On Andra Day’s ‘Cassandra (Cherith),’ a Soaring Voice Reaches Inward

After playing Billie Holiday onscreen, the singer brings jazz virtuosity to songs of her own.


Taylor Swift Has Given Fans a Lot. Is It Finally Too Much?

Swift has been inescapable over the last year. With the release of “The Tortured Poets Department,” her latest (very long)…


Taylor Swift’s ‘Poets’ Arrives With a Promotional Blitz (and a Second LP)

The pop superstar’s latest album was preceded by a satellite radio channel, a word game, a return to TikTok and…


Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Avoided a Collision on the Charts. (Again.)

Pop’s two reigning queens are often cast as rivals, but they have continually supported each other — and spaced out…


Beyoncé’s Country Is America: Every Bit of It

On the bold, sprawling “Cowboy Carter,” the superstar plays fast and loose — and twangy — with genre.


Dissecting the ‘Cowboy Carter’ Cover: Beyoncé’s Yeehaw Agenda

On Tuesday, the pop star revealed her new album’s cover, a constellation of country signifiers reminding fans of her Texas…


Vampire Weekend Did Not Make a ‘Doom and Gloom Record’

From the first seconds of Vampire Weekend’s new album, “Only God Was Above Us,” it’s clear that something has changed.…


On ‘Deeper Well,’ Kacey Musgraves Is Closer to Fine

The country singer and songwriter’s fifth album of original songs is a study in quiet thoughtfulness rooted in gratitude.


Ariana Grande Spins Heartbreak Into Gold on ‘Eternal Sunshine’

The pop star sets the end of a romance and the start of a new one to a soundtrack awash…


5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Don Cherry

Listen to favorite songs by an adventurous musician who pushed the boundaries of jazz, selected by writers and musicians including…

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