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Aug 21 Morrissey’s “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” Removed from Spotify And ITunes US
The album has also been taken down from streaming site Rdio as well as the Stateside Amazon store as a digital purchase, reports Slicing Up Eyeballs, who add that it is currently not known if the move was at the behest of Morrissey or Harvest, the label on which the record was released. A UK representative for Morrissey refused to comment on the removal of the album in the US.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 Drake Vs Lil Wayne At Forest Hills Stadium, Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, Reviewed
I am willing to accept that I underestimated Lil Wayne, who was personable, smart and had tons of great songs and as for Drake? I have no idea what woke him up but he was wide awake and indeed he won the battle of the rappers
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Aug 21 Music As a Cultural Touchstone – Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
On a personal level, my goal is to always extend that comfort zone. It’s hard to learn much in life if you are only willing to dog paddle within the same peer group. It’s a big, messy world out there. Go out and explore it with open ears and an open mind. You might discover that both Glenn Miller and Kanye West are pretty hep cats.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Aug 21 Bahamas At Amoeba, Tuesday August 19th 2014
It is difficult to exactly pinpoint Bahamas’ music, the set was quite eclectic with a few of these quiet songs (he said he was really into these quiet ones for his new album), and other songs more classic-rock-inspired, but overall, the music was distilling breezy and exotic soundscapes with soothing harmonies. Exotic
Posted 21 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 21 Z100 Jingle Ball 2014 Line Up (We Assume)
The summer of 2014 is about to enter the books and while most the world was burning up, we here at rock nyc did what we always do, we listened to music and enjoyed the lovely lovely weather. But it is over now and so let’s look into the future, all the way to… CHRISTMAS!!
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 So Some Of You Think Taylor Swift’s Last Video Is Racist?
If you find this offensive, well be prepared to be offended by a Gap commercial, and about anything in life? And please don’t open your TV, don’t watch any sitcoms, don’t watch SNL, don’t even think about listening to any stand-up comedians. Swift wasn’t even trying to be funny, critical, or a comedian, she just wanted to dance!
Posted 21 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 21 US Top 10 Singles 8-30-14
Now this is more like it. The story here is both Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea being represented by three songs each -yes, they overlap but so what, right? And none of them are dogs, really they’re not. I saw Ariana on stage last year and she was dreadful but with a hit album, who knows,, right? Next week: Taylor Time
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 US Top 10 Albums 8-30-14
The first three albums are various artists albums, the first two are REALLY various artists albums. The Gaslight Anthem sold 33K copies, their best ever but hardly in U2 territory. Otherwise this is much less volatile than usual isn’t it, a bit of a snooze actually.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 10 Songs, Thursday August 21st, 2014
Crushin’ It – Brad Paisley – Say what you want abut Brad, and I haven’t been a big fan in over a decade, he sure is his own person, this is another piece of extended funny plus guitar solo – B
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 20 Echo Park Rising Day 3, Sunday August 17th 2014
Day three (and last day) at Echo Park Rising was concentrated inside the Echo /Echoplex. There was still a lot going on about everywhere, but there was already so much to see inside the two-level club, and the twelve or so bands that I saw there kept me very busy.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 20 Leonard Cohen And Taylor Swift: Almost Like Shaking It Off
Taylor responds to claims she can’t hold a man, indeed, seeing her ex with another woman, by dancing. Cohen reacts to hell by dancing the samba. And both react to troubles with humor. At the bottom, both these songs are darkly humorous. It is almost like shaking with laughter, it is almost like darkness. But it isn’t darkness yet.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 20 Bob Dylan Back In the Basement (stream the first song off the album as well)
I have a really really bad feeling about this one. rock nyc have already voiced serious concerns about the T Bone Burnet (the man who gives bad taste a bad name) produced high concept album, where in big time pop stars of a certain type, let’s call em Americana follies wherever they might come from, write the music to recently discovered Bob Dylan lyrics from when he was 26 years old.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 20 Sam Smith has Started Work On His Second Album
This is very thrilling stuff as far as I’m concerned and I can’t wait to see if he can pull off a second album as drastically brilliant as his first. Smith and FKA twig, both UK stars by the way, are the sound of 2014 and the sound of 2014 is melancholia mixed with desire. It uses EDM but it isn’t EDM, and if its roots are in soul that is only at the deepest level.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 20 Grimes’ Wikipedia Problem
She doesn’t want drugs to be part of her narrative, although this interview exists, it took me 2 seconds to find it. She really said this, and it was only 2 years ago. She simply could have said she regretted saying this, it’s okay to say ‘I was wrong to glorify drugs’, ‘I was wrong to do this to sell my album and become famous’, but it’s not okay to say people are assholes because they are just reposting her own words.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 20 Kanye West’s “All Day” Reviewed
to McCartney. certainly, if they get it right it will be big time. Next, “All Day” -a mix of “N—-z In Paris” and Draker’s “Started From The Bottom”, “All Day” is the way Kanye performs pop songs in 2014. Basically, he builds the entire song around repeating the hook every second line and third time around at an increasingly fanatical pace. I love it but I would.
Posted 20 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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