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Calexico Continues Expansion of Sounds and Cultures in 'Edge of The Sun,' Follow-Up to 'Algiers'

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: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color' Album Review

Hands down a great sophomore record form a band that already seems regal. I almost always forget that don't have a handful of albums barreling behind them. Sound & Color is going to sound great live, much like Boys & Girls did. Some duds in here, ...

Mumford & Sons 'Snake Eyes' Review: Familiar Dynamics Shine Through on New 'Wilder Mind' Cut [LISTEN]

Mumford and Sons may be plugged in now but the soft/hard dynamics of the once folky rockers remains. Today (April 20), the latest song from Mumford and Sons' new album Wilder Mind arrived online in the form of an official live video, and "Snake Eyes" ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2015: Green Day, Ringo Starr and Joan Jett Shine Live

Ringo Starr. Lou Reed. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Green Day. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bill Withers. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The "5" Royales. And those were just the acts being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night in ...

Junk Mail: Tyler, The Creator 'Cherry Bomb' Album Review

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, Carolyn Menyes, Kyle Dowling and Caitlin Carter chat about Tyler, The Creator's new album Cherry Bomb. ...

Brand New 'Mene' Review: Punchy New Song Arrives Ahead of Rumored 'Daisy' Follow-Up [LISTEN]

Brand New is back with brand new music, and after six years without so much as a peep, the alt-rockers are crunchier with more raw punk in them than ever before. Today (April 13), ahead of the release of its highly anticipated fifth studio album ...

Ok Go Live Review: New York City Gets Energy-Filled, Multimedia Performance from Rock's Biggest Nerds

OK Go is one of the most inventive bands in the game right now, so of course its live show isn't just going to be a straightforward setlist full of hits, new album cuts and occasional shouts of "We love you New York City!" As promised, it was a ...

Danny Worsnop's Transition from Asking Alexandria to Hard Rock Most Interesting Aspect of 'We Are Harlot'

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 ...

Mumford & Sons 'The Wolf' Review: New 'Wilder Mind' Track Shows What Plugged In Band Can Do [LISTEN]

Mumford and Sons are unleashing their inner animal as they continue to go electric for their new album Wilder Mind. After announcing a new single would drop earlier this week, today (April 9), the former folk rockers followed up "Believe" with "The ...

Junk Mail: Matt and Kim 'New Glow' Album Review

This week, like most weeks, is really dragging for me. But Matt and Kim's new album New Glow kind of helped me pep up this morning and get to work. As far as I'm aware, this is a band that's always been infectiously peppy, maybe almost annoyingly so. ...

Hilary Duff 'Sparks' Review: Tove Lo Penned Single Brings Much-Needed Club Element for Comeback

Hilary Duff promised to make some major "Sparks" with her new single after teasing her "All About You" follow-up last week in a trailer for her TV Land show Younger, and now the former Disney star has finally delivered. Today (April 6), "Sparks" has ...

Junk Mail: Wale, 'The Album About Nothing' Review

The Album About Nothing, at the end of the day, is more interesting in its concept than in its execution. I really appreciate the lyricism and thought that Wale put into each of these songs, but there is little else to latch on to. Unlike Seinfeld ...

'Liv and Maddie' Soundtrack Flies on Dove Cameron's Voice, if Not Disney's Understanding of Hip-Hop and EDM

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 ...

Rihanna 'B*tch Better Have My Money' Review: New "R8" Single Has Intensity, Lacks Hook [LISTEN]

Oh, Rihanna. Yesterday (March 25), the "FourFiveSeconds" singer surprised her fans by announcing that she would officially be releasing her new "R8" single the very next day. After teasing the track on a new app Dubsmash, "B*tch Better Have My Money" ...

Muse 'Dead Inside' Review: New Single from 'Drones' Details Cold Ex-Girlfriend in 'Psycho' Follow-Up [LISTEN]

First, Muse went "Psycho" with its first taste of new album Drones, and now, the "Madness" rockers are letting fans know that they're "Dead Inside." Today (March 23), a little more than two months away from the release date of its The 2nd Law ...

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