Chris Richards

Pop music criticWashington, D.C.


As streaming services continue to turn a nation of music fans into enthusiastic grazers, we offer the following pasture.

  • Dec 26, 2014

A ranked selection of notable new recordings we heard in December.

  • Dec 23, 2014

Pop music critic Chris Richard breaks down the best of the best of the past year.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Chris Richards and David Malitz discuss the very best pop music of 2014

  • Dec 19, 2014

The Washington drummer is joined by bassist William Parker and pianist Matthew Shipp.

  • Dec 18, 2014

The performances from the third annual holiday pop revue, ranked from best to Iggy Azalea.

  • Dec 16, 2014

Fourteen years after his last album, the R&B/soul has released another masterpiece.

  • Dec 15, 2014

On “The Pinkprint,” music seems like an afterthought next to the conversation surrounding it.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog performs with his trio at the Fridge

  • Dec 11, 2014

Yet the Kennedy Center honoree’s life, as a soul singer and a preacher, has been all about connection.

  • Dec 6, 2014
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