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Beyoncé’s Surprise Juneteenth Anthem, and 12 More New Songs

Beyoncé’s Surprise Juneteenth Anthem, and 12 More New Songs

Beyoncé’s Surprise Juneteenth Anthem, and 12 More New Songs Beyoncé’s Surprise Juneteenth Anthem, and 12 More New Songs Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos. Just want the music? Listen to the Playlist on Spotify here (or find our profile: nytimes). Like what you hear? Let us …

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Aretha Franklin’s Unstoppable Faith, and 9 More New Songs

Aretha Franklin’s Unstoppable Faith, and 9 More New Songs

Aretha Franklin’s Unstoppable Faith, and 9 More New Songs Aretha Franklin’s Unstoppable Faith, and 9 More New Songs Aretha Franklin’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith” first appeared on the soundtrack for “Bobby,” the 2006 film about Robert F. Kennedy. Written by Bryan Adams, Andrea Remanda and Eliot Kennedy, it was a duet with Mary J. Blige backed by the Boys …

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12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo

12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo

12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo 12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo To mention the subgenre known grudgingly as “emo” is to argue about the term’s parameters or even its existence. Like a lot of underground rock in the mid-1980s, emo was simply an answer to the question, “What happens after hardcore?” The Replacements’ …

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12 Essential Lesser-Known Power-Pop Songs

12 Essential Lesser-Known Power-Pop Songs

12 Essential Lesser-Known Power-Pop Songs 12 Essential Lesser-Known Power-Pop Songs It was the summer of 1979, and parts of the world were in a state of near-surrender: In Britain, millions were reeling from the infamous “Winter of Discontent,” in which freezing temperatures and hot-tempered labor strikes left many people jobless, and some London streets buried in trash. Anxious Americans were …

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Katy Perry, John Legend and Donald Glover cover Disney songs for Family Singalong

Katy Perry, John Legend and Donald Glover cover Disney songs for Family Singalong

Katy Perry, John Legend and Donald Glover cover Disney songs for Family Singalong Katy Perry, John Legend and Donald Glover cover Disney songs for Family Singalong John Legend, Katy Perry and Seth Rogen were among the celebrities who guest starred on Disney Family Singalong, a children’s TV event that saw a host of famous faces cover beloved Disney songs. The …

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Stevie Wonder’s 20 greatest songs ranked, from ‘I Wish’ to ‘Superstition’

Stevie Wonder’s 20 greatest songs ranked, from ‘I Wish’ to ‘Superstition’

Stevie Wonder’s 20 greatest songs ranked, from ‘I Wish’ to ‘Superstition’ Stevie Wonder’s 20 greatest songs ranked, from ‘I Wish’ to ‘Superstition’ Stevie Wonder, perhaps the greatest artist to grace the Motown label, celebrates his 70th birthday on 13 May. His precocious talent was clear for all to see when he rose to fame aged 11, as the child prodigy …

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Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Slow Dance, and 10 More New Songs

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Slow Dance, and 10 More New Songs

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Slow Dance, and 10 More New Songs Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Slow Dance, and 10 More New Songs Ariana Grande featuring Justin Bieber, ‘Stuck With U’ Riskless and beautiful, the first collaboration between Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is a fluttering prom-core ballad about the resilience of love, even when things get a little …

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Rough and Rowdy Ways: Bob Dylan to release first album of original songs in eight years

Rough and Rowdy Ways: Bob Dylan to release first album of original songs in eight years

Rough and Rowdy Ways: Bob Dylan to release first album of original songs in eight years Rough and Rowdy Ways: Bob Dylan to release first album of original songs in eight years Bob Dylan is set to release his first album of original songs in eight years. The studio album, titled Rough and Rowdy Ways, will be available on 19 …

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Florian Schneider’s 10 Essential Songs, in Kraftwerk and Beyond

Florian Schneider’s 10 Essential Songs, in Kraftwerk and Beyond

Florian Schneider’s 10 Essential Songs, in Kraftwerk and Beyond Florian Schneider’s 10 Essential Songs, in Kraftwerk and Beyond Machines making music. Repetitive, metronomic, locked-in beats. Voices processed to sound as inexpressive as robots. A warning, and an embrace, of technology as both the shaper and subject of songs, of the ever-growing human codependence with the inhuman. In 21st-century art, especially …

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Beyoncé Amps Up ‘Savage,’ and 12 More New Songs

Beyoncé Amps Up ‘Savage,’ and 12 More New Songs

Beyoncé Amps Up ‘Savage,’ and 12 More New Songs Beyoncé Amps Up ‘Savage,’ and 12 More New Songs With “Hot Girl Summer,” a catchphrase became an inspiration for a song that became an occasion for Megan Thee Stallion to rap alongside one of her idols, Nicki Minaj. The results were mixed, a too-timid color-by-numbers exercise. The remix for her track …

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