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Guess where Armin van Buuren will be this New Year's Eve?

Find Out Where The World's Best DJs—From Calvin Harris to Afrojack to Steve Aoki—Will Be Playing New Year's Eve

Nov 2014 16:06PM EDT

New Year's Eve is a must for Electronic Dance Music performers. Sure, some play more than 100 gigs a year, but New Year's Eve is when everyone in the country wants to be out late and having a good time. For the second year, Music Times has tried to track down as many of the world's top ranked DJ's as we can so you know where you need to be come the last night of the year/first of the next. Check out our interactive map below to see what act will be closest to you.READ MORE

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler's 'Thanksgiving Song': 5 Great Lines from the Hilarious Holiday Tune [LISTEN]

Nov 2014 12:16PM EDT

Sandler's debut comedy album also contained a live cut of the comedian's 'SNL' tune that celebrated the spoils of Thanksgiving and completely unrelated pop culture references, the appropriately titled "The Thanksgiving Song."READ MORE

Boyz II Men

The Longest Streaks in Hot 100 History: Featuring Plenty of Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey and Black Eyed Peas

Nov 2014 15:35PM EDT

On this date during 1994, Boyz II Men stuck around for a 14th week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with its hit "I'll Make Love To You." That tally left it in a tie with Whitney Houston and "I Will Always Love You" for the most weeks on top of the Hot 100. As album sales have grown less important to the industry and single sales have become more relevant, that record has since changed hands. Check out the Top 13 songs in terms of weeks at no. 1 (mind you, there are quite a few ties...we ranked ties according to age of the song, not by how much we personally enjoyed it).READ MORE

Kurt Cobain at Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' show.

'MTV Unplugged's Best Performances: The Obvious (Nirvana, Eric Clapton) and Less Obvious as Well

Nov 2014 14:08PM EDT

November 26, 1989 marked the first airing of MTV's Unplugged series, a showcase that took some of the best bands across many generations and gave viewers a new look. The performers themselves often praised the program due to its live nature and its promotion of differing from the same ol' songs that get repeated so often. Squeeze was the first band featured but many other high acts jumped on the bandwagon over the years. Music Times chose eight classic performances worth revisiting.READ MORE

Sonic Youth - "Goo" (1990)

6 Album Covers With Text That Isn't The Title: Prince, Sonic Youth And More

Nov 2014 20:26PM EDT

The classic, most basic function of an album cover is to let you know what the album's title is, and who recorded it. Though there are plenty of classic album covers that don't use any text at all, these six album covers feature text that don't actually include the album title anywhere.READ MORE

The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground" (1969)

The Velvet Underground's 3rd Album: 10 Songs Ranked

Nov 2014 13:34PM EDT

Though the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album came in March, the album's deluxe 45th anniversary box set was released today, Nov. 24. The album was the band's first without founding member John Cale and marked a noticeable shift in their sound, away from the avant-garde noise of their first two albums and toward more subdued pop that would go on to influence countless indie rock bands. In celebration of the album's 45th anniversary box set, here are its 10 songs ranked from weakest to best.READ MORE

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Nov 2014 12:34PM EDT

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Charlie XCX, Boots, Prawn, Perfume Genius and more right here!READ MORE

Yesterday and Today

8 Album Covers That the Artists Hate

Nov 2014 19:13PM EDT

Writing and recording an album can be a long and arduous process, which is why most musicians leave it up to their record label to design a suitable album cover, though as these eight albums prove, this can often lead to regrettable designs that the musician ends up hating.READ MORE

Beck - "Midnite Vultures" (1999)

Beck's 'Midnite Vultures' Turns 15

Nov 2014 11:27AM EDT

Today, Nov. 23, marks the 15th anniversary of Beck's seventh studio album "Midnite Vultures," which abandoned nearly all the singer's folk influences in favor of deliriously psychedelic funk, hip-hop and R&B. It is Beck's most fun album and arguably his best — at least I would argue that, and so would "Vulture" — so to celebrate its anniversary, here are the album's 11 songs ranked, from worst to best.READ MORE

NSYNC - "NSYNC" (1998)

8 Band Names Based On The Member's Names: NSYNC, TLC, And More

Nov 2014 14:24PM EDT

Anyone who has ever played in a band can tell you just how difficult coming up with a good name is, but these eight bands managed to come up with distinctive, memorable names by using the names of the people in the band.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye

5 Covers Celebrating 50 Years of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)": James Taylor, Michael Bublé and More

Nov 2014 15:16PM EDT

Fifty years ago on this date Marvin Gaye entered the charts with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". The track was far from his first on the Motown label but it did have the most chart success among the singles he had released up to that point, peaking at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. We hesitate to call it his most recognizable song—because he's had an unusual number of tracks that have become cultural standards compared to most in his era—but "I wanna stop and thank ya baby" is an instantly recognizable line. Enough so that a number of performers have tried their hands at the song over the last five decades.READ MORE

Eminem, back in the day.

Robert Christgau and Eminem: Reviewing The Writer's Praise for The Emcee upon 'Encore's Tenth Anniversary

Nov 2014 13:53PM EDT

Noted music critic Robert Christgau has championed many a performer over the years. Eminem was a cultural phenomenon he seemed to grasp far before the rest of society.READ MORE

Migos, biggest supporters of Versace and perpetual sweatsuit-wearers.

Musicians Providing Free Advertising: The Who, Migos, Guns 'n' Roses and More

Nov 2014 16:09PM EDT

The best advertising is the free kind. The even bester advertising is when celebrities promote your product in their music.READ MORE

Ralph Stanley (center)

Song for Those Buried in Snow in Buffalo and Elsewhere: Metallica, Ralph Stanley and More Sympathize with Your Plight

Nov 2014 15:00PM EDT

The northern regions of New York are being, in some cases literally, buried by snow. Our own Carolyn Menyes has brought light to Interpol being stuck in its own tour bus for 30 hours due to the weather and we're continuing a trend with a playlist surrounding snow. Not happy snow, like "Walking in A Winter Wonderland," not snow as in cocaine a la Jeezy and Black Sabbath, snow: The stuff that will trap you in your home and cause parties of pioneers to resort to eating each other.READ MORE

Rick Ross

A Brief History of Law Enforcement and Hip-Hop Award Shows: T.I., Rick Ross, Jeezy and More Get Dusted Up

Nov 2014 14:36PM EDT

Many, many agencies have called out hip-hop performers for merely being storytellers and not the actual "gangstas" their music portends. Incidents and events at awards shows have backed up the stories they tell like perhaps no other platform can. Today marks the tenth anniversary of Yung Buck's legal troubles following the 2004 VIBE Awards (read more below). Check out a history of police intervention at awards shows below.READ MORE

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