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Charlie Doherty’s Top 30 Releases of 2014 (Starring Judas Priest, Ryan Adams, Run the Jewels, Smashing Pumpkins, Sun Kil Moon, and More)

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I'm sure that you'll agree with me that this past year wasn't the greatest year in music history but it was a very damn satisfying one. Read More »

Mark Kalriess’ Best Music of 2014 (Featuring Run the Jewels, Taylor Swift, Lykke Li, and More)

I Never Learn Cover

2014 was packed with so much great music, it was impossible to ignore. Personally, I don’t remember a year where so many albums I was looking forward to met or exceeded my expectations. Read More »

Best Mixtapes of 2014 (Starring Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Your Old Droog, Speaker Knockerz)

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A look back at the best rap mixtapes of 2014. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

Hits (Kelis, Suzanne Vega, etc.)

2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Music Review: The Urban Renewal Project – ‘Local Legend’

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The Urban Renewal Project is the real thing—big band sound, at times edgy and always catchy. Read More »

Music Review: Hip-Hop/Rock Musical ‘Venice’ (Original Cast Recording)

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The original cast recording of the musical 'Venice' has a creative vitality that promises much for the future. Read More »

Music Review: Marc 7 (Jurassic 5) – ‘Food, Clothing & Shelter’

Food, Clothing & Shelter

Jurassic 5's Marc 7 combines strong rhyming, a variety of catchy beats, and topics of social importance in his debut solo album. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Nicki Minaj, Neil Young, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson and More

Jack Bruce

Plus Everclear, Cracker, Jason Marsalis, Soundgarden, Cream (R.I.P. Jack Bruce) and R.E.M. Read More »

Music Review: The Voices of Terror – ‘Rock-Rap Dynasty’

The Voices of Terror

‘Rock-Rap Dynasty’ is anything but terrifying - in a good way. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Con – ‘I Choose You’ EP

Joe Con's 'I Choose You'

Joe Con puts together quite successfully hip-hop and folk in his newest EP, ‘I Choose You’. Read More »