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Music industry news and analysis from The Nation
April 24, 2020
The Coronavirus Has Imposed a Fermata on the Music World
What can musicians do now? We can play to wash away some of the pain and grief.
December 30, 2019
10 of 2019’s Best Albums
The hybrid work of Julia Wolfe’s oratorio
Fire in My Mouth,
and Kris Davis’s
all showcase the experimental spirit of this year’s most exciting music.
November 14, 2019
Liz Phair on Everyday ‘Horror Stories’
The Grammy-nominated musician speaks to
about her new memoir.
January 3, 2019
Country Music Is Also Mexican Music
The Department of Homeland Security recruits agents at country festivals, but the musical genre knows no borders.
November 8, 2018
You Need to Know About boygenius
A new indie rock supergroup sums up the best of the genre’s recent women-led wave.
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October 30, 2018
Julia Holter’s Weightless Grace
Meditating on death, decay, and ancient tragedy, the California composer’s new album,
finds calm in darkness.
October 26, 2018
Robyn’s Radical Return
, the Swedish artist’s first solo album in eight years, is a triumph of cerebral pop music.
October 8, 2018
Anarchy in the GDR
A Q&A with Tim Mohr.
October 6, 2018
Nate Chinen’s Daring New History of Modern Jazz
Nate Chinen’s new book confronts the contemporary jazz moment with clarity and authority.
June 8, 2018
At his best, Kanye West could be something of a Walt Whitman with Pro Tools. His new album,
sadly feels like something halted in mid-sentence.