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March 31st, 2015 9:52am EDT
Wale And Ludacris Lead Albums To Check Out
Ah, March 31st is turning out to be quite a big new release day – by no means is March ending like a ‘lamb.’ Arguably, there is not a surefire juggernaut release the likes of Kendrick Lamar dropping this week, but there is a healthy dose of big names ending March on a high note. Led by Wale and a comeback album by Ludacris, here are seven newbies to check out this week!

1) Wale, The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)

Wale returns with his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. Nothing follows up Wale’s 2013 LP The Gifted, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The Album About...
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Former Beatle To Induct Another Beatle To Hall Of Fame

March 18th, 2015 8:33am EDT
Paul McCartney Will Induct Ringo Star Into Rock Hall
Paul McCartney will induct former band mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act this coming April.

McCartney will handle the induction services for Starr in what will likely be a memorable moment between the two music legends. Starr is already in the Rock Hall, as part of The Beatles.

Punk poet Patti Smith will handle the duties of posthumously welcoming Lou Reed into the institution for his solo career. Reed was already inducted as part of punk group The Velvet Underground.

Stevie Wonder will induct R&B singer and songwriter Bill Withers at the ceremony. J. Ge...
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'Thrones' Star Makes Out With Multiple Guys

March 9th, 2015 9:23am EDT
'Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Makes Out With A Bunch Of Stranger
Not weird: "Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer making out with multiple guys in the span of a single music video.

Very weird: Dormer doing the same in a music video... while her fiancé is sitting in the director's chair.

That strange situation gave us the latest music video from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, for the song "Someone New." In the vid, Dormer plays a lovelorn woman wandering around at night, fantasizing about locking lips with the men she passes on the street.

And in the video, we actually see her fantasies- Dormer in various stages of heavy petting with three lucky dude...
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Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out

January 20th, 2015 8:15am EST
Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
The first week in January was so-so as far as album releases. The second week was enthralling thanks to sensational efforts courtesy of Meghan Trainor, Jazmine Sullivan, and Mark Ronson. Now the third week in January has some more captivating efforts to partake of. None may be bigger than the new Fall Out Boy album. Still, there are six others worth checking out as well.

1) Fall Out Boy, American Beauty / American Psycho (Island)

Fall Out Boy return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 album, Save Rock and Roll. Save Rock and Roll gave Fall Out Boy their second nu...
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10 Summery Songs To Help With The Worst Of Winter

January 11th, 2015 4:00pm EST
10 Summery Songs To Help With The Worst Of Winter
Winter has finally arrived in most of North America, and with it comes miserable cold, gray skies, and a lingering sense of depression that are enough to drag anyone down. Luckily, here are ten of the best "summery" songs from last year to help deal with the season.

10. "Deep End" Coucheron featuring Mayer Hawthorne

If there ever was a perfect soundtrack to swimming in a pool overlooking the L.A. skyline on a hot Summer day, this would be it. The track combines smooth R&B inspired keyboard parts with a relaxed tempo and a bridge sung by Mayer Hawthorne that is simply stunning in a manner ...
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Rae Sremmurd Leads A Skinny Week Of New Albums

January 6th, 2015 10:20am EST
Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife © Interscope
January is equivalent to death… well not exactly. Rephrase that – in the music industry, January is typically a slower month, which means that few new releases ‘jump right off the page.’ That’s not true of the entirety of January, but the first week of the new year is extremely quiet this year. One of January’s most anticipated albums, Sremmlife may lead the charge, but it definitely isn’t the ‘second coming.’ Here’s three newbies to check out.

1) Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife (Interscope)

Southern hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd look to light up January with their debut album, Sremmlife (what...
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What Albums Should You Be Looking Forward To In January?

January 1st, 2015 1:00pm EST
9 Highly Anticipated January Albums
In the dead of January, some artists and record labels seek to rollout some new albums to keep folks musically stimulated. It’s a splendid idea considering nothing big seems to go down after the Holiday season – absolutely nothing. Still, there are nine brave souls looking to leave their mark early in 2015.

1) Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife (Interscope, January 6)

The southern hip-hop duo has two notable hits in “No Flex Zone” and second single “No Type.” Recently, a third single, “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug was unveiled to the world.

2) Meghan Trainor, Title (E...
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40 Best Songs of 2014

December 28th, 2014 6:00pm EST
The 40 Best Songs of 2014
As Judge Judy once said, “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” What does that have to do with a list of the best songs of 2014? Well, little, though the honorable judge’s prudent words can be transformed into relevancy for the music industry: “Album sales fade, but songs continue forever.” In other words, while albums are selling horridly, songs themselves continue to flourish and dominate the music industry.

Limiting a list to just 40 songs is tough, given the number of great songs that characterize 2014. That means there will be omissions – maybe even big-time snubs – stones might be throw...
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What Were The 25 Best Albums Of 2014?

December 22nd, 2014 11:00am EST
25 Best Albums Of 2014
Another year, another group of albums ranging from awesome to nothing short of horrid – blah! Although sales overall for 2014 have been at times as dreadful as a four-letter word, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some awesome, truly dynamic albums to be found. The motto of 2014 definitely would have to be, “don’t judge an album by its sales.” Some truly terrific albums grace this list of the best albums of 2014.

1) Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

On his debut album In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith shared with the world that a star was born – one transcendent of genre and otherwise. ...
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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

November 18th, 2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...
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