Jon Pareles

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Justin Bieber Like Ü Have Never Heard Him Before

Thursday, September 03, 2015

If you've walked into a drug store in the past few months, you've probably heard the new Justin Bieber song, "Where Are Ü Now." But do you know how its signature dolphin noise was made?

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Peter Gabriel: Four Decades Of Music Without Frontiers

Monday, April 07, 2014

Peter Gabriel will be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this week on the strength of his solo work. Pop music critic for The New York Times Jon Pareles walks host John Scha...


Four Decades Of Peter Gabriel; Dan Wilson Plays Live

Monday, April 07, 2014

In this episode: Before Peter Gabriel is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jon Pareles, the veteran New York Times pop music critic looks back at his groundbreaking early solo albums, and his quixotic championing of world music.

Then: As the frontman of ‘90s band Semisonic, Dan Wilson notched a timeless hit with the bar anthem “Closing Time.” Since then, the Grammy-winner has become an in-demand songwriter for big name artists: he co-wrote Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice.” Now, he's readying his first solo album since 2007. Hear him perform songs live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Critics Look Back At 2012: Auto-Tune, Geezer Rock, And A Dancing Orchestra

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles tells us about some of his favorite records of the year and shares that his biggest musical disappointment of the year is that "Auto-Tu...

Best of 2011: Jon Pareles

Friday, December 23, 2011

New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles rounds out our week-long look back at the best of the year in music.

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Dropping F-Bombs

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three of the Billboard top ten songs in the country have titles containing the F-word. On this year’s Grammys telecast, Cee Lo Green played a rollicking version of the smash hit everyone knows isn’t really called “Forget You.” Has one of the most powerful curse words in the English arsenal become toothless? We get some straight talk on profanity from linguist  John McWhorter and New York Times pop critic Jon Pareles. 

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Trent Reznor Scores an Oscar

Monday, February 28, 2011

At last night's Academy Award ceremony, Trent Reznor, along with Atticus Ross, took home the prize for Best Original Score. We talk with New York Times pop critic Jon Pareles about what the win means for the Nine Inch Nails frontman.

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The Fame Monster

Monday, February 08, 2010

In the media coverage that followed the death of J.D. Salinger, the writer's infamous desire for privacy and his refusal to publish was discussed as much as Catcher in the Rye. Today: the tricky relationship between fame and artistic productivity, with Anne Paris, author of Standing at Water's Edge: Moving ...

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The Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In the past ten years, pop stardom met reality TV, the mobile phone met the MP3 player, and music stores and record labels met their doom. Some say that as a result, music has never been so democratic and accessible. Others claim it has never sounded worse. We find out ...

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Next Big Things, For Now

Friday, October 23, 2009

Seeing more hip young people than usual on the subway this week? It's that time of year: the CMJ Music Marathon. According to CMJ's web site, more than 120,000 musicians, filmmakers, panelists and others are participating in the event, which runs through Sunday. New York Times pop music critic Jon ...

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The Year in World Music

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New York Times pop critic Jon Pareles shares his year-end list of the best in world music.

View Jon Pareles' list of the best world music albums of 2008

Soundcheck blog: John Schaefer on the year's best world music

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Critics Week: World and Latin Music

Thursday, December 18, 2008

For the fourth installment of Soundcheck's Critics Week series, Jon Pareles of the New York Times gives his list of the best in world music, while Daily News contributor Carolina Gonzalez shares the best in Latin. Later, Alash performs traditional music from the republic of Tuva.

Soundcheck Poll: Cast ...

Taking the Reins

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Now that Americans have chosen Barack Obama as their next president, questions of leadership priorities and style are front and center. Arts organizations face their own set of challenges in a changing cultural landscape. Today we ask a trio of experts about what makes a qualified arts leader in the ...

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What's in an Arts Leader?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

As Barack Obama prepares his White House transition team, today we look at what makes a great arts leader. A trio of experts weighs in, including New York Times music critic Jon Pareles, Manhattan School of Music president and composer Robert Sirota, and Joan Jeffri, director of the Program in ...

Rock and Revolution

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Czech rock band Plastic People of the Universe formed in 1968 as Soviet tanks rolled into Prague. For the next two decades, the band would be a symbol of resistance and artistic freedom. New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles talks about the Plastics, which are featured in ...