Stephen Thompson

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Hozier Returns With The Grand 'Movement' — And Announces A New Album

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

"Movement," from an as-yet-untitled set due out in 2019, leans hard into Hozier's gift for songs that soar with stormy, propulsive intensity.

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Tyler, The Creator And Sufjan Stevens Record New Holiday Songs — Just Not Together

Friday, November 09, 2018

Sufjan Stevens has dropped the wistful "Lonely Man of Winter." Tyler, The Creator just released "I Am the Grinch." You probably shouldn't listen to them simultaneously.

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First Listen: Hanson, 'String Theory'

Monday, November 05, 2018

Even in a studio, backed by a symphony orchestra as they survey their long career in pop music, these guys know how to work a room.

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First Listen: Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, 'Bought To Rot'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Against Me! singer bounds around outside the boundaries and margins of punk, while still sounding unfiltered, playfully profane and overstuffed with ideas.

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New Music Friday For Oct. 26: The 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

Friday, October 26, 2018

This week's batch of essential new albums includes Robyn's melancholy return to the dance floor, rock-and-roll madness from Ty Segall, the otherworldly voice of R&B singer NAO and more.

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Hear Chris Cornell's Wrenching Cover Of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cornell's performance of Prince's classic ballad, recorded live at SiriusXM in 2015, appears on an upcoming, career-spanning compilation of the late singer's work.

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20 Years Of Cher's 'Believe' And Its Auto-Tune Legacy

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cher's 1998 hit "Believe" turns 20 this year. There's a long history of artists using vocal modifications, but this song brings the Auto-Tune front and center.

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First Listen: Laura Gibson, 'Goners'

Thursday, October 18, 2018

On her gripping new album, Gibson diversifies her arrangements to allow for everything from barren ballads to grandiose stormers that boom and swirl.

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Thinkin' Songs: Drown Out The World With A Concentration-Friendly Megamix

Friday, October 05, 2018

We all have distractions in our lives that keep us from working, studying, concentrating or otherwise attempting to unlock something in our own brains. This two-hour playlist is engineered to help.

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New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

Friday, October 05, 2018

Explore the versatile country of Eric Church, the spiky pop-rock of Swearin', the rugged metal of High on Fire and other albums due out this week.

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In 'Domestication,' Laura Gibson Dons A White Dress And Wreaks Havoc

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Givson's new single is a warm, searching beauty that swoops dramatically through a treatise on wolves, womanhood and the pressure she feels to "make me into somebody easy."

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Sharon Van Etten Returns With 'Comeback Kid' And A Bold New Sound

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Remind Me Tomorrow, Van Etten's forthcoming new album, follows four years of dramatic changes and ambitious pursuits in the singer's life.

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Ease Into The Week With Mandolin Orange's Ode To Slowing Down

Monday, October 01, 2018

In the gently elegant "Time We Made Time" — from the forthcoming Tides of a Teardrop — the duo sings about the importance of breathing deeply, cooling off and drawing loved ones close.

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New Music Friday For Sept. 28: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

Friday, September 28, 2018

Cher tackling ABBA, Nile Rodgers & Chic returning for the first time in 26 years, Loretta Lynn surveying her career and other essential new releases this week.

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First Listen: Tunde Olaniran, 'Stranger'

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The singer's bighearted sound and style revolve around spirited statements of affirmation, a sprawling artistic palette and the pursuit of boldness in every sense of the word.

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Weezer Made A Video For Its 'Africa' Cover, And Of Course It Stars 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

If you've ever wanted to see the Internet fold itself up into a burrito and consume itself hungrily over the course of four minutes, you've come to the right place.

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Hanson, With An Orchestra? Hanson, With An Orchestra!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On String Theory, out Nov. 9, the band revisits its catalog and performs new songs with the aid of a 46-piece symphony orchestra. Watch Hanson perform "Siren Call."

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First Listen: Metric, 'Art Of Doubt'

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On its seventh album, the Canadian band returns to the spiky, effusive pleasures of guitar-driven rock and roll.

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Tom Waits Sings 'Bella Ciao' For Marc Ribot As An Act Of 'Resistance'

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ribot's new collection, Songs of Resistance 1948-2018, is a collection of protest music with special guests — including Tom Waits, who makes his first recorded appearance in two years.

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On The Eve Of A New Documentary, Joan Jett Gets A 'Fresh Start'

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

"Fresh Start" sets epically crunching guitar riffs against a larger message about learning from your mistakes, starting over and seizing the opportunities in front of you.

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