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Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?

Of all the headlines to emerge from Taylor Swift's much-publicized split from Calvin Harris -- and the headlines, like demons possessing pigs, have been legion…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2016 - 2:26 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Maxwell blackSUMMERS’night

Maxwell albums are like comets: They don't appear often, but when they do, they have a way of reminding you how small you are in…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2016 - 10:27 am

More Maxwell stories

Maxwell – “We Never Saw It Coming”

Maxwell works slowly. The liquid, virtuosic soul great released his excellent blackSUMMERS'night album two years ago. That was the second album in a planned trilogy,…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2018 - 10:14 am

Maxwell – “Gods” Video

Last year, the legendary R&B smoothie Maxwell released the gorgeous blackSUMMERS’night, his second album in a long-planned trilogy. He's already made videos for its tracks…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 11:41 am

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell To Perform At Women’s March On Washington; The National, Sleater-Kinney Playing Afterparty

Janelle Monáe and Maxwell will perform at the Women's March On Washington this weekend, the AP reports. "I am honored to join this critical movement…
Peter Helman | January 18, 2017 - 7:19 pm

Maxwell – “1990x” Video

R&B veteran Maxwell dropped the second installment of his long-drawn blacksummersnight trilogy, the confusingly titled blackSUMMERS'night, earlier this summer. Similar to how Maxwell the man…
Collin Robinson | August 19, 2016 - 11:57 am

Watch Beyoncé, Chance, Rihanna, Bono, & More In “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America” Video

The recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are still rightly receiving an outpour of reaction from celebrities, artists, and citizens alike. In the…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Maxwell – “Hostage”

Our current reigning Album Of The Week is blackSUMMERS'night, the long-awaited pillowy-soul odyssey from the elusive R&B demigod Maxwell. The album is out in a…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 10:50 am

Maxwell – “All The Ways Love Can Feel”

Later this week, miasmic R&B genius and exquisitely handsome man Maxwell will release his new LP blackSUMMERS'night, his first new album in seven years. We've…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2016 - 12:58 pm

Maxwell – “Gods”

Maxwell is releasing his long-gestating followup to 2009's BLACKSummers’night, the similarly-titled BlackSUMMERS’night, next week, and today he's shared another single in advance of its release.
James Rettig | June 24, 2016 - 9:56 am

Maxwell – “1990x”

R&B veteran Maxwell is more than 20 years deep in the game, but he spent seven of those years away from music after 2009's BLACKSummers'night.
Collin Robinson | June 3, 2016 - 10:50 am

Maxwell – “Lake By The Ocean” Video

Earlier this year, R&B virtuoso Maxwell released "Lake By The Ocean," his first new track since 2009's BLACKsummers’night and the lead single to blackSUMMERS'night, the…
James Rettig | May 26, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Watch Maxwell Sing “Lake By The Ocean” On Colbert

Last month, the great R&B impressionist Maxwell returned with the woozily beautiful "Lake By The Ocean," his first new song in seven years. And last…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2016 - 11:33 am

Maxwell – “Lake By The Ocean”

Earlier this year, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, the debut album from mercurial R&B genius Maxwell, celebrated its 20th anniversary. And in a two-decade career, the…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2016 - 9:11 am