Music Articles archive
Read Hip-Hop Turns 40
Read 'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox
August 10, 2013 – A decade ago, The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools.
Read The American Symphonic Legacy: Not Just For White Guys
August 10, 2013 – Recent developments have opened up the doors to composers who were once lost to history.
Watch Valerie June On Learning To Love 'Perfectly Imperfect' Voices
August 9, 2013 – The singer speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about embracing her own voice as a storytelling tool.
Read Inside Listening: The Mountain Goats' Bassist On His Own Band's Albums
August 9, 2013 – Do musicians listen to their own music differently? Peter Hughes of The Mountain Goats finds out.
Read Of Ingenuity And Insane Clown Posse: 5 Books On Music
August 8, 2013 – For the waning weeks of summer, a survey of books about obsessive fandom and lives in music.
Watch Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut
August 8, 2013 – Jewish and Muslim musicians who played together in Algiers thought that they'd never meet again.
Read Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
August 7, 2013 – Download music from Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin, Volcano Choir, Houndmouth and more.
Read Why Write Symphonies?
Read Finding Redemption In The Karaoke Bar
Watch Jay Z Video Puts Hip-Hop And Art Back In The Same Room
August 3, 2013 – Jay's co-stars represent the family ties between hip-hop and the art world.
Watch The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond
August 2, 2013 – The new album from Williams and John Paul White comes on the heels of an abrupt, public falling-out.
Watch When Stage Banter Goes Wrong
Read How The Hot 100 Became America's Hit Barometer