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  • Sean Patrick
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Song Review: Dua Lipa 'Don't Start Now'

    Song Review: Dua Lipa 'Don't Start Now'

    There is no end to the power of a deep bass groove. A great bass groove could make a Donald Trump COVID-19 briefing sound good. Dua Lipa’s new single, Don’t Start Now, has an incredible bass line. It’s derivative, it’s the kind of bass line that defined the best of the disco and funk era of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, but that doesn’t change the fact that the bass line is an absolute killer.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Song Review: The Weeknd 'Blinded by the Light' is an Aural Time Machine

    Song Review: The Weeknd 'Blinded by the Light' is an Aural Time Machine

    I want to live inside the synth track on The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. Growing up in the 80’s, I feel like I did grow up inside that synth track. The Weeknd has taken us all back in time to 1981, the founding of MTV and the ascension of new wave. It’s beautiful, man. Often I have wondered if it were possible to recreate an aesthetic in art perfectly and The Weeknd has done it.
  • Phil Cartwright
    Published about 11 hours ago
    Meeting Sam Smith

    Meeting Sam Smith

    I caught up with Sam Smith and his team following him winning 4 Mobo awards. There was no studio available at the BBC. We walked across the road and used the crypt in the church opposite to record the audio interview on the link below.
  • Phil Cartwright
    Published about 12 hours ago
    Sat Avtar
  • Paulina Pachel
    Published about 12 hours ago
    Musical Digest: Lindsay Lohan "Back To Me"

    Musical Digest: Lindsay Lohan "Back To Me"

    Life can seem a bit mundane, redundant and dismal as of late. We are cooped up inside of our houses, studio apartments, garages, and attics...like bats waiting for a flicker of hope...
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published about 13 hours ago
    NUNSSEOP Interview: The Independent Artist Discusses “Take Me Home,” His Musical Style and More

    NUNSSEOP Interview: The Independent Artist Discusses “Take Me Home,” His Musical Style and More

    When it comes to independent hip-hop artists in Korea, few are as exciting as NUNSSEOP. Mixing trendy and colourful sonics with his distinct, somewhat cloudy vocal delivery and skilful flow, the South-Korean forms broad, yet undeniably vivid soundscapes in his music, taking the listener on an experience that allows them to tangibly grasp the intent behind each and every one of his songs.
Staff Picks
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 4 days ago
    To the Beat: March 2020

    To the Beat: March 2020

    Given all that's happening around us, we wanted to put together something that soothes the overwhelming emotions that we're all experiencing. This month we're bringing To the Beat back in an effort to highlight you, the creators, who lift us up when we're feeling down. Your stories have made this playlist possible, with songs that remind us to dance, that help us blow off some steam, that make us hopeful, that make us think of better days, that we dedicate to those we love, and so much more.
  • Danniel Fuentes
    Published 24 days ago
    Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana: The Rise of Bad Bunny

    Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana: The Rise of Bad Bunny

    Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, or better known by his stage name of Bad Bunny, has had an eventful year. From the recent release of his sophomore album YHLQMDLG, to performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show with musical peers J-Lo, Shakira, and J-Balvin. Bad Bunny is at the top of the world right now, and has become the leading figure in the new generation of Spanish artists that have started to dominate the mainstream. And while he has many accomplishments that many established artists wish to achieve, his career is only at the beginning.
  • Joshua Herrera
    Published about a month ago
    5 albums that are underrated and "hidden"

    5 albums that are underrated and "hidden"

    There are millions upon millions of songs around the world, to the point that some get missed out. Its either because they never gained popularity in a national or internationally, or bands having a short performance span. Of course there are some are good, some are bad but the trick of it is to find them and to see if they appeal to your personal taste. That's what I usually look for. Sometimes I'll be using Spotify, Instagram, or YouTube and I'll either accidentally find the song, or somebody has it written down in the comments. Its like these hidden gems that some amount of people know. So I wanted to share my 5 favorite hidden albums/bands
  • mySound Music
    Published about a month ago
    Seasoned & Emerging Artist from Around the Globe

    Seasoned & Emerging Artist from Around the Globe

    As music blogger & promoter, I come across numerous songs each and every day. Occasionally, when time allows, I like to share, at least, my top five selections worthy of any music listener's playlist. In this issue, I choose an unique five, representing different parts of our country, as well as different genres to please different listener's palettes.
  • Yenomi
    Published about a month ago
    Guava Island
  • Kimberley Scribe
    Published about a month ago
    Seasons: Five songs from Justin Bieber’s new album “Changes” that you should hear now.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 5 days ago
    Suho - ‘Self-Portrait’ EP Review

    Suho - ‘Self-Portrait’ EP Review

    Better known as EXO’s leader Suho, Kim Junmyeon first embarked on his solo journey back in 2017 with “Curtain” (though he had previously featured on Leeteuk’s “My Hero”). Composed as part of SM’s Station project, the restrained ballad - and collaboration with pianist Song Young Joo - was a solid if-not slightly restricting debut effort for an undeniably talented member of one of the world’s biggest outfits. It certainly had its charm; the heavily-forefronted vocals giving plenty of space for the singer to show off his talents, the intimate feeling of the breezy number and the unquestionable potential shown throughout, but ultimately it lacked that extra bit of gravitas that would have really allowed for the South-Korean to shine.
  • Sean Callaghan
    Published 6 days ago
    Songs From The West Coast

    Songs From The West Coast

    In Summer 2000, in Nice, France, Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin convened at Elton's home there to address what they considered a debacle; Elton's most recent catalog LP The Big Picture. According to Elton, he'd been thinking and reading about the praise being heaped on the duo's Tumbleweed Connection, their Band-inspired third album and reappraised his career as getting away from the goal of producing sturdy songs and consistent cohesive albums. At this new millennium summit, Bernie and Elton agreed that future albums would need to be albums they would both be happy to be associated with, admitting they had spent too many years releasing albums of varying levels of quality.
  • Christine Carpio
    Published 8 days ago
    Tribe Mafia releases first LP "Teepee Gang"

    Tribe Mafia releases first LP "Teepee Gang"

    In preparation for the now cancelled SXSW 2020 Festival, Tribe Mafia’s debut LP Teepee Gang features a wide array of sounds ranging from Hip-Hop, Rap, and even Dancehall. The group explores distinct melodies, sharp lyricism, and vibrant sounds to create a collective of songs that their fans can enjoy, especially during this trying time of the virus.
Art
  • Grace Guzman
    Published 21 days ago
    Hamilton: the Musical
  • Narada Owens
    Published about a month ago
    Emoji of a Wave

    Emoji of a Wave

    My song of choice for this challenge is entitled "Emoji of a Wave" and it is written by John Mayer. Off of his 2017 album "In Search of Everything", Emoji of a Wave is personal to me because I could definitely relate to this album that had full on breakup feels. I was along for the ride of the rollercoaster of emotions, having recently come out of a painful breakup myself. This song came into my life at a time that was serendipitous to my circumstances, and served as the cathartic outlet that changed my life that summer.
  • Shimul Kabir
    Published 6 months ago
    10 Benefits of Listening to Music That Will Help You

    10 Benefits of Listening to Music That Will Help You

    Music keeps a vital role in our daily life. If you begin to count how many hours you have listened to music in a year, it is sure that you will be surprised. Music benefits our lives. Maybe we think that music gives us delight. But, music actually helps more than we think.
Bands
  • Filip Wojda
    Published 2 days ago
    Punk culture LIVES.

    Punk culture LIVES.

    We live in completely different times then those that punk dominated in the 80's and 00's. Punk culture has decreased in size for sure. This page isn't some bullshit that's going to make you think punks are dominating the world, but it's something that'll hopefully open your eyes.
  • Paul Bokserman
    Published 4 days ago
    Hyperspace & Happenstance

    Hyperspace & Happenstance

    Praise be Man is a spacey, dreamy, dirty, distorted, angelic, hypnotic, post-metal masterpiece by the aptly named American band, Russian Circles.
  • Kristi Montgomery
    Published 10 days ago
    I'm With the Band

    I'm With the Band

    I’m with the band. Well, I WAS with the band. Until they broke up. Now, I’m just a nobody again. Not that I was ever really a somebody, but when you’re with the band you’re suddenly more popular than you realized you wanted to be.
Celebrities
  • Ashley Beatty-Pernetti
    Published 3 days ago
    Justin Bieber Saved My Life

    Justin Bieber Saved My Life

    We all know him. Some of us love him, some of us hate him. I’ve actually been in both of these categories. For the first several years of his career, I couldn’t stand Justin Bieber. In my opinion, he was overrated, disrespectful, and he hadn’t even gone through puberty yet. All of his songs were about relationships and love, which I found ironic since he had never held a healthy relationship at that point in his life. It was 2009, he was 15 years old, a year younger than me.
  • PAT CHANEY
    Published 9 days ago
    JIMI JEFFREY SLIGHT RETURN

    JIMI JEFFREY SLIGHT RETURN

    JIMI JEFFREY SLIGHT RETURN
  • Mimi Gonzalez
    Published 9 days ago
    Justin Timberlake is Not Bringing Sexy Back

    Justin Timberlake is Not Bringing Sexy Back

    I wonder how long it's going to take for the world to turn on Justin Randall Timberlake the way I did so many years ago. It seems like everyone is just under his spell, still captivated by his boyish good looks and his so-called talent. Well, I may be unpopular for saying this but I do not agree with anyone who says Justin Timberlake is talented or even a good interesting celebrity or person. If I must stand alone with these beliefs then stand alone I shall. Justin Timberlake never has and never will bring sexy back. This man is so entitled and mediocre that I literally cannot wrap my head around it, and I also can't wrap my head around the fact that people actually like him, they like his music, they like his persona, they enjoy watching his interviews, they send his songs shooting to number one AND he got asked to perform at the halftime Superbowl show 2 years ago, something that is only given to legends and superstars of the music industry. How can people think Timberlake is talented when he can barely carry a tune and he has never brought any creativity or long-lasting music to the world, he can’t even write his own songs! But above all else how can people actually support him after everything he has done to his fellow musicians? Appalling simply appalling, I am of course talking about his many clashes with none other than his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Prince, and NSYNC, amongst others of course.
Concert
  • Anita T.
    Published 20 days ago
    I Do Not Like Concerts

    I Do Not Like Concerts

    Live concerts. Amazing theatrics. Back up dancers. Smoke machines. Lighting from Venus. The singer or band from heaven! In the flesh. Belting out songs heard on the radio. The real-life-person-actually-singing.
  • Carrie Ellen Case
    Published about a month ago
    My First Concert Experience Might Be My Best One.

    My First Concert Experience Might Be My Best One.

    I walked into the arena. Our seats were high up, not the best but not the worst either. I sat down and looked around, trying to take in the pre-show vibe. The air was hazy and the neon lights from the screens rounding the arena shot through it, creating a colorful mist. There were ads for upcoming shows and then banners for the current one. I had been waiting for the moment for over three months. I had butterflies in my stomach and I felt the anticipation of the arena around me. I talked with some fellow concert goers but my focus was on the empty stage below. My uncle, a concert going extraordinaire, brought me my drink. I set it down as the tequila mixed in with the orange juice and grenadine.
  • Kirsten Craig
    Published about a month ago
    Post Concert Depression - Kpop

    Post Concert Depression - Kpop

    Kpop has been somewhat of a sensation starting to move through the world, not just western culture, but a global phenomenon. It's not simply secluded to just South Korea or Asian countries anymore, it's become something far more than just a sound. Kpop has turned into a culture, a way of life for most of us. It has our attention (and our wallets). Most importantly, it has our hearts.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Terri Sears
    Published 8 days ago
    Music Diversity Is Great, But Country Has To Go.

    Music Diversity Is Great, But Country Has To Go.

    Music is a wonderful thing. I, for one, am very pan-genre when it comes to my music taste. However, I cannot stand country music. More specifically, modern day country music. I've always felt like country music culture was very weird, I'll get into why very soon, but there's something interesting that I'd like to point out. Throughout my years of living, there's been multiple times where I'd voice my anti-country music thoughts to a close friend that I felt like I could trust. I'd be both surprised and delighted when they'd actually completely agree with me, just to then catch them listening to country music sometime later! While trying not to show my disgust, I'd confront them only to hear them finally confess that they were actually secret country music lovers. I wish this had just been a one time scenario I found myself in. It seems as though many country lovers are ashamed of the fact that they actually enjoy country music, to the point be where they'll even pretend to be anti-country music, which says a lot.
  • Bralen Williams
    Published 10 days ago
    “Drugs” should not be our Favorite Songs.

    “Drugs” should not be our Favorite Songs.

    Music has been one of the biggest forms of communication since forever. We as music listeners , listen everyday to different songs that relate and talk about different themes, lessons and challenges of life. This has been common for a long time as I started to notice a pattern for this. These are mostly common in hip-hop or pop songs on the radio. There are many songs that we love to sing that have one common theme that is always brought up in these songs: Drugs. Some won’t bother to say it because of how good the song is, we do not care what it is truly about. We will still listen and praise the artist and song. I believe that music artist should stop talking about Drugs in their songs and start doing something about it.
  • Nameless
    Published 7 months ago
    How Is Music Able to Connect into Our Daily Lives?
Feature
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 3 months ago
    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    This past week, Zico became the first artist of 2020 to have a song attain a “Perfect All-Kill” on the South-Korean charts. For those who don’t know what that is, it means that a song is number one on the daily and realtime charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada along with the realtime charts of Flo and iChart; criteria that makes a song a Certified All-Kill. A Perfect All-Kill is then achieved when the song also becomes number one on iChart’s weekly chart. Despite being an undeniably talented artist who has been a fixture in the Korean mainstream for almost a decade, this is the first Perfect All-Kill that Zico has been a part of.
  • Nikki Gaskins
    Published 3 months ago
    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Make room Nicki Minaj and Cardi B! There’s a new rapper on the scene. Kennedy O’Neal (aka – Super Kennedy) might just be 7-years-old but she’s a lyrical maestro in the making on a mission to teach kids and adults about financial responsibility. To kick off the New Year, she is excited to release her debut single appropriately titled, “Piggy Bank.” You can watch the music video at this link.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 3 months ago
    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    For fans that veer away from the mainstream of Korean music, the name G.Soul will hardly be unfamiliar. The now 31-year-old burst onto the scene to much fanfare with his 2015 EP Coming Home (largely due to an infamous 15 year “training” period which involved considerable time stateside), with its title track proving to be the perfect supplement to the years of anticipation. “Coming Home” perfectly meshed the soulful vocals of Ki Ji-Hyun with an electronica backbeat and underlying finger snaps, making for a refreshing twist on modern R&B. The eventual climax, a higher-tempo, more energised delivery of the chorus, firmly marked G.Soul down as a star of the future, and ensured that critics wouldn’t take him lightly.
History
  • Motest
    Published 5 days ago
    LAST INTERVIEW

    LAST INTERVIEW

    Back in the late 1960s - 70 century with an old story of an expanding couple of artists at the time, John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Partly because the husband was a former Beatles man, partly because of the personality of the two who smells of rebellion - heterosexual, great ideological, political influence and many others... John and Yoko often provided true, genuine, and vulgar details and they were always full of gravity with the journalist hunt. Moreover, for half a decade, since 1975, these two people had been reclusive with the outside world. This increased the desire of the press and media, including the owner of Playboy magazine.
  • John Welford
    Published 2 months ago
    How Three Composers Saved English Music

    How Three Composers Saved English Music

    The late 19th century saw a revival of British musical composition, prompted by three composers who all earned knighthoods.
  • j.s.lamb
    Published 2 months ago
    Blind Willie McTell

    Blind Willie McTell

    Bob Dylan once wrote, “Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.” Who am I to argue with that?
How To
Instruments
  • Kas Lufkin
    Published 17 days ago
    How Much is a Violin Bow?

    How Much is a Violin Bow?

    When it comes to purchasing a violin bow, be sure to keep in mind that the material plays an important role in the overall quality. The higher the price, the warmer and smoother the sound. That being said, beginner bows can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 and professional bows range anywhere from $500 to $1200 and beyond.
  • Skoove
    Published 2 months ago
    The Many Benefits of Learning the Piano as an Adult

    The Many Benefits of Learning the Piano as an Adult

    It’s 11pm on a cold Friday night. You’re in a restaurant. The meal is over and a few people are lingering over drinks. The pianist left a while ago and your attention drifts over to the black baby grand in the corner of the restaurant.
  • John Marvin Scott
    Published 8 months ago
    3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique

    3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique

    What kind of musician are you? Are you the person who comes home from doing whatever you do, and you play your guitar as a way to decompress from the day? Or are you the person who wakes up and picks up the guitar, and spends every waking second working to become the best guitar player in their area? Maybe you're a little bit of both—who knows? But one thing that I know for sure is that there is something about your playing you want to improve.
List
  • Marguerita Tan
    Published 4 days ago
    Top 10 Songs by Disney Princesses - From "Let It Go" to "Speechless"

    Top 10 Songs by Disney Princesses - From "Let It Go" to "Speechless"

    Ever since Snow White, the very first ever Disney Princess, advised us to "Whistle While You Work" in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937), other Disney princesses (and one notable queen) have also delivered some of the most memorable songs in the history of cinema.
  • theyouth123
    Published 11 days ago
    Listen To The Most Trending Bollywood Songs

    Listen To The Most Trending Bollywood Songs

    Music covers the whole Bollywood industry and that is what fuels growth in the industry. Bollywood movies are also referred to as music videos as typically one movie has at least 4 songs. Which demonstrates which music takes up a huge portion of our business. The tale is a bit different in Hollywood movies though. Singers make individual albums that are rarely used for a picture. Music initially took up most of the movies whether it was a Hollywood movie or any other. Today, Bollywood retains its story. Citizens all over the world love listening to different songs from all over the world whether it's Japan, China, Spain, Australia, etc. when you don't know where to listen to those tracks. You can do the job for the Vidmate app.
  • Rachel Wayne
    Published 12 days ago
    The Perfect Kesha Song for Any Occasion

    The Perfect Kesha Song for Any Occasion

    Few recording artists are able to capture the vulnerabilities and eccentricities of a generation like Kesha. A survivor of emotional and financial abuse, former pop artist and current musical savior Kesha guides us wayward millennials on our tormented journey. Here are the Kesha songs to listen to whenever you're down on your luck or having a crisis of faith. Listen to the wisdom of our brass-voiced goddess and discover the deepest depths of your soul.
Playlist
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 4 days ago
    To the Beat: March 2020

    To the Beat: March 2020

    Given all that's happening around us, we wanted to put together something that soothes the overwhelming emotions that we're all experiencing. This month we're bringing To the Beat back in an effort to highlight you, the creators, who lift us up when we're feeling down. Your stories have made this playlist possible, with songs that remind us to dance, that help us blow off some steam, that make us hopeful, that make us think of better days, that we dedicate to those we love, and so much more.
  • Gurjus Singh
    Published 5 days ago
    Punjabi songs to listen to during shelter in place/lockdowns
  • Maria Kalafatis
    Published 8 days ago
    5 Little Mix Songs That Will Make You Dance

    5 Little Mix Songs That Will Make You Dance

    Little Mix not only knows how to perform with some of the best choreography on stage (and killing it at the same time), but their songs will also make you want to dance to them. They have a lot of songs that put you in a good mood, empower you and make you want to dance. There is a Little Mix song for every kind of playlist; songs for empowerment, a breakup, or for when you feel sad. But this list is about songs that you should put into your dance and party playlist to get yourself, and your guests moving to the beat.
Pop Culture
  • sAkurasKeletonkIn
    Published 22 days ago
    K-Pop, Your Kinks Are Showing 2

    K-Pop, Your Kinks Are Showing 2

    Here we go again with me analysing songs and MVs to find kinky stuff in them. If you haven’t read the first one, you can find it here.
  • Stephanie Forryan
    Published 25 days ago
    Coronavirus: A Deadly Source of Inspiration?

    Coronavirus: A Deadly Source of Inspiration?

    Coronavirus has not only been infecting people for months now, it has also been tainting industry and culture. Quarantines, cautionary measures and panic have not only slowed the economy, they've also caused the cancellation of concerts, tours and now even popular festival events like SXSW 2020.
  • VISION
    Published about a month ago
    New Decade, Who Dis?

    New Decade, Who Dis?

    The United Kingdom used to be very good at Eurovision. Five wins, a record 15 second places and a consistent presence in the top five for decades.
Vintage