Each year critics scour the volumes of music to try and whittle all those sounds down to just ten albums that they consider to be the best of the year. We all know that's ridiculous. No one can hear everything, and any serious music fan will tell you that their favorite music changes from day...
Los Angeles Times pop music critic Randall Roberts picks 2014's best pop albums, including Beck's "Morning Phase" and "St. Vincent."
There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the police across America in 2014.
San Pedro's great young rhythm & blues seducer Miguel has released a surprise new three-song EP, and among its best moments is a refrain -- and title -- dedicated to Compton's essential rap team N.W.A.
Once they nestled into the mind, 2014's most enduring earworms never let up. Seeming to gain joy and momentum with each melodic loop, the stickiest brain music soundtracked our inner dialogue for weeks on end. These split-second loops — or cleverly worded choruses, too-obvious-for-words...
Madonna hasn’t teased a release date or a title for her upcoming album, and aside from murmurings about collaborations (Diplo, Avicii, Ryan Tedder), not much is known.
Kendrick Lamar debuted an untitled new song during "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night, capping the show’s nine-year run of musical guests with a devastating, slow-build track that equaled his memorable performance of “I” a few months back on "Saturday Night Live."
In a brief forward in the liner notes for "Black Messiah," the great new album from the soul artist known simply as D'Angelo, the creator declares his intentions with a dose of humility.