Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:42:00 EDT
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTThis week, Jon Caramanica and guests discuss club music.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTOur music and book critics discuss Dylan, the musician, and Dylan, the writer.
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTHis fiery solo album questions almost everything he used to believe in.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe new Bon Iver album abandons many of the musical choices that informed much of his earlier music.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTShawn Mendes broke out on Vine. The next breeding ground for pop stars might be Musical.ly, a social music app for teens.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe pop music team discusses some of their favorite upcoming fall releases.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTA Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Young M.A. represent an unexpected moment.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTWith celebrities so accessible online they have to go above and beyond when meeting fans in the arena.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTA roundtable discussion on the release of the musician’s latest works.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTA discussion about the current wave of white rappers trying to elide conversations about race, with varying success.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTA discussion on how pop failed Ms. Jackson for years, and what it has done for her lately.
Fri, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTMr. Ratliff, a music critic at The Times since 1996, discusses his tenure.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica explains how Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage are all part of the same long line.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTDays after Mr. Vega’s death, the journalist Geeta Dayal discusses Suicide’s early days.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPop music writers discuss Blink-182’s influence on modern pop-punk bands.
Fri, 8 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss how the Latin music superstar is rewriting the rules.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTFor those looking to understand Prince’s musical life in his final years, the larger story of Ms. Hill is illuminating.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTA discussion of techno as youth music and heritage culture.
Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTAfter a fatal shooting at a T.I. concert, Jon Caramanica and Joe Coscarelli discuss rap, race and security with Minya Oh, a.k.a. Miss Info, and Joie Manda of Interscope Records.
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times music critics discuss Mr. Russell’s wide-angle, slow-release significance.
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times music critics discuss the latest albums by both artists.
Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times critics compare the latest releases.
Sun, 8 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTA discussion of Ms. Spears’s conservatorship.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times critics and writers discuss the singer’s new album.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTMr. Veloso, the great Brazilian singer and songwriter, discusses current events in his country.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times culture critics discuss Prince’s music and impact.
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times music critics discuss Sturgill Simpson and Merle Haggard.
Fri, 8 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew York Times music critics discuss recent biopics about Miles Davis and Chet Baker.
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTNate Chinen and Ben Ratliff on the ways jazz is being presented at museum spaces.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff, Times music critic and Caryn Ganz, Times pop music editor, discuss the singer’s new album.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew York Times critics gather to discuss their newly released books.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica chats with the rapper about the role of music in creating change.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 ESTA roundtable discussion on “The Life of Pablo.”
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 ESTTimes critics discuss the recent music releases of each singer.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew York Times music critics discuss changes within the genre.
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Michaelangelo Matos discuss the genre.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTA conversation about the pop star’s life and work with the philosopher Simon Critchley, author of “Bowie.”
Fri, 8 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew York Times music critics discuss the year in jazz.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTMusic critics for The New York Times talk about the themes, currents and big ideas that defined the year.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTMusic critics for The New York Times discuss their favorite songs.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTMusic critics for The New York Times discuss the year’s highlights.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff chats with Mr. Casey about the lyrics on the band’s album and more.
Fri, 4 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss their approaches to music.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica and Jon Pareles discuss her new album, “25.”
Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:00:00 ESTThe stars have found both help and hindrance from those who surround them.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Melissa Marturano talk about the critique of Ms. Newsom and her music.
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe Times’s pop music squad on the unlikely songwriter behind “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean?”
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes music critics discuss the influence of Kanye West’s album on current musical styles.
Fri, 2 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes music critics discuss Ms. Jackson’s new album and tour.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Mr. Miranda discuss the songs and rappers that inspired him and his work.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes critics discuss the jazz artist whose music incorporates poetry and dreams.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes music critics discuss Mr. Batiste’s role as bandleader on the show.
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe night belonged to those who shocked without needing to perform.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes critics discuss The Weeknd’s music and new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness.”
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDTTimes music critics discuss Justin Bieber’s collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDTWith “Emotion,” the singer known best for “Call Me Maybe” embraces a seductive side to her music.
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Reginald C. Dennis, a founding editor of XXL magazine, discuss N.W.A. and the film.
Fri, 7 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica, Minya Oh and Rawiya Kameir discuss Drake and OVO Fest.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss the New Jersey punk band and their new album.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd discuss international and multilingual pop.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTA look at the desire for a reggae or reggae-like worldwide pop hit between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTHip-hop’s mainstream can often be confused with prosperity gospel, so it’s striking that in 2015, at least a couple of the genre’s biggest selling stars want nothing to do with such narratives.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Ben Sisario discuss Apple Music, the much-anticipated music-streaming service to be launched June 30.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the women of country music.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff, Maria Sherman and Liz Pelly discuss the band’s new album and punk music.
Fri, 5 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss Jason Derulo’s new album.
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss ASAP Rocky’s new album.
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the singer’s blend of different genres.
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss Joey Alexander’s debut album.
Fri, 8 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss U2 and “Songs of Innocence” as the group heads out on a world tour.
Fri, 1 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTJoe Coscarelli and Jon Caramanica discuss records from country dissenters and what, if anything, country’s borders mean anymore.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the tenor saxophonist and his roots in the thriving Los Angeles jazz scene.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica, Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss the vicissitudes and artistic value of music festivals.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Pareles and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz saxophonist, flutist and band leader Charles Lloyd.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTDiscussing the rapper’s new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Gilbert Cruz, of The Times, and Justin Charity, of Complex, discuss “Empire.”
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTBen Sisario, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the “Blurred Lines” copyright trial.
Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss “Rebel Heart,” the new album by Madonna.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss the 28-year-old singer, songwriter and producer.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Kanye West, Beck, Iggy Azalea, Papa John’s and other stars of the show.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Pareles tells Ben Ratliff about club-hopping with Björk in Iceland and listening to her new album, “Vulnerica,” which was released last week.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss two connectors with keen ears, who died last week.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Jon Pareles are joined by Caryn Ganz, of RollingStone.com, to discuss “No Cities to Love,” the new album by Sleater-Kinney.
Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss Ms. Trainor as surprise, as a formula, as contrivance and as a product of Nantucket, hip-hop and Nashville.
Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:00:00 ESTJon Pareles, Nate Chinen and Ben Ratliff discuss the movements of jazz in 2014.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff, Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen discuss pop music’s dominant themes, lessons and preoccupations in 2014.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 ESTThe pop critics of The New York Times discuss their lists of the Top 10 albums of the year.
Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica and A.O. Scott discuss what this modern update of “The Bodyguard” gets right about the music business.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 ESTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Mary J. Blige and her new album, “The London Sessions.”
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 ESTThe 20-year-old East Flatbush rapper Bobby Shmurda has just jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 on the Billboard chart.
Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:00:00 ESTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss “Sonic Highways,” the new album and HBO mini-series by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Taylor Swift’s poppy new album.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Scott Walker and “Soused,” his new album with the drone-metal band Sunn O))).
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the singers Tinashe and FKA twigs, and whether they point toward a new conception of R&B.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz saxophonist, a recent winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the challenges of appraising Chris Brown.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss the new U2 album, released this week for free in iTunes.
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss new projects by Ms. Grande and Ms. Bush.
Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTBen Ratliff talks to Jennifer Herrema of the band Black Bananas.
Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTJon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss some of the most popular songs of the summer.