Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck bemusedly noted, "People tend to think of us as this mystic art band." A new six-DVD box set chronicling the life of the R.E.M., titled 'REMTV', argues a good case for R.E.M.'s revered status. Read a review of the video series and accompanying documentary about the band.
As 'Teenage Kicks' celebrates five years on the air, host Jacquie Fuller shares the videos that have stuck with her so deeply she could "storyboard them for you from memory." See if these videos jog your memory, and share your own favorites.
Stars prove that measuring success on album sales and licensing deals is a poor indication of talent. On their eighth studio album, Stars bolster their brand of synth-based duets, proving they're the same band you know and love.
'Sonic Highways' marks the twentieth anniversary since the band formed to record their hit heavy debut album. Over the past two decades the band that once existed in the halo of Nirvana has emerged as Grohl's true legacy.
Weezer's ninth studio full-length combines the classic production of their Blue and Green albums with a more introspective front-man, creating an album reminiscent of the relatable yet pretentious band from the last century.
Yes, you can enjoy Alt-J without knowing the lyrics, but you are missing out on some witty and smart moments. These guys are the Wes Anderson of music: they are self-referential; they allude to poets, books, movies and photographs; and they know how to twist the mundane into a crafty turn of phrase.
Hozier's music is that of substance. On his self-titled release, he taps directly into the reality surrounding issues that matter, wraps it up in poignant lyrics, and delivers it in the smoothest sonic package you can imagine.
Last week saw the U.S. release of Prince's new albums ART OFFICIAL AGE and, with his band 3RDEYEGIRL, PLECTRUMELECTRUM. Even for an artist who's put out plenty of albums in his three-and-a-half decade career, these releases stand out. Jay Gabler provides a track-by-track guide to the albums.