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Back of The Billboards: 'Ibeyi' by Ibeyi

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: Big Sean 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album Review

I think Dark Sky Paradise was a solid effort for Big Sean. I don't think it puts him in the same league as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, but I definitely see a lot of Drake similarities as far as the way his style has developed. I think this is just ...

Kelly Clarkson, John Legend 'Run, Run, Run' Review: Tokio Hotel Song Gets New Life in Beautiful 'Piece By Piece' Duet [LISTEN]

Kelly Clarkson is continuing to roll out new music from her album Piece By Piece after releasing the lead single "Heartbeat Song" last month and "Invincible" and "Piece By Piece" earlier this week, today (Feb. 25), Clarkson finally released her hotly ...

Big Sean 'Dark Sky Paradise' Listening Party: Rapper Talks Ariana Grande, Kanye West, John Legend, Grandmother's Death & More

Rapper Big Sean released his third studio album "Dark Sky Paradise" and gave a special listening party for Hot 97 and some die-hard fans in New York City. The Detroit native opened up about his track, "One Man Can Change The World" where he dedicates ...

Kelly Clarkson 'Piece By Piece' Review: Title Track from New Album Gets Personal About Brandon Blackstock and Family [LISTEN]

Kelly Clarkson continues to roll out new music from her upcoming album Piece By Piece. After the release of "Heartbeat Song" last month and the Sia-penned "Invincible" on Monday, today (Feb. 24), Clarkson released a touching ode to her husband, ...

Rihanna Releases New Song 'Towards the Sun' from 'Home' Soundtrack Concept Album [LISTEN]

Happy Tuesday! There's new music from Rihanna out in the world today. Following the release of her Kanye West and Paul McCartney assisted single, "FourFiveSeconds," today (Feb. 24), RiRi dropped her second new track of 2015, "Towards the Sun." ...

Death Cab for Cutie 'No Room in Frame' Review: Track No. 1 from 'Kintsugi' Has Old School Vibe [LISTEN]

Death Cab For Cutie is continuing to tease the release of its new album Kintsugi by dropping new songs. Following the release and music video for the album's lead single "Black Sun," today (Feb. 23), DCFC officially released the next track from the ...

Nate Ruess Releases Debut Solo Single 'Nothing Without Love' in Midst of fun. Breakup Rumors [VIDEO]

Jack Antonoff's Bleachers isn't the only side project a member of fun. can have outside the band. In the midst of breakup rumors surrounding the "We Are Young" group and just days after announcing his intentions to go solo, today (Feb. 23), fun. ...

Kelly Clarkson 'Invincible' Review: New 'Piece By Piece' Single Penned by Sia Hits All the Strongest Notes [LISTEN]

Sia has penned songs for all of pop's biggest stars, from Rihanna to Britney Spears, so it's about time that she teamed up with Kelly Clarkson, and now they have. Today (Feb. 23), the original American Idol released the latest track from her new ...

Zedd, Selena Gomez 'I Want You to Know' Review: Couple's Chemistry Shines Through on Glitzy Dance Track [LISTEN]

Zedd and Selena Gomez may be making more headlines these days for all those dating rumors, but the duo did in fact first team up to make and release new music together. And today (Feb. 23), that collaboration, "I Want You To Know" has finally arrived ...

JD McPherson Does Best Playing Roadhouse-Happy Rock on Second Album 'Let The Good Times Roll'

JD McPherson specializes in shufflin' roots rock, which is what he does best during 'Let The Good Times Roll,' his second LP from Rounder Records. ...

Junk Mail: Imagine Dragons 'Smoke + Mirrors' Album Review

Imagine Dragons show lyrical growth and some musical strength on its new album, making 'Smoke + Mirrors' a solid follow-up to the breakthrough 'Night Visions.' ...

Big Sean, Ariana Grande 'Research' Review: Real Life Couple Detail Jealous Relationship in 'Dark Side Paradise' Bonus Track [LISTEN]

Big Sean and Ariana Grande are definitely hitting the notes together out of the studio, so it only makes sense that new music the duo release together would be fire, too. Yesterday (Feb. 18), a new track from Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise ...

Modest Mouse 'The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box' Review: New Song from 'Strangers to Ourselves' Shines With Bouncy Basslines [LISTEN]

Modest Mouse is continuing to prepare for the release of its new album Strangers to Ourselves, and today (Feb. 17), the indie rockers released the album's latest track "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" with a splash on Reddit and a mini AMA ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Beyond The Red Mirror' by Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian has been around for roughly 30 years now, and at no point was it higher than during 1995, when it released the acclaimed Imaginations From The Other Side, a concept album tracing a typical sci-fi/fantasy storyline across two ...

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