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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.

My Favorite Records of the Decade

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Nothing has given me more pleasure this year and this decade than music. It's my therapist, joy, shoulder, understanding and just about everything else that compliments the emotions.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

What Makes People Want to Play Rock Band and Guitar Hero?

Gary Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Marcus

I suspect monkeys could be trained to play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and yet the two games together have grossed over three billion dollars

CDs -- Matthew Sweet: Back In Bed With Susanna Hoffs

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Is there something in the air? Not since the Sixties has there been such an explosion of duet albums (at least in rock and roll).

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.