1. Paramore, 'Paramore': Track-By-Track Review

    April 08, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Nearly four years after the release of their last album and with two fewer members in their lineup, Paramore at last returns with their fourth album, the self-titled "Paramore" (out April 9 via Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records). As u ...

  2. The Band Perry, 'Pioneer': Track-by-Track Review

    April 02, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Band Perry has had the date April 2 circled on their calendar for quite some time. Today marks the release of their long-awaited sophomore project, "Pioneer." Their self-titled Republic Nashville debut, released in October 2010, ha ...

  3. 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 "B ...

  4. Depeche Mode, 'Delta Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 26, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Fans can count on Depeche Mode -- they've released a new album and embarked on a coinciding tour every four years since 1993. It's that time again, as the long-reigning synth-rock kings are back with a new LP, "Delta Machine,&quo ...

  5. Blake Shelton, 'Based On A True Story...' Track-by-Track Review

    March 26, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Country superstar/"Voice" coach Blake Shelton is all about getting personal  on "Based On A True Story…," his seventh studio album to date. "Every song on the album, I've either been through those situations, or I&# ...

  6. The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2013 1:20 PM EDT When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll ...

  7. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory a ...

  8. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desp ...

  9. Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience': Track-By-Track Review

    March 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "FutureSex/Lovesounds" was released in September 2006, Justin Timberlake was 25 years old, in a relationship with Cameron Diaz that was about to end, and for all intents and purposes, still a kid trying to prove himself and sus ...

  10. Evanescence, 'Fallen': Classic Track-By-Track

    March 04, 2013 12:20 PM EST "They threw us out of the office. They said, 'A chick and a piano? Are you kidding? On rock radio?'" According to Wind-up Records president Ed Vetri, that's what a radio programmer said back in 2003 when Wind-up knocked o ...

  11. David Bowie, 'The Next Day': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2013 12:45 AM EST The first single released from David Bowie's first album in 10 years, "Where Are We Now?", is an anomaly. It is gentler, slower and lighter than the other 13 songs on "The Next Day," this musical chameleon's retur ...

  12. Demi Lovato, 'Heart Attack': Track Review

    February 26, 2013 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 DEMI LOVATO Heart Attack (3:32) Producers: The Suspex Writers: Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips, Demi Lovato Publishers: various Hollywood Records "Give Your Heart a Break," Demi Lovato's 2012 hi ...

  13. The Oscars Have Off-Key Night: TV Review

    February 25, 2013 2:17 AM EST "Here's to the losers," Seth MacFarlane sang in a closing number with Kristin Chenoweth, an ode to nominees going home empty-handed after the three hour, 30 minute Academy Awards ceremony conclude Sunday. Like so much of the night, ...

  14. The Postal Service, 'Give Up': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 19, 2013 2:30 PM EST In 2003, singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard had released three increasingly popular LPs with his alt-rock group Death Cab For Cutie. By the end of the decade, they would become the poster children for crossover-friendly indie rock, and Gibbard's ...

  15. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot ...

  16. My Bloody Valentine, 'mbv': Album Review

    February 03, 2013 10:30 AM EST My Bloody Valentine mbv (self-released) 21 years. *21 years!* That's how long it's taken My Bloody Valentine to release the follow-up to the brilliant "Loveless," the album that defined 1990s dreampop and cast a towering shad ...

  17. Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom': Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2013 4:58 PM EST Tim McGraw will release his first record on Big Machine, "Two Lanes of Freedom," on Feb. 5. Produced by McGraw and longtime studio partner Byron Gallimore, the album is loaded with the hallmarks of the pair's past successes while ve ...

  18. Thomas Gold Joins the Ranks of the Great Dance DJs with Roseland Ballroom Show in NYC

    January 30, 2013 3:35 PM EST What does Thomas Gold have in common with Kaskade , Deadmau5 , and Swedish House Mafia ? After last Saturday (Jan. 26) night, they’ve all headlined sold-out, Live Nation-backed shows at New York's historic Roseland Ballroom. The most unfamilia ...

  19. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," ...

  20. Paramore, 'Now': Track Review

    January 25, 2013 10:00 AM EST PARAMORE Now (4:10) Producers: Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Taylor York Writers: Hayley Williams and Taylor York Publishers: WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music (ASCAP), FBR Music and Hunterboro Music (ASCAP) Fueled By Ramen ...

  21. 'Glee' Covers 'Locked Out of Heaven': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen below to the New Directions' version of Bruno Mars' No. 1 hit. "Glee" returns to airwaves Thursday, Jan. 24 with an all-new episode featuring McKinley High's take on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" a ...

  22. Churchill, 'Change': Track Review

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 5 0 CHURCHILL "Change" (3:17) Producer: Joe Richmond Writer: T. Bruns Publisher: Churchill the Band Publishing (ASCAP) A&M/Octone Records   Denver newcomer Churchill doesn't overthink its first major bid at radio success, as "Cha ...

  23. A$AP Rocky, 'Long.Live.A$AP' Track-By-Track

    January 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST 8 2 0 We live in a post-"good kid, m.A.A.d city" world. Released less than three months ago, Kendrick Lamar 's debut album raised the bar for storytelling in mainstream hip-hop, as K-Dot's "short film" wrapped a narrative arc ...

  24. The Airborne Toxic Event, 'Timeless': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hear the first single off the band's third album, "Such Hot Blood" The Airborne Toxic Event is looking to heat things up on its third album. The Los Angeles rock act's "Such Hot Blood" is due this spring on Island, led ...

  25. Maroon 5, 'Daylight': Track Review

    January 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 2 0 MAROON 5 "Daylight" (3:46) Producers: Adam Levine, MdL, Max Martin Writers: A. Levine, M. Martin, M. Levy, S. Martin Publishers: various A&M/Octone/Interscope   Following the No. 1 run of "One More Night" on the Billboard Hot ...

  26. Neon Hitch's 'Happy Neon' EP Premiere: Listen To Exclusive Stream

    January 14, 2013 1:10 PM EST 1 0 0 Ahead of her forthcoming debut album, U.K. singer-songwriter Neon Hitch has unveiled a new EP, "Happy Neon," launching exclusively on Billboard.com. Stream the six-track release in its entirety below:     Produced by Neon Hitch and Happy P ...

  27. Redfoo, 'Bring Out The Bottles': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 REDFOO "Bring Out the Bottles" (3:59) Producer: RedFoo Writers: A. Smith, B. Garcia, S. Gordy Publishers: RedFoo LLC dba Yeah Baby Music/RedFoo LLC dba Chebra Music (ASCAP) Interscope   For his first single sans bandmate (and nephew) Sky B ...

  28. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST 0 1 0 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the ...

  29. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a ...

  30. Girls' Generation, 'I Got A Boy': Track-By-Track Review

    January 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Girls' Generation are rightfully one of the acts at the forefront of K-pop's international advancement with their immense popularity in Korea allowing them to spend 2012 focused on other environs, namely Japan and the U.S. Such a long ti ...

  31. Bruno Mars, 'Unorthodox Jukebox': Track-By-Track Review

    December 11, 2012 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars is extremely talented -- we've known this since he popped up without warning singing the hook on B.o.B 's "Nothin' On You," and fully understood his versatility on his 2010 debut "Doo-Wops & Hooligans.&qu ...

  32. Cage the Elephant, "2024"

    December 03, 2010 4:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant is hoping that forthcoming sophomore album "Thank You, Happy Birthday" enjoys the same steady success as its 2009 self-titled debut, which earlier this year spawned two chart-toppers on Billboard's ...

  33. Jeremih featuring 50 cent, "Down on Me"

    December 03, 2010 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Jeremih can work in many styles, the R&B singer/ songwriter's affinity for women has been a constant presence in his singles. Following the breakout success of bedroom track "Birthday Sex," uptempo club banger "Down ...

  34. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

    December 03, 2010 4:19 PM EST 0 0 0 With debut album "19," Adele displayed an understanding of the importance of a sweeping chorus: Well-written ballads like "Chasing Pavements" and "Hometown Glory" became outstanding when their powerful hooks unfolded. & ...

  35. The Decemberists, "Down by the Water"

    December 03, 2010 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 While the last two albums by Portland, Ore., indie rockers the Decemberists have been operatic song cycles with historical undertones, forthcoming sixth disc "The King Is Dead" is a love letter to country-inspired folk music and '80s ...

  36. Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez, "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu"

    December 03, 2010 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Ricky Martin 's last No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart was the sumptuous "Tu Recuerdo," a duet with Chambao frontwoman La Mari from his 2006 "Unplugged" album. For his new single, the Latin superstar offers ano ...

  37. Sylvia Tosun, "Above All"

    December 03, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 There aren't many Juilliard-trained sopranos releasing dance records, and Sylvia Tosun 's "Above All" is all the more listenable because of that uniqueness. The songwriter and former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist specializes ...

  38. Hinder, "All American Nightmare"

    December 03, 2010 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Hinder drops its third album, "All American Nightmare," with a chip on its shoulder and a palpable sense of something to prove, given the sophomore sales slump the Oklahoma quintet suffered with 2008's "Take It to the Limit" ...

  39. Justin Bieber, "My Worlds Acoustic"

    December 03, 2010 3:54 PM EST 0 0 0 The intent of Justin Bieber 's acoustic album is twofold, according to the star: It's a holiday-timed gift for fans who want to feel closer to their teen idol, but also a response to critics who have panned his sound as overproduced bubble ...

  40. R. Kelly, "Love Letter"

    December 03, 2010 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 "This album is dedicated to the girls who stood beside me," R. Kelly sings in the a cappella introduction to his latest studio album, "and even all the bootleggers that couldn't afford to buy me." A characteristic bon mot fr ...

  41. Various Artists, "Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"

    December 03, 2010 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to "Burlesque," Christina Aguilera 's first star vehicle, could be a continuation of her 2006 album "Back to Basics." And why not? It showcased her distinctive flair for the big band style. The soundtrack come ...

  42. Calle 13, "Entren los Que Quieran"

    December 03, 2010 3:39 PM EST 0 0 0 By putting an illustration of a bomb on the cover of its latest album, "Entren los Que Quieran," and appearing as terrorists disguised as nuns in a violent video for first single "Calma Pueblo," Calle 13 simultaneously exceeded a ...

  43. Curren$y, "Pilot Talk II"

    December 03, 2010 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Curren$y releases are relatively low-pressure affairs: with beats comprising cozy synthesizers, the New Orleans rapper's manner is generally good-natured as he rhymes about weed, women and living the good life. While latest release "Pilot ...

  44. Eric Benét, "Lost in Time"

    December 03, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Paying homage to the past can be a tricky proposition. Do you risk losing your contemporary footing? Is there still a market for feel-good R&B? Eric Benét skillfully maneuvers the balancing act and delivers a strong set in the process with this ...

  45. Kanye West, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

    November 30, 2010 1:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off his media-storm-induced hiatus that followed his now-infamous hijacking of Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West crashes back onto the scene to steal the spotlight with possibly the best albu ...

  46. Chris Brown, "Yeah 3x"

    November 30, 2010 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown perfected his brand of R&B-flavored pop music with singles like "Forever" and "I Can Transform Ya," although his most recent hit, "Deuces," presented a more thoughtful pose. "Yeah 3x," his late ...

  47. John Mellencamp, "Save Some Time to Dream"

    November 30, 2010 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 For all of his studied recalcitrance-he did dub himself the Little Bastard, after all- John Mellencamp is at heart an optimist whose songwriting yearns for a better world. That hopeful sentiment kicks off his 25th album, "No Better Than This,&q ...

  48. Ke$ha, "Cannibal"

    November 30, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 One thing's for sure: Ke$ha knows the score. "Guess it worked out/Got here by runnin' my mouth," she declares on "Crazy Beautiful Life," one of nine tracks on the follow-up to her No. 1-debuting 2010 album, "Animal ...

  49. Gwyneth Paltrow, "Country Strong"

    November 30, 2010 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At the recent Country Music Assn. Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow was given the chance to prove she could hold her own sharing the stage with the genre's elite. "Country Strong," the song Paltrow performed from the forthcoming film of the sam ...

  50. James Blunt, "Stay the Night"

    November 30, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt is done singing about heartbreak for now: The Englishman who held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 with his tender single "You're Beautiful" is simply ready to have some fun on "Stay the Night." Writ ...

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