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Chris Richards has been The Washington Post's pop music critic since 2009. Before joining The Post, he freelanced for various music publications.
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Will a wider array of nominees change the winner’s circle?
The D.C. rapper celebrates the release of his new album at Songbyrd.
Pop music critic Chris Richards picks the 10 best pop albums of the year.
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | For a pop song as real as “Thank U, Next” the video had to be fake.
Six decades of music — with Miles Davis, Weather Report and so many others — support his idea that “everything is connected.”
The pianist and composer performs at An die Musik Live and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The District soul-jazz sextet headlines Sotto on Nov. 29.
How a “post-church boy” from Baltimore made the year’s most astonishing music.
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | It’s time to celebrate one of the most celebrated names in music.
Contemplating the rapper’s latest tweets about space, time, money and existence.