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Album Review: Metric's Art of Doubt Sees a Return to Guitars with Mixed Results

3 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound

The Lowdown: Toronto-based alt-rockers Metric have returned with their seventh studio album, Art of Doubt. The band mostly steer away from the synth-centric style of their...
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Villagers Are Modern Day Adult Contemporary Music

Villagers Are Modern Day Adult Contemporary Music

4 hours ago   |   Pop Matters   |   2 articles

None In the recent past, maybe before 2010 or so, Villagers could conceivably be labeled as an Adult Contemporary act. O'Brien's music is pleasant and easy to listen to without...
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Linda Clifford Was a Disco Diva Who Deserved Better

Linda Clifford Was a Disco Diva Who Deserved Better

5 hours ago   |   Pop Matters

None Like many R&B stalwarts of the late '60s and early '70s, Curtis Mayfield got knocked for a loop by disco. The kind of provocative music he'd made a few years earlier, best...
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Menace Beach Pick Up Where They Left Off with 'Black Rainbow Sound'

Menace Beach Pick Up Where They Left Off with 'Black Rainbow Sound'

6 hours ago   |   Pop Matters

None Using indie rock as their main platform, Menace Beach has been exploring the trajectories of the genre with adjacent sounds in noise rock and post-punk, while also...
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Whole Lotta Love in San Diego: KAABOO 2018 Festival Review

Whole Lotta Love in San Diego: KAABOO 2018 Festival Review

23 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound

Beyond the Gates: America's summer music festival circuit is in a slump. Despite Beyoncé's for-the-ages Coachella live stream earlier this year, the bloom is clearly off the...
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Nicolas Cage thinks the Cage Rage memes are a “disservice” to his new film

Nicolas Cage thinks the Cage Rage memes are a “disservice” to his new film

23 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound

Nicolas Cage currently stars in the new action horror Mandy , which hit theaters just last Friday. Directed by Panos Cosmatos, the film has pulled in rave reviews, including...
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'The Wake' Proves Voivod Can Still Pack an Animalistic Intellectual Punch

'The Wake' Proves Voivod Can Still Pack an Animalistic Intellectual Punch

1 day ago   |   Pop Matters

None Canada's Voivod has always been an interesting prospect. Initially focused on speed metal, they eventually came to incorporate styles like punk, thrash, and progressive...
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Electronic Producer Shinichi Atobe Takes Us to a New Corner of His World on 'Heat'

Electronic Producer Shinichi Atobe Takes Us to a New Corner of His World on 'Heat'

1 day ago   |   Pop Matters

None Shinichi Atobe's evolved the same way life on Earth has; after floundering about in the deep sea, he's flopped up on land. Maybe the beach on the cover of his new album...
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Troye Sivan's 'Bloom' Is a Queer-Pop Fantasia

Troye Sivan's 'Bloom' Is a Queer-Pop Fantasia

1 day ago   |   Pop Matters

None "To be gay requires watching for hints," wrote pop critic Alfred Soto for Billboard shortly after George Michael's passing in 2016. "When nearly 100 percent of pop songs...
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Never Tell Me the Odds: Riot Fest 2018 Festival Review

Never Tell Me the Odds: Riot Fest 2018 Festival Review

1 day ago   |   Consequence of Sound

Beyond the Gates: The lead-up to Riot Fest' s 2018 installment was riddled with perils, at least on the part of longtime fans and attendees. Rumors circulated about headliner...
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Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

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Robyn Reveals Release Date for New Album 'Honey'

Robyn Reveals Release Date for New Album 'Honey'

Eight years after her dance-pop opus Body Talk set a new standard in the genre for emotional depth, Robyn finally returns this fall with her long (... Read more ...

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Get ready to swoon to the power-pop band's first release since last year's charming debut, Guppy. (Image credit: Amanda Fotes/Courtesy of the artist) Read more ...

Watch Nine Inch Nails Play “The Perfect Drug” Live For The First Time Ever

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There is never a bad time to go see Nine Inch Nails live. They are one of the great arena-level rock bands currently operating, and one of the only bands from the alt-rock... Read more ...

Dead Can Dance - “The Mountain”

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Through the '80s and '90s, the Australian duo Dead Can Dance turned goth into something mythic and lush and worldly. On 4AD, a label full of sonic adventurers, they were among... Read more ...

Villagers Are Modern Day Adult Contemporary Music

Villagers Are Modern Day Adult Contemporary Music

None In the recent past, maybe before 2010 or so, Villagers could conceivably be labeled as an Adult Contemporary act. O'Brien's music is pleasant and easy to listen to without... Read more ...

Glennis Grace Shines With Performance of Snow Patrol's 'Run' on 'America's...

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Glennis Grace has a knack for improving with each performance on America's Got Talent. Tonight, as the first part of the AGT finale hit... Read more ...

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With the release of the first Captain Marvel trailer , I am shaking and ready to be indoctrinated with the gospel of Carol Danvers. I'm not just excited because this is the... Read more ...

Iggy Azalea, Sabrina Carpenter & Boyz II Men to Present at 2018 iHeartRadio...

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This weekend, iHeartMedia celebrates its annual iHeartRadio Music Festival with an A-list two-day lineup of performances in Las Vegas. In... Read more ...

KISS Solo Albums Come Together To Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary In A...

KISS Solo Albums Come Together To Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary In A Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set

Forty years ago today, the four founding members of KISS - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss - released their respective solo albums all on the same day... Read more ...

Fall Out Boy Fans Say Machine Gun Kelly Got Booed While Performing Eminem...

Fall Out Boy Fans Say Machine Gun Kelly Got Booed While Performing Eminem Diss Track 'Rap Devil'

The Eminem/Machine Gun Kelly feud continues to heat up, as reports surface that he was booed during a performance of his Slim Shady diss track "... Read more ...