Jon Caramanica is a pop music critic for The New York Times, where he also covers television and writes the men's Critical Shopper column for Styles. After freelancing for the paper, he joined The Times in 2010
“Sob Rock,” an album bloated with signifiers but light on hooks, uses the idea of nostalgia to sell new collectibles from John Mayer, the brand.
By Jon Caramanica
Hear tracks by Xenia Rubinos, Swedish House Mafia, Soccer Mommy and others.
By Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica, Isabelia Herrera and Giovanni Russonello
Hear tracks by Little Simz, Nathy Peluso, Courtney Barnett and others.
By Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello
His new album, “Call Me if You Get Lost,” is both an embrace of hip-hop tradition and a swerve into new emotional terrain.
A new generation of fashion boys is using the app to help young men talk about fashion.
Hear tracks by Brent Faiyaz featuring Drake, J. Balvin and Skrillex, Chicano Batman and others.
By Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Isabelia Herrera
Hear tracks by Yves Tumor, Brittney Spencer, Tyler, the Creator and others.
Hear tracks by Ava Max, Clairo, PmBata and others.
Hear tracks by Liz Phair, Billie Eilish, Sofia Rei and others.
By Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica, Caryn Ganz and Giovanni Russonello
His images of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and many more helped shape rap music’s visual identity.