October 3, 2023

On this day in history, June 1, 1967, Beatles release standout ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album

On this day in history, June 1, 1967, the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” their eighth album — which became the soundtrack to the “Summer of Love,” according to the official website of the Beatles.  With its 13 songs, the album was recorded in over 400 hours during a 129-day period, according […]

Secrets behind the most iconic ‘70s rock album covers revealed in new doc

Before the age of the internet and social media, it was all about album covers. And London-based art design studio Hipgnosis created some of the most iconic art, for classic rock acts such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band Wings. The new documentary “Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)” — […]

Sam Smith’s New Album Should Sound More Thrilling Than This

In the age of Spotify, it’s not too often that you’re force-fed music you don’t want to hear. Even so, I have vivid memories of trying and failing to avoid Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ chart-topping collaboration “Unholy” last October when it was all over my Instagram feed.It was specifically during the weekend of BravoCon

Album Sales Surge for Country Star Morgan Wallen After N-Word Controversy

NASHVILLLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Morgan Wallen are buying up the country star’s latest album after a video showed him shouting a racial slur last week. Wallen’s sophomore record, “Dangerous: The Double Album” retains its top spot for a fourth week on Billboard’s all-genre albums chart, less than a week after Wallen apologized for…

Kendrick Lamar Awarded Pulitzer for Album Demonizing Trump, Fox News.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s politically charged, anti-Trump album ‘‘DAMN.’’ has been a Pulitzer Prize for music, making it the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. While the organization did not immediately provide a brief explanation for the recording winning the prestigious prize, Kendrick Lamar’s album features lyrics from the California crooner attacking President […]