By The New York Times
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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.
||Vijay Iyer, Jazz Weather Vane||Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss the jazz composer and musician Vijay Iyer and his new classical album, “Mutations.”||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Radical Happiness of Pharrell||Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss Pharrell Williams and his new album, “G I R L.”||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Calle 13 Goes ‘Multi_Viral’||Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss Calle 13, the political hip-hop and reggaeton band from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and it’s new album, “Multi_Viral.”||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rediscovering New Age||Mike Rubin and Ben Ratliff discuss the current state of new-age music.||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Young Thug as Vocal Stylist||Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Young Thug and the hip-hop tradition of irreducible voices.||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Grammys: Old Rockers, Young Goths and Public Apologies||Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the Grammy Awards.||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Decoding Ariel Rechtshaid||Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss Ariel Rechtshaid, the Grammy-nominated producer of songs by Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend, Justin Bieber and others.||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remembering Amiri Baraka||Ben Ratliff and Harmony Holiday discuss the poet, playwright, critic and polemicist.||1/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Year in Jazz||Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen discuss the notable artists and themes in jazz in 2013.||1/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Year in Pop||Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the dominant ideas and themes in pop in 2013.||12/26/13||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.