Whether it was the wild ambitions of DJ Koze, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Fire-Toolz, or more traditionally-satisfying work from Geotic, Thomas Fehlmann, and Rival Consoles, there was no shortage of quality electronic music to discover.
Buzzcocks frontman and solo artist was one of the defining voices of early English punk, with an especially keen sense of melody. He wrote and sang many of the band's most enduring songs, including "Ever Fallen in Love (With...
From the grand returns of Janelle Monáe and Neko Case to the compelling storytelling of Mitski and Alejandro Escovedo to the exuberance of Kids See Ghosts and Low Cut Connie, 2018 gave us a tremendous amount music to explore. We begin with our overall best-of...
In this week's gift guide, discover the wild stories of a life on tour with the Replacements, explore the USA through geographically-minded songs, and rediscover the sole directorial effort of David Byrne.
As 2018 winds down, our editors made note of November's best new albums, including Kane Brown's latest forward-thinking permutation of country music and Laura Jane Grace's first solo album, which leans heavily on her Tom Petty and power-pop influences.
New reviews: 3/4 of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup enlists Rick Rubin to recapture some of that 90s magic, Mumford & Sons remains slick and subdued, and a new collection tries to summarize the career of Chris Cornell. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
New reviews: Muse takes a break from concept albums, Imagine Dragons keeps on being Imagine Dragons, and an expanded edition of the White Album highlights its collaborative aspects. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
New reviews: Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series gives 'Blood on the Tracks' the exhaustive box set treatment, country supertrio Pistol Annies delivers its stellar third album, and Barbra Streisand shares her distress about the state of the world. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
New reviews: Robyn delivers her healing, innovative 'Honey,' Thom Yorke gives the 'Suspiria' remake an unnerving and suspenseful soundtrack, and recent EGOT inductee John Legend gets a jump the holiday season with his sincere, enthusiastic 'A Legendary Christmas.' https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
Comedian and SNL alumnus Finesse Mitchell has a new special on Showtime tonight, and a new interview on AllMusic right now. We talked about keeping profane rap away from his mother, how his daughter thinks Bruno Mars' "Finesse" is about her dad, and if he'd...
New reviews: Retro rock buzz band Greta Van Fleet goes all-in on its influences, Elle King enlists A-list producers, and Jason Isbell delivers a powerful live album https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
September's new releases were highlighted by the Joy Formidable realizing their potential on 'AAARTH,' Christine and the Queens (pictured) shedding definitions and boundaries on 'Chris,' and Metric's rocking 'Art of Doubt.'
New Reviews: Elvis Costello continues to deliver heartfelt, mature songcraft, Kurt Vile explores new textures and arrangements, and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello inspires with a politically-charged hybrid of rap, rock and electronic music. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
To mark the release of his new album, 'Shades,' Doyle Bramhall II shared tales of touring with Roger Waters, the trade he pulled off with Eric Clapton, and his early days of playing with Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
New reviews: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga deliver affecting duets and solo performances in 'A Star is Born,' while Cat Power delivers the exceptional 'Wanderer,' and Twenty One Pilots reveals new layers on 'Trench' https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
September's new releases were highlighted by the Joy Formidable (pictured) realizing their potential on 'AAARTH,' Christine and the Queens shedding definitions and boundaries on 'Chris,' and Metric's rocking 'Art of Doubt.'
As guitarist, sometime vocalist, and founding member of Jefferson Airplane, Balin contributed to the development of the psychedelic aesthetic of the late 60s and helped soundtrack the Summer of Love. He would go on to further success with Jefferson...
New reviews: Tom Petty's first posthumous anthology traces his entire career, José James delivers a sensitive tribute to Bill Withers, and Marissa Nadler delivers a sophisticated new album. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases
In your review of An American Treasure you refer to Tom Petty's daughter Adria as his wife...
New reviews: The latest artifact from Prince's vaults proves more interesting than any reissue, Christine and the Queens delivers an electrifying sophomore release, and Metric picks its guitars back up for one of the band's best yet. https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases/
New reviews: Carrie Underwood lets her guard down on 'Cry Pretty,' Willie Nelson pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on 'My Way' and Good Charlotte gets life-affirming on 'Generation Rx' https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases/
Daron Malakian has learned how to let System of a Down and Scars on Broadway co-exist. He spoke with AllMusic about his primal guitar sound, why professional wrestling is "the greatest sport," and his new album, 'The Dictator.'
Mac Miller, 1992-2018: The Pittsburgh-based rapper made waves in the mixtape scene before earning mainstream and chart-topping success with albums including 'Blue Slide Park,' 'The Divine Feminine,' and last month's 'Swimming.' https://www.allmusic.com/artist/mac-miller-mn0002653603
New reviews: Eminem refuses to act his age, Paul Simon polishes some of his unheralded gems, and Spiritualized delivers a lush and welcome addition to the band's catalog https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases