Chris Stapleton, Blondie, Mac DeMarco and more music reviews
This week Blondie returns with a new album, country breakout star Chris Stapleton drops a new set, indie-rock performer Mac DeMarco continues his career, nineties outfit the Afghan Whigs release their second offering since their comeback, shoegaze legends Slowdive release their first album in 22
Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean 'was scared for my life' during police incident in West Hollywood
Hip-hop artist and businessman Wyclef Jean today said he feared for his life when police briefly detained him in West Hollywood, California, early Tuesday morning during an incident he describes as a case of racial injustice. "I have family on both sides of the lens but I got a chance to see what
Ryan Adams, Allison Krauss, Babe Rexha and More Music Reviews
This week singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns with his latest offering, rising pop star Bebe Rexha and viral sensation Maggie Rogers release new EPs, Pegi Young releases an album in response to the breakup of her marriage to Neil Young , alt-country act Son Volt drops a new album, Tash Sultana
Review: Green Day's 'Revolution Radio' Is 'Short on Jaw-Dropping Moments'
This week, it's interesting to note that both Green Day and Norah Jones have released new records. Why is this an interesting coincidence, you may ask? Well, the last time we heard from Jones was in 2013 when she and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong collaborated on their Everly Brothers tribute,
Review: Beatles Fans Should Listen to Studio Albums Instead of 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl'
This is a really heavy release week. The Beatles ’ “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” receives a long overdue reissue, M.I.A. releases what she says is her final album, U.K. rock trio Doe make their proper, full-length debut, singer-songwriter KT Tunstall returns with a bright, new album, the members of
Ray LaMontagne, Nada Surf, Loretta Lynn and More Music Reviews
Ray LaMontagne’s “Ouroboros” Ray LaMontagne follows up his incredible 2014 psychedelic workout, “Supernova,” with an album that is equally if not more staggering in scope. “Supernova” was made with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in the production chair, while “Ouroboros” was made with My Morning
Rick Springfield's New Album Represents 'Another Side of His Eclectic Music Career'
This week soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples returns with a new album produced by M. Ward, Rick Springfield tries his hand at country-flavored rock, art-rockers Animal Collective break a four-year silence, Ra Ra Riot continue to aim for a mainstream cross-over, electro quartet TEEN issues a truly
Friends or Enemies? Inside Taylor Swift and Kanye West's Relationship
Looks like Taylor Swift and Kanye West are at it again. On Monday night, Swift accepted the Grammy for album of the year and offered up some pointed remarks that seemed aimed directly at West, though she did not mention him by name. "As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammy's
What Taylor Swift Learned From Her Twitter Feud With Nicki Minaj
If there's one thing Taylor Swift 's brief feud with Nicki Minaj taught her, it's that some things are better said offline. "I send text messages now," the 25-year-old pop star told NME magazine recently. "If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their
What Makes Duran Duran's New Album 'a Triumph'
This week is jam-packed with excellent releases. Duran Duran puts out their first album in four years, blues-guitarist turned buzz-bin hopeful Gary Clark Jr. releases his second major-label album, British band the Libertines return after an 11-year hiatus, pop singer Leona Lewis celebrates a new