Best of 2014: Top 30 Albums

William Fitzsimmons - Lions

To accompany the other yearend lists, here are my picks for the 30 best albums to catch my ear in 2014. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section and tell me how wrong you think I am!     #30. Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out Lights Out is Ingrid’s first collaborative record, after writing all of her previous

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Best of 2014: Top 50 Songs

Phantogram - Voices

December is all about the holidays but for people like me, it’s also all about the year in review and that means year-end lists for music and movies. This list consists of my picks of the top 50 songs that either came out this year or were ones I came across this year. Since most of my favs had a

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Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Where the Foo Fighters’ last album, 2011 Wasting Light, was focused heavily on its use of analogue in a digital industry, this album’s central theme is around the songwriting process and the band’s travels across the United States incorporating inspiration from the cities they visit into the songs that end up on the album.

And thus, Sonic Highways is born – as both an album and resulting 8-episode documentary television series on HBO. They traveled to eight cities, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, and New York, recording in some of music’s most legendary studios to help commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary and create something memorable out of the experience.

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Keep your nickel

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A self-described hater of Nickelback has started an online crowdfunding campaign to stop the world’s most hated band from ever performing in his hometown of London again.

The campaign has made it way around the internet over the last week, gathering praise from music fans the world over. A few of them have even pledged. Nearly $300 from 58 backers.

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