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Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Amanda Shires's Powers of Observation

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Shires's 'To The Sunset,' 'Lori McKenna's 'The Tree,' Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' 'Years,' and Ashley Monroe's 'Sparrow.'
Robert Christgau
4 days ago
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Three Cutting, Politically Minded Records

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Chicago Farmer's 'Quarter Past Tonight,' AD The Voice's 'Maxi-Single,' and American Aquarium's 'Things Change.'
Robert Christgau
8.3.18
Premieres
Premieres

Sam Morrow's Cynical Joy Finds LA Country at Its Best

On his third LP, the rising LA country star is taking more chances and giving fewer fucks. Watch the premiere of his "Quick Fix" video below.
Will Schube
8.1.18
music videos
music videos

Quit Your Job, Buy Something Sparkly, and Watch Kacey Musgraves's "High Horse" Video

Karaoke! Sequins! Disco!
Alex Robert Ross
7.12.18
In The Queue
In The Queue

Male Justin Timberlake Fans, Are You Also Men of the Woods?

We asked a bunch of guys in the line for a Timberlake gig about the most manly things they've ever done.
Rosie Hewitson
7.11.18
Internet Exploring
Internet Exploring

This Country Tune About Not Dying in Floods Is the Real Song of the Summer

The National Weather Service of America wants you to know that you should "Turn Around Don't Drown" in this alarmingly catchy and terrifyingly dystopian new ad.
Phil Witmer
7.10.18
New music
New music

Sheryl Crow and St. Vincent Are Anti-Bastard on "Wouldn't Want to Be Like You"

Annie Clark's style works well behind Crow's half-rapped verses. You'll just have to set aside your hope for a more obtuse St. Vincent for a while.
Alex Robert Ross
6.26.18
Yee Haw
Yee Haw

Watch Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles Cover Shania Twain

The pair performed "You're Still The One" from 1997's 'Come On Over' at Madison Square Garden.
Shaad D’Souza
6.25.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

You Should Probably Cry Along to Kacey Musgraves' New "Space Cowboy" Video

It's the first full visual from Musgraves' latest album 'Golden Hour.'
Lauren O'Neill
4.30.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Late-Career Clarity of Willie Nelson and John Prine

The Dean of American Critics reviews Nelson's 'Last Man Standing' and Prine's 'The Tree of Forgiveness' as well as recent albums from Derek Smalls, Pops Staples, Elvin Bishop, and William Bell.
Robert Christgau
4.27.18
New music
New music

Walmart Yodel Boy Has Released a Song and It's Great

Mason Ramsey's debut single "Famous," released today, is a sweet country-pop song in the vein of early-period Taylor Swift or Kacey Musgraves.
Shaad D’Souza
4.27.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Country Craft of Tyler Childers and Ashley McBryde

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Childers's 'Purgatory,' McBryde's 'Girl Going Nowhere,' and recent records from Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Chris Janson, and Thomas Rhett.
Robert Christgau
4.20.18