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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.
The band’s upcoming performance at Atlas Brew Works will be filmed for a documentary.
His new music sounds as optimistic ever. Now here comes the backlash.
Part corporate-surveillance engine, part democratic free-for-all, this is what it feels like when a video site takes over our listening lives.
Rhyming ahead of the beat has never sounded quite like this.
The singer’s “No. 6 Collaborations Project” is pop music at its most merciless.
On his new album — and onstage — the songwriter is exploring a new kind of lyrical friction.
Everything about the keyboardist’s residency at Bin 1301 feels cozy, funky and futuristic.
The bossa nova pioneer recorded some of the most intimate music of the 20th century.
After Mick Jagger’s heart surgery, the Stones sound more alive than they have in years.
Contemplating the rapper’s latest tweets about space, time, money and existence.