Chris Molanphy

music critic for Slate; host of the “Hit Parade” podcast

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Feature writer and critic who covers music and the pop charts for Pitchfork, Slate, NPR Music, and more

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“Adele is now exceptional. … She's a brand.

Adele releases ‘30’ after 6-year hiatus. She’s an exceptional and consistent brand, says music critic

“Adele is now exceptional. … She's a brand.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

Why are the Grammys called Grammys? And other questions

Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

Adele's Record-Breaking Record

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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