Review: Bruno Mars Trades In Charm For Riches On ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars has had an enviable career so far. After writing songs for other artists as he struggled to be taken seriously as a performer himself, he took the world by storm with his debut album, Doowops & Hooligans. “Just The Way You Are” was a stellar first single that showed both quality writing and…

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Review: Metallica ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’: Thrash Is Back!

Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is arguably the most anticipated metal album of 2016. It’s been 8 years since Death Magnetic came out, and Metallica has some good excuses for the long gap. They founded their own record label, released a full length album with Lou Reed, released a self-produced movie, and of course toured around the…

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Andrew McMahon Shares New Song, “Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me”

Last week, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness announced their upcoming sophomore album, Zombies On Broadway. Today that record is available for pre-order, and it comes with a new song, "Brooklyn, You're Killing Me." Fans may be surprised by the song at first. It's not your traditional Andrew McMahon song with piano and earnestly sung lyrics. Instead, the…

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Andrew McMahon Announces New Album, ‘Zombies On Broadway’

The wait is over! Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is officially releasing their second album in just three months: Zombies On Broadway will be out on February 10, 2017. Andrew began working on the album about a year ago, and by January this year, he had already prepared 5 solid songs. He worked on the…

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Watch Green Day’s Moving “Still Breathing” Music Video

Green Day's new album, Revolution Radio, just came out last month. Following the aggressive and topical first single, "Bang Bang," the second single is the poignant "Still Breathing." After frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's iHeartRadio incident in 2012 stunted their trilogy promotion and landed him in rehab, this is, perhaps surprisingly, the only new song that…

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Review: Alicia Keys Navigates Personal & Social Issues Earnestly On ‘Here’

Ever since Alicia Keys burst onto the music scene 15 years ago, she's had important things to say with the inspired music to back them up. Although her last two albums have felt a bit predictable and safe, her latest record brings back some of her early spark. Her sixth album, Here is Alicia's biggest statement…

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Andrew McMahon Finishes 2nd Wilderness Album

Andrew McMahon fans, it's time to get excited. Today he announced that his second solo album is officially ready! Andrew has been writing and recording for months, and already had 5 songs shaping up by January this year. Now all those long nights have paid off and the new music is that much closer to…

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‘Liberman Live’ Is Vanessa Carlton’s First Live Album

Vanessa Carlton has finally come out with her first ever live album. Liberman Live was released on October 21st. Liberman Live is a beautiful showcase of Vanessa's siren-like voice and soft, earthy melodies. The intimacy of her small performance can be heard through the speakers, as if you were there with her. Liberman's hypnotizing music is conveyed perfectly in…

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Green Day Gets Morbid On Standout “Say Goodbye” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their excellent 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, earlier this month. In our review we highlighted "Say Goodbye" as a standout track, and its new lyric video keeps up the impression. The song is musically different for Green Day, treading into rather bluesy and bombastic new territory. But lyrically it's right up…

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The Weeknd Shares Action-Packed “False Alarm” Music Video

Last month, The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) announced his upcoming third studio album, Starboy. In addition to sharing the title track and its music video, he also teased fans with a second song, the punk-influenced "False Alarm." It's a surprising track, and one that will surely attract new listeners. It starts off by describing a…

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Green Day Shares “Ordinary World” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their new album, Revolution Radio, last week. It's an excellent record that combines their 21st century political awareness with their earlier straightforward punch. Songs like "Bang Bang" and "Revolution Radio" are energetic and raise important social questions, but the album actually ends on a more reflective note. "Ordinary World" is an acoustic…

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Bruno Mars Is Back With New Song & Album, “24K Magic”

Bruno Mars is finally back. It's been four long years since he released his last album, Unorthodox Jukebox. And while we've enjoyed singles more recently than that (especially his Mark Ronson collaboration, "Uptown Funk"), his third album is long overdue. Luckily, the wait is now over. Bruno Mars just released his new single, "24K Magic,"…

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for 25+ years, and rarer still for them to have continued success into their later years. But Green Day has always been special. After a strong underground start in the Bay Area, the trio released their…

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Green Day Celebrates Album Release With “Youngblood” Lyric Video

Green Day's highly anticipated new album, Revolution Radio, just came out today. Songs like "Bang Bang" and the title track hinted at its social and political themes, while "Still Breathing" continued the heavy mood. But today the band is celebrating with a lyric video for perhaps the happiest song on the album. "Youngblood" is an energetic…

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Garbage Electrifies In “Magnetized” Music Video

Earlier this year, Garbage released their dark sixth album, Strange Little Birds. It was led by the infectious first single, "Empty," and now fans get to enjoy "Magnetized" as the second single. "Magnetized" has moody verses, starting with the opening line in which Shirley Manson declares she's not in love. But the choruses, in contrast, are…

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Review: Banks Boasts Vulnerability & Defiance On Dazzling ‘The Altar’

Banks emerged quietly yet suddenly, impressing with her 2014 debut album, Goddess. It followed a series of EPs the year before, taking songs from those while adding some new ones in, too. Goddess wasn’t just one of the best debut albums of the year; it was one of the best albums of the year, period. And…

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Review: ‘Sorceress’ Strikes Balance Between Old And New Opeth

It’s been a while since Opeth left their death metal origins behind to focus on a more melodic, late '60s and early '70s prog rock approach. While 2014’s Pale Communion was confirmation of this relatively new style, Sorceress brings back a few elements from their darker and heavier early 2000s approach. Perhaps what makes Sorceress…

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Review: Amy Lee’s ‘Dream Too Much’ Is A Sweet Family Adventure

If you want to turn into a pile of mush, Dream Too Much may be just the album for you. Amy Lee first hinted at the new project, inspired by her two-year-old son, Jack, early this year, when Amy started sharing photos and videos on social media showing her recording new music. After much guessing by the…

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See The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Video Off Upcoming Album Of Same Name

The Weeknd is suddenly back with a brand new single! Even though his hit album, Beauty Behind The Madness, only came out last year, he's already preparing his new record. "Starboy" is the lead single and title track. The Weeknd just shared it last weekend, and now we can enjoy its official music video, too.…

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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Talks 2nd Album

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness just released the music video for his new single, "Fire Escape." The song is our first hint of what his upcoming sophomore album will sound like. It will be the followup to his self-titled 2014 debut. Andrew is still wrapping up the recording process, but should have his second Wilderness…

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See Andrew McMahon’s Inflatable Love Story “Fire Escape” Music Video

Earlier this month, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness shared the lyric video for his new single, "Fire Escape," which he'd been playing live all summer. The peppy song is just our first taste of his upcoming second album under the new moniker. The unnamed sophomore record is still in progress, but should be out by early 2017.…

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Green Day Gets Personal On “Still Breathing”

Green Day is getting ready to release their first new album in four years, Revolution Radio. Following the aggressive first single "Bang Bang" and the riotous title track, fans can now hear a third preview of the album. "Still Breathing" is the most personal song we've heard yet, one that fans may find particularly poignant. It…

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Amy Lee Shares Gentle Children’s Song, “If You’re A Star”

Last month, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee shared a new song called "Dream Too Much." It comes from her new children's album of the same name, due out later this month. Now we get our second preview of the album with "If You're A Star." This song is gentler, a lullaby to sing your child to…

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See Green Day Imposters Rob A Bank In New “Bang Bang” Music Video

Last month Green Day released their aggressive new single, "Bang Bang," the first taste of their upcoming album Revolution Radio. The song tackles issues of gun violence in America, but its new music video depicts another kind of problem. The video starts with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool peering around a corner with…

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Review: Gavin DeGraw Finds Perfect Balance On ‘Something Worth Saving’

Since he first came out in 2003, Gavin DeGraw has made music that is timeless. He somehow combines relatable, guy-next-door ease with cool, city-boy charm. He's romantic and sensitive one minute, random and joking the next. Even with his first album, he'a always seemed familiar, like an old friend. His newest release, Something Worth Saving, is…

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Hear Green Day’s Riotous “Revolution Radio” From Upcoming Album

After four long years, Green Day finally made their comeback last month with their topical new single, "Bang Bang." Now, just weeks ahead of their upcoming 12th album, Green Day has released its title track, "Revolution Radio." It's a rollicking song for the protestors and rebels fighting against recent issues. If "Bang Bang" was from the enemy's eyes,…

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See Lyric Video For New Andrew McMahon Single, “Fire Escape”

Earlier this year, just as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness was beginning a tour in June, he debuted a brand new song called "Fire Escape." It was our first taste of the new music he'd been cooking up in New York City in the prior months as he began working on his second studio album. As we…

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Amy Lee Shares Stop Motion “Dream Too Much” Music Video

Last month, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee announced her new children's album, Dream Too Much, would be out in September. She shared the title track, and now that song gets a music video. Amy wrote "Dream Too Much" for her two-year-old son Jack, and its lyrics capture childlike imagination. The new stop-motion music video brings these nonsense…

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Listen To New Gavin DeGraw Track, “Kite Like Girl”

Gavin DeGraw is getting ready to release his new album, Something Worth Saving, in just one week. He's already graced us with "She Sets The City On Fire" and "Making Love With The Radio On." Today we get our third taste of the new record with another love song called "Kite Like Girl." "Kite Like Girl"…

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See Simple Plan’s Sweet “Perfectly Perfect” Lyric Video

Earlier this year, Simple Plan released their 5th studio album, Taking One For The Team. The album launched upbeat singles like "Boom," "I Don't Wanna Go To Bed," and "Singing In The Rain," but the tracklist also included softer songs. One of the album's highlights is a ballad called "Perfectly Perfect." Singer Pierre Bouvier sings…

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Gavin DeGraw Shares Music Video For “She Sets The City On Fire”

Last month, Gavin DeGraw released his new single, "She Sets The City On Fire." Today fans can finally see its music video, which Gavin filmed on August 8th. The song's starring lady is a smart girl who's good with numbers and has an inventive mind. The video shows her when she was young, filling up…

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