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.
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?
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.
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.