I’m not sure there is a bigger enigma in music right now than Sufjan Stevens. His music output has been incredibly sporadic, but when he does release music, it pours out of him. I have nearly everything Sufjan has put out, and of the 245 songs in my iTunes, 65 are about Midwestern states, 14 about the Chinese New Year, 13 about a bridge, and 98 about Christmas. That only leaves 55 songs about everything else. Yet, with as strange
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The ever fantastic Black Lips will be releasing their seventh studio album next week. In honor of this, we thought we would do a fairly straight forward, but very appropriate list. This week we give you our favorite bands with “black” in their title. There are surprisingly a lot of great ones, but we narrowed it down to what we consider to be the best. Enjoy! 10. BLK JKS Pronounced “Black Jacks”, these four experimental rockers from Johannesburg, South Africa
I’m not sure there are more than five artists with whom you can make a better party playlist with than Pharrell Williams. I’m talking 30-40 songs that will guarantee a good time for an energetic party. Artists that come to mind are Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Kanye, Jay-Z and maybe a few others could be in the running, but even then the catalog of Pharrell may take the cake. Pharrell has obviously had a huge year, with three smash hits
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since a skinny L.A. punk kid burst onto the scene calling himself a “Loser” in winking wangster fashion. From the start, Beck was always a pioneer at mixing genres but now looking back at his 20 year career, I’m not sure there is a bigger chameleon in rock music. Not only known for his shape-shifting, but I would argue that no artist has endured better from the 90’s (outside Radiohead) than Beck.
In honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, we travel where film and music cross paths, namely music documentaries or rockumentaries. We have already listed our favorite fictional films about music, so now comes the true stories. When we met about this, we were disappointed with ourselves with how few music documentaries we all have seen, and more than anything, this list spurned us to get to watching more music documentaries. However, we did our best and gave you the best