Music Articles archive
Read Do We Really Need Bob Dylan And Van Morrison Box Sets?
October 22, 2013 – Outtakes can enlarge our understanding of canonical work — but they're not always essential.
Read Do Surprise Album Releases Work For Everyone?
Read How To Read This Year's Rock Hall Nominations
Watch Still-Unanswered Questions In 'Untitled' Video Remake
October 18, 2013 – An imitation of D'Angelo's 2000 clip cannily inserts race into a song about bisexuality.
Read Five Songs By The 'Rhodes Scholar' Keyboardist Of Hip-Hop
October 17, 2013 – Bob James' proto-smooth jazz featured infectious melodies and riffs — as rap producers know well.
Read How Do I Name My Band, Anyway?
Watch The Year Onyx's 'Slam' Crashed Pop Radio
Watch The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music
Watch Pusha T On A Tribe Called Quest, His Frustrations And Pharrell (Part 2)
October 16, 2013 – "If we're talking about the streets — we can't just glorify it. We have to tell the whole story."
Watch What Makes Paul McCartney Nervous?
Read Graham Nash: The Fresh Air Interview
Watch Before Churches Had Songbooks, There Was 'Lined-Out' Gospel
October 15, 2013 – Old Regular Baptists in Appalachia still sing a mournful, soaring type of call-and-response hymns.
Watch Electronic Music's Godfather Isn't Done Innovating
October 12, 2013 – Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon changed music. At 80, he still has more up his sleeve.
Watch Pusha T On Fronting, Responsibility And Kanye (Part 1)
October 11, 2013 – The Virginia Beach rapper also spoke about Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short and Wu-Tang.
Read A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students
October 10, 2013 – At 27, Trombone Shorty is already an icon. So the bandleader is nurturing even younger local talent.