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.
The 50th CMA Awards on Wednesday night was the best awards show we’ve had in a long time because it veered clear of politics and controversy.
What distinguishes ‘Born to Run’ is all the familiar tales are told solely in Bruce Springsteen’s voice for the first time, and the new information gains from a consistent, first-person narrative.
The opening bars of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ were meant to tell a story about human evolution and the Übermensch. Now they’re used to sell Pop-Tarts.
In the age of modern feminism, it’s very much in vogue not to own any of your you-know-what, no matter how dysfunctional you may be. That’s not Miranda Lambert.
Britney Spears, fresh off last summer’s teaser, is back on top again and dominating the stage, protestations of the most ardent Béyonce loyalists notwithstanding.
Dolly Parton’s new album just hit No. 1. Her diplomacy, success, and patriotism make her the president we need during this time of national chaos.
The whole idiom of rock would have been different if not for the influx of fantasy themes and imagery made possible by J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal publishing event.
Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt were pop songwriters of a very high order who were only latching onto grunge because it was the idiom of the day.
We shouldn’t admire the risk-takers when they succeed yet have no tolerance when they fail. Celebrate failure this weekend by seeing ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’
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