Ann Powers
Ann Powers

Ann Powers is a critic at NPR Music. She is the former Los Angeles Times' chief pop critic and the author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America.

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Dec. 29 2016 9:45 AMThe Music Club, 2016Troubling times call for more than angry protest anthems. There’s also power in tenderness.
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Dec. 27 2016 9:06 AMThe Music Club, 2016The Ghost Ship fire shows that we need truly safe spaces.
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Dec. 20 2014 9:16 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 16: RTJ 2 may be the safe choice for rap album of the year, but that doesn’t make it wrong.
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Dec. 18 2014 10:05 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 8: Not every song should aim to capture the zeitgeist or change the world.
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Dec. 20 2013 6:33 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 12: I found pop utopia—at a Bruno Mars concert.
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Dec. 17 2013 10:30 AMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 4: Pop music’s great subject this year: income inequality.
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Dec. 21 2012 1:14 PMThe Music Club, 2012The rise of the Alabama Shakes and other reasons to love Americana.
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Dec. 30 2011 3:15 PMThe Music Club, 2011Is it sexist to despise the music of Lana Del Rey?
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Dec. 19 2011 1:55 PMThe Music Club, 2011Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, and the rise of women in hip-hop.
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Jan. 27 2011 4:55 PMThe Mainstream Is a Dying Beast
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Jan. 24 2011 3:47 PMLearning To Love Katy Perry; Learning To Cope With Critical ADHD
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Nov. 9 2010 2:36 PMWhat Sinatra Learned from Ava Gardner
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Dec. 18 2009 10:11 AMA Final Farewell to Michael Jackson
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Dec. 9 2009 5:33 PMA Defense of Lady Gaga
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Dec. 19 2008 6:22 PMIn Defense of Axl Rose
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Dec. 28 2016 9:00 AMThe Music Club, 2016The year’s best music moments from movies and TV.
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Dec. 26 2016 9:13 AMThe Music Club, 2016Black women may have ruled the pop conversation, but the charts were dominated by petulant men.
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Dec. 18 2014 3:51 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 11: It’s only been a week and I already want to overhaul my Top 10.
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Dec. 16 2014 1:01 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 3: To achieve equality, we need more than women in front.
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Dec. 19 2013 6:02 PMThe Music Club, 2013A great year for movie music and music movies.
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Dec. 26 2012 4:04 PMThe Music Club, 2012We need to talk about Rihanna.
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Dec. 19 2012 8:00 AMThe Music Club, 2012I for one welcome dancing back to the center of the pop experience.
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Dec. 23 2011 3:47 PMThe Music Club, 2011How Adele makes the “ordinary” profound.
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May 11 2011 11:26 AMThe Return of J. LoHow did this happen?
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Jan. 25 2011 2:26 PMEmbracing the Randomness of Pop Music
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Nov. 10 2010 2:08 PMWe Need To Discuss Nancy. Also, Frank's Custom Underwear.
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Nov. 8 2010 1:54 PMWhat Sinatra Learned From Billie Holiday
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Dec. 15 2009 4:37 PMThe Year in Musical Sex
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Dec. 23 2008 1:41 PMIs the Internet Making Us Love Insular Music?
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Dec. 18 2008 11:50 AMTwilight of the Pop Gods

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