Thom Yorke

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Debuts Solo Tracks - Joins Portishead at Latitude Festival [WATCH]

Buzz 19:01PM EDT

Radiohead's Thom Yorke dropped hints that he'd be a surprise guest at this years Latitude Festival, but the singer had more new solo material up his sleeve than fans expected. For his first concert of 2015, Yorke joined Portishead on stage during Saturday's set to join in on the band's 2008 'Third' hit, "The Rip."READ MORE

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11 Great Albums With 11 Songs: Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, And More

Buzz 16:26PM EDT

If you're obsessed with albums like I am, the number of songs in a tracklist has an inexplicable significance. While having 10, 12, or 15 tracks seems very neat and tidy, and having nine or less seems vaguely progressive, 11 tracks bursts with confidence, as if the artist had too many good songs for 10, but didn't want to pad it with 12. In honor of Nov. 11 (11/11!), here are the 11 best albums with 11 tracks.READ MORE

Meow The Jewels

Run The Jewels' Cat Remix Of 'RTJ2,' 'Meow The Jewels,' Officially Funded On Kickstarter

Buzz 18:39PM EDT

Last month, El-P and Killer Mike's Run The Jewels announced a number of ridiculous fake pre-order packages for their upcoming album RTJ2. One of them was a package called "Meow the Jewels," which was described as a remixed version of RTJ2 "using nothing but cat sounds for music." One fan decided he would make a Kickstarter to raise the $40,000 needed to purchase the package, and because El-P has a sense of humor, he agreed to take on the project if it got funded. Surprisingly, it actually did reach its funding goal, and El-P has kept his word.READ MORE


Meiko Returns With Dark, Electro-Tinged Third Album, 'Dear You,' [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Exclusives 18:04PM EDT

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Meiko returns with her highly anticipated third album, Dear You, tomorrow (Oct. 14) via Fantasy/Concord Records. You may recognize her voice from a variety of TV and film projects including Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Dear You is the follow-up to 2012's The Bright Side, but trades in Meiko's cheerful pop for something darker and electro-tinged. Ahead of its release, we chatted with Meiko about the inspiration behind the album, what she has planned for her tour, defining moments in her career, and which TV show she'd love to feature her music.READ MORE

Black Sabbath Vol. 4 (1972)

14 Album Covers Featuring Just The Lead Singer: The Cure, Black Sabbath And More

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The lead singer of a rock band typically gets more attention than any other member, whether it's warranted or not. Many bands take advantage of this dynamic and release albums that feature just the lead singer on the cover, and no other member. Here are some album covers featuring just the lead singer.READ MORE

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12 Self-Titled Albums That Aren't Debuts: Beyoncé, The Beatles And More

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Self-titled albums are pretty standard for musicians, but they're almost always an artist's debut album, establishing a brand and a presence. There are some artists, however, who decide for whatever reason to release self-titled albums later on in their career. Here are 12 self-titled albums that aren't debuts.READ MORE


Portishead Drummer Geoff Barrow Accuses Phantogram Of Plagiarism

Genres 15:29PM EDT

Geoff Barrow is accusing the duo of using a drumbeat from a 2010 song he played on titled "Charlie's Theme" by the Jimi Entley Sound for the pair's tune "When I'm Small,READ MORE

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8 Great Albums With Intermissions: Radiohead, The Who, And More

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Just like plays or even particularly long movies have intermissions somewhere in the middle, some albums include songs that could be seen as intermissions, or dramatic breaks between the album's two halves. These album intermissions are usually instrumental and sonically quite different from the rest of the songs. Here are eight examples of albums with intermissions.READ MORE

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Portishead's 'Dummy': 10 Songs Ranked For Its 20th Anniversary

Exclusives 08:52AM EDT

Twenty years ago today, August 22, a trio from Bristol, England called Portishead released its debut album Dummy. With its dark yet sultry atmosphere, soulful vocals, and hip-hop beats, the album would perfect the burgeoning trip-hop genre and go on to influence artists such as Radiohead and Kanye West. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this incredible album, here's a ranking of its ten songs.READ MORE

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12 Artists With Huge Gaps Between Albums: Guns N' Roses, The Eagles, And More

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Back in the '60s, it was very common for a pop artist to release two, or even three, albums every year. In recent years, however, many artists take their sweet time recording, resulting in unusually long gaps between albums. Here are twelve artists with huge gaps between albums.READ MORE

Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls

12 Bands Named After Places They're Not From: Beirut, Dresden Dolls, And More

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Thinking of a band name is difficult, but one of the laziest routes a band can take is naming itself after the place they come from. However, these twelve bands took a more interesting route and named themselves after places that they're not actually from.READ MORE

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Concert Review: Hologram City in Hackensack, NJ, 6/14/14

Reviews 12:24PM EDT

Continuing the long line of New Jersey basement venues with awesome names is Hologram City in Hackensack. Though most basement shows I've been to take place in the middle of quiet residential neighborhoods, complete with disgruntled neighbors who love calling the cops, Hologram City sits right at the corner of a busy intersection and even has its own (small) parking lot, which makes it a great location for a venue. The show I attended there last night was titled "Basement Maneuvers - An Electronic Evening," and as that name suggests, it was an evening of performances by electronic artists. Though I've been to plenty of shows featuring electronic artists, and have even played with some myself, I'd never been to an entirely electronic show before, so the atmosphere and flow of the evening was very new to me.READ MORE

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7 Pairs Of Albums With The Same Title: Which Is Better?

Exclusives 12:55PM EDT

A while back, I wrote an article comparing songs that happen to have the same title. Though two songs sharing the same title is fairly common (I could rewrite that list many times over with new songs), two albums sharing a title doesn't happen nearly as much. Let's unfairly compare some albums whose only similarities are their titles.READ MORE

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7 Album Cover Photos Without the Entire Band: Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M., and more

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Album covers with a photo of the band is pretty much common practice, but some bands have put out albums that feature just one or two members of the band, for whatever reason. Here are seven album covers without the entire band.READ MORE

The Weeknd: sample thief?

Portishead and The Weeknd argue over alleged sample infringement on 'Kiss Land' track

Genres 08:02AM EDT

Most sampling arguments occur when a performer takes another's work without asking their permission, resulting a lawsuit or similar. The most recent spat, involving alternative rock band Portishead and R&B experimenter The Weeknd, involves the latter allegedly asking the former if he could borrow a beat, which the former rejected, and the latter ended up running with anyhow.READ MORE

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