Next Week in Music | Jan. 20-26 • On TV

The Weeknd works a weeknght, Michael Kiwanuka drops in on Ellen, Halsey makes your Saturday Night livelier and more this week. Fire up the PVR and save me a...

40 Brand-Spanking New Additions To Your Upcoming Albums List

It may  very well indeed be five o'clock somewhere. But I've still got a crapload of new albums to listen to and blather about. So I don't have too...

Rory Gallagher’s Check Shirt Wizard Tops Today’s Album Annoucements

What's your definition of a good day? Mine includes any afternoon when I hear about the imminent arrival of a new Rory Gallagher live album. Case in point: The...

Moby’s All Visible Objects Tops A Tidal Wave Of New Album Announcements

Thank you sir, may I have another? I've been reflexively spouting that like a gibbering dipshit all day — thanks chiefly to the onslaught of new album announcements clogging...

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Mondays are pretty much always a bitch. But Pearl Jam have made this one a little easier to get through by announcing that their 11th studio album Gigaton will...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 13-19 • The Short List: Four Releases I...

In the market for some new sounds? Here are four of your best bets this week (in alphabetical order): …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead X: The...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 13-19 • The Long List: 120 Releases On...

There are more than 120 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 13-19 • On TV

Stormzy storms The Tonight Show, Coldplay heat up Ellen, Mitski and Rainbow Kitten Surprise go to the Limits and more. Set your PVRs for these musical moments: Monday Saint Motel |...

Wasted Shirt Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Another day, another laundry list of new album announcements that's only slightly shorter than your average grocery store receipt. The biggest name (relatively speaking) would have to be the...

Death Tops Today’s New Album Announcements

Death often seems to come in threes. But this is the first time I've spotted the Grim Reaper trending in the album release feed. Even worse: He's leading a...

Guided By Voices’ Surrender Your Poppy Field Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The music industry is well and truly back at work, judging by the tsunami of emails and album announcements I've been dealing with today. But of course, nobody works...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 6-12 • The Long List: 50 Releases On...

Let's be honest: Nobody wants to work very hard right after the New Year. That includes me — and the rest of the music industry, judging by the definite...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 6-12 • On TV

Had enough of holiday music? Good news: Most of the talk shows finally return from holiday hiatus this week — and they're bringing the pop idols, rock gods, urban...

Surprise! The Hold Steady Just Released Two New Live Albums

Don't say The Hold Steady never did anything for you. Just in time for the holidays, singer-guitarist Craig Finn and the indie-rock vets have released two new live albums,...

Next Week in Music | Dec. 16-22

It's an early Christmas present for yours truly: A mercifully slow week in the music world. There are only a couple of dozen new albums arriving — only one...

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