Why your music sucks: Rap edition

Rap music is meant to be lyrically driven, a steady beat behind the powerful voice of a poet who speaks to an audience entranced by each melodic syllable escaping the speaker’s mind. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point where this is no longer the case.

A few gems can’t quite save a muddled, incohesive album

By the genre’s standards, Pusha T is practically ancient at 36, but the coke-rap veteran’s long-awaited official solo debut, My Name Is My Name, leaves his identity frustratingly undecided.

The top five albums you missed this summer

Musically speaking, 2013 has been an embarrassment of riches and this summer we were treated to some brilliant albums spanning a wide breadth of genres.

Music and movies: a match made in … Hollywood?

“The Great Gatsby,” as interpreted by the always-subtle and understated Baz Luhrmann, presents the whirlwind of Roaring ’20s opulence.

Coachella Valley Music Festival set to be a ‘non-stop party’

Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and the Strokes are some of the big names to headline the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival from April 15 to 17 in Indio, Calif.