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Blink-182 Talks Teen Angst And The Mysterious Meaning Behind Its Name

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment

“I guess this is growing up,” Mark Hoppus sings with a raspy croon. It’s the catchy, jump-around chorus of “Dammit,” one of Blink-182’s br...

Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflecting on Prince One Week Later

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.

Beyoncé's New Album Is Finally Here Because There Is A God

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2016 | Entertainment

The day has come. Beyoncé's sixth studio album, "Lemonade," dropped on Tidal Saturday night during her HBO special of the same name. Fans got a fir...

Kris Allen's New Song Will Inspire You To Do Something

The Huffington Post | Lauren Moraski | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment

While writing songs for his new album, Kris Allen allowed both his personal life and the world around him to seep into the lyrics and music, probably ...

Made It In America

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Saleem Ahmed

In my last article, I wrote about scanning photographs from old family albums found in Udaipur. While a majority of the images depicted India, I kept ...

All That Was Different is the Same

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts
Saleem Ahmed

For the past week or so I have been in Udaipur, India. It is the home of my family and a place that I have been more than a handful of times. Each tri...

Blink 182 Albums Will Be Re-Released on Cassette Tapes

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment

Blink-182 fans who couldn't get enough of the '90s and early 2000s can now satisfy all their nostalgic dreams by jamming to Blink-182 albums on none o...

11 Artists Who Need To Drop A New Album, Like Now

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices

The impatient music lover has a lot to be disappointed about this year with so many talented artists withholding their music. From Rihanna's delayed "...

It's Only Rock and Roll

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Had an interesting discussion with my brother about the packaging and personality of music -- the lost art of album covers and lyric inserts.

What's Up With the Single?:Album Sales and the Malleability of the Promotional Song

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

The power residing in the single is malleable. Perhaps the time has come for musicians and label executives to begin treating singles and albums as two separate entities.

CD Review: Heartbeat Serenade

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

CommonUnion59 is made up of two people: Steve McKenzie and Laura Malasig. Their latest offering, Heartbeat Serenade, is slated for release shortly and boy, is it a doozy!

Lights Go on Part XXVIII: My Favorite Phone Call

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I lived in an 18-foot house trailer when I first went to college. So independent was I... I sucked at it -- but I had to try... Brought my brother'...

10 Albums Your Kid Should Know And Love

Kate Earl | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Earl

Whether it's playing air guitar to Led Zeppelin or listening to Stevie Wonder on vinyl while we do yoga together in the morning, I've always felt it was important to celebrate my favorite music with my son. Here are some of classics that we both love.

Stereo IQ's 10 Best Lyrics From The Killers' Battle Born

Stereo IQ | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Battle Born, The Killers' fourth album over a decade-spanning career, is a spiritual successor to their sophomore album Sam's Town in that it is a love letter to the band's home state of Nevada.

The Value in Betting on Music: What's Not Said in the Digital Music Debate

Ben Lear | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Ben Lear

The last time I can remember buying an album from a store was in 2006. I had ducked into a cramped record shop in Melbourne and asked the clerk what n...

Tribute to Whitney Houston in Song

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Terri Kennedy

I met Whitney Houston when I worked at VH1 in the 1990s. Here is a tribute using some of her song titles: Oh Yes All at Once A Miracle Houston Queen...

The Lost Audience: Finding Music That Flies Under The Radar

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

These days a lot of music flies under the radar. So, how do we excavate the treasure out of what we perceive as dross? It's overwhelming. The issue here is gatekeeping. It's the only way to deal with the sheer amount of information that's out there.

The Best Musical Comebacks Of 2011 (EXCLUSIVE)

AOL Music Blog | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Who doesn't love rooting for the underdog? It's nice to see those who were once scrapping the bottom of the barrel pick themselves up by the bootstrap...

Top 11 Country Albums Of 2011

Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

While it's tough to argue with the fact that 2011 was a great year for country music, it's easier (and more fun) to debate just what country music is ...

Best Albums Of 2011: Hip-Hop And R&B

The Boombox | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Hip-hop and R&B had a big showing in 2011, with the genre controlling the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for about 12 non-consecutive weeks by 11 dif...

The Best Albums of 2011: 40 Records That Made This Year Unforgettable

Spinner | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

The end of 2011 is nigh, and we've listened to tons of great albums (also: 'Lulu'). Picking favorites is never easy, but this year seemed especially d...

Best Metal Albums Of 2011

Noisecreep | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

It's early December, and that means everyone is rolling out their year-end lists. Later this week, Noisecreep will premiere our 'Best Metal Videos' fe...

No, New Music Doesn't Suck

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We talk about Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd still today because they were Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, not because they existed in the past.

The Newest Old Business Trend

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Avital Andrews

Tithing -- offering a percentage of income for a cause -- dates back to the Old Testament. And lately its popularity is surging in the business world.

The Best CDs of The 2000s

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After much agonizing and soul searching and countless soundchecks, I've finally produced my list of the Best CDs of the Decade.