Pop

Women’s rights are far more precarious than we have been led to believe

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

Michael Collins looks back Bertrand Burgalat’s career as the architect for the modern French pop sound

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 space for criticism to exist grows smaller and the archways that sustained its presence crumble away, laments Sarah Ditum

Alexander Larman asks whether Jarvis Cocker’s latest album release will reignite his former success

In praise of pop smut

Everything with The Beatles happened at double time, thrilling but draining too, says Sarah Ditum