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The New York Times

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Recent articles by Jon:

Can the Grammys Be Trusted?

Younger artists have been suspicious of the music industry’s “biggest night” for years. New allegations of misconduct at the Recording Academy seem to confirm the worst. → Read More

Pearl Jam Dances to a Different Beat, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Megan Thee Stallion, Hayley Williams, Jessie Reyez and others. → Read More

Will Lizzo Rule the Grammys Like She Owned 2019?

She has eight nominations Sunday night, a performance slot and the devotion of fiercely loyal fans. What’s behind this Lizzo momentum? Let’s discuss. → Read More

5 Grammy Artists You Need to Hear

The dozens of categories include many musicians worth discovering. Listen to our critics’ picks here. → Read More

Eminem’s Clumsy Statement on Gun Violence, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Thundercat, U.S. Girls, Sunny Jain and others. → Read More

Justin Bieber’s Flavorless Pivot to R&B, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Alicia Keys, Mac Miller, Michael Stipe and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Drake’s Palate Cleanser, and 7 More New Songs

Hear tracks by the Sunday Service Choir, Kehlani and Keyshia Cole, the Secret Sisters and others. → Read More

New Year’s Eve: A Procrastinator’s Guide to Music and Comedy Shows

You can still grab tickets for the Strokes at Barclays Center, jazz in the Village or comedy in Brooklyn. Here’s where to groove, laugh and ring in 2020. → Read More

The Playlist: Taylor Swift’s Nostalgic Tune, and 12 More Holiday Songs

Hear new seasonal tracks by Blink-182, Keith Urban, Macklemore and others. → Read More

How Pop and Jazz Revisited the Past in 13 Boxed Sets

Reissued and repackaged recordings are a chance to reconsider careers and unearth gems. (They also make nice gifts.) → Read More

‘Uncut Gems’ and Its Exquisitely Harrowing Soundscape

The Safdie brothers’ movie layers the noise of New York with dialogue and music so effectively, at times you don’t even need the visuals. → Read More

The Playlist: Kesha Simmers, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Usher, Kaytranada, Martha Wash and others. → Read More

The 54 Best Songs of 2019

Young women blurring genres, global artists pushing boundaries and a rapper playing with a meme made the most exciting tracks of the year. → Read More

Juice WRLD and the Tragic End of the SoundCloud Rap Era

The death of the 21-year-old rapper, which comes after those of Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, marks the unsatisfying, rapid conclusion of the decade’s most promising musical movement. → Read More

The Playlist: The Weeknd’s Cold Heart, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others. → Read More

A Graffiti Museum Where the Writers Are in Charge

The Museum of Graffiti, the first of its kind, opens in Miami with a ticktock history of the art form’s early development → Read More

Barneys Is Gone. Where Should You Shop Next?

New York already has its replacements. We visit the heirs apparent. → Read More

Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake.

He fundamentally rewrote the rules of entry for what it meant to be a rapper in the 2010s. And it seems everyone followed. → Read More

The Playlist: Paul McCartney’s Upbeat Outtakes and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Soccer Mommy, Wye Oak, Lewis Capaldi and others. → Read More

Tensions Over Genres and Generations Linger at Latin Grammys

The Spanish pop avant-gardist Rosalía was a big winner at the ceremony, where reggaeton and Latin trap artists were snubbed in the major categories. → Read More