The Texas-born singer-songwriter delivers a sometimes bluntly cynical album that evokes honky tonk, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll.
The “visual album,” which follows the pop star’s 2019 recording issued in conjunction with the release of “The Lion King,” uses that film’s central story as a springboard for celebrating Black identity.
Maria Schneider leads a big band on a two-disc release that explores the dominance of the digital world and the quest to preserve natural space.
The annual summer music festival went digital this weekend because of the coronavirus.
Collaborating with the National’s Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift has created an impressive album during quarantine that sounds like nothing else in her catalog.
Albums from three talented singer-songwriters—Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews and Lori McKenna—draw on a mix of folk, rock and country sounds.
The pop-country band’s first album in 14 years offers tales of a broken relationship and its aftermath.
The Library of Congress’s National Jukebox website is a trove of classical and popular music recordings from the early 20th century.
Recorded at the same time as the tracks on the group’s 2015 album, the songs here are no B-sides. They’re a fully realized record in their own right.
Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade join the saxophonist on the four musicians’ first record together since 1994.
Extending and refining the Brooklyn-based hip-hop genre he helped pioneer, the new album from rapper Pop Smoke comes just months after his murder at age 20.
Recordings and films available online offer access to the genius of George Frideric Handel as a composer of organ works.
Recorded at a historic New Orleans venue, the clarinet-piano duo’s album approaches the city’s jazz traditions with equal parts reverence and invention.
Concerts may be canceled and parties put on hold, but there’s still plenty of outstanding new music to fill a seasonal playlist.
The Great American Songbook’s flexibility has long made it a source for musicians to return to in search of inspiration.
Sara Serpa’s multimedia project explores the history of Portugese colonialism in Africa; trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire’s album mines African-American musical inheritances.
Haim’s new LP moves freely among styles while offering lyrics that help listeners focus on the melodies and arrangements.
A multiflavor roots-music salute to a hero of adventurous genre mixing.
Bob Dylan’s latest album finds him in an elegiac, yet playful and funny, frame of mind.
John Adams’s piano concerto is a clever, arresting showcase for the talents of Yuja Wang and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; violinist Alina Ibragimova and the State Academy Symphony Orchestra of Russia offer assured interpretations of the 20th-century composer’s fearsome works.