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Music Features Archive

January 2, 2012
Prophet in a Sleeveless Tee

Jared Leto quit acting to be a self-help rock messiah.

December 12, 2011
The Year in Pop

Away from the reinvigorated mainstream charts, icy chanteuses, avant-garde rappers, and old-school punks made exotic sounds.

December 12, 2011
Last Dance

The triumph of the mainstream.

December 12, 2011
Everyone Loves Adele

Carrying the torch for old-fashioned hitmaking.

November 14, 2011
Veggie-Friendly Weirdo Rap

ASAP Rocky and the goofball new school of New York hip-hop.

October 31, 2011
Indie Grown-Ups

Are Wilco and Feist our adult contemporary music?

October 24, 2011

Matthew Herbert makes music out of unlikely things—pork, beans, parliament—to make a point.

October 17, 2011
Tune In

How five groundbreaking, teen-intoxicating videos got made, as told to Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum for their new oral history of MTV.

October 10, 2011
Cult of Youth

Nature-hating ex-NYU couple finds indie fans.

October 3, 2011
The Day After “Friday”

Can self-made teeny-bopper Rebecca Black move beyond the viral to real pop stardom?