Next Week in Music | Dec. 9-15 • The Long List: 80 Releases On...

Finally, things in the music biz are slowing down for the holidays. There are only 80-some albums, EPs and singles being released next week — as opposed to the...

Next Week in Music | Dec. 9-15 • New Books

Still haven't found a book for that music fan on your Christmas list? You have a few last-minute options to consider. Namely these: Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects...
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Next Week in Music | Dec. 9-15 • On TV

John Legend and Gary Clark Jr. make the rounds, Niall Horan hits Saturday Night Live, and a slate of singers take over for James Corden this week. Here's the...

ChristMASS 2019: 20 Worshippers Worshipping

Maybe you're religious. Maybe you're spiritual. Or maybe you're a non-believer like me. Either way, you can still appreciate the reason for the season — and the Christian and...

ChristMASS 2019: 10 Compilations Compiling

The holidays bring people together. So do these compilation albums, which cover everything from seasonal pop and rock classics to underground weirdness from The Cramps’ record collection. They all...

ChristMASS 2019: 6 Pianists Pianizing

What's black and white and red and green all over? These new Christmas albums from piano players around the world. Settle back, push play on one of the streaming...

ChristMASS 2019: 11 Roots Acts Rootin’

If you want your holiday soundtrack to be a little more down to earth, you're in the right place: You can't get much more grounded than this roster of...

ChristMASS 2019: 6 Groovers Groovin’

Looking for the soul of Christmas? Look no further. These discs have plenty of it — along with no shortage of R&B, blues, funk, hip-hop, pop and more. Streaming...

ChristMASS 2019: 9 Alt-Rockers Alting

Sometimes even Santa likes to go off the beaten track. For those who like their Christmas rock a little more independent, here are some of this season's more intriguing...

ChristMASS 2019: 5 Divas Divining

It wouldn't be Christmas without a woman in a spangly dress crooning carols and belting out ballads with the help of some equally spectacular guests. Here are the latest...

ChristMASS 2019: 12 Twangers Twangin’

All roads may lead to the North Pole. But more than a few of them go through Nashville. Here are a dozen new country albums (complete with streaming links)...

ChristMASS 2019: 12 Rockers & Popsters Rocking & Popping

British popsters, American rock legends, metal gods, Scandinavian synth kings and more — there are plenty of ways to rock around the Christmas tree this holiday season. Here are...
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Huey Lewis & The News’ Weather Tops Today’s Album Announcements

It could be hip to be square again soon. Proving that the heart of rock ’n’ roll (or at least his own heart) is still beating, Huey Lewis made...
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James Hunter’s Nick of Time Tops Today’s Album Announcements

We're still a few weeks away from 2020, but plenty of artists, labels and publicists are already living in the future — and jockeying for position with upcoming releases....

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Dec. 3, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Third Eye Blind, Dave Matthews and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

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