Taylor Swift’s atonal chanting about revenge and blaming others for what we do perfectly fits our current politics and culture.
When everything is virtue signaling, nothing is.
Swift and Perry have disappointed fans with songs that sound like clanging cymbals and lyrics that amount to ‘PAY ATTENTION TO ME!’ The politics eating away at their souls have also destroyed their talent.
It seems so obvious that it should hardly need to be argued: if we don’t teach our children to sing together, they won’t grow up with the ability to do so.
The indie-rock band’s greatness extended beyond controversial moroseness into an abundance of humor, literary inspiration, and musicality in its songs.
Unlike previous albums, ‘Everything Now’ features little to no music excellence—which means its heavy philosophical lyrics fall flat.
There is a way to experience your music that is so stunning any audiophile can be left in slack-jawed amazement. I’m talking about surround music.
No one belts out ‘I will always love you!’ anymore. Instead, they’re ‘In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day,’ and no, Zayn Malik is not sleeping.
The band’s most recent concert in New Jersey featured a lot of platitudes and politicizing, and not enough musicianship.
What you don’t get when you’re watching a documentary film like this are two facts: You’re not a genius, and you’re not that lucky.
Most folk seem to be either too dazzled or confused to say anything intelligent about Lana Del Rey. So here’s my best shot.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel acceptance speech could almost have been written to illustrate the famous words on ‘tradition and the individual talent’ from an earlier Nobel laureate.
Bob Dylan is the Boomer Beyoncé— moments of true genius imbued by a generation with cultural significance that demands fealty and is aghast at the slightest criticism.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech makes a solid case that he loves classic literature, absorbs its messages, and sends those messages back out again through his songwriting.
Lana’s entire career has been just an act, a semi-erotic show of poutiness designed for the enjoyment of sad girls and angsty boys everywhere.
In a musical world filled with lyrics that degrade, shock, and diminish others, ‘I Was Born’ is an inspiring (and addicting) antidote.
The Allman Brothers pioneered the sounds that define Southern and jam rock, and without Gregg Allman, who died Saturday, the band and genre would never have become so popular.
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.
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