7/13/2020 by Stephen Daw Troye Sivan has dipped his toe in a solid variety of pop sounds, but with his latest song, it looks like the singer is trying out something new by going back to something old. On Monday (July 13), Sivan posted two teaser clips of his upcoming single, titled “Easy.” The singer […]

7/13/2020 by Carl Lamarre Last week was a special one for 50 Cent. Not only did the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper turn 45, but on Sunday night (July 12), his heralded protégé Pop Smoke scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon netting 251,000 equivalent album units. […]

RJ Holland · Former Professional Drummer Session/studio and Bands As a professional musician, a drummer, I listened to the radio constantly. I listened to every song I could listen to, any genre. That was my job. You never knew when you would be called upon to fill-in for a musician who could not make the […]

Jake Gerber · Musical Session Player , Guitar , Bass ,And Vocals (1962–present) My answer is coming more from a traditional jazz/pop player, so please bear with me. Eric Clapton is or was a very good (rated 3rd on Rolling Stone’s ‘Top Guitarist’ listing) and an inspired blues based lead guitarist and I think that […]

Didier Champion · Lives in Kigali, Rwanda I would like to add to other wonderful answers, particularly from Samuel Dokowe and Antony Asirikwa. Africa is a continent of 55 countries, and composed of 5 regions who are linked by culture, economy, trade, etc. Therefore, the best way to assess popular artists is to assess their […]

Thomas J. Beaver · BSE, MA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics & Music, Psychology, Science, University of Michigan (Graduated 1980) My ‘first impression’ was an early one — I still refer to them as “Chicago Transit Authority,” lol. That means 1969, since by ’70 they had to shorten it to “Chicago” under legal threat from […]

Mark Vaudrey · Enjoys good music Back in 1989, Bruce told every member of the E Street Band that he no longer needed them in the foreseeable future as he wanted to go out alone. This may have been influenced by Sting and Peter Gabriel, having toured with them in the latter part of 1988 […]

Ely Matawaran · Writer – Artist (1982–present) The title of this album should have been “Abracadabra”. That was the name the Beatles preferred as the title of their new 1966 album. But they discovered that another band had already used it so they had no choice but to think up of another title. When discussing […]

Also stream new releases from Margo Price, Apollo Brown and Ché Noir, Kacy Hill, and Asher Gamedze By Madison Bloom With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. […]

When Coldplay’s debut album Parachutes dropped 20 years ago in the U.K. on July 10, 2000, the title was fitting – while Coldplay would go on to soar as a global act, the album’s international impact was up in the air at first, with Parachutes not even landing in America until November 2000. But British […]

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