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52nd ACM Awards: The night's standout performances
While trophies were presented at last night's 52nd ACM Awards, the three-hour show also packed in performances from more than 25 different acts, many of whom were performing brand-new singles. Here's a look at who sang what: -- Entertainer of the year winner Jason Aldean opened the show as part of
John Mayer, Old 97’s, Thundercat and more music reviews
This week John Mayer releases the second part of his new album, alt-country veterans Old 97’s jump back into action, Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus-associate Thundercat releases an unusual new album, jazzy singer José James makes a significant crossover attempt, indie-rockers the Feelies drop a
Oscars 2017: Top moments from the Academy Awards
The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for best picture. Beatty said the best picture was Hollywood musical film "La La Land" when it fact it was the coming-of-age story "Moonlight." After the
The xx, the Flaming Lips, Bonobo and Sohn Music Reviews
What stands out most about this week’s new music is how similar it all sounds. I reviewed four new albums. All of them have a chilled, electronic sound for the most part. The xx return with a more forceful record that builds on their signature sound. The Flaming Lips explore somewhat sedate
Spotify Suggests President Obama Become the 'President of Playlists'
Plus, actress Gabrielle Union joins the "GMA" team to weigh in on the etiquette of buying items sold by your friends or friends' kids.
50 Best Albums of 2016
We have come to the end of another year. In 2016, we lost an unreasonable number of legendary performers and it has been a rather trying year otherwise, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this has been the best year musically since 1999. You wouldn’t know that by turning on the radio as
Steven Tyler's New Record Is 'Better Than Expected,' but 'an Awkward Move'
This week, Snoop Dogg reconnects with his roots while expanding into new territory, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler makes his solo debut, the new “Ghostbusters” movie gets a soundtrack, singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka releases his second album, pop-punk band Good Charlotte returns and Dirty Heads
Meghan Trainor, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jennifer Nettles and More Album Reviews
This week Meghan Trainor releases her sophomore album, British singer, Corinne Bailey Rae releases her first album in six years, Sugarland ’s Jennifer Nettles drops a new solo album, rapper Masta Ace looks back at his high school experience, New Order give last year’s “Music Complete” an extended
Weezer, Andrew Bird, Pet Shop Boys and More Music Reviews
This week, Weezer return to their self-titled color-themed series with “The White Album,” singer-songwriter Andrew Bird shows off some semi-orchestral greatness, The Pet Shop Boys deliver some glossy, kind of humorous dance-pop, Cheap Trick try to hand us some treats and soul-singer Charles Bradley
ZAYN, 2 Chainz, Bob Mould and More Music Reviews
This week we have really fascinating collection of releases. Zayn Malik gives us his first solo offering after leaving One Direction , 2 Chainz joins forces with Lil Wayne , Bob Mould continues his journey back into hardcore and punk territory, soul singer Anthony Hamilton shows his sonic