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  • Doris

    Doris | ALBUM REVIEW

    Earl Sweatshirt has always seemed like the smartest smartass in Odd Future, but for a long time, it was hard to say for sure. By the time most people heard his gory cult-classic 2010 mixtape, Earl, the...

    August 16, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Producer Previews 'Revelatory' New Album

    Paul McCartney Producer Previews 'Revelatory' New Album | ARTICLE

    Early last year, Ethan Johns got a special request from Paul McCartney. "I got a call saying, 'Would you like to go into the studio with Paul?'" recalls the English producer. "And of course I...

    August 14, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back on His Latest Magical Mystery Tour

    Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back on His Latest Magical Mystery Tour | ARTICLE

    Anyone who's seen Paul McCartney on this year's Out There! world tour can tell you how much he loves being onstage. From Brazil to Poland to the U.S., he's delivered epic three-hour sets full...

    July 25, 2013 10:40 AM ET
  • Paul McCartney: Playing With Nirvana's Surviving Members Was 'Powerful'

    Paul McCartney: Playing With Nirvana's Surviving Members Was 'Powerful' | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney made rock history on Friday night when he brought out Nirvana's surviving members during the encore of his show at Seattle's Safeco Field. It was only the second time that drummer...

    July 22, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail

    Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jay-Z is richer than God, and probably about as famous. He headlines the hugest rock festivals, parties with Warren Buffett and, thanks to an unprecedented business maneuver, his 12th solo album went platinum before it even...

    July 10, 2013 10:24 AM ET
  • Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs

    Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs | ARTICLE

    Eleanor Friedberger is full of stories. Ask her what she's been listening to lately, and the Fiery Furnaces singer – who's currently touring her excellent new solo album, Personal Record – will share...

    June 24, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Queens of the Stone Age Storm Back

    Queens of the Stone Age Storm Back | ARTICLE

    Queens of the Stone Age are due onstage in Brooklyn any minute now, but frontman Josh Homme is nowhere to be found. Backstage, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, keyboardist Dean Fertita, bassist Michael Shuman and drummer Jon...

    June 21, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Digable Planets Reissue 'Blowout Comb': Butterfly Looks Back

    Digable Planets Reissue 'Blowout Comb': Butterfly Looks Back | ARTICLE

    When the Seattle-based label Light in the Attic Records told Ishmael Butler that they wanted to put out a vinyl reissue of 1994's Blowout Comb – the second and final album he recorded with...

    June 19, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Book Review: Questlove's 'Mo' Meta Blues'

    Book Review: Questlove's 'Mo' Meta Blues' | ARTICLE

    Ahmir "Questlove" ThompsonMo' Meta Blues: The World According to QuestloveGrand Central PublishingFour stars Anyone who has followed the Roots' 20-year career has already soaked up so much of Questlove's writing – in novella-length liner notes,...

    June 18, 2013 10:40 AM ET
  • Producer Zedd Talks Lady Gaga's 'Experimental' New Album

    Producer Zedd Talks Lady Gaga's 'Experimental' New Album | ARTICLE

    German DJ-producer Zedd is riding high off the success of his hit single "Clarity," but he has an even bigger trick up his sleeve: A handful of tracks he worked on for Lady Gaga's...

    June 14, 2013 3:11 PM ET
  • Tomorrow's Harvest

    Tomorrow's Harvest | ALBUM REVIEW

    Before EDM, there was IDM: so-called intelligent dance music, made by laptop auteurs who wouldn't be caught dead at an Electric Daisy Carnival, if such a thing had existed yet. A lot has changed in electronic...

    June 11, 2013 12:15 AM ET
  • Is Weed Really Bad for You?

    Is Weed Really Bad for You? | ARTICLE

    As pot activists fight for full legalization, the drug warriors who oppose them have long sought their own elusive grail: conclusive, scientific proof that...

    June 10, 2013 6:00 AM ET
  • Excuse My French

    Excuse My French | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nothing gets to French Montana. The Moroccan-American MC has scored a string of hits on the strength of his luxuriously unhurried flow, slinging street dreams in the cadences of a sleepy don. The beats on his major-label...

    May 21, 2013 12:00 AM ET
  • Kanye West Brings Out New Material at Surprise New York Show

    Kanye West Brings Out New Material at Surprise New York Show | ARTICLE

    Kanye West played a sweetly eccentric Auto-Tuned love song and a snippet of a second new tune – both presumably from his sixth solo LP, expected out June 18th – and railed against paparazzi at last...

    May 16, 2013 7:30 AM ET
  • Four Tet Looks Back on 'Rounds'

    Four Tet Looks Back on 'Rounds' | ARTICLE

    "It feels like more than a decade has gone by," says Kieran Hebden. That's how long it's been since the English DJ/producer, better known as Four Tet, released his breakthrough album, Rounds, which is getting a...

    May 14, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Kanye West Has 'Dope' Music on the Way, Collaborators Say

    Kanye West Has 'Dope' Music on the Way, Collaborators Say | ARTICLE

    All it took was two words for Kanye West to drive millions of fans wild with anticipation: "June Eighteen." He left it at that – but all signs indicate that West's tweet was the unofficial announcement...

    May 6, 2013 11:34 AM ET
  • Q&A: Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich on Atoms for Peace, the State of Dance Music and What's Next for Radiohead

    Q&A: Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich on Atoms for Peace, the State of Dance Music and What's Next for Radiohead | ARTICLE

    Whatever you do, don't call Atoms for Peace a supergroup in front of Thom Yorke. "If anyone ever says it to my face," says the Radiohead singer, with a sharp grin, "I'm going...

    April 23, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Reincarnated

    Reincarnated | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like Willie Nelson before him, Snoop Dogg finally got so high he made a reggae album. Go ahead, laugh. It really is hilarious to hear him preaching Rastafarian gospel in a fake patois. But here's...

    April 19, 2013 5:08 PM ET
  • Wolf

    Wolf | ALBUM REVIEW

    At 22, Odd Future ringleader Tyler Okonma is already a master at exposing the darker corners of the adolescent male mind, its suffocating frustrations and transgressive thrills. His third solo LP burrows deeper than ever into...

    April 17, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Ghost on Ghost

    Ghost on Ghost | ALBUM REVIEW

    Forget wine – a decade ago, when we met Sam Beam, his music felt more like a bottomless mug of warm, soothing chamomile. Beam has worked hard to move past that first impression in recent years, spiking...

    April 16, 2013 12:05 AM ET
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