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Purity Ring debuts indie electronic album
July 31, 2012
Purity Ring, a new electronic band hailing from the indie hotspot of Montreal, is a methodical monster that has discovered the perfect balance between human and machine elements.
Nas return to hip-hop scene with poignant lyrics, mature perspective
July 24, 2012
Nas’ lyrical artistry is as strong as ever on the album, but his perspective has become more mature.
Frank Ocean hits new highs with ambitious, personal R&B album
July 17, 2012
“Channel Orange” is a gem of an album because it’s entirely genuine.
Wild Ones features star-filled singles for dancing, not philosophizing
July 10, 2012
You aren’t going to find anything thought-provoking, but it has some solid dance music for your next big house party.
Classic American songs to celebrate our country's Independence Day
July 3, 2012
Here are a few suggestions to soundtrack your barbecues, beer and fireworks.
Corgan's passion, fresh band members combine for inventive new album
June 26, 2012
The longtime leader of The Smashing Pumpkins has lost all of his founding members, but he is still moving forward.
Verse over vocals: Scottish singer's lyrics fall short
June 19, 2012
Amy Macdonald has a nice singing voice, but lacks a necessary edge.
Fiona Apple revamps classic roots by stripping down sound, combining genres
June 18, 2012
After keeping her fans in the dark for seven years, Fiona Apple reveals a new level of sophistication in her songwriting.
Neil Young continues with the American folk tradition with Americana
June 13, 2012
Austin City Limits-headliner Neil Young dropped his newest album, and this time he brought some old friends with him.
With new album, The Beach Boys attempt to remain relevant in an ever-changing industry
June 13, 2012
The classic American band turned 50 this year, and commemorated the event by releasing “That’s Why God Made the Radio.”