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50 Best Albums of 2016
We have come to the end of another year. In 2016, we lost an unreasonable number of legendary performers and it has been a rather trying year otherwise, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this has been the best year musically since 1999. You wouldn’t know that by turning on the radio as
It's the 50th Anniversary of 'The Monkees' TV Debut
" The Monkees " debuted on TV 50 years ago today -- decades before shows like " Glee " – and proved that a fictional music act could get great ratings and sell millions of records. After answering a casting call for "four insane boys," Davy Jones , Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith were
Paul Simon, The Strokes, The Kills and More Music Reviews
This week Paul Simon continues to prove his legendary status, Tegan and Sara continue their trip further into the pop realm, The Strokes drop a new EP, Train covers Led Zeppelin and The Kills make a commanding return. There is a lot here to discover. Paul Simon’s “Stranger To Stranger” (Deluxe
The Monkees Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Release First Album Since Davy Jones' Death
After five decades, The Monkees are still monkey-ing around. The group performed live on TV this morning, for the first time since fellow Monkee, Davy Jones , died in 2012 of a heart attack. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael
The Monkees Talk New Album 'Good Times'
Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are live in Times Square talking about their latest work.
The Monkees , Beth Orton and Kristin Kontrol and More Music Reviews
This week was a lighter release week than usual, probably because of the Memorial Day weekend. Still, we have reviews for the new star-studded album by the Monkees , who are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the newest album by Beth Orton and the latest project from Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee,
Michael Nesmith Is 'Thrilled' With The Monkees' New Album
Here it is! The Monkees ' first studio album in 20 years was released today. "Good Times!" celebrates the band's 50th anniversary and features new contributions from surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. It also includes tunes written especially for the project by a
Ariana Grande, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Mudcrutch and More Music Reviews
This week Ariana Grande returns with a more mature image, Bob Dylan drops another collection of standards, Eric Clapton hints at a goodbye, Tom Petty reforms his pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch for their second outing, Blake Shelton sings about falling-apart relationships and blossoming new ones,
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
Remembering David Bowie, From Ziggy Stardust to 'Lazarus'
Bowie's chameleon persona, infusing rock music with performance, inspired generations of artists.