Kings Of Leon, Suzanne Vega, Mike Doughty and More Music Reviews
This week Kings Of Leon return with a new album, Suzanne Vega pays musical tribute to one of her favorite classic novelists, former Soul Coughing leader Mike Doughty releases yet another strong solo album, the work of Elliott Smith gets an all-star tribute, Irish band Bell X1 release their
Today in History
Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2016. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the U.S. Department of Transportation. The revolutionary Black Panther Party was founded by
Drake's 'Views' Shows the Rapper Is 'Still Learning and Growing'
Drake ’s new album “Views” is here. It’s an album he’s been hyping since 2014. One listen to the dramatically symphonic opening track, “Keep The Family Close,” and you know immediately that this is going to be a radically different effort than last year’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” It
Chris Walla Releases His First Album Since Leaving Death Cab For Cutie
Beach House’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars” Beach House’s last album, “ Depression Cherry” was only released on Aug. 28. Two weeks ago the duo announced that they had “Thank Your Lucky Stars” in the pipeline and frankly, their label, Sub-Pop, deserves credit for allowing them to release two albums in
How Good Is Janet Jackson's First Album in 7 Years?
This week Janet Jackson returns after a seven-year absence, Swedish DJ Avicii releases his second album, the members of Garbage celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, British post-punk band Editors return with their fifth album, Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes reunite as the Eagles Of
Music Reviews: The Latest From Van Morrison, Action Bronson, Laura Marling and More
This week, Van Morrison returns with a duets album, rapper Action Bronson makes his full-length debut, British folk singing phenom Laura Marling branches out, singer Nellie McKay delivers a covers collection of songs from the mid-to-late sixties, singer-songwriter James Bay makes his debut and the
Music Reviews: The Latest From Taylor Swift, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Rancid and More
This week Taylor Swift releases what will most likely be the biggest-selling album of the year. Most likely it will be the first album of 2014 to be certified platinum, which considering we just crossed into November makes a truly depressing statement about the state of the music industry. Also
Music Reviews: The Latest From Sinead O’Connor, Michael Cera and More
This week Sinead O’Connor makes a strong attempt to return herself to her early career glory with complicated results, hip-hop purists Dilated Peoples make a return, actor Michael Cera makes a surprise foray into the music world, The Gaslight Anthem beef up their sound, FKA twigs delivers some
Sundance Film Follows Woman's Worst Fear: Does She Have Huntington's Disease?
Marianna Palka, who left Scotland to pursue a career in filmmaking in the United States, knew she had a "50-50" chance of getting Huntington's disease – a rare, but devastating genetic disease that has been described as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS, all rolled into one. It began to destroy her
Reviews: Latest from Katy Perry, Best Coast and Van Morrison
This week there is a bit of a lull in the high-profile releases with a number of big titles coming closer to the holiday rush, but this week we'll review the latest from Katy Perry, a new EP from Best Coast, a new super-deluxe edition reissue of Van Morrison's classic "Moondance," AFI's first album