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Head over to YouTube and type in “Eruption Cover,” and you’ll find 12-year-old kids that can rip through Eddie’s signature one-minute-and-42-second solo with pinpoint accuracy. Which speaks less to the difficulty level of the instrumental, originally part of Eddie’s pre-show warm-up regimen, and more to its status as a modern-day musical standard. Indeed, it’s only […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 17: Swae Lee (L) and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd perform in concert during the inaugural Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images Rae Sremmurd briefly broke up in January. “I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m slim jxmmi and ima […]

January 19, 2019 11:00AM ET The Eagles’ finest moments – from car-radio classics to golden deep cuts By & & & & From the start, the music of the Eagles was saddled with terms like “country rock” and “laid-back,” as if the band only strummed and harmonized its way through its records. But just as […]

Led Zeppelin‘s defining song – obscene, brutish and utterly awesome. “Way down inside,” squeals Robert Plant, “I’m gonna give you every inch of my love” – adding, “I wanna be your backdoor man!” just for extra romance. His post-verbal singing is even dirtier, especially around the 4:30 mark, where he starts saying “love,” and then […]

In Care for Me, everything is broken: Saba, his friends, the “Broken Girls” he tries and fails to find build relationships with, Chicago itself. The way his spoken voice floats into anguished harmonizing is familiar enough in an era dominated by rap singers. More unique, though, is the way he portrays depression as more profound […]

This might be the most 1990s-themed song of all time. It’s Pearl Jam actually singing about the Bee Girl from Blind Melon’s “No Rain” video. They cut the song on Rockline in October 1993, not long after the video was on MTV pretty much 24/7. The silly acoustic song begins with the lines, “Bee girl, […]

TITLE: The cover art and this title screams that she meant it.  She wanted to make this album, she likes classic XMAS LPs and wanted to add one to the canon. COVER: Looks vintage but not in a spoofy way.  It’s serious, like all the best spoofs. LISTENING: “Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter” — […]

Director: Thibaut DuverneixAn ever-morphing accompaniment to Tierra Whack’s mini-album, this surreal, R&B-on-‘shrooms epic — sprinting through 15 songs in as many minutes — drops the 22-year-old Philly rapper into a variety of scenarios: a graveyard of crooning muppets, a candy-colored nail salon, a living room, a death-shrouded funeral, a diner straight out of a Wong Kar-wai […]

Ari had an eventful year, to say the least, snagging one hit after another — “God Is A Woman” taught us love, “No Tears Left to Cry” taught us patience, but “Thank U, Next” taught us pain. Right after her Pete Davidson engagement crashed, she celebrated with a Number One smash with kind words for […]

The Mississippi-born singer-songwriter’s 1967 major-label debut, “Ode to Billie Joe,” was a country-music landmark, Deep South noir cut with home-demo intimacy and Pet Sounds–like radiance. Her second album, 1968’s The Delta Sweete, was the first country-rock opera, a suite of rural-life memories wreathed in the eerie luxury of Love’s Forever Changes. Later work hewed closer […]

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