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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: Liz Mandeville – ‘Heart ‘o’ Chicago’

Liz Mandeville

Liz Mandeville takes us on a trip through Chigaco blues and R&B with 11 original numbers that sound vintage. Read More »

Music Review: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’

Art Official cover

Two relatively cohesive (and very different) albums by the Purple Yoda. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from David Guetta, Wu-Tang Clan, Placido Domingo, Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Beck and More

David Guetta

Plus a new children's holiday album from Farmer Jason (of Jason and the Scorchers), a concert DVD from Depeche Mode, and a reissued lost classic from The Byrds' Gene Clark. Read More »

Music Review: Marc Broussard – ‘A Life Worth Living’

marc broussard a life worth living

Broussard provides open, honest and catchy tunes for a deeply satisfying release. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Get On Up – The James Brown Story’ [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Get On Up

The soundtrack to 'Get On Up' is really a collection of the essential hits of "Mr. Dynamite." Read More »

Flurry of New Christmas/Holiday Albums Heralds the Season

idina-menzel-holiday-wishes

From Idina Menzel to Earth, Wind & Fire, the season is busting out all over with new Christmas albums for your holiday-party playlist. Read More »

Music Review: Chelsey Green and the Green Project – ‘The Green Room’

The Green Project from Chelsey Green

A collection of appealing original compositions and arrangements that showcase Green’s unique twist on violin, viola and contemporary jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Ray Charles – ‘Genius Loves Company’ [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary)

The reissue of Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is an upgrade for those who bought the original album and a treat for those who missed it the first time around. Read More »

Music Review: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Strut’

lenny kravitz strut

Lenny Kravitz shows off his "strut" on his new LP. Read More »