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Every year, the BBC presents a list of artists who won't necessarily be the best artists of the next year but who, the network predicts, will be the most successful, the most listened-to. As…   Read Story »
Barring the collapse of the space-time continuum, this was bound to happen at some point, but it's still a shock: The first Beatles album, Please Please Me, turned 50 years old this year. We…   Read Story »
The name of the game for of Montreal has always been evolution. Their current incarnation, making its debut on their newest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar, favors whip-smart, sinewy rock songs,…   Read Story »
Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka "the Live Music Capital Of The World." The Fest celebrated its eighth year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along…   Read Story »
M.I.A. is supposed to be a messenger, but the mission of her music is often obscured by critics' and listeners' schismatic view of her work. But before her war with the NFL, her allegiance with…   Read Story »
After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live from a warehouse in New York,…   Read Story »
It's easy to forget that the Smashing Pumpkins were outsiders. Not in the sense that many bands are — the weird, artsy, pained kids who find an outlet by playing loud rock music. The Smashing…   Read Story »
When Adam Yauch died last year, a simple obituary didn't seem like the best way to sum up a sprawling, groundbreaking, all-over-the-place career. The best way I could think to pay tribute was a…   Read Story »
Doing a list of the best albums "of all time" is bound to be a disaster -- EW tried it this past summer and not surprisingly the thing was a shitshow. But ranking the Top 500 Albums Of All Time is…   Read Story »
It might seem ludicrous to use the word "underappreciated" when discussing an artist with as many accomplishments and accolades as Joni Mitchell. In addition to having sold millions of albums,…   Read Story »