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Dec 21 Madonna Releases Six Songs From Her 2015 Album “Rebel Heart”
Six songs from Madonna and to be honest I approached reviewing them with a little bit of nervousness. In 2012 I seriously overestimated MDNA. Still, this sounds better; less poppy more adult dance for mainstream Madonna fans. A solid “B+” of an effort
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 21 Watch Marilyn Manson’s New Video For ‘Deep Six’
the animation is totally not working for me: it’s not even scary or confusing enough or perverse as a Manson video should be! This CGI tube swallowing a woman as an anaconda or a slinky toy would do, may be his new idea of sexual threat
Posted 21 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 21 Hologram USA Announces Liberace’s World Tour
‘With our partners at the Liberace Foundation we’ll be able to stage a show so lifelike — the room will be filled with all of the great singer’s charm and charisma.”
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Dec 21 Best Albums Of 2014 #13: “Caroline Kole”
There is a lot going on here, one sweet natured song after another and on top? “Money To Me” shares the “heeeeey” hook with “Blank Space” except Caroline wrote hers a year before Taylor. And Caroline has those kind of songs, songs you want to hear over and over again
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Dec 21 Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert PICK(no s!) Week Of December 22nd, 2014
Here is the new Darlene Love album, It’s Christmas, Of Course… kinda interesting, there’s a “2000 Miles” and there’s a “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and who can complain about that? There is nothing at all wrong with the album and I’ve all but decided to go on the Saturday… Grade? B
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Dec 21 Sneak Peaks? New Album Releases, December 23rd, 2014? Uh Oh
Hey wait a second, the Rigor Mortis was released in October and the Daft Punk was released in 2007 and so there is nothing. You heard of Seinfeld’s show about nothing, well, this is a post about nothing
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Dec 21 10 Songs: Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Kimberly – Patti Smith – In the maelstrom of horrors detailed on Horses, Patti Smith finds all existence in the birth of her little sister in the most beautiful song on the album just like some misplaced Joan Of Arc. Singalong: “palmtrees fall into the sea, doesn’t matter much to me…” – A+
Posted 21 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 20 Bob Seger At Madison Square Garden. Friday, December 19th, 2014, Reviewed
At his most complex he is in the working place where, as Jarvis Cocker once noted, common people watch their lives slip out of view. You don’t have to guess with Seger, you don’t have to interpret, he is the poet of desperation and he is the poet laureate of the simple need to be someone
Posted 20 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 20 Jail Weddings and Band Of Horses w/ Jason Lytle Share Two Christmas Songs
You must have heard, it’s Christmas,… again! And here they are again, these eternal songs that come back every year with the same boring arrangements and inanity. Is it that difficult to write new Christmas songs? I guess, because we have been playing the same old clichés for over a century.
Posted 20 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 20 Jack White’s Old Single Found In Furniture?
According to Pitchfork, two copies of The Upholsters’ second single, ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid to Tell You’ were found by two different individuals, hidden in a piece of furniture!
Posted 20 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 20 Best Albums Of 2014 # 14: Bassnectar’s “Noise Vs Beauty”
At nearly an hour the album has a few cliffs and sometimes it falls off but it always land somewhere cool, it is like a computer game with the sound different levels and the tracks seem to repeat till they are right on the edge and then fall. But we told you that years ago.
Posted 20 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 20 Kevin Breuner, CD Baby VP Of Marketing Talks, Just Not To Us
“In 2014, we’ve seen serious growth in revenues to artists from sources like publishing and YouTube. It’s exciting for us to help artists connect with revenue that previously wasn’t easily accessible to them. In 2015, we expect that trend to continue in a big way.”
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Dec 20 Classic Songs Added to The Grammy Hall Of Fame 2015
Here are the inductees for the Grammy Hall Of Fame and it is sure difficult (and a suckers game) to argue with any of them, though I’ll be happy to try but I’d have to really take a look at all the past songs inducted because, I mean, who thinks that’s Hank’s only tracK
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Dec 20 Hear, My Friends: Rita X Wolf
Rita X Wolf is a writer, critic, art aficionado and my facebook friend who answered the call for five songs she was listening to right the moment I requested it. “I just attended a Gene Clark (70th birthday) Byrds (50th anniversary show) so…”
Posted 20 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 20 Best Albums Of 2014 # 15: Perfume Genius’ “Too Bright”
The battle here isn’t internal, it is against forces outside Mike Hadreas, perhaps the social bulling for those out of step, or perceived out of steppedness with the world, the otherness of sound and vision reckoning sideways into the Low-Fi of Bowie and Eno except in 2014 it sounds commercial
Posted 20 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Winner And Loser Week Of December 16th, 2013: Bobby Womack And UK Christmas Single

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Winner – Bobby Womack – You hear about these kinda things but until you actually see it,a man shed 20 years just by getting onstage, it is hard to believe it actually happens and yet there it is! The great, one of the greatest, soul man, found the fountain of youth just by performing his songs to an audience at City Winery and perform them he did, in 90 minutes of take no prisoners soul he smashed through every barrier and came out triumphant. It’s a Christmas miracle.

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The 100 Best Songs of the 1990s

When Elvis Presley died, Lester Bangs famously prophesized a future when music audiences would become increasingly diverse in their listening preferences.  Bangs wrote:

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Billboard Chart 1996, When Things Were Rotten

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Seventeen years ago music was pretty lame.  When songs like “Macarena” rule the airwaves its brutal to say the least. The top 10 songs were so bad that theyre nearly unidentifiable.  This was my musical ‘dark days’.  Too old for punk and too bitter for pop I simply stopped listening to music.  I think aside from Cat Stevens, Joe Strummer, The Ramones and The Moody Blues, I listened to nothing at all.  These dark days produced embarrassing charts with performers who can fill an entire season of ‘Where Are They Now?”.

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