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.
Harvard’s James Simpson and likeminded scholars have selectively wielded their theoretical chainsaws to disfigure the humanities into hideous totems of ideology and politics.
In a slew of recent interviews, the singer and songwriter best known as Father John Misty has made it clear he’s over political correctness.
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.
If you are observing Lent this year, here is a suggested listening list to assist you in your spiritual journey.
Billy Rosenbeck joins Federalist Radio to discuss his love for Josh Ritter and give his advice on the best ways to consume today’s best music.
Chance provides an opportunity to shed the grievance and alienation that that many feel from pop culture and instead embrace a common joy.
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.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
2016 produced a lot of great pop music. You just didn’t hear most of it. But you can fix that here.
This year saw an endless onslaught of new stories, new books, new TV shows, new music. It’s time to recharge, and enjoy some of the treasures of the past.
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.
While I stand by my decision to start Christmas carols in October, I accept that some of them are just terrible.
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.
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.
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