By The New York Times
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New York Times music critics Jon Pareles, Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.
||Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down||Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss the tenor saxophonist and his roots in the thriving Los Angeles jazz scene.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival?||Jon Caramanica, Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss the vicissitudes and artistic value of music festivals.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd||Jon Pareles and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz saxophonist, flutist and band leader Charles Lloyd.||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He Influences It||Discussing the rapper’s new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale||Jon Caramanica and Gilbert Cruz, of The Times, and Justin Charity, of Complex, discuss “Empire.”||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Blurred Legal Lines||Ben Sisario, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the “Blurred Lines” copyright trial.||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’||Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss “Rebel Heart,” the new album by Madonna.||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Who Is Boots?||Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss the 28-year-old singer, songwriter and producer.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grammys Post-Mortem||Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Kanye West, Beck, Iggy Azalea, Papa John’s and other stars of the show.||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Björk Gets Personal||Jon Pareles tells Ben Ratliff about club-hopping with Björk in Iceland and listening to her new album, “Vulnerica,” which was released last week.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Simply the best music popcast.
If you want to discover new artist or albums, this is the perfect "Popcast". Unlike, Itunes New Music Tuesday Podcast, (who limit themselves to make a review of the Home Page of Itunes music store), NYT Popcast, explore deeply in the albums, giving you the oportunity to really taste the music. You're not gonna like every artist or albums review they make, but I assure you gonna have a wonderful journey in pop music world. keep doing the good work, guys!
Please remove the cardboard box from Jon Pareles' head
Every week, Pareles sounds like he's talking to us from inside a cardboard box. All other reviewers sound natural. Please remove the cardboard box from Jon Pareles' head.
listeners of this should go for the more direct, less applause happy fellas of Have you Heard.