Genre Just Ain't What It Used to Be
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by Hannah Schwartz
13h ago
Sometimes an artist can't be neatly boxed into one genre, and this phenomenon is continually more frequent as time passes. While there have always been artists who blend influences from various parts of the music world, the meaning and influence of genre is rapidly changing ..read more
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Tony Orlando Discusses Farewell Tour, Showbiz in the '70s, His Biggest Hits
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by Greg Prato
13h ago
Orlando spoke with AllMusic a little over one month before what will be his final concert, and was up for discussing such hits as "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and "Knock Three Times," a famous close friend who died far too young, and how he got involved in radio ..read more
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Ten Songs For Valentine's Day Haters
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by Hannah Schwartz
1w ago
Some people might be feeling down about their single status or a recent breakup, annoyed by the rampant commercialism of a day supposedly dedicated to love, or just in a cynical mood. If any of the above sound like you, you may appreciate this compilation of "anti-Valentine" songs, best enjoyed on February 15th while eating all the leftover half-price candy ..read more
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The Time Cheap Trick Opened for…Ratt
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by Greg Prato
2w ago
Author Greg Prato offers an excerpt of his new book, World Infestation: The Ratt Story, wherein then-Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos was willing to look back at the time Cheap Trick opened for the L.A. glam metal band – who was touring at the time in support of their platinum LP, Dancing Undercover ..read more
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Recent Classical Highlights for January 2023
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by AllMusic Staff
3w ago
Normally our monthly classical reviews cover a good mixture of symphonic, chamber, vocal, and other music. This past month, however, there seems to be a lot of keyboard music including the music of Gershwin and Rachmaninov as interpreted by Earl Wilde recorded by American pianist John Wilson (pictured ..read more
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Eight Songs To Chase Those January Blues Away
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by Hannah Schwartz
1M ago
When the temperature drops and the hours of sunlight slowly slip away, it can be be tough to keep your spirits up. Music is the way to embrace this quieter season rather than bemoan it. While some of these songs bring up themes that can be helpful when the winter is getting you down, hopefully they'll all bring a spark of light to the winter darkness, or at the very least help you embrace it ..read more
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Recent Classical Highlights for December 2023
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by AllMusic Staff
1M ago
We're catching up on some Grammy nominees and, of course, there were the holiday music releases, but along with all of those are some stand-out performances worth sampling. French mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre recorded a wide-ranging program of love songs. Speaking of French music, Xavier Phillips (pictured) and Cédric Tiberghien collaborated to cover all of Fauré's music for cello. Two other noteworthy new releases cover music by Arvo Pärt, one by Cappella Romana and one by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Enjoy ..read more
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The 2023 AllMusic Readers' Poll
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by AllMusic Staff
1M ago
The readers have voted, and we're proud to present the top 10 albums of the year as determined by you, the AllMusic community ..read more
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AllMusic Loves 2023 Reissues
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by AllMusic Staff
2M ago
Seeking a connective thread among the AllMusic editors' favorite reissues and archival releases from 2023 is a bit of a fool's errand. There is variety within these editors' lists, not only in terms of genres but also in the reissues themselves. Dig through the individual lists to discover the myriad reasons why we loved the archival releases of 2023 ..read more
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AllMusic Loves 2023
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by AllMusic Staff
2M ago
This year, our editors chose 271 different albums on their respective lists, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the consensus picks were not records by emerging artists but rather institutions that continue to do remarkable work. Peruse these individual lists and you'll find all of these, plus dozens of other records, all giving AllMusic reason enough to love 2023 ..read more
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