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Johnny Cash - "American Recordings" (1994)

8 Studio Albums That Feature A Live Track

Jul 2014 13:59PM EDT

One of the primary objectives for a record producer is to make sure all of the songs on an album sound sonically consistent, but some artists choose to do away with this consistency by incorporating a live recording into the otherwise studio recorded album. Here are eight studio albums that feature a live track.READ MORE

John Lennon

11 Songs Where The Artists Refers To Themselves By Name

Jul 2014 22:41PM EDT

It's common for an artist to write an autobiographical song, but some artists take it to another level by actually referring to themselves, or one of their bandmates, by name in the song lyrics. Here are eleven songs where the artist does just that.READ MORE

David Bowie - "Space Oddity" (1969)

9 Songs To Celebrate The Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

Jul 2014 17:12PM EDT

Today, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate, here are nine awesome songs that are about outer space and space travel.READ MORE

Iron Maiden - "Brave New World" (2000)

8 Album Titles Inspired By Literature

Jul 2014 17:09PM EDT

I've previously written about bands that named themselves after works of literature, but some artists have chosen to boast their literary credentials in other ways. Here are eight album titles that were inspired by literary works.READ MORE

Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here" (1975)

7 Albums That Are Partial-Concept Albums

Jul 2014 11:59AM EDT

A concept album is an album that tells a complete story through its songs, or follows a single theme, such as Pink Floyd's The Wall or Nick Cave's Murder Ballads. However, there are some artists who attempted to make concept albums, but only dedicated some songs to the concept, rather than all of them. Here are seven partial-concept albums.READ MORE

Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe" (2011)

6 Great Songs Originally Done In Different Styles

Jul 2014 21:54PM EDT

Some chord progressions, lyrics, and melodies just lend themselves to a particular style of music, but sometimes an artist plays around with a few different styles before finding one that fits the song best. Here are six great songs that were originally done in different styles.READ MORE

Queen

8 Bands Where Every Member Writes Songs

Jul 2014 21:24PM EDT

A great number of bands are led by just one or two songwriters, with the rest of the members never really contributing anything compositionally. However, these eight bands moved beyond this dynamic by featuring songwriting contributions from each one of their members.READ MORE

Foo Fighters - "The Colour and the Shape" (1997)

9 Great Albums That Open With Very Brief Songs

Jul 2014 13:49PM EDT

Earlier this week I wrote an article about albums that open with their longest song, such as David Bowie's Station to Station. These nine albums, however, pulled a completely different trick by easing listeners in with songs that are under two minutes long.READ MORE

Skrillex and Corey Feldmen

Celebrity Doppelgangers: Musicians And Their Actor Look-A-Likes, Featuring Skrillex, Madonna, Kesha, Jenny Lewis, And More

Jul 2014 17:54PM EDT

With music biopics popping up all the time, and controversies surrounding which actors will play which musicians, we decided to compile a list of musicians and their actor doppelgängers. We think their resemblances are pretty uncanny. See who looks like Bono, Skrillex, Beck, Shakira, Jenny Lewis, Dave Matthews, Alicia Keys, and more in our side-by-side photo comparisons below.READ MORE

Rihanna

Israel-Palestine Conflict: Rihanna, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Waka Flocka Flame, And More Respond On Social Media

Jul 2014 12:35PM EDT

With the growing conflict between Israel and Palestine, many people are turning to social media to voice their opinions, frustrations, prayers, and calls for peace. Most celebrities are keeping silent on the issue to avoid a PR nightmare by choosing sides. However, there are a few outspoken ones who have openly discussed the issue online. Some of them are simply calling for peace in general while others have chosen sides. Eddie Vedder, Rihanna, and more weigh in on the issue.READ MORE

Whitney Houston - "The Bodyguard" (1992)

9 Albums Where Most Of The Songs Were Singles

Jul 2014 16:42PM EDT

The main point of releasing a single is to convince audiences to go out and purchase the entire album, but some albums end up being so successful that most of the songs end up being released as singles. Here are nine albums that were mostly made-up of singles.READ MORE

Kanye & Taylor At The VMA's

MTV VMAs 2014: 10 Categories And Nominees That Should Exist, Featuring Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, And More

Jul 2014 14:30PM EDT

Today MTV announced the nominees for this year's Video Music Awards. There are 16 categories in total, but here at Music Times, we think they could stand to add a few more. Here are some VMA categories that should exist.READ MORE

The New Pornographers - "War On the East Coast" video

12 Initial Impressions Of The New Pornographers "War On The East Coast" [WATCH]

Jul 2014 16:28PM EDT

Today, the New Pornographers released the video for its song "War On the East Coast," the title track to its upcoming album, which will be released on August 25 through Matador Records. Here are all of my impressions of the video after watching it just one time.READ MORE

The Flaming Lips

8 Artists Who Should Make Dance Albums

Jul 2014 15:39PM EDT

When country legend Dolly Parton announced today that she's planning on releasing an LGBT-friendly dance album, it got me thinking about what other artists I'd love to hear dance albums from. Here are eight artists who should release dance albums, too.READ MORE

Adele - "Someone Like You" (2011)

8 Albums Whose Closing Tracks Were Big Singles

Jul 2014 11:37AM EDT

As a general rule in pop music, an album's big single is usually placed towards the beginning, if not at the very top, of the tracklisting, with the album's last track reserved for something less pop friendly. However, these eight artists broke this trend by sticking huge singles at the very end of the album.READ MORE

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