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Music news and analysis from The Nation
March 20, 2017
Chuck Berry’s Poetry Endures
Berry was a highly original and influential guitarist and as great a songwriter as rock ’n’ roll has ever produced.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
March 9, 2017
Brian Eno’s Skeleton Key
His new album insists that there’s no such thing as a mistake.
March 3, 2017
A Memorial for Nat Hentoff
The journalist’s spirit of freewheeling dispute was very much in evidence.
March 2, 2017
Syd’s Quiet Storm
No longer in the background of Odd Future, the Los Angeles singer is finding her voice.
Marcus J. Moore
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March 1, 2017
Keith Jarrett: In Search of Inspiration
To the degree that there was spontaneity in his latest concert, it was spontaneous regurgitation.
February 16, 2017
Austra’s Ear for the Moment
The band’s new album calls for the future by harkening to the past.
January 17, 2017
A Victory Lap for Run the Jewels
With the Trump presidency on the horizon, Killer Mike and El-P do what’s become customary for them: They urge us to get up and fight.
Marcus J. Moore
January 9, 2017
Nat Hentoff, Freedom Fighter
The legendary critic, who died recently at the age of 91, passionately defended freedom of expression in jazz, politics, and life.
December 14, 2016
The Ten Best Albums of 2016
As the business of recorded music roils, the making of music rolls on.