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★ Blackstar by David Bowie

Happy Birthday & Happy Releaseday David Bowie!

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Adele – Hello

Happy Releaseday Adele! #25

Four years after her groundbreaking 21, Adele examines the past and tries to right her wrongs on “Hello,” the first single off her third studio album, 25. On the surface, “Hello

Rock Genius (Ft. Vesuvius) – AOTY #5 - Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

Run The Jewels 2 cracks the top 5 in our albums of the year list. Shoutout to our friends at Rap Genius!

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It’s top five time! The first of five albums we thought rose above Sun Kil Moon and The War on Drugs is Killer Mike and El-P’s hard-hitting second album as a duo. Music doesn’t get


Celebrity shoulders take another hit this week; Patrick Carney of The Black Keys was hospitalized for a dislocated shoulder just a few weeks after Drake's dislocation. Beware the rule of threes...

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Shocking Blue – Venus

The most famous Dutch contribution to pop/rock - an enduring hit with a 2000+ years old heroine -

One of the very few non British or American To top the charts in both the UK and the US (and almost everywhere else in the world). In 1969 Dutch pop/rock group Shocking Blue


One of the least known 60's gems - very early psychedelic rocK + Gregorian Chants like hooks and haunting lyrics, By the band who brought us Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck -


CONTEST: Win a copy of Tara Murtha's 33 1/3 book by annotating Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe"

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Fall Out Boy

technically it started yesterday with the launch of the pre-order, new song, & new music video...

so welcome to day 2 of the 12 days of Fall Out Boy.

Today we're giving you the official lyrics and annotations to "American Beauty/American Psycho" and "The Kids Aren't Alright" up now on Genius/Rock Genius

gonna post something fun each day so keep checking back here, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


American Beauty/American Psycho out January 20th worldwide on DCD2/Island Records.

Pre-order on iTunes for $7.99 and get an instant download of "Centuries," "American Beauty/American Psycho," "The Kids Aren't Alright"

CD Bundles available on


Our friends from Fall Out Boy are back on RG! Pete Wentz annotated new singles "The Kids Aren't Alright" and "American Beauty/American Psycho" from their upcoming album - check out all the action at


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Swedish dark indie band The Exploding Boy (Official) already releases second single from the forthcoming album ALARMS!

THE DAY is about the worthless hate and violence around us and can be downloaded from various platforms all around the world, like Spotify, iTunes a.o.…

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