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Friday, February 05, 2016
Watch the premiere of "What I Need" from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' Austin City Limits performance.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
On her first album in 13 years, one of country's supreme redheads lays bare the joy that is her most potent gift as a vocalist.
Monday, January 11, 2016
For decades, David Bowie helped young music fans realize that identity could shift, that you could love both reading and rock 'n' roll, that pop could hold lessons about love and integrity and grace.
Friday, January 01, 2016
Adele's new album 25 had record sales in its first week — selling more than 2.4 million copies. We get a check on more pop music news from 2015.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
"Simple Song," White's first solo release since The Civil Wars broke up in 2014, will appear on the concept album Southern Family, produced by Dave Cobb.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
After making acclaimed albums with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, producer Dave Cobb has quietly staked out territory as the man behind country music's roots revolution.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
For 2015, Ann Powers picked 16 albums to stand in for the stations of a musical life. Taken as a whole, they represent that old, perpetually useful cliché: Life is change.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
One of Nashville's secret piano-playing treasures discusses his new musical biography of the great Jimmie Rodgers, and the changes taking place in Music City.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Watch the newest video from Seattle feminist punk super-group, starring performance-art-guerilla grrrl Alicia McDaid.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The founding member of Fanny, a groundbreaking all-female rock group, June Millington has everything it takes to be mythologized as a rock hero. Now she's telling her own story.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The living Nashville legend returns with a wise, thoroughly modern expression of desire, accompanied by the harmonies of Little Big Town.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The album You and I, due in March, is made up of songs recorded in Buckley's very first studio sessions after signing to Columbia Records, and displays the singer's wide range of influences.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
The new single and video from Shreveport's newest garage-rock stompers is voudou-inspired fun in a Louisiana cemetery.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The 59-year-old's tenor has grown rawer, lending his inquiries into heartbreak an air of menace. He can still sing like a dream, but Isaak's gotten better at capturing nightmares, too.
Monday, November 02, 2015
The regretful first song that the country singer-songwriter composed for his group's concept album about the end of a marriage now has a video.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The latest single from the Americana Award-winning Mono is a melancholy road anthem — and its video paints French Quarter revelry as a place of lonely escape.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, is novelistic, with recurring musical themes, memorable characters and a preoccupation with the change brought on by passing time.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Listen to the outlaw ballad written from the perspective of a Middle East combat veteran, then read the versatile singer-songwriter open up about his craft.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Genre-defying country by Lee Ann Womack's daughter — the existential testament of a heartbreaker, with an indelible tinge of sadness in her sass.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
After a career spanning 50-plus years, Fritts' new album celebrates a well-traveled tender heart. Oh My Goodness finds the singer collaborating with Spooner Oldham, producer John Paul White and more.