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.
Dec. 30 2010 2:42 PMLady AntebellumWhy is the world's dullest band also one of its most popular?
Dec. 16 2010 7:11 AMThe Best Jazz Albums of 2010Jason Moran, Keith Jarrett, and more.
Nov. 22 2010 6:12 PMHe's a MonsterKanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the best album of the year and the best of his career.
July 27 2010 10:06 AMThe Art of Getting Art on FilmWhat's wrong with movies about composers.
June 14 2010 6:56 AMThe Self-Hating PlayaOn his debut album, Drake raps about how alienated he feels when he drives luxury cars and sleeps with models.
May 19 2010 3:20 PMI'll Be BachA computer program is writing great, original works of classical music. Will human composers soon be obsolete?
April 13 2010 11:43 AMDo You Believe in Miracles?The wild, weird world of Insane Clown Posse.
March 18 2010 10:55 PMPavement's Greatest HitsThe unthinkable has happened.
March 1 2010 6:53 AMJoanna Newsom Would Like Your Undivided AttentionStop what you're doing and listen, closely, to Have One on Me.
Jan. 12 2010 7:29 PMSimon's Leaving Idol!Not really.
Dec. 15 2009 1:40 PMThe Best Jazz Albums of 2009It's tough to top Ella Fitzgerald. Plus: A bonus list—the best albums of the decade.
Nov. 9 2009 1:28 PMNature's RejectsThe music of the castrati.
Oct. 21 2009 9:30 AMCreed Is GoodScott Stapp's nu-grunge foursome was seriously underrated.
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.
Dec. 27 2010 10:03 AMDulcet DownloadsTired of crummy MP3 sound? A new device will make your digital music truly sing.
Dec. 7 2010 10:48 AMMake It $topThe pleasure and pain of listening to Ke$ha.
Oct. 27 2010 3:14 PMEvery Grain of SandDylan's latest collection of rare recordings is one for the archeologists.
July 6 2010 10:55 AMBeach BumsThe return of the beach band and of the indie rock slacker.
June 9 2010 5:52 PMNaughty NunsA brief historical tour occasioned by the new Lady Gaga video.
April 20 2010 10:08 AMThe Wolf at Our HeelsThe centuries-old struggle to play in tune.
March 30 2010 7:00 AMJustin BieberThe canny charms of Canada's pop prince.
March 2 2010 7:06 AMIn Search of Lost Sounds Why you've never really heard the "Moonlight" Sonata.
Feb. 22 2010 8:08 AMWho's That Girl?Is rapper Nicki Minaj really a gun-toting, bisexual, British madam—or just a theater enthusiast from Queens?
Jan. 5 2010 6:38 PMAnimal CollectiveHow the art-pop-noise-rock-freak-folk-jam-band became the biggest indie act of the year.
Dec. 1 2009 7:04 AMVanishing ActIn search of Eva Tanguay, the first rock star.
Oct. 29 2009 10:47 AMIs It OK To Like Chris Brown's New Single?What to do when a bad person makes a good song.
Oct. 6 2009 8:29 AMFall in Love With ParamoreIt's like Green Day fronted by a 20-year-old Christian girl from Tennessee.