Soundbytes: Top Albums Of 2016
2016 / Music / Top 10

Soundbytes: Top Albums Of 2016

With a new year upon us, it’s time to reflect on all that the year 2016 gave — and a little that it took — from our collective listening. Continue reading

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Remembering George Michael: ‘Freedom’ Was Rare Fusion Of Pop Hit With Artistic Purpose
2016 / Memorial / Music

Remembering George Michael: ‘Freedom’ Was Rare Fusion Of Pop Hit With Artistic Purpose

George Michael never looked the role of a musical freedom fighter. Between his Adonis-like features, his stylish, camera-ready wardrobe and his devotion to dance music made him appear as a pop star keener to keep the party going than in tearing the whole proceeding down. And yet, Michael once stood up for artistic purpose and threatened to dismantle the pop-music machine that had built him into a global superstar. And he did it with the most unlikely of tools: a hit song. Continue reading