Music

brazilian

Brazilian wax

November 8, 2019 11:43 am

Before the Beatles were boss, there was bossa nova

motörhead lemmy

Audio blitzkrieg

November 6, 2019 12:36 pm

‘Motörhead, remember me now’

lou reed

Is Lou Reed a rock ’n’ roll Dostoevsky?

November 4, 2019 5:13 pm

I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics by Lou Reed reviewed

rolling stones

Grandpa, who were the Rolling Stones, and why?

October 19, 2019 10:57 am

Raising the goblet of rock

faddisphere jon faddis

A great time in the Faddisphere

October 11, 2019 11:50 am

Faddis took a break, sat down on a chair onstage near me, then started blowing along with the band again

patti smith

Patti Smith had a bad year in 2016

October 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith reviewed

debbie harry blondie

Blondie ambition

September 30, 2019 11:51 am

Face It by Debbie Harry reviewed

sam smith

The problem with calling Sam Smith ‘they’

September 17, 2019 12:01 pm

It’s important that all schoolchildren are educated to the same linguistic standard

record players

In defense of record players

September 13, 2019 5:40 pm

LPs are not only an important source of pleasure but also edification

lizzo

Lizzo and the politically incorrect obesity epidemic

August 26, 2019 11:41 am

Obesity isn’t woke. It’s a death sentence

david berman

The Bermans of America

August 9, 2019 3:30 pm

David Berman used language as an instrument and as a tool, abhorring his father's use of it as a weapon

kanye west

I’m a prisoner of Kanye West’s homeless camp

August 4, 2019 7:33 pm

Life inside the rapper’s low-income housing units

computers

Can computers compose?

August 1, 2019 3:16 pm

They already do – but will they ever do it better than us?

sweden

Will Trump declare war on Sweden?

July 26, 2019 9:25 am

Mobs attack IKEA, demanding refunds

a$ap rocky

Trump joins the A$AP Mob

July 20, 2019 1:09 pm

A$AP Rocky needs help, so of course the celebrity-addicted president is stepping in

david coverdale

David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, talks hair, love handles and ‘sexism’

June 27, 2019 1:44 pm

With his come-to-bed voice, Coverdale is the platonic ideal of what a rock star should be

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Bob Dylan is rum and cokey

June 22, 2019 11:46 am

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese reviewed

walk-off songs

The walk-off songs 2020 Democrats should be using

June 10, 2019 5:02 pm

Less Springsteen, more Britney

dr john

Dr John, eminence gris-gris

June 7, 2019 8:19 pm

In memory of a piano master

morrissey
morrissey

Morrissey hasn’t turned right: our establishment has turned insane

June 2, 2019 9:46 am

Did the former Smiths frontman ever stop being a provocateur?

ed sheeran spotify

Spotify and the death of discovery

May 11, 2019 11:45 am

The service’s algorithms have shaped a generation of listeners who are defined by attention deficit disorder and a fear of complexity and difficulty

aretha franklin amazing grace

The amazing grace of Aretha Franklin

April 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Amazing Grace reviewed

michael jackson

It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed

michael jackson

Michael Jackson, smooth criminal

March 5, 2019 10:13 am

The accusations of Leaving Neverland are as grotesque as they are plausible