Looking to cash in your iTunes gift card from the holidays? Soundbytes’ David Hyland has recommendations on what to buy.
James Brown’s death last month concluded a career and influence in 20th Century pop music that few figures could equal. But in the rush of eulogies, the truth depth of Brown’s musical legacy was typically waxed over. Soundbytes’ David Hyland remembers Soul Brother No. 1 by examining a few of his overlooked masterworks.
2007 is nearly here. But before we change calendars, Soundbytes’ David Hyland has gazed into his crystal ball and is ready to divulge some musical predictions of what we can expect in the year to come.
No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani has sought to step away from her band by explicitly embracing the pop mainstream in her burgeoning solo career. Her new album, “The Sweet Escape,” sweetens the deal by adding some Hollywood glamour and pop-star cliche to the formula.