MUSIC MUSINGS

Ode to October: This Month’s Most Anticipated Music Releases

Ode to October: This Month’s Most Anticipated Music Releases

  by Angel Lenise

Cruel winds are raging and high temperatur days are few, but there is plenty to keep us going this fall, especially on the music front. From Tinashe’s studio debut Aquarius, which surprised critics with a sound that transcended her [...]

Tags: music musings, Calvin Harris, Jessie J., jessie ware, keyshia cole, T.I., Taylor Swift, Tinashe
Rock On: Green Day, N.W.A Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock On: Green Day, N.W.A Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  by Angel Lenise

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will welcome its new class on April 18, 2015, but it’s already made history--before voting even hits full swing. Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are among 15 prolific acts to be included on this year’s [...]

Tags: music musings, green day, Lou Reed, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sting, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, War
You Oughta Know: VH1 Is Bringing Sam Smith, Bleachers to NYC

You Oughta Know: VH1 Is Bringing Sam Smith, Bleachers to NYC

  by Angel Lenise

For nine years, VH1 has interrupted its regularly-scheduled programming to broadcast artists You Ougtha Know. This November, the network will bring its 2014 class of notable new acts together for one epic night in New York [...]

Tags: music musings, A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Lorde, Mary Lambert, Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, VH1, VH1 You Oughta Know
Meghan Trainor: Five Things Your Didn’t Know About that Bass

Meghan Trainor: Five Things Your Didn’t Know About that Bass

  by Angel Lenise

Meghan Trainor, and her bass, have beat out Taylor Swift to be number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to more than 113 million views on YouTube, constant radio airplay, and plenty of social commentary, it’s catapulted the newcomer [...]

Tags: music musings, Billboard, Meghan Trainor, Star Scoop
Stream the Entire ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

Stream the Entire ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

  by Angel Lenise

Did he, or didn’t he? That’s the question that will plague moviegoers lured by the enigmatic disappearance that sets Gone Girl in motion. Even if you’ve read Gillian Flynn’s best-seller, Ben Affleck’s polarizing behavior as [...]

Tags: music musings, atticus ross, ben affleck, Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike, Trent Reznor
Kendrick Lamar’s New Single Champions Self-Love

Kendrick Lamar’s New Single Champions Self-Love

  by Angel Lenise

Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d city was a gem. It amassed critical acclaim and spawned conversation on its instant classic appeal. It championed the west coast’s gangsta rap origins and reminded the rest of the hip-hop [...]

Tags: music musings, Angel Lenise, Kendrick Lamar