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.

The Music Club
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
The Book Club
Nov. 9 2010 2:36 PMWhat Sinatra Learned from Ava Gardner
The Music Club
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. 19 2007 1:40 PMPanda Bear Literally Puts Me to Sleep
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Dec. 17 2007 7:35 AMWhy Patty Griffin Makes Me Cry
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Dec. 20 2006 1:37 PMLearning To Love the Dixie Chicks
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Dec. 18 2002 6:27 PMTwo Sublime Experiences and a Heavy Question
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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.
Music
May 11 2011 11:26 AMThe Return of J. LoHow did this happen?
The Music Club
Jan. 25 2011 2:26 PMEmbracing the Randomness of Pop Music
The Book Club
Nov. 10 2010 2:08 PMWe Need To Discuss Nancy. Also, Frank's Custom Underwear.
The Book Club
Nov. 8 2010 1:54 PMWhat Sinatra Learned From Billie Holiday
The Music Club
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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Dec. 18 2007 10:45 AMLil' Wayne Reminds Me a Lot of Axl Rose
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Dec. 22 2006 3:51 PMThe Fray Is Not Just a Band
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Dec. 19 2002 3:49 PMGoing for the Big Try
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Dec. 17 2002 5:12 PMThe J. Lo-Down

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