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In 1995, Michael Jackson released the double album HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book 1, a new album paired with a greatest-hits collection. Its marketing rollout was grand and overblown --…   Read Story »
When Michael Jackson died in 2009, he left behind a few unreleased recordings, and now Timbaland is overseeing their release, turning "contemporized" versions of those tracks into a new album called…   Read Story »
Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the…   Read Story »
Michael Jackson has been dead for almost five years, but there's no shortage of unused material in the vaults, and the latest posthumous Jackson project is giving some of that material a makeover.…   Read Story »
Hey, Tame Impala covering Michael Jackson! And it works really well! The Aussie psych masters posted their rendition of the King Of Pop's HIStory track "Stranger In Moscow" to Facebook earlier today…   Read Story »
More and more artists have been making moves to Bandcamp as a way to casually put out rare recordings. Last year we saw it done by Jim O'Rourke and Sunn O))), and now Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has…   Read Story »
Listening to some of this summer's bigger songs, about a million listeners have drawn some quick conclusions: Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" sounds like Michael Jackson, Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" sounds…   Read Story »
Nite Jewel, the project of California bedroom-pop magician Ramona Gonzalez, has recorded a slow, dazzled cover of "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," the immortally effervescent dance-pop classic from…   Read Story »
An important thing to realize about Michael Jackson's Bad, a really great album that turns 25 today: Pretty soon after it came out, Warner Bros. spent $22 million making Moonwalker, a full-length…   Read Story »
When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay…   Read Story »