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'Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2' by E-40

Back of The Billboards: 'Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2' by E-40

Buzz Dec 2014 11:06AM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at hyphy hype-magnet E-40 and part two of his four-part 'Sharp On All Corners' series.READ MORE

Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint Cover Art

Junk Mail: Nicki Minaj 'The Pinkprint' Album Review

Reviews Dec 2014 16:48PM EDT

Nicki Minaj finally shows us who she really is on her new album "The Pinkprint."READ MORE

Charli XCX - 'Sucker' (2014)

Junk Mail: Charli XCX 'Sucker' Album Review

Reviews Dec 2014 18:30PM EDT

Welcome to Junk Mail, where a few Music Times staffers email back-and-forth about each week's biggest release throughout the work day. This week, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot, and Carolyn Menyes chat about Charli XCX's new album, "Sucker."READ MORE

'The 25th of December' by Dave Koz and Friends

Back of The Billboards: 'The 25th of December' by Dave Koz and Friends

Buzz Dec 2014 12:02PM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Christmas king Dave Koz and his new collection of smooth jazz standards.READ MORE

Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole Doesn't Disappoint With New Album '2014 Forest Hills Drive' [ROUND-UP REVIEW]

Buzz Dec 2014 23:18PM EDT

Last month, J. Cole officially announced the iTunes preorder for his "2014 Forest Hills Drive" album and fans had been anticipating its release ever since. The album ended up leaking before its official release and fans contemplated whether or not to listen early. Buzz surrounding a track called "Fire Squad," where Cole calls out Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, made the album hard to resist. Whether fans decided to take a listen early or wait for the official drop, all can agree the North Carolina rapper did not disappoint. It has been reported that the album may have the biggest hip-hop sales week of the year.READ MORE

Omarion released his MMG debut 'Sex Playlist' last week.

Omarion Makes A Solid Return With His MMG Debut 'Sex Playlist'

Buzz Dec 2014 22:34PM EDT

Last week, Omarion released his highly anticipated MMG debut album "Sex Playlist." The album is his first major release since 2010's Ollusion and critics are saying he's made a solid return. His fourth studio album comes after his 2012 mixtape "Care Package" and 2013′s sequel "CP2."READ MORE

'Long Tall Sally' by The Beatles

Back of The Billboards: 'Long Tall Sally' by The Beatles

Buzz Dec 2014 11:59AM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Mexican pop star The Beatles (?) and its new EP ''Long Tall Sally' (?!?).READ MORE

Avicii The Days / Nights EP Cover Art

Avicii Releases 'The Days / Nights' with Henrik B, Felix Jaehn Remixes [REVIEW]

Reviews Dec 2014 10:01AM EDT

After being announced by his manager on Instagram, Avicii has released his new EP "The Days / Nights" featuring two tracks that have already been previewed and two new remixes from Swedish producer Henrik B and German producer Felix Jaehn. "The Days" was already released as a single in October and "The Nights" was included in the "FIFA 15" soundtrack but never saw an official release besides a Spotify stream. Now "The Nights" is available on all portals with its opposing partner in addition to two added remixes from artists Avicii has been keen on. "The Days" and "The Nights" continue down the road that Avicii has paved for himself with "Wake Me Up," managing to merge country, folk and EDM. Tabbing U.K. heavyweight singer and former Take That frontman Robbie Williams on "The Days," Avicii delivers his folksiest track to date next to "Hey Brother." "The Nights" follows the same vein, but veers more electronic with cheery, pitched synth melodies under the vocals of Swedish DJ favorite Salem Al Fakir. The song encourages its listeners to live every day like it is your last, a message probably lost on most for those people glued to their television screen playing "FIFA 15."READ MORE

Eminem's New 'Shady XV' Album Highlights Classics And Progression of Label

Buzz Nov 2014 18:34PM EDT

Tyler, The Creator recently shared his thoughts on Eminem's Shady XV compilation album giving the release a less than satisfactory review. Check out a round-up of what critics are saying here.READ MORE

Deadmau5 5 years Of Mau5 Cover Art

Deadmau5 Releases '5 Years Of Mau5' EP [REVIEW]

Reviews Nov 2014 09:31AM EDT

The 5 Years Of Mau5 compilation was ambitious. It took the best deadmau5 tracks from the past five years, put them on one CD and then added a second CD remixing those tracks. He tabs some of the most promising producers in the field of dance like Madeon, Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Botnek and others. The compilation features some previously remixed deadmau5 tracks that had caught his ear in the past, but it is primarily comprised of new music.READ MORE

Rick Ross releases his second album this year, Hood Billionaire.

Rick Ross Offers Up More Drug Lord-Inspired Anthems on 'Hood Billionaire'

Buzz Nov 2014 09:32AM EDT

When Rick Ross first emerged on the scene back in 2006, he introduced the world to his Miami drug lord persona with his debut single "Hustlin." Six albums and countless singles later, Ross is sticking to his guns with more drug themed anthems on Hood Billionaire. All in all, the album seems to be a hit or miss, either you will love what Ross has to offer or you will bore easily of his repetitive tales. Check out a round-up of what critics are saying below.READ MORE

'Love In Venice' by André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra

Back of The Billboards: 'Love In Venice' by André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra

Buzz Nov 2014 11:16AM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at André Rieu and his collection of Italian standards.READ MORE

One Direction,

Junk Mail: One Direction, 'FOUR' Album Review

Reviews Nov 2014 16:44PM EDT

One Direction's new album "FOUR" continues to show growth for the "Night Changes" group.READ MORE

'La Isla Bonita' by Deerhoof

Back of The Billboards: 'La Isla Bonita' by Deerhoof

Buzz Nov 2014 10:42AM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

'Chapter 6: Couples Therapy

Back of The Billboards: 'Chapter 6: Couples Therapy' by Syleena Johnson

Buzz Nov 2014 12:24PM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

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