Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:54:17 -0000This week, a discussion of new releases by both artists who have more in common than it may appear.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:43:59 -0000After a series of bizarre shows, Kanye West canceled the remainder of his "Saint Pablo" tour last week. This weekend, we're listening back to the conversation Jon Caramanica led at the time of the album's release.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:36:01 -0000This year has seen the loss of Prince, David Bowie, Merle Haggard, and, now, three more towering figures have died. A look at their legacies.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:00:00 -0000Can the cultural events of the last couple of weeks connect to macro political realities?
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0000A discussion of the group’s legacy and how it fits into the current hip-hop landscape
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0000The pop star has been locked in an ugly contract dispute with Dr. Luke; two writers who have examined her case break down the pop star’s situation.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0000This week, Jon Caramanica and guests discuss club music.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0000Our music and book critics discuss Dylan, the musician, and Dylan, the writer.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0000His fiery solo album questions almost everything he used to believe in.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0000The new Bon Iver album abandons many of the musical choices that informed much of his earlier music.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0000Shawn 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 04:00:00 -0000The pop music team discusses some of their favorite upcoming fall releases.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0000A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Young M.A. represent an unexpected moment.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0000With celebrities so accessible online they have to go above and beyond when meeting fans in the arena.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0000A roundtable discussion on the release of the musician’s latest works.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0000A discussion about the current wave of white rappers trying to elide conversations about race, with varying success.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0000A discussion on how pop failed Ms. Jackson for years, and what it has done for her lately.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0000Mr. Ratliff, a music critic at The Times since 1996, discusses his tenure.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica explains how Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage are all part of the same long line.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0000Days after Mr. Vega’s death, the journalist Geeta Dayal discusses Suicide’s early days.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0000Pop music writers discuss Blink-182’s influence on modern pop-punk bands.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss how the Latin music superstar is rewriting the rules.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0000For those looking to understand Prince’s musical life in his final years, the larger story of Ms. Hill is illuminating.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0000A discussion of techno as youth music and heritage culture.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0000After 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 04:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss Mr. Russell’s wide-angle, slow-release significance.
Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss the latest albums by both artists.
Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times critics compare the latest releases.
Sun, 08 May 2016 04:00:00 -0000A discussion of Ms. Spears’s conservatorship.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times critics and writers discuss the singer’s new album.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0000Mr. Veloso, the great Brazilian singer and songwriter, discusses current events in his country.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times culture critics discuss Prince’s music and impact.
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss Sturgill Simpson and Merle Haggard.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss recent biopics about Miles Davis and Chet Baker.
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0000Nate Chinen and Ben Ratliff on the ways jazz is being presented at museum spaces.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff, Times music critic and Caryn Ganz, Times pop music editor, discuss the singer’s new album.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 -0000New York Times critics gather to discuss their newly released books.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica chats with the rapper about the role of music in creating change.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0000A roundtable discussion on “The Life of Pablo.”
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0000Times critics discuss the recent music releases of each singer.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss changes within the genre.
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Michaelangelo Matos discuss the genre.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0000A conversation about the pop star’s life and work with the philosopher Simon Critchley, author of “Bowie.”
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0000New York Times music critics discuss the year in jazz.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0000Music critics for The New York Times talk about the themes, currents and big ideas that defined the year.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0000Music critics for The New York Times discuss their favorite songs.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0000Music critics for The New York Times discuss the year’s highlights.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff chats with Mr. Casey about the lyrics on the band’s album and more.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss their approaches to music.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Jon Pareles discuss her new album, “25.”
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0000The stars have found both help and hindrance from those who surround them.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Melissa Marturano talk about the critique of Ms. Newsom and her music.
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0000The Times’s pop music squad on the unlikely songwriter behind “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean?”
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times music critics discuss the influence of Kanye West’s album on current musical styles.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times music critics discuss Ms. Jackson’s new album and tour.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Mr. Miranda discuss the songs and rappers that inspired him and his work.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times critics discuss the jazz artist whose music incorporates poetry and dreams.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times music critics discuss Mr. Batiste’s role as bandleader on the show.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0000The night belonged to those who shocked without needing to perform.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times critics discuss The Weeknd’s music and new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness.”
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0000Times music critics discuss Justin Bieber’s collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0000With “Emotion,” the singer known best for “Call Me Maybe” embraces a seductive side to her music.
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Reginald C. Dennis, a founding editor of XXL magazine, discuss N.W.A. and the film.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica, Minya Oh and Rawiya Kameir discuss Drake and OVO Fest.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss the New Jersey punk band and their new album.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd discuss international and multilingual pop.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0000A look at the desire for a reggae or reggae-like worldwide pop hit between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0000Hip-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 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Ben Sisario discuss Apple Music, the much-anticipated music-streaming service to be launched June 30.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the women of country music.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff, Maria Sherman and Liz Pelly discuss the band’s new album and punk music.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss Jason Derulo’s new album.
Fri, 29 May 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss ASAP Rocky’s new album.
Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the singer’s blend of different genres.
Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss Joey Alexander’s debut album.
Fri, 08 May 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss U2 and “Songs of Innocence” as the group heads out on a world tour.
Fri, 01 May 2015 04:00:00 -0000Joe Coscarelli and Jon Caramanica discuss records from country dissenters and what, if anything, country’s borders mean anymore.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the tenor saxophonist and his roots in the thriving Los Angeles jazz scene.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica, Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss the vicissitudes and artistic value of music festivals.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Pareles and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz saxophonist, flutist and band leader Charles Lloyd.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0000Discussing the rapper’s new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Gilbert Cruz, of The Times, and Justin Charity, of Complex, discuss “Empire.”
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0000Ben Sisario, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the “Blurred Lines” copyright trial.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0000Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss “Rebel Heart,” the new album by Madonna.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss the 28-year-old singer, songwriter and producer.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Kanye West, Beck, Iggy Azalea, Papa John’s and other stars of the show.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000Jon 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 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss two connectors with keen ears, who died last week.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000Ben 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, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000Ben 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, 02 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000Jon Pareles, Nate Chinen and Ben Ratliff discuss the movements of jazz in 2014.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff, Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen discuss pop music’s dominant themes, lessons and preoccupations in 2014.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0000The pop critics of The New York Times discuss their lists of the Top 10 albums of the year.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and A.O. Scott discuss what this modern update of “The Bodyguard” gets right about the music business.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Mary J. Blige and her new album, “The London Sessions.”
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 -0000The 20-year-old East Flatbush rapper Bobby Shmurda has just jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 on the Billboard chart.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 -0000Ben 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 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Taylor Swift’s poppy new album.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0000Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Scott Walker and “Soused,” his new album with the drone-metal band Sunn O))).
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0000Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the singers Tinashe and FKA twigs, and whether they point toward a new conception of R&B.