At its best, Elvis Costello’s The Boy Named If rivals the fractious energy and melodic verve of the singer’s classic period.
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The 10 albums on this list provide a dynamic sense of movement and grooves.
In 2021, hip-hop continued to be as plentiful as it was multifarious.
To celebrate the release of Alicia Keys's Keys, we’ve ranked all eight of the singer's studio albums.
Alicia Keys exudes an effortlessness throughout her ambitious eighth album, Keys.
The best songs of 2021 prove that old distinctions are continuing to evaporate at a rapid and liberating pace.
The best albums of 2021 prove that, despite all the chaos in the world, music’s pulse is stronger than ever.
Here are 15 of the absolute worst Christmas songs ever. Apologies in advance.
We look back at some of the music inspired by the crisis that (eventually) galvanized a generation into action.
Dangerous upped the stakes while cunningly inverting Michael Jackson’s playbook.
Adele’s 30 digs deeper into the soul, jazz, and pop styles that have defined the singer’s music.
Thirty years later, U2's Achtung Baby is still intact as the band’s best and most fully realized album.
With Red (Taylor’s Version), Swift displays a surprising willingness to kill, or at least revise, her darlings.
Our list of the greatest music videos showcases the power, poignancy, and proficiency of the medium.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Raise the Roof expands the notions of collaboration and social exchange through music.
Courtney Barnett’s Things Take Time, Take Time captures something true and profound about how we relate to the world and each other.
As the album turns 30, we take a look back at My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.