Jennifer Lopez returns to her pop music throne with new album

On “This Is Me....Now,” Jennifer Lopez’s first solo album in a decade, the singer takes back her rightful place on the throne of pop music.

Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson imparts wise and caring lessons of love

The month of February, with its overload of flowers, candy and everything heart-shaped, is an annual celebration of that warm, fuzzy feeling we call love.

Paul McCartney and Wings’ release bare bones ‘Band on the Run’ on 50th anniversary

At least that’s the thought behind Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Band on the Run (Underdubbed).” Fifty years after its debut, the beloved album gets yet

Giorgi Mikadze Trio builds engaging musical bridge linking jazz to Eastern Europe

The Giorgi Mikadze Trio’s new jazz album ends with a bit of studio conversation before Mikadze finally says, “Let’s start,” as if the group is just getting

Rolling Stones live album will give you serious party FOMO

How ya doing?” Mick Jagger asks the crowd, arriving for a club gig in Manhattan. You read that right: A club gig. And how would YOU

New live jazz album of 1964 performances by Bill Evans trio sings and swings

European classical music is at the foundation of Evans’ distinctive sound, and “Tales — Live in Copenhagen (1964)” features previously unreleased recordings from his first European tour. The

Bob Dylan’s ‘The Complete Budokan 1978’ box set is a welcomed release, flute and all

Bob Dylan with flute and saxophone isn’t for everyone. But that’s what you get with “The Complete Budokan 1978,” a deluxe box set presenting two

Chinese boy band WayV prove their mettle with second album ‘On My Youth’

SM Entertainment’s Chinese boy band WayV have come out with guns blazing on their sophomore album, “On My Youth.” It’s no small feat for the six-piece

The Rolling Stones show time’s (still) on their side

Near the end of the exultant “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” the penultimate track on The Rolling Stones’ terrific new album “Hackney Diamonds” (yes, NEW), we hear what

Ed Sheeran’s beautifully honest exploration of adult despondency

I’ve been up all night, thinking about dying,” Ed Sheeran opens “When Will I Be Alright”, one of his new album’s final tracks. “I’ve just

Allow Jorja Smith to reintroduce herself on her sophomore release, ‘Falling or Flying’

Breaks are privileges awarded veteran acts, most often an effect of long-lasting relevancy. The opposite is also true: New acts are rarely given permission to take

Big Thief’s Buck Meek delivers from high on the ear-friendly album

Buck Meek, the stellar guitarist of Big Thief, is out with his third studio album, “Haunted Mountain.” It is a lovely fusion of twang and rock

On ‘My Love of Country,’ Teddy Thompson shows affection for Nashville classics

Teddy Thompson began a recent concert by singing George Jones ‘ 1972 hit “A Picture of Me (Without You),” and smiled as the crowd applauded.

Neil Young caught in his 1970s prime with yet another ‘lost’ album

Neil Young is captured in his mid-1970s prime with “Chrome Dreams,” yet another “lost” — or “unreleased” — album officially seeing the light of day as

Indie-folk quartet Darlingside sings the blues with a lovely, inviting intimacy

Even the percussion is pretty. Darlingside’s “Everything Is Alive” achieves a melancholy-inducing beauty from the sum of its parts. That includes the quartet’s vocals, whether

On ‘Playa Saturno,’ Rauw Alejando’s futuristic reggaeton reaches new heights

Puerto Rican musician Rauw Alejandro has always had his eye on the future — taking familiar genres and contorting them into something novel. At the

Kim Petras makes flirty Eurodance-pop in major-label debut

Better late than never, and surely worth the wait: Fifteen years after launching her music career, the German singer Kim Petras has released a glossy, full-length

Jason Isbell’s writing flair sings in latest with 400 Unit, ‘Weathervanes’

Further cementing his credentials as a songwriting force, Jason Isbell and his band have created another Alabama-accented earworm of an album that flaunts the power of

Jonas Brothers’ ‘The Album’ is a summer hit for incurable romantics

“The Album” by Jonas Brothers (Republic Records) If, like many of us, you got burned trying to get tickets to the Jonas Brothers recent tour, their latest

K-pop’s Le Sserafim offer a diabolically good time

It doesn’t hurt that the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame producer, songwriter and guitarist Nile Rodgers lends a funky guitar riff to the spine-tingly

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