Dolly Parton, Lisa Hannigan, Ed Harcourt And More Music Reviews
I wasn’t expecting this to be a busy release week. It ended up being more loaded than I imagined. Frank Ocean dropped a record, which I already covered, but there were a lot of other releases as well. Country legend Dolly Parton dropped a new album, as did former Damien Rice collaborator Lisa
Frank Ocean's New Album 'Blonde' Lives Up to the Hype, and the Wait
1/2 Even with its title and cover, Frank Ocean ’s new album raises questions. Is it called "Blonde" or "Blond"? The cover reads "Blond," while iTunes lists it as "Blonde." Also, if it is called "Blonde," why is his hair green on the cover? These are the questions that circle the mind while
Apple Music Posts New Frank Ocean Video Album
Apple Music has released new and long-awaited music from Grammy-winning singer Frank Ocean
Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album Is Their 'Most Polarizing' One to Date
This week the Red Hot Chili Peppers return with a powerful shift in sonic direction, Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs join forces as case/lang/veirs, Canadian legends The Tragically Hip release a new record on the heels of releasing some sad news, singer-songwriter Mitski makes a very strong
Activists Clash With Riot Police at Transgender Event in Istanbul
Activists clashed with riot police in Istanbul, Turkey over a pro-transgender event that was banned by the government over security concerns. Video from the event posted on the Facebook page for Istanbul LGBT Pride Week shows demonstrators chanting as police attempted to disperse the crowd. The
Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, James Blake and More Music Reviews
This week Cyndi Lauper releases a country record, Keith Urban goes further into pop territory, James Blake issues a sprawling, experimental set, Mary Chapin Carpenter releases her 14th album and ANOHNI (formally Antony of Antony and The Johnsons) releases a politically-charged electro-hued set.
Radiohead ’s 'A Moon Shaped Pool' Is Often Cinematic, Warm and Gentle
1/2 Don't let the drive of lead-single "Burn the Witch" fool you. The majority of Radiohead’s ninth album, "A Moon Shaped Pool" is quiet and ethereal in its tone, anchored by pianos and acoustic guitars. Of their latter-day work, this is definitely among their clearest and most song-based releases.
50 Cent Apologizes After Bullying Autistic Teen
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson sent an apology letter to the victim and his family after posting an Instagram video showing the rapper berating a disabled teen janitor at an airport.
Prince, De La Soul, Travis and More Music Reviews
This week the last album of Prince ’s lifetime gets a physical release, De La Soul drop a surprise teaser EP ahead of their anticipated new album, Scottish band Travis make a strong return, Rogue Wave also make a comeback, rapper Aesop Rock shows off his award-winning vocabulary, Britta Phillips
Radiohead Disappears from the Internet
As fans await their highly-anticipated ninth album, Radiohead disappears from social media.