Ken Tucker

Pop Music Critic, Fresh Air

Ken Tucker reviews rock, country, hip-hop and pop music for Fresh Air. He is a cultural critic who has been the editor-at-large at Entertainment Weekly, and a film critic for New York Magazine. His work has won two National Magazine Awards and two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards. He has written book reviews for The New York Times Book Review and other publications.

Tucker is the author of Scarface Nation: The Ultimate Gangster Movie and Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy: 100 Things to Love and Hate About Television.

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Tift Merritt Mixes Quirky Metaphors And Folk Sounds On 'Stitch Of The World'

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Natalie Hemby Offers Contemplative Vocals And Vivid Memories On 'Puxico'

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016

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Singer Allyson Seconds Revitalizes Power-Pop On 'Little World'

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Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

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The Deceptively Simple Sound Of Scott And Charlene's Wedding

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Leonard Cohen Explores The Fragility Of Life In 'You Want It Darker'

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Bob Weir Sings About Pinto Ponies And Ghost Towns On 'Blue Mountain'

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Lucy Dacus' 'No Burden' Features Strong Music About Weak Moments

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Angel Olsen Sings With Fierceness And Fatalism On 'My Woman'

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Country Singer Kelsey Waldon Reaches Back To An Earlier Era In 'I've Got A Way'

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Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

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Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

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Earls Of Leicester Mix Bluegrass With Gospel And Honky-Tonk On 'Rattle & Roar'

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From Brexit To The U.S. Presidential Race, Musicians Respond To Political Turmoil

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