MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Jody Rosen

  1. radio vulture
    Rosen: Does Country Music Have a Problem With Women?In 2013, women in country are more marginal than at any time in recent memory.
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    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, and ‘The Fox’Ariana Grande is the surprise of the year.
  3. radio vulture
    Rosen on Janelle Monáe’s The Electric LadyWhatever you think of Janelle Monáe as a singer, songwriter, and performer, this much is undeniable: She is an excellent concept.
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    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the WeekA track from Bob Dylan’s new anthology, and more.
  5. Rosen on the ‘It’s My Party’ Revival: Why Pop Stars Love Lesley Gore’s 1965 HitIt’s a half-century-old stick of bubblegum that singers and rappers can’t stop chomping on.
  6. vmas 2013
    Rosen: The 2013 VMAs Were Dominated by Miley’s Minstrel ShowThe shock that Cyrus was peddling wasn’t sex. It was all about race.
  7. fall preview 2013
    What Our Critics Are Anticipating This FallWhat they can’t wait to read, see, and hear this season.
  8. fall preview 2013
    Sting on His First New Songs in a DecadeThe project that had pulled him out of the songwriting doldrums: a musical set in the eighties about the decline of the shipbuilding industry.
  9. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the WeekJennifer Nettles, Parquet Courts, Coco Carbomb, and Robbie Fulks.
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    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: Future, Cults, and Cage the ElephantHonesty, you see, is Future’s policy.
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    Rosen: Does Tom Petty Hate Tom Petty Music?Modern country, which Petty hates, is flamingly, shamelessly Pettyesque. 
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    Rosen: Ten Snap Judgments on Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’The chorus is a winner.
  13. obits
    Jody Rosen on Eydie Gormé (1928–2013)Eydie Gormé, who died on Saturday at 84, was the beneficiary of two mid-century inventions: the television variety show and the Great American Songbook.
  14. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen on the Rise of Bro-CountryMusic by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.
  15. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the WeekExtra credit to the guy who miked Questlove’s drums.
  16. radio vulture
    Rosen: Nick Lowe Celebrates Christmas in JulyA Yule log for the briskest day of the summer so far.
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    Rosen: Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories Is My Favorite Album of 2013I’ve been listening nonstop.
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    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: Ka, Pet Shop Boys, and Sara BareillesPlus a tune by Court Yard Hounds.
  19. radio vulture
    How Robin Thicke Became the Dork King of R&BYou wanna hug me?
  20. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen on Glee’s Cory MonteithMonteith had never sung before Glee, and it showed. It didn’t matter, though.
  21. profile
    Marc Anthony Returns With a New Salsa Album (and Some Socks)3.0 is Anthony’s first album of original salsa music in a decade.
  22. radio vulture
    Rosen: Buy Ka’s Album (and Meet Him) in the West Village TomorrowHe’ll be at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 8th Street.
  23. radio vulture
    Rosen’s Songs of the Week: Justin Timberlake Takes Back Off the WallJT’s new song makes the year 1979 sound boring.
  24. music review
    Jody Rosen on Jay-Z’s Mailed-In Magna Carta … Holy GrailThe best way to listen to this half-assed record is to half-listen.
  25. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: K-Ci & JoJo Return!In an age when R&B has forsaken innuendo for straight-up porno, K-Ci & JoJo’s entreaties have a quaintly chivalrous ring.
  26. radio vulture
    Rosen on the Soundtrack of the Day: ‘Over the Rainbow’You might call it the greatest gay song. Or maybe it’s just the Great American Song.
  27. radio vulture
    Rosen: Backstreet Boys’ ‘In a World Like This’ Is Awfully GoodThe lead single, “In a World Like This,” is out now, and guess what? It’s awfully good.
  28. radio vulture
    Rosen on Bobby (Blue) Bland (1930–2013)The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died yesterday in Memphis at 83.
  29. radio vulture
    Rosen: 10 Reasons I Hate Jay-Z’s Samsung Ad It’s the dorkiest thing Jay-Z has ever been associated with.
  30. radio vulture
    Rosen: The Music You Missed While You Were Freaking Out Over YeezusThe release of Kanye West’s Yeezus sucked all the air out of the musical universe this week. Yet pop music went on.
  31. radio vulture
    Rosen on Kanye West’s Yeezus: The Least Sexy Album of 2013With Kanye, it’s always more is more. More politics, more ego, more outrage. More croissants.
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    Rosen: The Lonely Island Lead the Pop-Parody BoomA decade ago, who’d have guessed that three dorked-out comedians could command a guest list worthy of a Jay-Z record?
  33. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Thom Yorke Intelligibility Watch: ‘Honey Pot’He’s incapable of writing a lyric that means anything, in the Queen’s English or Gandalf’s Elvish or any other tongue.
  34. radio vulture
    Rosen on Willy Moon: ‘High-Concept Britpop That Works’Willy Moon, the singer-songwriter who plays the Gramercy Theatre tonight, made me suspicious from the first.
  35. radio vulture
    Meet Vulture’s New Pop Critic, Jody RosenLearn his likes, dislikes, and history, and listen to his Spotify playlist, which includes one great song from each of the last 100 years.
  36. radio vulture
    Rosen on Miley Cyrus’s ‘We Can’t Stop’The Miley Cyrus single is one of the most crudely effective songs of the year — although to call it a song seems generous.
  37. Jody Rosen on the Other SavagesThe Savages were the backing band of Screaming Lord Sutch, one of the great eccentrics in British rock history.
  38. radio vulture
    Rosen on the Tentative Return of TLCEven without much TLC, there is no shortage of TLCism in current music.
  39. radio vulture
    Rosen on Disclosure’s Excellent New Album, SettleThe music is pretty, tidy, fastidious. It’s also awfully fun, and awfully good.
  40. music
    Rosen on the End of Maxwell’sYou’d drink a beer. Guitars would jangle, the singer would sing. Emotions would be diffidently but precisely expressed.
  41. music review
    Jody Rosen on Papoose’s Triumphant Summer Jam Stage InvasionPapoose took the stage, unannounced and uninvited, between sets by Kendrick Lamar and French Montana.