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.
At the precipice of a new year, there’s only ever one important question to be asked at this moment in December: What will we remember?
Fame, fortune and the glory of forcing rival 50 Cent to cower in the bosom of tacky reality TV doesn’t appear to be enough for Kanye West anymore. His latest CD, “808s And Heartbreak,” is consumed by the emptiness of his former dreams and uses his formidable production acumen to simultaneously sell and shatter his erstwhile persona.
Looking to cash in your iTunes gift card from the holidays? Soundbytes’ David Hyland has recommendations where to spend it.
Before we cross over into 2008, 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.
The 2006 marks a year of dramatic change for the MTV Video Music Awards. Who will be the winners? Soundbytes columnist David Hyland gives us his picks.
Kanye West has had an exciting past couple of weeks. He was on the cover of Time magazine, topped the Billboard album charts, and succeeded in stealing the show with his performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Oh, and he slammed President George W. Bush on live TV during a Hurricane Katrina charity-athon. Controversy aside, David weighs in on whether his new album merits the headlines.
The Grammys are this Sunday and Soundbytes puts on his swami hat to give a rundown of who’s likely to walk away with the music industry’s most prestigious awards.
2004 had something for everyone. Hip-hop’s hottest producer cut a record where he rapped as much about praising the Lord as he did scoring. Some longtime music veterans got the makeover treatment this year, and released records that were surprisingly strong. And a new crop of indie rockers thrive while flying under the mainstream radar. David gives a rundown of what you should have bought during 2004.