Power Pop has a long history, as these half-forgotten gems of summers past from The Beach Boys, The Raspberries, and others demonstrate.
You will always love silly songs from your teen years and think everything that comes later is trash because your brain says so.
Prine questions if we even have the right to unmercifully manipulate our surroundings in the pursuit of perfect unhindered autonomy.
Expect his new album to include that potent mix of technical mastery or ambitious style and humor that marks his work.
The sort of love professed in ‘Closer’ is the complicated love that marks all of Father John Misty’s music. It at once loathes the self and longs for unity with the divine.
Rock and roll has often been an enterprise in which adult men who disdained conventional morality sold fantasies of sexual rebellion to infatuated teenage girls.
Despite the rock genre’s diminished status among consumers of new mainstream music, the release of ‘TBH&C’ is kind of a big deal.
You need to listen to this song and watch this music video, because it’s a cultural moment that cannot be avoided.
Cowles is an artist you can enjoy while you’re driving down a country road, downing a few beers with friends on your back deck, or just hanging out on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a song of faith, but it does not go forth to conquer the world, to enslave fans and enlist them into idolatry.
We are in the throes of a country music revival not seen since the heyday of Hank Junior, and ‘Port Saint Joe’ is among the reasons why.
Lamar is the closest thing popular music has to the voice of a generation. His kind of voice is getting rare as we sink into the chaos of digital democracy.
The left-wing’s echo chamber of the internet is outraged at Swift’s new cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September,’ which she released on Spotify.
It’s much, much harder to enjoy all that SXSW has to offer than it used to be, at least without being forced to buy an expensive badge.
Luckily, the festival delivered again, with a disorienting mix of trendy tech panels and sweaty queues to nowhere.
The authenticity debate within rap and hip-hop has intensified at the moment in which these genres have surpassed rock music as the most popular in America.
Composer John Williams turns 86 today, which by happy coincidence is the same day millions of viewers will be celebrating the themes he wrote for the Olympics.
I was fortunate to attend one of Simon’s concerts in the summer of 2016 following the release of his album, ‘Stranger to Stranger.’
Lana Del Rey (real name Elizabeth Grant) is caught between being an act and an activist. Time will tell where this takes her artistry.
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