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Friday, August 11, 2023
Each week, guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy: This week, Burn It Down, Seed&Spark, Brandy Clark, and the musical episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Friday, March 10, 2023
For many fans, MM@TA has become the face of a new, more inclusive era for pop-punk. But Past // Present // Future also proves the Florida-based band is deeply tied to the genre's history.
Thursday, March 02, 2023
Built on a lullaby-sweet hum, a person — not merely a cyborg — comes to life.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Sometimes you're looking for corny in your life; King Tuff makes it sound like summer sun in a song.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
On his debut solo album, Sim — best known as a member of The xx — takes inspiration from horror movie villains on songs that look for humanity in the aspects of our identity that society rejects.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
The duo's fourth album is marked by experimentation and a focus on living in the present moment. Relaxed and unselfconscious, it's a testament to the ease of collaboration between longtime partners.
Friday, July 29, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Stray, Joni Mitchell, and more.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On his third solo album, Styles relies on a proficient but unadventurous process of combining his influences. His habit of paying homage to his idols too often conceals his own creative vision.
Friday, March 18, 2022
It started with a TikTok post riffing on the the lush drama series. Now, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear have received a Grammy nomination for their project, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
For Jimmie Allen, what makes a country artist isn't how many fiddles and mandolins they have in a song. It's something more natural than that.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The 28-year-old rapper opens up about her two Grammy nominations, and how meditation helps her stay centered amid an increasingly busy career.
Sunday, January 02, 2022
Olivia Rodrigo topped the Billboard charts in 2021. Her success is part of a larger trend of young women and people of color leading a resurgence of angry pop-punk.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the new season of Locke & Key, The Untamed and more.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
As we enter the fall season, it doesn't hurt to spruce up and start afresh with a new playlist. Here are recommendations for three songs to play while dance-cleaning the bathroom.
Friday, August 27, 2021
How do you recover from the life-shattering force of heartache? As Ramona Gonzalez sings on "Anymore," it leaves a person bereft of language.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Reservation Dogs, Nine Perfect Strangers, and viral music videos from the band Little Big.
Friday, July 16, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to musician Rodrigo Amarante about his second solo album, Drama, which he says was inspired by a personal reckoning with his own understanding of manhood.
Friday, June 25, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Richmond, Va., songwriter Lucy Dacus about the childhood memories — real and imagined — that populate her latest album, Home Video.
Friday, August 21, 2020
The previously unreleased track from her upcoming album, The Rarities, interpolates The Fugees' 1996 cover of "Killing Me Softly."
Monday, June 22, 2020
This year, Pride feels a little different. We asked music writers in the LGBTQ+ community to reflect on the changing relationship between celebration, protest, music and LGBTQ+ activism.