Beyoncé BEYONCÉ Most Best of the Year lists arrive at the beginning of December, almost a whole month before the year is actually over, because most media outlets get advanced copies of most everything and want to be the first to publish their lists. Beyoncé tricked the media cycle by releasing her latest self-titled album, which came out December 13th at midnight with no prior media knowledge of the release; the album is a visual album, with a high-budget video
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The above picture is a perfect microcosm of how we felt about the albums on our short list today. We were all excited to some extent or another about each of the disappointing albums found below. In fact, three of the albums below were on our list at the beginning of the year for the Top Ten Most Anticipated Albums of 2013. If you look at that list you will see we definitely have some fine-tuning to do in
It’s been a steady shift over the past few years, but I believe 2013 was finally the year dance music (more specifically of the electronic persuasion) took the throne from hip hop as the most dominant genre in music today. There were multiple signifiers to me throughout the year that this shift has finally occurred, and below I will lay out the four biggest signs the robots have finally taken over.
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 Back in March, LxL mostly gushed over Justin Timberlake’s long-awaited musical return, The 20/20 Experience, the surprisingly experimental pop record from the former ‘N Sync singer. Sure it was mostly bubblegum pop music, but it was chopped, twisted, and expounded upon in fresh and interesting ways. When I heard there was a part two coming of the album, I couldn’t believe Timberlake would release what was sure to be a second smash album
I have been to more Cardinals games this summer than any summer since 2008; probably 15+, but no way of really knowing. Capping it all off, I was able to see games this past Friday and Saturday as the birds launched themselves into first place. I even had the coveted “green” seats on Friday for the first time in a few years. Getting to see John Axford get booted from the game from about sixty feet away was priceless.