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Here Are 10 Songs To Help Brighten Your Day

1/16/2016 1:00pm EST
The Weeknd
What comes to mind when one hears the word angel? Usually, we characterize angels as heavenly – not as powerful as God, but definitely spiritual beings. Whether you’re devout or couldn’t be any further removed from religion, angels play a significant role in pop culture, whether its books, film, or music. Many, many songs have been written about angels. This list doesn’t cover them all, but here are 13 angelic songs to brighten your day…your year…your life! Let the spirit of the celestial beams encapsulate you, and let the music do the same!

1) One Direction, “Hey Angel” (Made in the A.M.,...
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New Albums To Check Out This Week

1/12/2016 2:04pm EST
Panic! At The Disco Leads Albums To Check Out
2016 began quietly in the music world, with only a handful of new albums of note dropping the first two weeks of the year – Rachel Platten’s Wildfire (New Year’s Day) and David Bowie’s Blackstar (January 8). This week, the heat turns up a little bit more, with Panic! At The Disco leading the charge. It’s still not a ‘vintage’ release week, but there are certainly opportunities to expand the music collection.

1) Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled by Ramen)

Panic! At The Disco return with fifth studio album Death Of A Bachelor. Interestingly, frontman Brendon Urie is the onl...
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These Musicians Are Opposed To Religion

1/10/2016 11:00am EST
15 Musicians Who Oppose Religion
Hey, even Journey once sang "Don't Stop Believin'." Okay, okay, corny joke, but you've gotta "break the ice" somehow, right? No need to get uncomfortable whether you're a devout Christian or an unabashed atheist – this article simply depicts musicians who are nonbelievers and opposed to religion. Some consider themselves agnostic, others are full-blown atheists, while some are secular humanists.

This article certainly doesn't cover every musician that doesn't subscribe to the institution of religion, but it provides a snapshot of varied beliefs and how such views influence the respective a...
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New Music Releases To Check Out This Week

1/5/2016 11:00am EST
David Bowie performing live in Tin Machine at Brixton Academy Lo
Ah, a new year – 2016 is upon us! Furthermore, it’s January and you know what that means? Typically things start off slow in the music business in January (and everywhere else for that matter). The same can be said of 2016, though give Rachel Platten credit for releasing her Wildfire, her major label debut, on New Year’s Day. This week the main attraction is from a rock veteran – David Bowie. Otherwise, it’s a slow week for the biz as to be expected.

1) David Bowie, Blackstar (Columbia)

After returning in 2013 (The Next Day) following a ten-year hiatus, David Bowie’s hiatus between alb...
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Did You Miss These Underrated Songs In 2015?

1/2/2016 9:00am EST
21 Awesomely Underrated Songs That You Might've Missed From 2015
Call this list the ‘best of the rest’ – they never received the ‘love that they deserved.’ Yeah, “it’s complicated” (sounds like a Facebook relationship status), so let’s simplify. Basically, these songs didn’t make our 40 Best Songs of 2015, but are nonetheless worthwhile songs that were underrated or forgotten during the course of the year. After compiling an even larger list, here are our 21 awesomely underrated songs that you might have missed from 2015.

1) Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn” (Reality Show)

Key lyrics: “You feel that fire, just let it burn”

Why it’s so awesome: “Le...
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10 Songs To Start The New Year

12/31/2015 2:05pm EST
10 Songs To Start The New Year Off Right
To quote A Great Big World, “This is the New Year” (more on them later). Yes friends, enemies, and otherwise, the New Year is upon us and inspiration is essential for making the most of a fresh start. What better inspiration than the gift of music, which is universal? Need a boost for the New Year? Well, we’ve got 10 songs to start the New Year off right…for the most part! DJ, drop that beat!

1) Pentatonix, “New Year’s Day” (Pentatonix, 2015)

“We could be kings of the world / on top of the nation / it’s a celebration of the moments to come / the city’s on fire / we’re holding up lighte...
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These Songs Brought On Emotions In 2015

12/30/2015 4:15pm EST
20 Most Emotional Songs Of 2015
Ah, another year down – “out with the old” and “in with the new.” Even with 2016 among us, there have been plenty of memorable musical moments from 2015, led by its vast assortment of songs. While we’ve already explored the 40 Best Songs of 2015, why not break things down even more and examine the 20 Most Emotional Songs of 2015! This playlist comprises of the happiest, saddest, and angriest songs of the year. So whether you’re feeling “good to be alive” or the feeling is that “something’s gotta give,” we’ve got you covered!

Happiest Songs of 2015

1) Andy Grammer, “Good To Be Alive (Hal...
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Courtney Love Shares Heartfelt Christmas Tribute To Kurt Cobain

12/30/2015 9:34am EST
Courtney Love's Touching Christmas Letter To Her Late Husband, K
Musician Courtney Love shared a vintage holiday photograph of herself, Kurt Cobain and daughter Frances on Instagram for Christmas, with a caption that thanked the Nirvana leader for giving her the gift of their daughter.

"That Christmas moment in everyone's lives that you never forget, the one that makes you feel on top of the world, where the greatest gifts are the loved ones you shared that moment with," she penned.

That Christmas moment in everyones lives that you never forget, the one that makes you feel on top of the world, where the greatest gifts are the loved ones you shared th...
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15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders

12/27/2015 11:00am EST
15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders
First and foremost, mental conditions, disorders, and syndromes are no laughing matter; they’re very serious and sensitive conditions. Interestingly, numerous musicians have cited such disorders within their music, whether directly or as a reference point. After a perusal of various mental disorders and various songs referencing said disorders, here are 15 songs referencing mental disorders (NOTE* – not all of them are technically disorders).

1) One Direction, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Four, 2014)

On fourth album Four, One Direction definitely showed maturity beyond their years, at least i...
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40 Best Songs Of 2015

12/26/2015 11:00am EST
40 Best Songs Of 2015
It’s a tall task to pick the best albums in any given year, specifically when it comes to ranking them. Even more difficult is selecting the best songs as the music industry is much more record/song-centric than it was once was. Even when albums (exception: Adele’s 25) don’t sell, songs do. There were lots and lots of notable songs from 2015, so narrowing the list to 40 is an arduous task. As arduous as it was, here’s our best shot – 40 of the Best Songs of 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Adele or the Weeknd for the top spot – that was the question...
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