Popcast: Titus Andronicus07/31/15
Ben Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss the New Jersey punk band and their new album.
Popcast: Prince Royce, Pitbull and Multilingual Pop Music
Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd discuss international and multilingual pop.
Reggae’s Summer Flirtation
A look at the desire for a reggae or reggae-like worldwide pop hit between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Hip-Hop’s Silent Majority
Hip-hop’s mainstream can often be confused with prosperity gospel, so it’s striking that in 2015, at least a couple of the genre’s biggest selling stars want nothing to do with such narratives.
Apple Music and Beats 1
Ben Ratliff and Ben Sisario discuss Apple Music, the much-anticipated music-streaming service to be launched June 30.
Popcast: “Tomatoes” Giving Country Its Bite
Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the women of country music.
Popcast: Tenement’s Bright Double Album
Ben Ratliff, Maria Sherman and Liz Pelly discuss the band’s new album and punk music.
Jason Derulo Glides Across Genres
Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss Jason Derulo’s new album.
ASAP Rocky Returns to a Haze
Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss ASAP Rocky’s new album.
Shamir’s Distinctive Voice
Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the singer’s blend of different genres.
Joey Alexander, the Young Jazz Sensation
Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss Joey Alexander’s debut album.
U2 Prepares to Go on Tour
Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss U2 and “Songs of Innocence” as the group heads out on a world tour.
New Albums By Zac Brown Band and Tyler Farr
Joe Coscarelli and Jon Caramanica discuss records from country dissenters and what, if anything, country’s borders mean anymore.
Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down
Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the tenor saxophonist and his roots in the thriving Los Angeles jazz scene.
How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival?
Jon Caramanica, Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss the vicissitudes and artistic value of music festivals.
The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd
Jon Pareles and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz saxophonist, flutist and band leader Charles Lloyd.
Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He...
Discussing the rapper’s new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale
Jon Caramanica and Gilbert Cruz, of The Times, and Justin Charity, of Complex, discuss “Empire.”
Blurred Legal Lines
Ben Sisario, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the “Blurred Lines” copyright trial.
Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’
Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss “Rebel Heart,” the new album by Madonna.
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