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Album Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been famous in France since before she could walk, and yet she carries the weight of all those expectations as gracefully as a Birkin bag, which are named, incidentally, after her mother, Jane Birkin. Birkin is an English actress and French singer who appeared in dozens of movies, including the arthouse classic

SZA is recording her next album with Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

This year, R&B singer SZA finally had the breakthrough with her critically acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, which we’ve anticipated since giving her a CoSign back in 2013. Not content to rest on her laurels, the First Lady of Top Dawg Entertainment has already begun collaborating on a new project with Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Queens of the Stone Age)

Ozzy Osbourne Says He's Making Progress on Next Solo Album

Ozzy Osbourne confirms that he’s “about seven songs” into a new solo project, though it remains unclear when the album might arrive. “One’s called ‘Mr. Armageddon’; one’s called ‘Crack Cocaine’,” Osbourne tells Full Metal Jackie of KLOS-FM’s Whiplash (via Blabbermouth). “I’ve got a bunch of songs written – but you don’t sell records anymore. [It’s]

Dwayne Johnson clowns Tyrese’s Black Rose album in expletive filled rant: Watch

Whoa, easy now big fella! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tyrese Gibson have been going back-and-forth in the press about Johnson’s planned Fast and the Furious spinoff, which Gibson called “selfish” and “fucked up” as it will delay the release of Furious 9 until 2020. Yesterday Gibson spoke with TMZ about his issues with the

Album Review: Beck – Colors

If the respective rises of alternative rock and hip-hop were the most significant musical developments of the 1990s, we can credit Beck Hansen more than virtually anyone else (save for maybe the Beastie Boys) with bringing them together. But he also brought in folk, avant-noise, country, and Princely electro-funk; the dominant sonic signatures of his

Album Review: Melkbelly – Nothing Valley

There’s something desperate about the Midwestern summer, a certain revved-up edge to any nice day that’s brought about by memories of the miserable just passed and almost returning. That impatient pursuit of fun takes a musical form on Nothing Valley, the debut album from Chicago’s Melkbelly and inaugural release for Wax Nine Records, the Carpark

Sam Smith announces new album and North American tour, unveils “Pray”: Stream

Ahead of his appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Sam Smith has formally announced his sophomore studio album. He’s also revealed a new single and mapped out dates for an extensive supporting tour. The album is entitled, The Thrill Of It All, and is set to arrive November 3rd through Capitol Records. He recorded