I once spent a melancholy Alaskan winter listening to nothing but a
battered CD of The Songs of Leonard Cohen that someone had left in
my apartment. My concerned friends eventually wrested the album from
me, but it was too …
I’m having a hard time writing about Mayer Hawthorne’s sophomore album How Do You Do because all I want to do is listen to the song “A Long Time” over and over again.
Four years ago, Leslie Feist—who performs under her last name—released The Reminder. Its hit single “1234” (remember the whimsical music video that accompanied it?) became so pervasive that the snippet used in Apple’s iPod …
Earth, Wind & Fire’s hit “September” asks, “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” This Sept. 21, TIME takes a look at songs with specific date references
Here’s a question for you: If a band releases an album that’s not its best work, but is still better than most music produced by most other bands, would you praise it?
Kurt Cobain would have been 45 years old this week. A look back at Nirvana on the cusp of stardom.
With his partner, Mike Stoller, the lyricist created many of rock’s lushest, most foundational, most irresistible hits
Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne” was so big, it required three different music labels to handle its release. TIME takes a look at other musical partnerships that packed a lot of punch.
Thirty years ago, MTV began to beam a budding art form — the music video — into homes across the U.S. TIME takes a look back at the most memorable clips from three decades’ worth of music television
To celebrate our love of all things summer, TIME rounded up a list of songs perfect for any BBQ, road trip or beach day.
There are so many albums coming out this summer—Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Junior Boys, Beirut, Cults, Gillian Welch, Beyoncé—it seems as if something new pops up every day. New music is fun and all, but …
Following the popularization of the music video format in the early ’80s, musicians have pushed its boundaries in the name of art.