Tong first blew minds as the drummer of the British post-punk band Bloc Party. In his recent years with the genre-agnostic Algiers, he's found his place chasing a more collective mood.
A longtime hero of the underground rap scene for his worldly, wily lyrics that are erudite and streetwise, billy woods has made his clearest, most engaging album yet with Maps.
The Icelandic composer talks about the creative forces behind her distinctive music, her presence in the movie Tár and the "dome of energy" that fuels her country's artistic productivity.
On her best album to date, Feist mines age and experience, love and loss to shape 12 songs about the hard-earned insights of simply existing.
Like her idol Trina two decades earlier, Latto saw her creativity open up when she started rapping explicitly about sex. But with her frankness came harsh new standards to live up to.
Rapper Doechii hoped her video "Crazy" would make a statement by presenting her nude body as a vessel of power, not sex. YouTube saw things differently.
A new collection of recordings finally freed from the vaults offers a chance to hear one of opera's greatest artists sing Wagner, Strauss, Berlioz and more.
Not everyone who was part of rap's ascent gets included in its story. MC Sha-Rock, of the original Funky 4 and the Funky 4 + 1, reaffirms her role in hip-hop's formative years as the first woman MC.
Ever since frontman Win Butler was accused of sexual misconduct by several people in 2022, Arcade Fire's hometown scene has struggled with how to respond.
The pop star has always been an uneasy match for the demands of touring. In the controlled stillness of a Las Vegas theater, she may have finally found her place.
Patricia Velázquez spent her whole life listening to reggaeton. But when she was questioned about sexism in the songs, she began an investigation that would lead her to create something new.
The experimental pop artist's new album is interested in love not as a destination but as an ongoing process, in all of its bravado, vulnerability and experimentation.
The music that haunts the Oscar-nominated film is a calling card for conductor Rafael Payare.
On her new album, Dark with Excessive Bright, the vibrant, young composer coaxes unusual sounds from a symphony orchestra.
Watch Lara Downes' conversation with the composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra about balancing her roots, her craft and the shifting field of classical music.