For the First Time Ever, the Grammys and the Critics Agreed
How did this happen?! And just how rare is this? We break it down.
The Grammys Finally Managed to Lower the Bar Enough to Clear ItBut with so many artists abandoning ship, is it too little, too late?
Breaking Down the WallRun-D.M.C., fake Aerosmith, and a teenage riot: the making of the “Walk This Way” video.
Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers’ New Album Is Both a Throwback and Perfectly TimedThe duo makes a fitting cross-generational pairing for 2019.
The Music Club, 2018Entry 5: Let’s toast how many elders and veterans released vital work this year, too.
The Music Club, 2018Entry 3: This year’s music was dominated by men, but at least two women found ways to cut through.
The Most Important Album of 1968 Wasn’t The White Album. It Was Beggars Banquet.It saved the Rolling Stones, altered the trajectory of music history, and turns 50 this week.
Beastie Boys Book Re-creates the Pleasures of the Group’s Best AlbumsIt’s freewheeling, collaborative, revelatory, and brimming with gags.
Robyn’s Honey Is a BalmThe long-anticipated new album may not have the sugar-rush highs we want, but its healing powers are what we need.
Why Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Is the Ultimate “Bop,” for Better or for WorseOn her new No. 1, she goes on a shopping spree through other cultures. Some of her purchases are less thoughtful.
America’s New Favorite Song Is a Gender-Flipped “Cry Me a River”With “Without Me,” Halsey cites Justin Timberlake to make her case for herself as a solo superstar.
Does Travis Scott Deserve His First No. 1, or Is He Just a Master of Chart Gimmicks?Why “Sicko Mode” sits atop the Hot 100.
Why Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Is Her First No. 1 SongThe single’s chart-topping success is the culmination of years of resilience in the face of tragedy and heartbreak.
Two New Releases Reclaim the “Supergroup” for WomenOn the Pistol Annies’ new album and Boygenius’ debut EP, two generations of singer-songwriters find camaraderie rather than competition.
The New American SongbookHere are the hits of the past 25 years that we’ll be listening to for the next 100.