Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 4:20pm
"Game of Thrones"

“Game of Thrones” is unforgiving, and that’s something those of us who watch the show seem to love about it. All these recent conversations about season 8 have carried a similar trend of excitement that verges on betting: Who will live? Who will die?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 4:20pm
Interscope Records

Bizarre, colorful, spirited villainy is definitely a good look for Eilish. It’s too bad plagiarism isn’t.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 5:14pm
Drag City

He’s proven himself to be among the most prolific artists currently making music, putting out practically an album a year, and occasionally even more.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:53pm
Etheridge Knight

It is interesting in somewhat different ways to examine the story of Knight, whose story of oppression is distinctly and troublingly American.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:47pm
Capitol Records

It’s a masterful move to affirm your own position and put down your horrible boyfriend in the fell swoop of a single world, but that’s what Stella does.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:10pm
Laura Dzubay

In the face of crushing sentiment, it’s easy to feel like the world is divided up into your foes and your allies, the people who love these places and the people who want to buy them out. I know it’s really a lot less simple and more practical than that: Most of us are regular people, after convenience, not particularly evil or good.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 5:11pm
Rubyworks Records

Hozier’s unique, seamless, heart-driven blend of folk, soul, rock and blues has left an indelible mark on the musical world, sparking many imitators but few who have risen to meet his level of talent and vision. A follow-up, naturally, was and has always been a tall order.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:55pm
Lily & Madeleine

In a musical sense, the explorations and preoccupations of the album do indeed maneuver around the edges of a liminal softness.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:11pm
Dreamville Records

What does seem clear is that J. Cole is asserting his readiness to dominate the music scene no matter which direction it takes next.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:15pm
Kristin Kuster

Many of Kuster’s goals — as a chair of composition and, it seems, as an active member of the composing community in general — align with this idea of addressing recent political developments in the world.