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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' latest album is a fitting cap to her career
In this batch of reviews we have what is most likely the late Sharon Jones’ final record with Dap-Kings, Barenaked Ladies' new record with a humorous title, Morrissey’s outspoken new record and a knowledge-packed new set from rapper Talib Kweli. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ “Soul of a Woman”
15 Popular and Obscure Songs Covered by David Bowie
David Bowie 's impact on future generations of musicians artists is immeasurable. His sound and style can be found in artists of different genres, from post-punk and New Wave (Bauhaus, Duran Duran ), to pop (Madonna, Lady Gaga), to modern rock ( Arcade Fire , Radiohead). Although he mostly wrote
Music Reviews: Carly Rae Jepsen, Method Man, Tracy Bonham and More
This week Canadian pop-sensation Carly Rae Jepsen returns with a very '80s-themed album, Wu-Tang member Method Man releases his first solo proper album in nine years, former alt-rocker Tracy Bonham strips down her sound for a more acoustic aesthetic, late rapper Sean Price drops a new mixtape/EP,
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
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Jason Mraz, Morrissey , Puss N Boots and More
This week, “Weird Al” Yankovic released the best album of the week ( get the full review here ), but we also got new albums from singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, legendary curmudgeon Morrissey, Norah Jones’ new trio Puss N Boots, the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s new movie “Wish I Was Here,” Jack
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...
Morrissey's Mexican-American Mystique: Behind the Obssession With the Smiths Frontman
British singer Morrissey is known for having one of the most devoted (if slightly obsessed) fandom around. His loyal Latino following , particularly among Mexican-Americans in California, has inspired forum discussions , trend pieces , TV segments --even a documentary . Many theories have been
Opinion: The 50 Best Albums Of 2011
Allan Raible’s Picks For The Best Albums of 2011 - As always, this was a very difficult list to compile. 2011 was an excellent year for music. There weren’t that many glaringly bad records. (Although, Lou Reed and Metallica take the cake for “Lulu,” which...
Review: Dum Dum Girls’ “He Gets Me High” EP
Fresh off of the success of the magnificently buzz-worthy 2010 album, “I Will Be,” Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee (A.K.A. Kristin Gundred) went right back into the studio with that album’s legendary producer Richard Gottehrer, this time also taking along Sune Rose Wagner of The...
Review: Dum Dum Girls' “He Gets Me High” EP
Fresh off of the success of the magnificently buzz-worthy 2010 album, “I Will Be,” Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee (A.K.A. Kristin Gundred) went right back into the studio with that album’s legendary producer Richard Gottehrer, this time also taking...