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Weekend Showcase 4.02

Weekend Showcase 4.02

No big introduction is needed because the Weekend Showcase 4.02 edition features the best new music from the past week or so. Find 52 songs on the mega playlist from artists representing 11 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Saturday Sampler January 20th

Saturday Sampler January 20th

The Saturday Sampler January 20th edition brings you nine brilliant new songs from across the globe. Featuring artists from Austria, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., today’s playlist offers a variety of genres to please every musical palette. We kick things off with a stunning Scandinavian artist.   Big Fox – “The Fight” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Joan As […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th includes 9 awesome new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have a nice mix of songs to fill anyone’s specific musical palate. Artists are representing Canada, France, the UK, the US, and Japan. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our Mega Playlist on Sunday. The […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.01

Weekend Showcase 4.01

One week down and fifty more to go, and we kick off the near year with a playlist that is almost as long as our Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. Ok, the Weekend Showcase 4.01 edition is not quite that long – it’s about a third of the length – but at 58 songs it’s a bit of monster. This […]

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Saturday Sampler January 13th

Saturday Sampler January 13th

The Saturday Sampler January 13th edition includes nine sizzling tracks from across the globe. Featuring artists from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, and the USA, these tunes offer plenty of sonic richness for all your weekend plans.   Caroline Rose – “Soul No. 5” (New York City via Burlington, VT, USA) LONER by Caroline Rose RIYL: Bec Sandridge, Alex […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 12th

The Matinee ’18 January 12th

It’s been an incredible week for new music, and The Matinee ’18 January 12th edition continues the trend. Today’s mini-playlist takes on a more melodic tone, but there are still a few tunes that will get the adrenaline flowing. Acid Dad – “2Ci” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Surf Rock Is Dead, Hockey Dad, Salad Boys Once again, New Yorkers […]

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Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Artists to Watch in 2018

Before we return to our regularly scheduled programming, we must share our picks for Artists to Watch in 2018. Many of them have been previously featured on The Revue, and a few on the list are among of our very favorites who are starting to make noise beyond these pages. So who are we predicting to be among the year’s biggest […]

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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

2017 has been another fabulous year for music. Numerous bands and artists made triumphant returns, dozens of newcomers took music to new heights, and some established stars aged like fine wines. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to review the year that was. For the last five days, we shared our Favorite 50 Albums of 2017. […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

We have arrived at the conclusion of our Favorite Albums of 2017 with Part 5. Today’s list is filled with legends – whether artists and bands who indeed exemplify the term or who channel some of music’s most influential songwriters. After reading through today’s ten LPs, revisit the other 40 in Parts One, Two, Three, and Four. Happy Holidays!   […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4 includes 10 albums that are among the most inventive, refreshing, and exhilarating of the year. Not surprisingly, today’s list is also our most geographically diverse, with six countries represented. The first 30 albums are available on Parts One, Two, and Three. Noga Erez (ISL) – Off the Radar (via City Slang) Every once […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3

Eight of the best singer-songwriters, an electronic band re-defining the term cinematic, and an indie giant of a band are among today’s Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3 edition. All of them released heart-stopping songs and show-stopping records that we kept on repeat because they were simply captivating. Take a moment as well to revisit the first two albums […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Ten more of our of Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2 are shared today. The list includes artists who refine the familiar approaches, others who completely re-invented themselves, and some who released records that bordered on pure cinematic ecstasy. After reading the below, revisit Part One.   Dan Auerbach (USA) – Waiting on a Song (via Easy Eye Sound) […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 1

We have arrived at the time of the year when we reflect on our Favorite Albums of 2017. These are the records that will forever hold places on our vinyl shelves and digital libraries because they are timeless treasures. Our list features the triumphant return of several legendary bands, the meteoric rise of some of music’s finest, and spectacular debuts […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Today we conclude our 30 Favorite EPs of 2017 with Part 3. This list has a more global feel with more than half coming from Europe. The other noticeable element of each of the ten bands and artists is the incredible songwriting on display. If you missed the first twenty, you can catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

We continue to count down some of the very best extended players of the year. Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2 features artists from the usual places – Australia, England, and USA – plus one of the great psychedelic bands who hail from Japan. The list is a hodgepodge of genres and sounds, but each of them are uniquely […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

The past two days, we shared our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017. Today, we commence our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2017, sharing the first ten of thirty.   Alex Lahey (AUS) – B-Grade University (via Dead Oceans) 2017 was a breakout year for Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey. She signed with Dead Oceans, who released her debut EP B-Grade University […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

While 2017 will be remembered as the year of the comeback for major bands, plenty of extremely talented artists and bands still made their mark. Some have been around for a few years but hovered below the radar – so low that we only learned about them this year. Others made their own comebacks or are just launching their careers. […]

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