spaceghostpurrp.
July 26 2011 4:30 PMAmy WinehouseWhy her music will last.
May 23 2011 3:42 PMThe Gaga RaptureHer new album takes pop to windswept, end-times heights.
May 11 2011 11:26 AMThe Return of J. LoHow did this happen?
April 19 2011 11:55 AMLester Bangs' BasementWhat it means to have all music instantly available.
April 4 2011 2:53 PMThe End of LCD SoundsystemHow a chubby "old" guy became king of the hipsters.
March 2 2011 1:35 PMListening to Adele's New AlbumHow soul music became "soul music."
Feb. 1 2011 7:03 AMHearing VoicesJames Blake's dazzling debut album is somewhere between avant-garde dance music and blue-eyed soul.

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