Wednesday, December 28 2011
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
Tuesday, December 13 2011
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
Thursday, October 7 2010
To Gaga the world is to delete any attachment with any part of history, including its narratives of romance. In a state of Gaga one is proudly detached from any past meaning.
Monday, April 12 2010
Lady Gaga is the return of the repressed mainstream, a Frankenstein of Tumblr fantasies and Twitter dreams. Social media’s decentralization and relativism run amok have brought us to a breaking point.
Monday, January 25 2010
Slipped Discs continues with hip-hop royalty, a genre-busting classical quartet, the future of soul music, an Americana demigod and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.
Sunday, January 18 2015
Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.
Wednesday, August 22 2012
Seven days. Two letters. And one angry animals rights group. Lady Gaga's rein at the top is possibly nearing its end.
Monday, October 6 2014
Cheek to Cheek is a sound pairing between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, though not without flaws.
Sunday, November 10 2013
Lady Gaga can see all the smiling faces in the funhouse mirrors nodding in approval, but she refuses to believe that she's the only person in the room, the smiles all her own.
Sunday, October 23 2011
Is Lady Gaga a true artist or a con artist? To quote Gaga herself, "Whatever."
Friday, May 27 2011
No one will deny it's going to be the biggest pop album of the year, but the needlessly excessive religious imagery, surprisingly repetitive beats, and unfocused songwriting wind up burying some of Born This Way's best moments.
Wednesday, August 25 2010
Lady Gaga lived up to her relentless and nonstop hype machine and performed for a solid two hours, playing some 19 songs.
Thursday, August 15 2013
As Gaga and Perry go toe-to-leopard-print-toe, it's obvious which diva comes out on top. Shame then that neither track are indicative of either artist's actual strengths ...
Thursday, June 16 2011
Lady Gaga preaches acceptance and love. However, her music videos teach that love is only for the beautiful.
Wednesday, May 4 2011
The scandalous Lady Gaga...
Friday, April 22 2011
As Christians prepare to commemorate Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross and celebrate his resurrection, Lady Gaga fans are celebrating "Judas," the artist's newest song
Thursday, March 10 2011
How does Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" compare — in both effectiveness and cheesiness — to other self-empowerment anthems that have come before it?
Tuesday, March 26 2013
LOS ANGELES — Hours before Pink’s recent show at Staples Center, creative director Baz Halpin is crouched beneath the stage in the dimly lighted corridor
Wednesday, May 16 2012
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police Tuesday said they had refused to issue a concert permit for U.S. pop star Lady Gaga, citing objections from conservative
Wednesday, July 6 2011
LOS ANGELES — On a trip through London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week, Lady Gaga tumbled off the impossibly high heels she was wearing and took
Monday, May 23 2011
LADY GAGA "Born This Way" Grade: A-minus Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album is straight-up crazy. By now, we've all heard the title track that
Thursday, July 8 2010
Dear Lady Gaga, We're worried about you. No, not because of your recent finger-flipping faceoff with Mets fans or your alleged banning from the Yankees'