She’s Marianne Faithfull, Damn It. And She’s (Thankfully) Still Here.

The British musician has had several brushes with death in her 74 years. But Covid-19 and its long-haul symptoms didn’t derail her latest project: a spoken-word tribute to the Romantic poets.

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Jim Steinman, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Songwriter, Dies at 73

The rocker Meat Loaf’s interpretations of Mr. Steinman’s songs became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

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Phoebe Bridgers Reworks Paul McCartney, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Andra Day, London Grammar, José González and others.

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Alan Vega Left a Robust Vault. The Excavation Begins With a New Album.

The Suicide singer died in 2016. Now his wife and musical partner, Liz Lamere, is releasing “Mutator,” an album the duo made in the mid-90s.

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Screamers, a Missing Link of Los Angeles Punk, Is Missing No More

An archival release marks the technical debut of a band that helped build a scene, 44 years later.

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In Rina Sawayama, Elton John Found a Collaborator and a Friend

The rising star and established icon who’ve discovered they have a lot in common.

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Prince’s Unearthed, Disillusioned Funk, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Doja Cat featuring SZA, Twenty One Pilots and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi.

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Taylor Swift Remade ‘Fearless’ as ‘Taylor’s Version.’ Let’s Discuss.

Keeping a promise from when her master recordings were sold, Swift has faithfully rerecorded her 2008 album. Our critics and reporters explore its sound, and purpose.

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Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America,’ an Unreleased Album, Is Due Out in July

The politically minded, never-before-heard 2010 album will be the first complete project released from Prince’s storied vault.

#pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #welcome-2-america-album

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Even on Her Best Days, Brandi Carlile Cleans Up Vomit

The singer-songwriter explores the intersection of fame and ordinary family life in her new memoir, “Broken Horses.”

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Emotional Road Trip, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Westside Gunn, Rosanne Cash, Dry Cleaning and others.

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A Rapper, Hitting His 30s, Reinvents Himself as a Scion of Spanish Pop

C. Tangana was a provocative star of trap music. Now, his songs are played in supermarkets and praised by 50- and 60-somethings on YouTube.

#c-tangana-1990, #folk-music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #spain

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Paul Simon Sells His Entire Songwriting Catalog to Sony

Sony Music Publishing has acquired his “complete collection” in the latest blockbuster transaction in the music publishing business.

#pop-and-rock-music, #simon-paul, #sony-atv-music-publishing

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Kevin Shields on My Bloody Valentine’s Return: Time Is ‘More Precious’

Eight years after the shoegaze pioneers’ last album, the band is bringing its catalog to streaming services, reissuing records on vinyl and recording two new albums.

#content-type-personal-profile, #my-bloody-valentine-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music, #shields-kevin-1963

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How Flock of Dimes Found Herself (With a Little Help From Her Friends)

Jenn Wasner has tended to let thoughts rather than feelings guide her songwriting. For her second solo album, “Head of Roses,” she did the opposite.

#content-type-personal-profile, #head-of-roses-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #wasner-jenn-1986, #wye-oak-music-group

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Testing, One, Two. Fans Flock to an Experimental Indoor Rock Concert.

An organizer said this Barcelona event, one of several planned in Europe, was “a small but important step toward normality.” The listeners there basked in being part of an audience again.

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Eurovision Song Contest Disqualifies Belarus Over Political Lyrics

The song’s lyrics were found to violate the competition’s rules in what critics called an endorsement of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s crackdown on antigovernment protests.

#belarus, #europe, #eurovision-song-contest, #music, #pop-and-rock-music

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Lil Nas X Makes a Coming-Out Statement, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Taylor Swift, Rod Wave, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop and others.

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Hit ‘Drivers License’ Has the Best Part of a Song

Jenna and Wesley search for the best part of the song.

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‘Tina’ Review: A Music Icon Looks Back With Grace

The documentary about Tina Turner, who is now in her 80s, is not just a summing up of her life, but a kind of farewell.

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24kGoldn Became a Pandemic Pop Star. Now Comes the Real-World Test.

The 20-year-old rapper and singer had one of the biggest hits of last year with “Mood,” and is easing into the life of a celebrity with the release of his debut album, “El Dorado.”

#24kgoldn-2000, #content-type-personal-profile, #el-dorado-2021-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Justin Bieber, Still Seeking a Sound

His sixth album, “Justice,” tries out several production styles, but never nails a mood.

#bieber-justin, #justice-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About ‘Dancing With the Devil’ and Her Overdose

The singer is opening up about her queerness, her near fatal overdose and her journey to living her truth. “I’m ready to feel like myself,” she said.

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Beyoncé in Schiaparelli at the Grammys

The singer made history, and Schiaparelli dressed her for it.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #grammy-awards, #knowles-beyonce, #pop-and-rock-music, #roseberry-daniel, #schiaparelli-elsa-sas, #your-feed-fashion

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2021 Grammys Winners: Megan Thee Stallion Wins Best New Artist

Here are the winners of the 63rd annual awards.

#classical-music, #grammy-awards, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Blue Ivy Carter Wins Her First Grammy Award

The mother-daughter duo won in the best music video category for “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on the visual album “Black Is King.”

#brown-skin-girlsong, #black-is-king-movie, #carter-blue-ivy, #grammy-awards, #knowles-beyonce, #pop-and-rock-music

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Speaking of Britney Spears, What About the Others?: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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SZA Teases What’s Next, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lucy Dacus, Jorja Smith, Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, and others.

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A Love Story Heating Up: Justin Bieber + Maple Leafs

Even the top team in the N.H.L. can benefit from the unabashed adoration of a pop superstar, with the league having much to gain.

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Taylor Swift and the Wisdom of Youth

“Folklore,” the album that earned five of Swift’s six Grammy nominations, is stocked with references to the specific, oft-denigrated insight of teenagers.

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Who Will Win Record of the Year at the Grammys? Let’s Discuss.

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off Sunday. In this special “Diary of a Song” episode, critics for The New York Times break down the show’s premier category.

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‘Diary of a Song’: Behind the Making of the Hit Series

Nearly 20 episodes in, the making-of video series is popular with viewers and artists alike, thanks to a collaborative team’s approach to breaking down a hit.

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St. Vincent’s Synth-Funk ‘Pain,’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Drake featuring Rick Ross, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexha and others.

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Henry Goldrich, Gear Guru to Rock Stars, Is Dead at 88

The owner of Manny’s Music in Manhattan, he brought wah-wah to Hendrix and Clapton and connected musicians with equipment that helped define their styles.

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Britney Spears’s Father Says He Hopes She Won’t Need a Conservatorship

The father’s lawyer shared his opinions on the conservatorship on CNN and NBC News recently, almost a month after a documentary examining the arrangement was released.

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One of Turkey’s Hottest Rock Bands Has an Unlikely Source

Altin Gun’s fans say the band does more for Turkey’s image than the government. No one seems to mind that it’s actually Dutch.

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Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63

He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as “ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

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Post Malone Covers Hootie & the Blowfish, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Pop Smoke, Jade Bird, Adrian Younge and others.

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Review: Fame and Family

A documentary captures the creation of Eilish’s multiple-Grammy-winning debut album, recorded at home but poised to go global.

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‘Drivers License’ Is a Runaway Hit. See How Olivia Rodrigo Made Her No. 1 Song.

The singer-songwriter and actress, 18, explains how she wrote her first-ever single — after a good cry, with TikTok in mind — before it took over the world.

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How a Gen-Z Disney Star Wrote a Runaway Hit

See how the singer-songwriter and actress wrote her chart-topping first single — after a good cry and with TikTok in mind.

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Still Processing: Remembering Whitney Houston

We can’t forget what made her the greatest.

#houston-whitney, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #pop-and-rock-music

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Still Processing: Remembering Whitney Houston

We can’t forget what made her the greatest.

#houston-whitney, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #pop-and-rock-music

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Julien Baker Explores the Art of Doubt on ‘Little Oblivions’

The Tennessee singer and songwriter’s third album upends assumptions and embraces new sonic elements.

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Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are Stolen and Dog Walker Is Shot

The Los Angeles police said that two French bulldogs were taken Wednesday night and that a dog walker was critically injured. Lady Gaga is offering a reward for their safe return, a representative said.

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Billie Eilish Is in the Mood for Love (and a Weighted Blanket)

The singer-songwriter gets candid about her new documentary, her dream first date and her perfume obsession.

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One Album Released by 44 Labels. Is This the New Global Jukebox?

For a decade, Senyawa has helped redefine how Indonesian music sounded. Now, the duo wants to revolutionize how it gets heard.

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Daft Punk Announces Breakup After 28 Years

The enigmatic, influential French electronic-music duo released four albums and collected six Grammys throughout a career marked by a disinterest in fame.

#daft-punk, #pop-and-rock-music

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‘It’s a Sin’: Olly Alexander Is Done With Shame

Like the character he plays in “It’s a Sin,” the actor and singer struggled with being gay. Now, he tells the world everything.

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Dawn Richard Honors New Orleans Second Lines, and 7 More New Songs

Hear tracks by 24kGoldn, Amythyst Kiah, Lil Yachty and others.

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