J. Edward Keyes

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The Year In Music: eMusic's J. Edward Keyes Shares His Favorite Albums Of 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hot on the heels of eMusic's immersive "Year in Music" recap, editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares his five favorite albums of the year, including a "hidden gem" from, yes, the Bed ...

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The Year In Music: Joe Keyes' Picks; A Holiday Gift Guide; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to pop music hype to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Kicking things off, eMusic editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares his top five albums of the year.

Then, Soundcheck’s very own Katie Bishop unveils our Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of great albums intended for extremely specific loved ones in your life.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.


R.E.M.'s Mike Mils On 'Green' At 25

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twenty-five years ago this week, R.E.M. released its major-label debut album Green, and it went double platinum. To commemorate the landmark -- and to some, still polarizing to this d...

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R.E.M.'s Mike Mills On 'Green' At 25; Hiatus Kaiyote Plays Live

Thursday, November 07, 2013

In this episode: Independent music pioneers R.E.M. released its major label debut, Green, 25 years ago today. The album sold more than two million copies thanks to hits like "Stand" and "Orange Crush," yet it still remains a divisive entry in the band's canon. J. Edward Keyes, editor at eMusic looks back at this flawed gem of an album.

Then, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills shares his thoughts and memories on Green.

And, Hiatus Kaiyote brings its brand of "future soul" music to the Soundcheck studio.

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A Handful Of Beguiling And Psychedelic New Releases

Thursday, April 18, 2013

eMusic's editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes joins us with some of the music that's been catching his ear lately, from the ambitious sounds of Swedish duo The Knife, the precise 1960s psychedelia of Amsterdam's Jacco Gardner, New York songwriter Laura Stevenson's great Crazy Horse-inspired sound, and the dark psych-metal musings of England's Uncle Acid.



Harsh Music Reviews, Revisited

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Everyone makes mistakes, even music critics. J. Edward Keyes, the editor-in-chief of eMusic joins Soundcheck to revist first impressions of soon-to-be classic albums and works that we...


Three New Bands To Watch In 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Soundcheck begins our look ahead at the music of 2013. J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief at eMusic, joins us with a preview of some brand new bands to watch out for in the new year.


The Case Against Concert-Going

Friday, November 25, 2011

For some music fans, a live show is the ultimate way to experience their favorite artist. Others prefer to stay home. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic join us to explain why he loves music – but would rather listen alone….And J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief of eMusic, explains why he couldn’t imagine life without live shows.

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Smackdown: The End of R.E.M.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alt-rock revolutionaries R.E.M. announced last week that after 31 years and fifteen studio albums, they’re calling it a day. We debate the band’s legacy -- and longevity -- in this Soundcheck Smackdown between Alex V. Cook, freelance music critic and professor of mass communications at Louisiana State University, and J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief of eMusic.

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The Case Against Concert-Going

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Summer concert season is in full swing – in the parks, streets, and even, as we heard recently on Soundcheck, at Rikers Island. But for some music fans, it’s just another season of explaining why they don’t like live concerts. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic join us to explain why he loves music – but would rather listen alone….And J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief of eMusic, explains why he couldn’t imagine life without live shows.

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Smackdown: The Strokes

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Julian Casablancas and Co. debuted in 2001 with the critically acclaimed album Is This It and helped put New York rock back on the map. Now the Strokes are back - after a puzzling, difficult five-year hiatus - with the new album Angles. J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief of eMusic, and Sophie Harris, music writer for Time Out New York, join us to debate this comeback album.

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Smackdown: Hall of Shame

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its short list of nominees last week. The list of candidates for induction next year includes The J. Geils Band, Bon Jovi, Donovan and Neil Diamond. Our Smackdown guests were a little underwhelmed.

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