Popcast: The Influence of ‘808s and Heartbreak’10/09/15
Times music critics discuss the influence of Kanye West’s album on current musical styles.
Popcast: Janet Jackson Returns With ‘Unbreakable’
Times music critics discuss Ms. Jackson’s new album and tour.
Lin-Manuel Miranda On How Hip-Hop Influenced Him and...
Jon Caramanica and Mr. Miranda discuss the songs and rappers that inspired him and his work.
Popcast: Jen Shyu Explores the Unknown
Times critics discuss the jazz artist whose music incorporates poetry and dreams.
Popcast: Jon Batiste and ‘The Late Show With Stephen...
Times music critics discuss Mr. Batiste’s role as bandleader on the show.
Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
The night belonged to those who shocked without needing to perform.
Popcast: The Weeknd
Times critics discuss The Weeknd’s music and new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness.”
Popcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’
Times music critics discuss Justin Bieber’s collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.
Carly Rae Jepsen Grows Up
With “Emotion,” the singer known best for “Call Me Maybe” embraces a seductive side to her music.
Popcast: ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Jon Caramanica and Reginald C. Dennis, a founding editor of XXL magazine, discuss N.W.A. and the film.
Drake’s Bully Pulpit
Jon Caramanica, Minya Oh and Rawiya Kameir discuss Drake and OVO Fest.
Popcast: Titus Andronicus
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.
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