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  • 6 Albums Divided Into Two Distinct Halves

    Before the invention of CDs, artists had to sequence their albums with consideration to the two sides of a record, meaning that each half of the album had to flow and feel complete on its own. This resulted in many albums where the two sides are quite different from one another. Here are six excellent albums that are divided into two distinct halves.Read this

  • 6 Bands Who's Final Album Was Its Worst

    When R.E.M. released its critically panned 2004 album Around the Sun, the band considered breaking up, but realized that they couldn’t end their career on such a failure, which prompted them to release two acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2012. That was R.E.M., though. Not every band is able to control its legacy so gracefully. Here are six bands that broke up after their weakest albums.Read this

  • 7 Incredible Bands with Tiny Discographies

    When you consider all of your favorite bands, they probably have at least a couple of albums to their credit. Each album might be a gem, or maybe there are a couple of duds, but most successful bands have a ton of music to choose from. The discographies of these seven bands, however, probably don't take up very much space in a record store. Here are seven great bands with very small bodies of work.Read this

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  • Pharrell Williams Still on Top for Digital Downloads

    The lead-up to Easter weekend didn't bring much new music to the Digital Downloads charts, but it did greatly improve the sales of tracks by those who were already there. Nearly every performer in the Top 10 saw a boost in downloads.Read this

  • Frozen Sells Most Copies Yet, Topping Billboard 200 for 11th Week

    It's finally warming up in our little corner of New York, but the album sales climate remains Frozen.Read this

  • 7 Classic Albums That Are Way Too Long

    An album should ideally be no longer than 50 minutes, but artists regularly push this boundary and give us albums that are well over an hour long. There are some instances where this works (somehow, all two hours of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is worth hearing), but most of the time, these albums are simply too long. Here are seven classic albums that should have been much shorter.Read this

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Latest Indie Stories

  • 6 Albums Divided Into Two Distinct Halves

    Before the invention of CDs, artists had to sequence their albums with consideration to the two sides of a record, meaning that each half of the album had to flow and feel complete on its own. This resulted in many albums where the two sides are quite different from one another. Here are six excellent albums that are divided into two distinct halves.Read this

  • 6 Bands Who's Final Album Was Its Worst

    When R.E.M. released its critically panned 2004 album Around the Sun, the band considered breaking up, but realized that they couldn’t end their career on such a failure, which prompted them to release two acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2012. That was R.E.M., though. Not every band is able to control its legacy so gracefully. Here are six bands that broke up after their weakest albums.Read this

  • 7 Incredible Bands with Tiny Discographies

    When you consider all of your favorite bands, they probably have at least a couple of albums to their credit. Each album might be a gem, or maybe there are a couple of duds, but most successful bands have a ton of music to choose from. The discographies of these seven bands, however, probably don't take up very much space in a record store. Here are seven great bands with very small bodies of work.Read this

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  • Pharrell Williams Still on Top for Digital Downloads

    The lead-up to Easter weekend didn't bring much new music to the Digital Downloads charts, but it did greatly improve the sales of tracks by those who were already there. Nearly every performer in the Top 10 saw a boost in downloads.Read this

  • Red Rocks Amphitheater Noise Levels Bother Nearby Residents

    The most popular complaint against music venues is that they're just too loud (followed closely by "patrons behaving badly"), and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado is facing similar charges. Residents of nearby Morrison have claimed that concerts are keeping them awake and even rattling the windows of homes as far as half-a-mile from Red Rocks. And of course the culprit isn't just any form of music: It's EDM.Read this

  • Austin City Limits Releases Lineup

    Austin City Limits, the last of the American mega festivals to release its lineup for the 2014 season, has finally dropped its lineup for both weekends of the event, which will go down between October 3 and 5, plus between October 10 and 12.Read this

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Latest Christian/Gospel Stories

  • Phil Wickham is Going Under the Knife

    Phil Wickham's summer tour schedule, which was just recently announced, is now up in the air. The man behind the #1 song, "This is Amazing Grace," will be undergoing vocal cord surgery in the next few days to remove a polyp.Read this

  • Francesca Battistelli Summer Tour Schedule

    This week, Francesca Battistelli released her new album, 'If We’re Honest,' which is home to the hit song, "Write Your Story." She'll be sharing that new music with fans throughout the summer with several festival and conference appearances.Read this

  • Phil Wickham Hits the Road [FULL SCHEDULE]

    Last week, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/worship leader Phil Wickham released The Ascension: Deluxe Edition. The project contains the 11 songs from the original release, The Ascension as well as 10 new acoustic songs. Next month, he'll be taking the new music on the road to share it with fans both old and new.Read this

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Latest Up and Coming Stories

  • From Cadillac Sky to The Whistles & the Bells, Bryan Simpson Is Back in Full Force

    Fans of folk rockers Cadillac Sky were surprised in 2010 when Bryan left the stage in the midst of a tour that found them opening for Mumford and Sons and seemingly disappeared from music altogether. While it seemed sudden, the move had actually been building for two years and now, four years later, Simpson is back with a new chapter in his story.Read this

  • See Apple At SXSW For Free

    Apple's iTunes Music Festival is next week and the brand recently made an exciting announcement. It's all going down in Austin as part of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music showcase.Read this

  • Up & Comin' Music Contest

    Are you a Country, Hip-Hop, Alternative, R&B, Rock or Pop complete artist, group or band who has what it takes to win $10,000? Read this

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