Lou Reed latest solo offering, “Ecstasy,” is another brilliant collection of straightforward poetics paired with music that’s much more experimental.
After eight underrated albums together and despite a fearsome reputation for their live performances, Los Angeles’ funk-rock troupe Fishbone have released a collaborative album between the group’s revamped lineup and about a dozen guest artists. Unfortunately, this disc is a last grasp for the popular acclaim that has eluded the band for years.
Thanks to two stellar records, British band Oasis achieved widespread public acclaim and platinum sales on both sides of the Atlantic during the latter part of the 1990s. Then, their meteoric rise cooled. And while the group’s following in Great Britain has remained rabid, their new record, “Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants,” is poised to reawaken American interest.
For many, it was a moment of glory and amazement. After 30 years without a hit single and a career spent wandering the popular music fringes, Carlos Santana strode onto the Grammy stage eight times Wednesday evening.
Reading Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale’s new book, “What’s Welsh for Zen: The Autobiography of John Cale,” you never really learn the answer to that question — or any others, for the most part.
In the third in a three-part series, Soundbytes examines the impact the Internet and New Media is having on the music industry and how fans might be listening to music in the future.
Greatest hits albums are music’s equivalent of Cliffs Notes. They’re convenient, easy and tell you just what you need to know. That idea is the driving force behind the release of the first-ever greatest hits package for the proto-punk outfit, the MC5.
In the second in a three-part series, Soundbytes examines the changing shape of the music industry and how fans will be experiencing music in the future.
In the first of a three-part series, Soundbytes examines New Media’s impact on the music industry. While the Internet is changing everything, perhaps the fiercest area in which the online world and “unplugged” businesses are fighting over customers is in the music industry.