Mitch Therieau examines the cultural reception of late-career pop and rock songs.
Sophia Stewart pens an ode to a band with "profound candor" and staying power.
Andrew Zingg reconnects with his grandfather's bossa nova legacy through Alfredinho Jacinto Melo's influential club Bip-bip in Rio de Janeiro.
“Born in the U.S.A.” is a song of audible rage, but this rage is entirely inseparable from its production, from its angular and glossy trappings.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom interviews LARB Editor-in-Chief Tom Lutz about travel and its influence on his music.
Seth Kaufman on rock's secret weapon — audacity — and what Philip Roth can teach us about it.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom interviews journalist Jiayang Fan about her musical influences for his "By the Album" series.