Joe Levy

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New Releases From Carly Rae To G.O.O.D. Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It may have been a quiet summer for new releases, but it's gearing up to be a big fall. Joining us to discuss some noteworthy releases this week is Billboard editor and Soundcheck regular Joe Levy. We hear the latest from Carly Rae Jepsen, Pink, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label and a reissue of Michael Jackson's Bad, which features a previously unheard demo from the late King of Pop.


Patti Smith, Best Coast And New Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today on Soundcheck, a preview of new music releases with Joe Levy -- from a new Carly Rae Jepsen single to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music record Cruel Summer. Poet and rock legend Patti Smith discusses her latest album Banga, a record that takes its name from a Russian novel. And California surf rock band Best Coast drops by the studio to play songs from its excellent summer album The Only Place.

The X-Factor And The Voice: Head To Head

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Reality singing shows The Voice and The X-Factor are going head-to-head this fall. Billboard editor Joe Levy joins us with a preview of what to expect.


Madonna's New Material

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We get a review of Madonna's new album, "MDNA," from Billboard magazine's new editor, Joe Levy

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The Hunger Games: Dystopian Soundtrack

Friday, March 23, 2012

The much-anticipated sci-fi movie “The Hunger Games” comes out in theaters today, but the soundtrack to the film has been selling like gangbusters since Tuesday. Music journalist Joe Levy gives us his review of the star-studded album, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett. Plus, we open the phones to talk about great music inspired by dismal predictions of life in the future.

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Smackdown: Bob Dylan

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bob Dylan's new album, Together Through Life, is the latest chapter in a critically acclaimed comeback that began in 1997. In another Soundcheck Smackdown, we debate Dylan's career revival, his legacy, and this latest release. Joining us are Joe Levy, editor of Maxim magazine and former editor of Blender and ...

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Smackdown: U2

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

U2 is celebrating the release of its 12th studio album with five performances on "Late Show With David Letterman," an art installation in Los Angeles, and a world tour this summer. But as rock's premier band revs up its promotional engines, we dare to ask: Is "No Line on the ...

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Grammy Aftermath

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Grammy Award ceremony never fails to leave a little drama in its wake. We look back at how the storylines from this year’s music-industry spectacle played out, with Blender magazine editor in chief Joe Levy and Washington Post television columnist Lisa de Moraes.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Music Fan

Friday, December 12, 2008

The holidays are less than two weeks away, and chances are your 401K is down, your job seems less secure, and you are looking for things to cut. Still, there are at least a few gifts that you just HAVE to buy. Soundcheck comes to your rescue with a musical ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: iTunes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

iTunes recently surpassed Wal-Mart as the top music retailer in the country, and it has made under-performing genres –- like classical and jazz –- sexy again. But the online music store's critics complain of poor sound quality and harsh copy protection. In another Soundcheck Smackdown, Blender magazine editor in chief ...

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Pop Star Dreams From the A-List

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Like Eddie Murphy and Lindsay Lohan before her, Scarlett Johansson is joining the crowd of actors unable to resist the call of pop music. Today we review Johansson's new album of Tom Waits covers, plus we sample some of Hollywood's worst (oh, Bruce Willis) and best (Zooey Deschanel of She ...

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