Author Archives: JON PARELES

How Producer Blake Mills Coaxes Musicians Into Pushing the Envelope

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Mills, a Grammy nominee for albums by John Legend and Perfume Genius, said his goal is always “to make this better than all the other records the artist has done.”

Read full article >>

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

Source: New York Times » Music

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

Read full article >>

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

Source: New York Times » Music

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

Read full article >>