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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
Does Bryan Adams' New Album Stand Up to His Past Work?
This week Steve Martin and Edie Brickell team up for a second album together, G. Love & Special Sauce release a guest-filled disc, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings spread funky holiday cheer, Brian Adams teams up with producer Jeff Lynne, the late J Dilla releases yet another posthumous collection of
Carrie Underwood, Elvis Costello , Vanessa Carlton and More Music Reviews
This week Carrie Underwood releases her fifth album, Australian teen sensation 5 Seconds of Summer release their sophomore album, quirky harpist Joanna Newsom drops her latest album, newcomer Julien Baker delivers a stark, compelling debut, Depeche Mode ’s Dave Gahan teams up once again with
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
Music Reviews: The Latest From Joshua Radin, Death Grips and More
In typical fashion, the year is off to a slow start. It should pick up in the coming weeks as we settle further into January. This week, singer/songwriter Joshua Radin issues his latest offering, while recently disbanded, edgy hip-hop act Death Grips released a surprise instrumental album as a free
Music Reviews: The Latest From Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Tweedy, Lenny Kravitz and More
This week we get a full-length album from the unlikely duo of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy joins forces with his young son as “Tweedy,” Lenny Kravitz offers up his latest, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas releases his second solo record and debuts a new back-up band the Voidz,
Johnny Depp Fills in for Elvis Costello
Let's get to some "Pop news" and get away from Betsy. You're going to make me cry. We all know Johnny Depp has proven he can play any role. Master of the seas, jack sparrow, chopping things up with Edward scissorhands or chocolate with willy wonka. No amateur on the guitar. He stepped in when Elvis
Record Release Rundown: The Latest Bob Mould, Meshell Ndegeocello, 50 Cent and More
This week, former Husker Du and Sugar front-man Bob Mould issues another hard-edged back-to-basics record, eclectic funk and soul star, Meshell Ndegeocello issues her 11th eclectic album, 50 Cent returns after a five year break, Echo & The Bunnymen remain as strong as ever more than thirty years
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Ingrid Michaelson, Nas, Jason Derulo and More
This week Aimee Mann and Ted Leo join forces as The Both, Ingrid Michaelson delivers her most pop-driven album to date, Nas repackages his signature work, Jason Derulo offers up his fourth collection of dance and pop-flavored R&B, the Afghan Whigs return after a 14 year absence, Jessica Lea
The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2013
So, 2013 is coming to a close and it’s time to take stock of the year musically. As with many other recent years, it is hard to say what 2013 actually sounded like. But with so many veteran acts making their return and newer groups...