The Year’s Best Music Moments From Movies and TV
The Best Concerts I Saw in 2016—and a Defense of “Best of” Lists in a Year of Worsts
What Pop Music—and Even Drake’s “One Dance”—Can Do for Us in This Year of Calamities
Dance Music Is Giving Bros a Pass, While Marginalizing Women and People of Color
The Ghost Ship Fire Shows We Need Truly Safe Spaces
The Biggest Mistake I Made as Slate’s Music Critic This Year
Was 2016 the Worst Year for Pop Hits in History?
Black Women Ruled the Conversation, but the Charts Were Ruled by Petulant Men
Black Women Ruled Music in 2016, Whether the Country Was Ready for It or Not
The Best Albums of 2016, a Year of Constant Flux
Grimes Isn’t the Only Female Producer Who Had a Great Year in 2015
This Was the Year Pop Producers Became As Big As Pop Stars
Why It’s Not Helpful to Divide Artists Into Heroes and Villains
Why Future’s DS2 Might Be the Album of the Year, Whether or Not You Like Future the Person
Why Are So Many 2015 Hits Not-So-Secretly About Drugs?
It’s Raining Singing, Sensitive, and Half-Naked Men. Hallelujah!
The One 2015 Song That I Want to Punch in the Face
Country Radio’s Focus on “Bro Country” Has Sidelined More Than Just Women
Why Are So Many of 2015’s Biggest Hits So Sad?
My Least Favorite Song of the Year Was by Drake