Taylor Swift’s atonal chanting about revenge and blaming others for what we do perfectly fits our current politics and culture.
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.
‘Find Your Whistle,’ a book written by four-time world champion whistler Chris Ullman, turns out to be a surprising font of well-considered lessons on how to live a life that is meaningful to others.
Apparently now leftists only ‘tolerate’ the civic and cultural participation of those who share their political beliefs. All non-Left people are, to them, ‘bigots.’
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.
Most folk seem to be either too dazzled or confused to say anything intelligent about Lana Del Rey. So here’s my best shot.
Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.
Mary Katharine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson debate whose at the top of the late ’90s music video throne on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour.
On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi share their weekly round up of favorite music, television and more.
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’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.
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.
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