Chris Cornell leaves behind an incredible body of work and a legacy contemporary artists will find hard to match.
For centuries, we’ve mythologized the sound and quality of Stradivarius instruments. Now, a blind test shows that audiences prefer the sound of new violins.
Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.
Father John Misty imagines that he is a rebel. He is, but he does not realize what he is rebelling against.
In helping to invent Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry did not just create a great symbol of America. He created a great art form of the world.
Although 20 years have come and gone, Johnny Cash’s final albums still offer the listener a vision into what it means to live a life of faith.
Chance provides an opportunity to shed the grievance and alienation that that many feel from pop culture and instead embrace a common joy.
The 84-year-old Kentucky crooner thinks Madonna and Ashley Judd might’ve gotten a little out there.
Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson is Iceland’s most popular artist, and his new album will release this year.
I don’t hate ‘God Bless the USA’ because it is cheesy, boring, or even that it gets over-played to the exclusion of better songs, although all of that is true.
2016 produced a lot of great pop music. You just didn’t hear most of it. But you can fix that here.
Country artist Sturgill Simpson’s authenticity reminds everyone just how absurd Beyonce and Drake really are.
Listening to Mannheim Steamroller at Christmas sounds like Jim McMahon’s shades harbored a secret desire to be a classical conductor.
Anyone who has even a slight familiarity with the biblical account of Christ’s conception and birth shouldn’t need to ask if Mary knew, because the Bible plainly tells us she did.
My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?
Long gone are the ballads of the common man. In their place, we’ve got lots of booze, driving on dirt roads, and objectifying lyrics about women.
We cheat ourselves when we go straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas without fully appreciating the opportunity Advent offers for reflection, preparation, and joyful anticipation.
Instead of playing Christmas music for your Thanksgiving feast, consider listening to some Thanksgiving-themed music instead. Yes, there is such a thing.
For its ‘MTV Unplugged’ Performance, Nirvana decided to play mostly acoustic covers and deeper cuts from their albums, a stark contrast against their electric rock music.
We post the ultimate 2016 Election Apocalypse playlist here as a therapeutic aid for all stressed-out political junkies, regardless of ideology.
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