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Music Reviews: Alabama Shakes, They Might Be Giants, Passion Pit, Wire and More
This week, soul band Alabama Shakes release their second record, legendary Brooklyn alt-rockers They Might Be Giants release their 17th album, electro-glitch-pop project Passion Pit releases a third full-length, Idaho fuzz-rockers Built To Spill make a comeback after a six year break, buzz band
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 Modest Mouse , Marina and The Diamonds and More
This week, indie rockers Modest Mouse return after a six year absence, Marina and The Diamonds offer their third dose of electro-flavored, ethereal pop, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield pays tribute to Elliott Smith, former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler drops his latest album, country singer
Music Reviews: The Latest From Madonna, the Cast of 'Empire,' Will Butler and More
This week, Madonna returns with her downright epic 13th album, which in its fullest form spans 25 songs over two discs. Also, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler goes solo, Fox’s hit show “Empire” releases its first soundtrack compilation, “ The Sound Of Music ” turns 50 and gets the reissue treatment,
The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to take stock in the year. There are several trends that come to light when looking at the best albums of the year. A new form of synth-pop that began bubbling under in 2012 and 2013 has now fully taken over while rock and R&B seem to be disappointingly fading
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Weezer, Macy Gray, Johnny Marr and More
This week the members of Weezer attempt to reclaim their rock roots, Macy Gray offers up her latest, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr offers up his second full-tilt rock album in two years, underground hip-hop legend MF DOOM joins forces with new rapper Bishop Nehru as NehruvianDOOM, Flying Lotus continues
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...
College Radio Stations Beloved but Struggling
ABC News on Campus reporter Caitlin Kern blogs: Casey Welsch was in the sixth grade when he first heard KRNU while shopping in a Lincoln, Neb., record store. The college radio station played all his favorites: Modest Mouse, Nine Inch...
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...
EXCERPT: 'Cleaving' by Julie Powell
Julie Powell's New Book Narrates the Ups and Downs of Life, Marriage and Butchery