The star who commands a planetary position in the galaxy of pop chronicles divorce and soul-searching recovery on an album that thrillingly redefines her artistry by bringing her gently down to earth.
Lindsey Jordan's debut, which earned her the title "the future of indie rock," documented the bliss of first loves. Her sophomore album finds her just as devoted to honesty, even when the truth hurts.
The members of Recap, four young women of color from New Jersey, have built a mission of gender equity into their striking debut album.
Carlile wrote her latest album during COVID-19 lockdown, fresh off having written a memoir. The record plumbs her past with humility, but even more so, celebrates the hard-won wisdom she's gained.
The composer's magnetically powerful Fire Shut Up in My Bones lands with a force of authenticity, a too-rare window into Black life in an operatic setting.
Turnstile's nothing but true to the sprawling, rambunctious spirit of hardcore. But overlooked — or at least hidden in plain sight — is the band's allegiance to funk.
After a personally eventful year, the artist undertook another – and perhaps his most – ambitious, sprawling introduction of a new album. The results seem to be inversely proportional.
A visionary who died young and alone in 1990, Eastman is making a slow but richly deserved comeback thanks to a curious younger generation. A new interpretation of his 1974 work Femenine is out now.
Every year, Saturday Night Live showcases some of the biggest stars in pop, rock, hip-hop and more. At the end of each season, we rank them with cold-hearted precision.
The debut album by the "drivers license" phenom plays like one bottled-up soliloquy after another, bursting from a quiet observer who has been paying closer attention than you think.
Fourteen years after her first album as St. Vincent, Annie Clark makes a sharp turn in time with Daddy's Home, a '70s rock revue that nails the sound, if not the spirit, of its influences.
Nearly half of the Philadelphia-based pianist's recorded work had gone unheard for decades, until now.
This year's choices include Diane Warren's 12th Oscar nomination, a show-stopper from Eurovision Song Contest and three entries in a subgenre we call "Glorycore."
An updated recording of Anyone Can Whistle, a now-celebrated musical by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, has some surprises, even for the completist.
The Spanish-language EP presents a more intimate image of a pop singer who's still trying to find space for who she is and who she wants to be.