By Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>
Taylor Swift is coming to town on Tuesday, May 28, at Jobing.com Arena. And...never has the thought of the pending apocalypse been so appealing. Sure, Swift has her vocal detractors (like me), but her new album, Red was released in October and quickly sold a whole bunch of copies, which is somethi ... More >>
Bane hasn't issued a full-length album since 2005, but that doesn't keep the band from hitting the road. The latter comes natural, but regarding the former? "We have to be under insane pressure to get a song done, and if we're under that pressure, we get it done," says frontman Aaron Bedard. ... More >>
Third time's a charm for the brothers Thornton -- Pusha T and Malice -- better known to the world as ClipseIt's very rare that yours truly gets excited for a hip hop album, and it seems even rarer that Virginia Beach rappers Clipse release an album. Well, call today the perfect storm since my exc ... More >>
Or far away and anonymous, depending on your seats
What the Game's Been Missing!
Takes a lick and keeps on rollin'
Def Jam Recordings Presents Music Inspired by Scarface (Def Jam)
Charmbracelet/This Is Me . . . Then (Mosaic/Island)/(Epic)