March delivered a strong batch of excellent new albums, including Karen O's sophisticated and adventurous collaboration with Danger Mouse, Lauren Jenkins' (pictured) invigorating debut, and the thought-provoking and environmentally-minded latest from experimental electronic duo Matmos.
New reviews: Norah Jones explores new sounds in a compilation of her recent digital singles, K-pop megastars BTS expand their empire with their most accessible album to date, and stalwart Bruce Hornsby brings elements of electronica and jazz into his roots-based songwriting. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Gabriela Quintero of Rodrigo y Gabriela shares her experience of coming up with an acoustic arrangement for the 1971 prog epic, and flashes back to her childhood memories of hearing Pink Floyd and why she always returns to its profound emotions.
March delivered a strong batch of excellent new albums, including Karen O's sophisticated and adventurous collaboration with Danger Mouse, Lauren Jenkins' invigorating debut, and the thought-provoking and environmentally-minded latest from experimental electronic duo Matmos.
New reviews: this week's most noteworthy new releases include a "lost" album of Marvin Gaye tracks from 1972, pop singer Billie Eilish's genre-blurring debut, and George Strait's no-nonsense and proudly nostalgic 30th album. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Find Scott Walker bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - The enigmatic figurehead of art rock, a teen idol…
Musically and lyrically, he ventured into the undiscovered, infinite darkness and left bright flashes of imagery so beautiful and disturbing they - at their most extreme - bear no resemblance to anything else I have ever heard. It's hard not to use big words when talking about Scott Walker. R.I.P.
New Reviews: This week's highlights include Jenny Lewis' star-studded, deliberately hazy 'On the Line,' the second post-reunion release from emo heroes American Football, and the ambitious second album from rock trio Ex Hex. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Dave Beech I’m sure you were aware there’s a new American Football out but thought I’d drop you a tag!
Michael Casey rob schneider well oriented. apparently he is half filipino....so you could raise the next rob schneider....
February delivered an ample bounty of outstanding new releases, highlighted by the fourth album from Baroque pop Philly natives Grandchildren, the long-awaited return of synth devotees Ladytron (pictured), and the lively latest from Texan singer/songwriter Robert Ellis.
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Not sure why this popped up here, though I do go on the AllMusic site quite a bit. Listened to the whole album and found it disappointing compared to their first three albums. The pic is from the video for their song 'White Elephant' from the album 'Gravity The Seducer'.
Zakk Wylde took us back in time to discuss the first Black Label Society album, which has been revised for a 20th anniversary reissue and upcoming tour. We also talked about singing, sobriety, and his sense of humor.
RIP Dick Dale: Armed with an appreciation of the melodies of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, tremendously loud amps, and a boatload of reverb, Dale single-handedly invented what would come to be known as surf guitar.
New reviews: Stephen Malkmus takes a playful electronic detour, Karen O teams up with Danger Mouse, and the Cinematic Orchestra returns with evocative and expansive soundscapes. Also: CHAI, Blaqk Audio, The Comet is Coming, and more. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Really enjoying the Dexter Story album. Good shout!
RIP Hal Blaine: One of the most prolific and acclaimed drummers of the twentieth century, Blaine appeared on classic recordings alongside icons like Elvis Presley, the Mamas & the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys. Dig into his incredible list of credits:
His life story as portrayed on the video “The Wrecking Crew” is a fascinating look into music and the LA music scene during the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.
New Reviews: Maren Morris furthers her explorations of pop without abandoning her country roots, Solange blisses out, Dido updates her sound, and the Meat Puppets' core trio reunites. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Mark Deming's review of the new Patty Griffin album doesn't have a star rating.
New reviews: Weezer hits a recent high with the sunny 'Black Album,' Hozier's moody second record benefits from its added weight, and indie duo Royal Trux makes its long-awaited return. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
February delivered an ample bounty of outstanding new releases, highlighted by the fourth album from Baroque pop Philly natives Grandchildren (pictured), the long-awaited return of synth devotees Ladytron , and the lively latest from Texan singer/songwriter Robert Ellis.
New reviews: This week's new music includes the debut collaboration between Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, the sophomore set from Julia Jacklin, the next step in Sleaford Mods' evolution, and the appropriately-playful second album from the Claypool Lennon Delirium. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
January's highlights included the powerful sophomore set from Lost Under Heaven the wide-ranging but always catchy debut from Maggie Rogers (pictured), and Deerhunter's morbid 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?'
New reviews: Florida Georgia Line defends its roots amidst its pancultural pop sound, while Avril Lavigne pulls stirring moments from her recent darkness, and Chaka Khan teams up with contemporary producers to deliver her first set of originals in 21 years. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
New reviews: Ariana Grande's sudden follow-up to 'Sweetener' embodies every aspect of her star power, while the latest from Panda Bear is skeletal yet complex, and Mercury Rev enlists an all-star roster of vocalists to pay tribute to country-pop pioneer Bobbie Gentry. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
January's highlights included the powerful sophomore set from Lost Under Heaven (pictured), the wide-ranging but always catchy debut from Maggie Rogers, and Deerhunter's morbid 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?'
RIP James Ingram: The R&B musician made a name for himself behind the scenes before breaking out with his own hits, including his Grammy-winning duet with Michael McDonald, "Yah Mo B There," and the chart-topping "I Don't Have the Heart."
New Reviews: Guitar architect William Tyler gets sunny on his first full-band effort, Eva Moolchan's Sneaks sounds bigger, trippier, and richer than on previous releases, and White Fence offers up a brooding psychedelic double album. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases