Los Angeles rap collective, Jurassic 5, has released yet another album touting positive messages and the joys of old-school hip-hop. Soundbytes answers the question of whether their sound is getting old or just acts that way.
News broke Tuesday that Pink Floyd co-founder and longtime musical hermit Syd Barrett had died last week, concluding one of pop music’s great vanishing acts. Although his creative output totals only a few dozen psychedelica-infused songs, Barrett’s influence permeates not only his ex-bandmates’ classic albums but countless artists today.
Saddled by more than a century of pop music history, it’s difficult to craft a truly original sound. New York art-rock combo TV On The Radio takes this challenge and their new album, “Return To Cookie Mountain,” is the full-flowering of their unique musical vision.