On Pop

The joy of letting unexpected, accidental music in

Pitchfork was one of a whole ecosystem of taste-making blogs which laid claim to being the ones who had made del Rey

As long as the fans are alive, it seems that a band can keep going

Knowing Rage Against the Machine are political doesn’t overcome my determination to enjoy them anyway

In today’s pop world trauma is an asset

Swift’s latest project is even more interesting than the imaginary motherhood album she pinned her hopes on

Britpop has a bad reputation for stolid, white-boy basicness now, but it’s not a reputation Parklife deserves

Sarah Ditum says that the focus on Timberlake as a bad agent conveniently forgets the machine behind him

Country music has a frontline place in the culture wars, says Sarah Ditum

The average rock band from the 1980s onwards dressed as if they were going to fix your car, not blow your mind