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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

The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors

10/20/2017
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Two of the music world’s biggest voices and boldest personalities are back. Deep into successful careers, where have their paths diverged?

Duration: 00:55:24


Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now?

10/13/2017
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In the 15 years since she last released an album, the music industry has undergone big changes, but Ms. Twain’s new LP still debuted at No. 1.

Duration: 00:47:11


Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore

10/4/2017
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He was a student of the ’60s who learned from his elders, but put his own deliberate spin on rock ’n’ roll.

Duration: 00:33:42


National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee

9/29/2017
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“The Star-Spangled Banner” has long been a site of dissent and disagreement. A conversation about the history of the anthem, and those who have protested it.

Duration: 00:47:57


Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.

9/22/2017
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Nashville has been undergoing a gender crisis for most of the 2010s. Is the latest development — kinder men — a solution?

Duration: 01:03:02


From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived

9/15/2017
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The rapper behind one of the summer’s biggest hits has made swift moves in the music industry, and is making waves in the fashion world, too.

Duration: 00:55:10


Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation

9/11/2017
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What happens when the media shines a light on feminist punk? A conversation about D.I.Y. scenes and representation.

Duration: 00:56:13


The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More

9/2/2017
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On this week’s episode, our readers picked the topics of conversation, which include Lil Wayne, merchandise and Camila Cabello.

Duration: 01:08:27


Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?

8/25/2017
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If the music-streaming service disappeared, a culture might vanish too. A conversation about where the tech and culture worlds collide.

Duration: 00:32:53


Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices

8/18/2017
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On “Rainbow,” Kesha steps away from her old persona but keeps her former spark. In court, Taylor Swift speaks with no filter.

Duration: 00:49:12


What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More?

8/11/2017
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The band just completed a 13-show run in New York where it didn’t repeat any songs, and its fans are already hungering for the next residency.

Duration: 00:42:47


Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy?

8/4/2017
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As the band released its most divisive album yet, it embarked on a rollout that confused its narrative even further.

Duration: 00:36:53


Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell

7/28/2017
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A conversation about two singers in different bands who left significant musical and emotional legacies

Duration: 00:59:21


Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless

7/21/2017
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Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal: Seemingly every major streaming service has suffered through some controversy lately

Duration: 00:46:57


From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders

7/14/2017
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A new album from Jay-Z, documentaries about Sean Combs and Dr. Dre, and the death of Prodigy have stirred new thinking about older artists

Duration: 01:14:29


Can K-pop Conquer America?

6/30/2017
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Fanaticism about this Korean genre is on the rise in the United States, but it hasn’t cracked mainstream pop culture

Duration: 00:56:38


Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived

6/23/2017
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SoundCloud rap is a raw, rowdy, rebellious movement fueled by young rappers looking outside the genre for inspiration.

Duration: 01:06:18


Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 2017

6/16/2017
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Three female pop stars, three different approaches: a conversation about their new albums, on Popcast.

Duration: 00:56:09


Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’

6/9/2017
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Our pop music critics are not fans of record anniversaries, but 50 years after the creation of “Sgt. Pepper,” there are still lessons to be learned from the album.

Duration: 00:31:23


Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required

6/2/2017
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“Despacito” is the first Spanish-language song to top the chart since “Macarena,” but there are many more interesting shifts in Latin pop today.

Duration: 00:48:26

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