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Music news and analysis from The Nation
March 29, 2018
Young Fathers Find a New Sound
The band’s sense of what would pass for fitting into the pop-music mainstream is draped in their own idiosyncrasies.
March 22, 2018
His new album,
Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
, sounds teleported directly from 1999.
March 13, 2018
The Genre of Post-Genre
William Brittelle has drawn from classical music, punk rock, and electronica to produce music that is at once free-ranging and a thrill to experience.
March 8, 2018
Music for Dark Times
MGMT and Poliça’s new albums offer songs of solace and alarm.
March 5, 2018
Caroline Rose, Escaping Americana
On her new album,
, the singer-songwriter breaks free of genre.
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February 28, 2018
Rejjie Snow’s Borderless Music
, the Irish rapper’s studio debut, is a striking picture of international collaboration.
February 26, 2018
David Lang’s Collaborators
Many musicians have mined the Internet for lyrics—what Lang has done with
is make it memorable.
February 16, 2018
Into the Latin American Songbook
No contemporary artist has reimagined Latin American folk songs as elegantly and tenderly as Natalia Lafourcade.
February 15, 2018
Bijan Stephen Strikes a Chord as New Music Critic for ‘The Nation’
Joins the magazine’s growing roster of critics to cover music.
February 15, 2018
The alt-R&B of Rhye
Despite all of the sex baked into
, the album is striking for the sense of solitude that lurks beneath its surface.