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  • "Blue Randy"

    "Blue Randy" | SONG REVIEW

    Is Jack White hiding a time machine at Third Man Records HQ? That's the only logical explanation for this White-produced one-off, in which...

    June 5, 2012 3:35 PM ET
  • Ram: Deluxe Edition

    Ram: Deluxe Edition | ALBUM REVIEW

    After his homespun solo debut, Macca shot for the moon on the follow-up – a grand psychedelic ramble full of divine melodies and orchestral frippery. This box set adds B sides, artifacts and a lounge-y instrumental version...

    May 22, 2012 12:10 AM ET
  • Rufus Wainwright Shines in Brooklyn

    Rufus Wainwright Shines in Brooklyn | ARTICLE

    "Everyone says, 'Rufus is gonna make this pop record,'" Rufus Wainwright observed toward the end of his show last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "But I feel like I've always been pop. It's just the...

    May 10, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • Radiohead, Dre Heat Up Coachella 2012

    Radiohead, Dre Heat Up Coachella 2012 | ARTICLE

    What the fuck is up, Coachella?" shouted Tupac Shakur as he stood alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in the California...

    May 10, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • The Only Place

    The Only Place | ALBUM REVIEW

    Two years ago, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast was just a chill 23-year-old California girl with a cat named Snacks and a record collection full of teenage kicks from the Shangri-Las to Blink-182. But after the...

    May 8, 2012 4:45 PM ET
  • Sleigh Bells Bring the Noise on Spring Tour

    Sleigh Bells Bring the Noise on Spring Tour | ARTICLE

    "Hey, D.C., who wants to dance with me?" Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss screamed midway through the Brooklyn noise-pop duo's sold-out show at Washington's 9:30 Club on March 27th. The crowd of 1,200 howled in response as...

    May 4, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • The Making of Radiohead's 'In Rainbows'

    The Making of Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' | ARTICLE

    Making an album has never been easy for Radiohead. "We think too much," frontman Thom Yorke once told Rolling Stone. But 2007's In Rainbows may have been their toughest. "It was very difficult in a way we...

    April 27, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Behind the Scenes of Snoop and Dre's Coachella Triumph

    Behind the Scenes of Snoop and Dre's Coachella Triumph | ARTICLE

    A few nights before Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre closed out the first weekend of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15th, the rap giants held a final rehearsal on the festival...

    April 20, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • Black Keys on Their First Coachella as Headliners

    Black Keys on Their First Coachella as Headliners | ARTICLE

    "This guy looks like he was created by Wes Anderson," says Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach as Pulp's Jarvis Cocker gambols across the stage. It's a couple of hours before the duo's show on the first night...

    April 20, 2012 9:15 AM ET
  • Mia Pharaoh

    Mia Pharaoh | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their first two albums, this Brooklyn-via-Phoenix indie-pop crew chiefly trafficked in playful psychedelia. Album three opens with a pair of curveballs, the horndog electro-disco fantasies "Sex on the Regular" and "Female Doctor." The lyrics are pure...

    April 2, 2012 11:55 AM ET
  • "Please Forgive My Heart"

    "Please Forgive My Heart" | SONG REVIEW

    The rasp and strain in Bobby Womack's voice only make this abject apology – the first taste of the 68-year-old soul survivor's comeback LP – more powerful. Producers Damon Albarn and Richard Russell add electronic skitter, but...

    March 27, 2012 4:55 PM ET
  • “The Don”

    “The Don” | SONG REVIEW

    All it takes is the right beat to send Nasir Jones back to 1994. On the latest preview of the Queens lyricist's forever-forthcoming new album, a stammering dancehall sample (hacked up by right-hand man Salaam Remi and...

    March 27, 2012 4:35 PM ET
  • “Identikit (Live)”

    “Identikit (Live)” | SONG REVIEW

    Radiohead have been peppering the set lists on their latest arena tour with some new works in progress – prime hunks of red meat for fans left ravenous by last year's all-too-brief The King of...

    March 21, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • "Skirting on the Surface (Live)"

    "Skirting on the Surface (Live)" | SONG REVIEW

    Radiohead have been peppering the set lists on their latest arena tour with some new works in progress – prime hunks of red meat for fans left ravenous by last year's all-too-brief The...

    March 20, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • Radiohead, Keys, Dre Invade the Desert for Coachella 2012

    Radiohead, Keys, Dre Invade the Desert for Coachella 2012 | ARTICLE

    Two years ago, Florence and the Machine celebrated their breakthrough year with a victory lap at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "It was quite surreal, looking out as a performer and seeing palm trees and...

    March 16, 2012 2:10 PM ET
  • "Happy Pills"

    "Happy Pills" | SONG REVIEW

    "Would you please just let me go now?" pleads Norah Jones. She’s addressing some fool who crushed her feelings, but you'd hardly know it from the breezy way her voices wings over producer Danger Mouse’s bopping bass...

    February 29, 2012 4:10 PM ET
  • New In Town

    New In Town | ALBUM REVIEW

    Meet John Mulaney, king of the nerds. In his new stand-up set, the 29-year-old Saturday Night Live writer recalls in loving detail the classroom bullying that prepared him for his career as a champion self-mocker. Today Mulaney...

    February 29, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • "Party & Bullshit"

    "Party & Bullshit" | SONG REVIEW

    What would Biggie make of the way Roc Nation's latest signee repurposes the chorus of his gruff 1993 debut single into a fizzy Top 40 jam about getting trashed? Who knows – maybe he'd race for the dance...

    February 27, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • "Disparate Youth"

    "Disparate Youth" | SONG REVIEW

    On her 2008 debut, Santi White synthesized New Wave, post-punk, pop and dancehall strains into her own new flavor of downtown cool. She's at it again on the first single from her long-gestating follow-up – a slippery...

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Orchestrates a Historic Night at Carnegie Hall

    Jay-Z Orchestrates a Historic Night at Carnegie Hall | ARTICLE

    “I always wanted to say this in Carnegie Hall,” Jay-Z said last night, midway through the second of his two charity shows this week at the hallowed New York institution. “Is Brooklyn in the house?” The roar...

    February 8, 2012 12:15 PM ET
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