Folk music has taken different forms at different times over the years. Initially, it was defined as music that spoke of a person’s national or cultural identity and was performed using traditional instruments. However, the genre of folk music is constantly evolving. This is dictated by the evolution of societyRead More →

Courtesy The hills come alive to the sound of music. The tours are back. The Grammys are good. Tears For Fears is back. Eddie Vedder has found a new rhythm. Charli XCX dialed in the pop dial. Maren Morris broke his sound. There are very few big music hits inRead More →

Anyone who still says rock has been dead since the mid-2000s needs to seriously get their ears checked. Over the past decade, we’ve seen some of the greatest rock music the world has ever produced come to fruition. It’s just not the way you expected it to be. Of course,Read More →

Any significant change in direction by an established act with a large fan base will always lead to controversy. It remains, however, one of the most fascinating areas of popular music history. There are many reasons an artist might drastically alter their sound. For some, it’s a gradual process, theRead More →

Hindsight is a virtue, especially in the case of changing public opinion over time. Things that were once fondly remembered are now considered archaic, even embarrassing. The reverse is also true. There are a host of albums, now considered classics in their field, that were viewed far less favorably whenRead More →

From Bastille Give me the future yours 2here are ten exciting albums coming out in February 2022. With countless singles and albums released every month, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the latest music releases. From old school rock to alternative to modern rap to mainstream pop, hereRead More →

As we slowly recover from the Coronavirus hangover, life is getting more enjoyable day by day. Last year we saw a moderate return to normalcy, with concert halls reopening and music festivals dispersing. With Glastonbury returning this year, after a two-year hiatus, we can look forward to the triumphant returnRead More →

‘Blueprint’: Piano music by Nikolai Kapustin for Jazz Trio Frank Dupree, piano; Jakob Krupp, bass; Obi Jenne, drums (Capriccio) When I reviewed pianist Frank Dupree’s debut album of works by Nikolai Kapustin last year, Dupree previewed things to come. For his follow-up engagement with Kapustin, a Russian swing-influenced composer, DupreeRead More →

2022 is the year Uganda’s entertainment industry fully reopens after nearly two years of lockdown. Anticipation is high that it will be a year filled with bangers as artists return to the booth with some of them lining up music albums. MBU takes a look at which artists are setRead More →

Music remains a great source of comfort, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since concerts and shows are too few and far between, musicians also spend time in recording studios, producing a lot of music. From Weeknd’s recently announced ‘Dawn’ album, 11 from Porcupine Treeand studio album after a hiatusRead More →

World Music Central presents the best world music albums of 2021 selected by its editors and contributors. Daryana Antipova (Russia) San Salvador – The Great Madness – The Great Madness / Pagans / MDCMahsa Vahdat – Light up the night – Kirkelig KulturverkstedStaritsa – Klyukva – CPL-musicKhöömei Beat – ChangysRead More →

Soundtrack labels continued to thrive in 2021, uncovering old film scores worth preserving and expanding the classics to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for music written for screens large and small. Limited edition prints continue to be the primary marketing plan for most – with print runs ranging from 1,000Read More →

Liza Lim: “Singing in Tongues” Elision Ensemble (Huddersfield Contemporary Records) Over the past decade, Australian composer Liza Lim’s reputation has grown steadily, with consistently strong chamber and orchestral albums released on leading experimental music labels like Wergo and Kairos. “Singing in Tongues” brings together vocal and lyrical music written byRead More →

Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Dolly Parton are just three artists with new country albums slated for 2022. Expect a quick start, with several newcomers, a rocker and two veteran hitmakers dropping new tracks in January and February. . The first three months of any given year are usually slow,Read More →

There is no doubt that these are the best collections (including EPs) delivered in 2021 by Ghanaian artists. KiDi released the album ‘Golden Boy’ on June 23, 2021. The 14-track album preceded extensive promotion in anticipation of the album. The “Golden Boy” album is one of the best albums releasedRead More →

Meetings are always at the heart of music. Taking place sometimes between individuals or between groups, sometimes between whole nations, it is through human contact that we learn to play and listen. We combine old ideas; new ones appear. Just about anything taped for the commercial market today could beRead More →

Alibi Music has added six new modern pop albums with its latest production music release. The company notes that each features an uplifting and energetic vibe and is structured to sync with a wide range of film, TV, streaming, advertising and gaming projects, including trailers, promotions and content. . ElectroRead More →

From Lil Wayne’s ‘Trust Fund Babies’ to Elton John’s ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, here are ten exciting albums due out in October 2021. With countless singles and albums released every month, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the latest music releases. From old school rock to alternative to modernRead More →

“It’s been a good year,” Dave said, mentioning albums by established names like Tinariwen, Natacha Atlas, Mamadou Diabate. I agreed, thinking of the Poly-Rhythmo Orchestra reunion, and also considering the anonymous Ethiopians recorded by Olivia Wyatt for watch the sun and the Scots of Whaur the Pig Gaed on theRead More →

Last update on February 15, 2021 at 04:37 through Elena Keracheva . The pandemic has destroyed every aspect of our lives, including art. 2020 has been a tough year for film and music performers, making limited new releases and touring impossible. However, there are a few album announcements for theRead More →

New country albums are coming in 2021, and there’s reason to believe this could be an exemplary year for Nashville music fans. Rumored releases from Eric Church and Thomas Rhett join confirmed new albums from Morgan Wallen and more on this list of projects slated for the new year. NoRead More →

So you thought compact discs were a dead format? Not to soundtrack collectors. Film score labels continue to thrive, moving from current scores to, increasingly, limited-edition expansions and even new recordings of classic scores from the past. Many movie studios have (as they did in the 1950s and 1960s) formedRead More →

Each December brings another deluge of new, if not necessarily fresh, renditions of “It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “White Christmas”, and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasted Over an Open Fire)”. Here are this year’s most notable holiday albums that deserve attention between revisits to the perennial collectionsRead More →

By Chris Jancelewicz, Globalnews.ca and Katie Scott, Globalnews.ca. May 1, 2018 10:10 a.m. There’s so much talent in Canada, whether it’s in comedy, theater or… any art form, really. Over the past few decades, Canada has truly become a musical powerhouse; it’s amazing how many times a Canadian musician topsRead More →

The record album is a true expression of the artists. When thousands of musicians regularly upload songs to SoundCloud, it takes thought, strategy, and a lot of hard work to complete a full album. From Kygo to Flume to DJ Snake, 2016 was a year of quality dance music albumRead More →

“To understand The streets, think first of young Briton Mike Skinner – aka the one and only member of the band – as the quintessential singer-songwriter, the kind that stands alone and makes music on its own. Now imagine him creating this music on a computer and mixing garage, reggaeRead More →

Magda Giannikou and one of her co-conspirators of her Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Magda Giannikou and one of her co-conspirators of her Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist “World music” can mean just about anything. French club tracks. Field recordingsRead More →

Mokoomba, a young rising group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Mokoomba, a young rising group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist This list is almost entirely African, drawn from my work this year with AfropopRead More →