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  • Incan Abraham: Teddy Cafaro, Spencer Mandel, Giuliano Pizzulo, Andrew Clinco
    In The Indie Apr 03, 2014 EDT

    Incan Abraham Talks West Coast Stereotypes, Peruvian Soda and Debut Album, 'Tolerance'

    It's no longer freezing in New York after months of snow and gloomy weather. Could the members of Incan Abraham have brought some Los Angeles warmth with them? As they sit on a bench outside of The Brooklyn Bowl, they speak of their upcoming album, Tolerance, as a "tombstone" of sorts. It's the band's debut LP, but they describe it as quite literally a record of the years they've worked leading up to this point.

  • R.E.M. "Around the Sun" (2004)
    In The Rock Apr 17, 2014 EDT

    7 Albums Hated by the People Who Made Them

    Musicians have a very unusual relationship with the songs they write. Just like an actor doesn't sit around watching his or her own movies all day (hopefully), a musician doesn't listen to their own albums very often, for various reasons. They could simply be tired of hearing the songs, or maybe they're self-conscious, but sometimes an artist genuinely dislikes their own work. Here are seven albums aren't very well liked by the people who made them.

  • 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo
    In The Pop Apr 16, 2014 EDT

    Junk Mail: Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" Album Review Performed Via Email

    Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other. This week: Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot and Carolyn Menyes email back and forth about Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty".

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  • Apr 17, 2014 EDT

    The Most Popular Karaoke Songs in America ...

    Everything has its own day nowadays, but some things, such as karaoke, get a whole freakin' week. The third week of April is apparently National Karaoke Week. The event, supposedly not invented by Smule, was celebrated by Smule, which used data from its Sing! Karaoke app to determine the most popular karaoke tracks in existence. The app's more than 150 million users generated this Top 10: Read this

  • Apr 17, 2014 EDT

    American Idol Summer Tour Will Hit Fewer Dates in 2014 ...

    Plans were laid out last night for the annual American Idol Summer Tour. The series will be shorter than usual-probably due to less demand in recent years-but will still find its way around to 41 cities, opening on the East coast and working its way west. As usual, the top ten finalists from the current season will take part in the tour. Read this

  • Apr 17, 2014 EDT

    'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 7 Make Predictable Picks For Contestant's Choice ...

    After two weeks in the top eight, American Idol is finally down to seven contestants this week and decided to let the remaining singers show their real stuff (yet again) with their own choice of song. Thus, the picks were pretty predictable and everyone performed thusly. It's pretty well established who the stars are on this season of Idol -- Jena Irene, Alex Preston and Caleb Johnson, and those three had the strongest showings. The mediocre singers were mediocre and the boring guys were boring. Read this

  • Apr 16, 2014 EDT

    Junk Mail: Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" Album Review Performed Via Email ...

    Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other.

    This week: Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot and Carolyn Menyes email back and forth about Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty". Read this

  • Apr 16, 2014 EDT

    Pharrell Williams and 'Happy' Continue Digital Downloads Domination ...

    The slow sales that plagued the Billboard 200 this week didn't avoid the Digital Downloads chart either, although totals weren't nearly as painful for digital tracks. A new name came into play, but the top four tracks will be familiar to our readers. Read this

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In The Country/Folk Apr 15, 2014 EDT

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In The Christian/Gospel Apr 15, 2014 EDT

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In The Country/Folk Apr 15, 2014 EDT

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