Battle of the ‘Star Wars’ stars: Who exactly is the Force with?

The time seems ripe to crown the victors of the saga’s other star wars.


Jon Garelick’s Top 10 jazz albums of 2019

The list of the year's best includes releases from locals Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Yoko Miwa, and Massachusetts native Jeremy Udden.

From R.E.M. to the Rolling Thunder Revue, 10 reissues worth revisiting

Among our picks: extended versions of classic albums like Prince's "1999" as well as newly released concert performances from the likes of Elvis and Hendrix.

Our favorite songs from 2019

From Lizzo's acrobatic gospel/hip-hop/soul to an emo epic, here are 13 favorites from Globe writers. Spotify playlist included.

Julian Benbow’s Top 10 albums of 2019

Albums from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, a reunited Little Brother, and Megan Thee Stallion were some of hip-hop's best in 2019.


10 locally sourced album picks for 2019

Standout albums from Clairo, Palehound, STL GLD and other local artists put Boston the musical map in 2019.

Stuart Munro’s Top 10 albums of 2019

Outstanding releases from Yola, the Delines, and Vince Gill top the list, with artist of the year honors for a band that reached a 30-year milestone in 2019.


Zoe Madonna and Jeremy Eichler’s Top 10 classical albums of 2019

The year's most exciting classical albums include rediscoveries, new interpretations, and new artists.


Maura Johnston’s top 10 albums of 2019

2019 brought out the best in Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange, and Miranda Lambert. Plus the 20-year-old pop artist of the year.


In ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ Pete Townshend’s writing no substitute for his rock

The Who frontman Pete Townshend's debut novel falls short of the originality and energy of his music.


Artists draw from teachers, lovers, and the past for annual BCA show

The exhibition is less an ode to past influences than it is abuzz with present encounters.


The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.


The upside of watching ‘The Irishman’ at home

The ability to stream movies shortly after they land in theaters (and have conversations about them!) is a great thing for viewers.