Another year and yet another list. Soundbytes gives a rundown of what music you should add to your collection.
Audioslave is a brand-new band but its members are household names for ’90s hard rock fans. This review lets fans know whether rock’s newest supergroup succeeds in offering a modern update of classic rock or sullies its past glories.
With 50 years experience in music, Johnny Cash has earned his place as a founder of rock ‘n’ roll and a legend in country music. His latest album, however, proves that his musical evolution hasn’t stopped nor are all his glories behind him.
As a rule, musical supergroups are typically a disappointment. Soundbytes was at the first show of Beck’s tour with his new backing band, the Flaming Lips, and he has the answer as to whether this pairing is as exceptional as both artists’ latest music.
The Flaming Lips have made a career of doing what’s not expected, and after years in the trenches, the Oklahoma trio is now getting the credit they deserve. Soundbytes talks with the Lips about their recent success, their penchant for perverse artistic choices, the mysteries of pop music, their preoccupation with people dressed as animals, and their upcoming tour as Beck’s backing band.
Beck Hansen’s eclectic recording career has rightfully earned him the reputation as pop music’s man of 1,000 faces. His newest offering, “Sea Change,” goes behind the dabbler and finally and firmly establishes where the musician’s true strengths lie.
With Ozzy on TV, Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger scoring a huge hit single and System of a Down done headlining this summer’s installment of the always successful Ozzfest tour, metal is back in the popular consciousness like it has never been before. But are metal’s young turks releasing music that rises to the occasion? Soundbytes gives a peek