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New York Times music critics Jon Pareles, Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.

New York Times music critics Jon Pareles, Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.
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New York, New York

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New York Times music critics Jon Pareles, Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.

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English


Episodes

Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope

4/20/2018
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In recent weeks, the businesses that present music to the public have undergone major shifts.

Duration:00:43:39

Cardi B Arrives at the Top

4/12/2018
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The 25-year-old’s LP “Invasion of Privacy” is part of her broad-scale pop culture takeover. A conversation about her rise and debut album.

Duration:01:05:48

Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 2018

4/6/2018
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A conversation about the earnest rapper and the SoundCloud renegade, both successes of modern internet-driven rap fandom.

Duration:01:09:22

Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist

3/30/2018
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Two new albums put a spotlight on Nashville’s ongoing, agonized relationship with female performers.

Duration:00:57:53

Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered

3/16/2018
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Part two of our conversation about the mid-2000s pop star features debates about her MTV reality show and “S.N.L.” debacle, and a listener mailbag.

Duration:01:18:19

Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss

3/9/2018
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In the mid-2000s, the pop singer had platinum albums and an MTV reality show. Hear the first of two conversations about Ms. Simpson’s misunderstood career.

Duration:01:14:25

Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock

3/2/2018
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A conversation about carefully considered creative paths — and how pristine voices with powerful messages are amplified — as three strong new albums arrive

Duration:00:56:58

In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.

2/24/2018
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What’s responsible for the recent soundtrack renaissance that brought albums from “Black Panther” and “The Greatest Showman” to the top of the charts?

Duration:01:13:18

The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide

2/16/2018
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A conversation with a criminal lawyer about the racial politics of legal representation, the Meek Mill saga and the future prospects of incarcerated would-be stars.

Duration:00:45:50

Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion

2/9/2018
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The internet’s response to the two musicians after the Super Bowl shows how criticism works these days. Rapid-fire groupthink online can be strong enough to have real-world impact.

Duration:01:18:00

Can the Grammys Be Fixed?

1/30/2018
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Big stars didn’t show up. Ratings were down. Hip-hop was once again shut out of the major categories. Can “music’s biggest night” represent what’s really happening in music?

Duration:00:58:00

Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 2018

1/26/2018
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Flamboyant hip-hop, promising punk rock, intricate bluegrass and more: a conversation about the artists we’re looking forward to following this year.

Duration:01:07:03

Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

1/19/2018
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The lead singer of the Irish rock band, who died at 46, wrote songs in the 1990s that deeply touched young women and Irish listeners while appealing to a worldwide audience

Duration:00:52:33

In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids

1/12/2018
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Streaming has established itself as the dominant mode of music distribution. What could go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Duration:01:02:53

Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?

1/5/2018
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Jazz could have spent 2017 looking backward, focusing on the centennials of foundational figures. But instead, several strains of contemporary jazz thrived.

Duration:01:05:01

Will Eminem Ever Change?

12/22/2017
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After a brief break from the spotlight, the rapper returned with “Revival,” an album that revisited familiar tropes and sounds. Where can he go from here?

Duration:00:54:12

The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017

12/18/2017
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Our readers picked the topics of conversation, which included Fergie, the state of streaming and evolutions in Latin pop

Duration:01:05:17

In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times

12/8/2017
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From Lorde to Kendrick Lamar, many of the albums and songs on our critics’ best-of lists showcased the work of musicians meeting difficult circumstances with artistic fortitude.

Duration:01:13:12

After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why?

12/2/2017
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A conversation about the band’s 14th album, “Songs of Experience,” and its ongoing quest for bigness.

Duration:00:41:55

Remembering Lil Peep

11/22/2017
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The 21-year-old rapper, who died last week, found a unique way to unite the languages of hip-hop and emo.

Duration:00:58:22

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