May 21 2013 1:25 PMWith a Little Love, and Some TendernessHow Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker remade himself as a country star.
March 12 2013 12:28 PMThe Next DayDavid Bowie’s excellent new album is a return to his high '70s form without being a retread.
Feb. 15 2013 8:30 AMThe Time Is Out of JointBehind the scenes on D'Angelo's Voodoo.
Dec. 12 2012 5:11 PMRavi ShankarHe was a lot more than just the Indian guy who hung out with the Beatles.
Nov. 16 2012 8:08 AMMusic To Sleep toThe ambient beauty of Brian Eno.
Nov. 7 2012 11:51 PMIn Praise of the Foreign-Language Pop SongThe world needs more “Gangnam Style”-style hits.
Oct. 23 2012 9:30 AMBeing BrahmsThe surprising snippets of autobiography embedded in his music.
Oct. 1 2012 12:02 PMPrivate MusicMost of what I know about myself, I’ve learned from playing the work of Robert Schumann.
July 17 2012 7:30 AMOcean’s KingdomFrank Ocean reimagines R&B on his brilliant debut album.
June 20 2012 7:30 AMWhere You’re From and Where You’re @Azealia Banks, A$AP Rocky, TNGHT, and the end of hip-hop regionalism.
April 10 2012 7:17 AMLearning To Love MozartWhen I first heard The Magic Flute, I hated it. Now I think it’s among the greatest artworks ever created. What happened?
March 7 2012 2:27 PMThe Boss vs. the 1 PercentThe failed protests of Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball.
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.
March 19 2013 10:15 AMObey Your MasterWhy Metallica was huge, still is huge, and always will be huge.
March 5 2013 7:41 AMDream On vs. Radio OnMassachusetts has a very Massachusetts fight over its official state rock song.
Dec. 13 2012 9:15 AMThe Best Jazz Albums of 2012From Ravi Coltrane, Chick Corea, and others.
Dec. 6 2012 12:33 PMLost CauseOn his new “album”—it’s actually a collection of sheet music—Beck tries to revive the days of singing ‘round the piano.
Nov. 15 2012 11:22 AMHer Banner Yet WavesA lean, mean new album from a battle-tested Christina Aguilera.
Nov. 1 2012 3:35 AMOld ManNeil Young takes a look at his life on his new album, Psychedelic Pill.
Oct. 19 2012 5:07 PMCall Me MelancholyWhat new albums from Carly Rae Jepsen and Pink tell us about the sad state of love.
Sept. 21 2012 3:49 AMAh, Fugitive VisionsThe pale, meaningless, non-punk-rock of Grizzly Bear.
July 16 2012 6:16 AMCan’t Stop Won’t StopHow Usher became a pop music institution.
June 12 2012 1:40 PM“Niggas,” in PracticeJay-Z, Gwyneth Paltrow, and when white people can say the word.
March 30 2012 6:56 PMThis Used To Be My PlaygroundIs Madonna too old to make Madonna-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.