Music

Music

Bob Dylan Brings the Old and New to Boston

The many dimensions and voices of Bob Dylan impersonated by others in Todd Haynes’ cleverly titled “I’m Not There” were all there that Thursday night.

Trevor J. Levin
Music

Arts Vanity: Top 5 Crimson Anthems

No matter how many times a Crimson exec might tell himself he’s “Never Going Back Again,” this publication will somehow bring him back indeed to the newsroom. He will never break “The Chain.”

Music

‘Reputation’ Built on Self-Absorbed Theatrics and Glowing Honesty

You can argue that Swift doesn’t have much to cope with—that at the end of the day, she still stands levels above everyone else in terms of power and wealth. Yet her problems are clearly urgent and real to her.

Jeff "Tain" Watts
Music

Jeff "Tain" Watts

Grammy-winning jazz drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts talked to students in the Harvard Monday Jazz Band at Leverett House Theater Wednesday evening.

Music

Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ Makes Blue Pill Appealing

On Maroon 5’s latest album, frontman Adam Levine screams, “Help me out.” They definitely need it.

Music

‘Dude Ranch’: When Sadboy Went Punk

It was never an album that anyone would’ve predicted would shape punk music for years to come, but it did. It has become a classic.

Music

‘My Aim is True’ and the Art of Cerebral Punk

Costello was able to combine his cleverness with the intensity and craft of a frustrated nerd. No album showcases this better than his debut, “My Aim is True,” an album that turned 40 this summer and challenged the very idea of what punk could be.

Taylor Swift, "Taylor Swift"
Music

Taylor Swift Albums: The Definitive Ranking

Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, “Reputation,” comes out Nov. 10. To hold you over, we’re taking a look back at her previous albums—and deciding once and for all which album is truly the best of the best.

'Look What You Made Me Do'
Music

'Look What You Made Me Do'

Taylor Swift celebrates her wealth in a still from the music video of "Look What You Made Me Do."

Music

Hear Me Out: Taylor Swift Singles

Swift has long used lead singles to rebrand—those from both “Red” and “1989” marked a pivot from country towards pure pop—and the first few singles of her “Reputation” era similarly focus on optics.

Marsalis and Faust
Music

Marsalis and Faust

Wynton Marsalis and Drew Faust discuss the role of music in life.

'Exodus' by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Music

'Exodus' by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Cover of 'Exodus' by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Island Records, 1977.

'Exodus' by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Music

Love and 'Exodus'

Forty years later, “Exodus” is one of the most uplifting protest albums ever. The spirituality and positivity work to energize the album and instill a sense that love and peace really can save everyone.

Marsalis and Faust
Music

With Faust, Wynton Marsalis Reflects on Power of Music

Marsalis surprised the audience by taking out his own trumpet to accompany trumpeter Miranda Agnew ’21 in improvisational blues.

Cover of "Trip" by Jhené Aiko
Music

Cover of "Trip" by Jhené Aiko

Cover of "Trip" by Jhené Aiko, Artium, 2017.