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Toddler to Release First Album, Recorded While Still a Fetus

Luca Yupanqui's 'Sounds of the Unborn' comes out on April 2

(Newser) - If Nirvana hadn't named its final studio album In Utero, Luca Yupanqui may have had the perfect name for her own debut. Instead, the US toddler will have to settle for the slightly wordier Sounds of the Unborn when her album drops on April 2, the results of her...

Taylor Swift Has a Midnight Surprise
Taylor Swift
Has a Midnight
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Taylor Swift Has a Midnight Surprise

30-year-old star is dropping her 8th studio album, 'Folklore,' tonight

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been keeping busy lately fighting with Kanye and Kim , releasing coronavirus PSAs , and pushing back at President Trump. She's been so busy, in fact, that we almost forgot she does music for a living—until her surprise tweet Thursday morning to announce that later on, at...

Dalai Lama Marks 85th Birthday in a Big Way

Spiritual leader's first album, 'Inner World,' drops to help us 'transcend our differences'

(Newser) - If you've been anxiously waiting for the Dalai Lama's first album to drop, your wait is over (and the album can help you with some of that residual anxiety). Inner World debuts Monday, on the occasion of the Buddhist spiritual leader's 85th birthday, leaving him on track...

Elvis Held This Record for 60 Years. Bieber Just Broke It

The Biebs claims 7th No. 1 album as solo artist at age 25; Presley was 26 when he did the same

(Newser) - Nearly six decades ago, Elvis Presley won bragging rights to an impressive feat: In 1961, with his Blue Hawaii album, the 26-year-old King became the youngest individual to have seven No. 1 albums on the US charts. The late legend's record just got smashed, however, at the hands of...

10 Best Albums of 2018
Here Are 2018's
10 Best Albums

Here Are 2018's 10 Best Albums

These are some of the year's most beloved releases

(Newser) - The sheer volume of music (no pun intended) available to listeners both casual and obsessive in the streaming age is vast to say the least. But in this era of self-curated and Spotify-created playlists, Paste wants folks to know the art of the album is still alive and well. To...

There's Still Time to Overthrow 2017's Most Popular Album

Drake comes in at No. 1 (so far) with 'More Life'

(Newser) - The year's not yet over, but inquiring minds are already wondering if Lorde has managed to trump Lana and whether it's Jay-Z's tunes or the surprise return of his hyphen that continues to capture people's attention (it appears to be the former). 24/7 Wall St. has...

10 Best Metal Albums Ever
The 10 Best
Heavy Metal
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The 10 Best Heavy Metal Albums Ever

'Rolling Stone' list includes 2 from Black Sabbath

(Newser) - Maybe 1986 should be remembered as a standout year in the world of heavy metal. Why? Well, three of the top 10 albums on Rolling Stone 's list of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time were released that year. The best of the best metal albums from...

Rolling Stone's 10 Best Albums of 2016

David Bowie and Leonard Cohen's final goodbyes make the list

(Newser) - This year has been a long one, a fact not lost even on the escapist music world. In the preface to its annual "best albums" list, Rolling Stone notes that "2016 was seemingly hardwired to self-destruct," complete with "explicitly political R&B molotovs" from Beyonce and...

5 Best of Albums of 2015, So Far

Paste runs them down

(Newser) - The folks at Paste are taking stock at the halfway point of the year to list the best of albums of 2015 to date. Their top 5:
  1. Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear: Its "most striking moments meditate on the sublime and deeply complicated art of sharing life
...

Music's Vinyl Revival Is Getting Ridiculous
Music's Vinyl Revival
Is Getting Ridiculous
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Music's Vinyl Revival Is Getting Ridiculous

Jason Heller: This movement may have 'jumped the shark'

(Newser) - Jason Heller loves vinyl albums, so much so that he accumulated 6,000 LPs at the height of collecting frenzy. He's done now, though, he writes in an essay headlined "Has the vinyl revival gone too far?" at AV Club . Consider that Kenny Rogers is coming out with...

10 Notable Bands With Only 1 Album

Lauryn Hill, Jeff Buckley, and the Sex Pistols make the list

(Newser) - It's one way to avoid the sophomore slump: Paste counts down 10 singers or bands whose first album set the music world abuzz and whose official second album simply never materialized:

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