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Back of The Billboards: 'Ibeyi' by Ibeyi

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Junk Mail: Big Sean 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album Review

I think Dark Sky Paradise was a solid effort for Big Sean. I don't think it puts him in the same league as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, but I definitely see a lot of Drake similarities as far as the way his style has developed. I think this is just ...

Big Sean 'Dark Sky Paradise' Listening Party: Rapper Talks Ariana Grande, Kanye West, John Legend, Grandmother's Death & More

Rapper Big Sean released his third studio album "Dark Sky Paradise" and gave a special listening party for Hot 97 and some die-hard fans in New York City. The Detroit native opened up about his track, "One Man Can Change The World" where he dedicates ...

JD McPherson Does Best Playing Roadhouse-Happy Rock on Second Album 'Let The Good Times Roll'

JD McPherson specializes in shufflin' roots rock, which is what he does best during 'Let The Good Times Roll,' his second LP from Rounder Records. ...

Junk Mail: Imagine Dragons 'Smoke + Mirrors' Album Review

Imagine Dragons show lyrical growth and some musical strength on its new album, making 'Smoke + Mirrors' a solid follow-up to the breakthrough 'Night Visions.' ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Beyond The Red Mirror' by Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian has been around for roughly 30 years now, and at no point was it higher than during 1995, when it released the acclaimed Imaginations From The Other Side, a concept album tracing a typical sci-fi/fantasy storyline across two ...

Junk Mail: 'FIfty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack Featuring Beyoncé, Sia, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & More

It's our first soundtrack for Junk Mail, and is there any better initiation than Fifty Shades of Grey? I feel like a critical virgin, just waiting for the goddess within to blossom with some major musical whippings. And even though Christian Grey may ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Slow Motion Volume 1" by Jarren Benton

XXL Class of 2014 member Jarren Benton has all the verses and none of the hooks on 'Slow Motion Vol. 1' EP. ...

Junk Mail: Fifth Harmony 'Reflection' Album Review

As a debut album, Reflection is a success. Fifth Harmony show they are able to conquer the radio-friendly anthems that will elevate them to superstar level, but also have a more thoughtful side that empowers women. It may be a little top heavy, but ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Opus Collection' by Leonard Cohen

This week we look at Leonard Cohen's new album 'Opus Collection,' the newest edition of Starbucks' exclusive greatest hits collections. ...

Junk Mail: Ne-Yo 'Non-Fiction' Album Review

Does Ne-Yo's new album "Non-Fiction" live up to the grand story he's trying to tell? ...

Hardwell Releases Debut Album 'United We Are' Featuring Jason Derulo, Mr Probz, Tiësto & Others [LISTEN]

Dutch superstar DJ Hardwell has released his debut album United We Are. Known for his anthemic singles and explosive live sets, Robbert van de Corput, has taken the risk of releasing a full-length LP. The album has features and collaborations ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Mind Games' by Palisades

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Junk Mail: Fall Out Boy 'American Beauty/American Psycho' Album Review

AB/AP was an ambitious effort that showed the band experimenting with new ways construct a song. Overall, it maintained the sound I expected from the band. There were details and choices they made that I found interesting, but I don't think it's an ...

Ludacris Comes Angry, Stays Polished on 'Burning Bridges'; EP Features Rick Ross, Jason Aldean, John Legend Guest Spots

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

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