The Music Club, 2017Entry 9: The problem with country music’s shift from bro country toward beau country.
The Music Club, 2017Entry 7: Trump is already building walls, but musicians are still making music across borders.
The Music Club, 2017Entry 1: This year marked the end of empowering diva pop and the rise of mumbling men. Could playlists of “sonic wallpaper” really be next?
The Music Club, 2016Troubling times call for more than angry protest anthems. There’s also power in tenderness.
The Music Club, 2016The best shows I saw in 2016—and a defense of “best of” lists in a year of worsts.
The Music Club, 2016Dance music is still giving too many bros a pass, while marginalizing women and people of color.
The Music Club, 2016Black women may have ruled the pop conversation, but the charts were dominated by petulant men.
The Music Club, 2017Entry 12: This year’s Latin pop boomlet might not last—but white pop stars probably aren’t about to take back the charts either.
The Music Club, 2017Entry 10: Some of my favorite love songs of the year were written by dads for their babies.
The Music Club, 2017Entry 8: The connection between the personal and the political isn’t playing out the same way in country music.
The Music Club, 2016What pop music—and even Drake’s “One Dance”—can do for us in this year of calamities.
The Music Club, 2016This was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year on the pop charts. But streaming gives some hope.