1. Blur’s 'Parklife' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    April 25, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Because Oasis wrote songs reminiscent of “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” they went over huge in America. Blur, their chief rivals in the Britpop wars of the mid-‘90s, were more like the Beatles in terms of inventiveness and musical ability, but they didn’t write universal anthems everyone could…

  2. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  3. Tyler, The Creator Taps Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean for 'Wolf'

    March 26, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Pharrell Williams and Odd Future members will also appear on the April-due album. Tyler, The Creator is growing his "Wolf" pack. The Odd Future MC's upcoming solo album will feature members of his crew alongside a handful of other guests:…

  4. Toro y Moi, "Underneath the Pine"

    March 18, 2011 10:41 AM EDT Somewhere between recently identified rock subgenres chillwave (hazy, obfuscated, heavily processed indie rock) and yacht rock (smooth '70s rock as practiced by oeuvre icon Michael McDonald) lies the muse of Chaz Bundick (aka Toro y Moi ). On "Underneath the Pine," he…

  5. Stereolab, "Not Music"

    November 19, 2010 5:44 PM EST When Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus in 2009 (which is still in effect), the British act's members also promised to release outtakes from the recording session that yielded its last full album, 2008's "Chemical Chords." True to their word, "Not Music"…

  6. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35-minute experience, as evidenced by a…

  7. Sun Kil Moon Delivering 'Promises' In July

    April 26, 2010 4:54 PM EDT Mark Kozelek will release his fourth album as Sun Kil Moon , "Admiral Fell Promises," on July 13 through his own Caldo Verde label. The 10-track album features 60 minutes of new music, including the title track, which has been part of Kozelek's live sets since 2000. Fans who…

  8. Sondre Lerche Plots 'Heartbeat Radio' Tour

    July 08, 2009 3:53 PM EDT Sondre Lerche today announced the dates for a North American tour to promote his upcoming fall album, "Heartbeat Radio." The Norwegian singer's road trip will kick off Sept. 5 in Philadelphia, Pa. and end Sept. 30 in Vancouver, and from there Lerche will head across the pond…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Staind expands its horizons both musically and promotionally, David Byrne and Brian Eno team up for their first album in 27 years, Shwayze enjoys an MTV-fueled buzz and Amy Macondald aims for Statesid Rapper Ice Cube's "Raw Footage" (Lench Mob). New albums from veteran…

  11. Kraftwerk/Neu! Member Klaus Dinger Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He was 61. German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  13. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas, Feist, Mice Parade

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will perform tomorrow night (Feb. 8) at the third annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Hollywood club Avalon. Mary The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Shots are fired and one man is killed during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - AMC Theaters screen the White Stripes' live DVD, …

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST The first solo album since 1984 from Pink Floyd's David Gilmoor, the major-label studio debut from Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, a non-New Pornographers effort from Neko Case and a country music di The Atlantic debut from rapper Juvenile, "Reality Check," featuring…

  16. Billboard Bits: Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt Kanye West has been chosen to reinterpret the classic "Mission: Impossible" theme song for the third installment in the Tom Cruise-starring film franchise, which opens May 5 in U.S. theaters. The theme was previously performed by the U2…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Shots are fired and one man is killed during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - AMC Theaters screen the White Stripes' live DVD, …

  18. DEERHOOF, "The Runners Four"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST This band certainly isn't for everyone, and, loaded with 20 greatly varying tracks, "The Runners Four" is no exception. But Deerhoof has quietly carved out a place at the table of indie rock's most in The last five years have yielded five albums from Deerhoof, all of which…

  19. Billboard Bits: Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel Wyclef Jean, Hector El Bambino, Antibalas and Grandmaster Flash have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Amsterjam, which will be held Aug. 20 at New York's Randall's Island. They join previously announced performers Snoop…

  20. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

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