When Snow Patrol released their last album, Fallen Empires, Obama was still in his first term, Justin Bieber was 17 years old and Game of Thrones had just aired its first season. The thematically ambitious follow-up, Wildness, is finally out, but where have they been for the last seven
Ali Shaheed Muhammed of A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge, known for his collaborations with Ghostface Killah, among others, released a pretty, meditative soul instrumental titled "Black Beacon" on Friday.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Pusha-T, Daytona "I predict snow/Al Roker," raps Pusha-T on this seven-track project's "If You Know You Know." But Daytona is more than just drug tales from a rapper who has specialized in coke rap since the dawn of the Aughts. As a master of metaphor and punchlines, he uses the trappings of rap life to illustrate a culture in crisis. "I won't let
Lenny Kravitz revels in sex on the atmospheric funk single, "Low." The groove builds on a slap-bass, synth pads and light guitar that's punctuated with horns and falsetto. "Is my sexuality creating such a tragedy?" Kravitz asks.
This past Wednesday, Metallica held their first-ever "Day of Service," an opportunity for fans to join the band members in chipping in at food banks and giving back to their communities. The event was an extension of the group's charitable All Within My
Since forming in 2011, the Scottish trio Chvrches have refined synth-pop for the festival age, taking the chilly atmospherics of early electro and piling on flourishes designed to divert distracted attendees' attentions away from art installations and friends' conversations, with vocalist Lauren Mayberry's airy soprano contorting into stretched-out pleas and percussive stuttering. It's partly
At root, American pop is Latin music as much as anything else, from country's Mexican DNA to the Cuban syncopations that seeded jazz, rock & roll, disco, salsa and hip-hop. So an apparent trifle like Cardi's B's "I Like It" is, in fact, a pan-Latin masterstroke packed with history, a hit based on "I Like It Like That" – the genre-defining 1967 single by Latin boogaloo king Pete
There are many ways to grow up in pop music: You can test out a new genre, change up your look or start singing about smoking weed. Transitioning your career from teen to adult is the true test of sustainability, and while Shawn Mendes is only 19 years old, his self-titled third LP has passed the test with flying colors.
Over his past two albums, the Toronto native proved himself an
Adam Levine jumped in James Corden's car for The Late Late Show host's Carpool Karaoke segment. The pair sang a career-spanning collection of Levine's hits with his band Maroon 5, commiserated about being dads and got
"Just to be all the way clear with you. There's no artwork, there is absolutely no single, I have not shot one video. Def Jam will be so angry with me" says Pusha-T, just two days before the Friday streaming release of his third solo album. Produced entirely by Kanye West, Daytona is
Good Charlotte go back to their emo roots with the dark, heavy "Actual Pain." The song will appear on Generation Rx, their upcoming LP set for release on September 14th.
The song takes an inward look at the "darkness" within. "Tell me why I hurt this way/Should I even love you anymore?" singer Joel Madden says at the beginning of the song. "All this pain I feel is tearing me