Two of the Year's Best Albums Were Just Released
This week, sample-heavy Australian crew The Avalanches release their long-awaited sophomore album, sixteen years after their debut. Additionally, rapper ScHoolboy Q drops a new album, Kathleen Hanna’s latest band The Julie Ruin make a return, Aphex Twin delivers a new EP, Moloko’s Roisin Murphy has
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' New Album Is 'Strangely Aimless'
This week alt-rock icon PJ Harvey returns with her first album in five years, “neo-soul” singer Musiq Soulchild releases a slick, new album, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine fame collaborates with fellow singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop, rapper Mr. Lif releases a new album, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Lumineers, M83, Deftones , All Saints and More Music Reviews
This week retro Americana/indie folk-sensations The Lumineers return with their second album, French electro act M83 releases a new album, Deftones continue to flex some metallic muscle, nineties pop-act All Saints make a surprising return, Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit explore pain and loss,
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
'Hunger Games' LA Premiere Modified After Paris Attacks
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" premiere event set for tonight in Los Angeles has been modified, in honor of the victims of the Paris attacks Friday. The premiere of the movie will still go on, but the stars of the film will not do interviews. "Out of respect for the very recent events in
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Kaiser Chiefs, Christina Perri, Cloud Nothings, Nick Cannon and More
It's another interesting collection of reviews this week. First, out of Leeds, England, Kaiser Chiefs comes back with its fifth release. Then, we listen to the latest from Christina Perri and indie rockers Cloud Nothings. Mariah Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, tries to cause some controversy, while
The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2012
Well, the year is almost over and it is time once again to take musical stock. As usual, it was a difficult year to narrow down. There were albums I wish I hadn’t had to cut from the list but, frankly, that’s the sign of...
The Year In Review: The Top 50 Best Albums of 2010
What a strange year it was for music. If you want to know what the sound of 2010 was, it was really almost impossible to pin down. If you went outside the world of over-processed pop, everything sounded retro in...
Guitar Hero: Gateway Drug to Six-String Bliss
Guitar Hero is turning some gamers into actual guitar players. With more than 14 million units sold in North America since the videogame's release in 2005, the incredibly popular franchise is giving an entire generation of potential guitarists just enough of a taste for them to consider
Music Notes: Latin Grammys Go to L.A.
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