POP & ROCK
Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It's Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.
And It's Still Alright was produced by Rateliff, Night Sweats' drummer Patrick Meese and James Barone of the indie band, Beach House and primarily recorded at National Freedom in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the studio formerly owned by the late Richard Swift (who produced both Night Sweats recordings). While Rateliff, Meese and Barone handled much of the album's instrumentation, several friends make contributions including Night Sweats' guitarist Luke Mossman; bassist Elijah Thomson (of the indie band Everest); keyboardist Daniel Creamer (of The Texas Gentlemen); steel guitarist Eric Swanson (touring musician for Israel Nash) and renowned string arranger Tom Hagerman (of the instrumental vocal ensemble DeVotchKa), whose delicate orchestrations beautifully complement the album's deep emotional terrain.
And It's Still Alright's many highlights include album opener ''What A Drag,'' which sketches a vivid portrait of a disconnected relationship, ''Tonight #2,'' a haunting, end-of-the-world waltz, ''Time Stands,'' detailing an epic, desperate struggle for love and the elegiac ''Rush On,'' a heart-breaking requiem for Swift.
Unguarded and unflinchingly real, Nathaniel Rateliff's And It's Still Alright expands on the sounds and styles he's used to great affect across both his band and solo careers. It's a commanding next step in Nathaniel's evolution into one of America's most vital and essential songwriters.
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Eighth studio album from hard rock band from Orem, Utah. First release since critically acclaimed The Canyon (2017). 16 track album features lead tracks “Blow Me” and “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton.” Album reunites the band with longtime producer John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Blink-182, Story of the Year) who’s collaborated on six albums from The Used. Indie Exclusive double LP, pressed on clear vinyl with multicolored splatter.
Los Angeles based, Swedish vocalist, producer, and songwriter Lykke Li released new single "deep end" and additional track "hard rain." The songs mark the long-awaited coming of so sad so sexy, Lykke Li's fourth full-length album and follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed I Never Learn, due June 8th via RCA Records, her first release with the label.
Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, "Praying" - the initial advance track from 'Rainbow', her first album in nearly five years. Kesha wrote "Praying" with Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham, and Andrew Joslyn; Lewis (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) produced the track. 'Rainbow' will be released August 11th on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. The music video for "Praying," is directed by Jonas Åkerlund. 'Rainbow' marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You." The track was co-written by Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on 'Rainbow'.
Kesha has had 9 Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100, including four #1 singles at Top 40 Radio - "TiK ToK," "Your Love Is My Drug," "Die Young," and "Timber." Kesha took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV VMA Awards, and 6 Billboard Awards. She has performed on dozens of television programs all over the world, including MTV Europe Music Awards, Much Music Awards (Canada), Echo Awards (Germany), X Factor (Australia), American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show Summer Concert Series
The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex ("Top of the World"), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.
As the ultimate introduction to the ultimate 21st century diva, Yours Truly debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Ariana Grande's flawless voice takes flight over the course of the album's 12 tracks, encompassing theatrical spirit, pop panache and R&B soul. The first single, ''The Way'' [featuring Mac Miller], debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Big Sean slides through ''Right There'' with a breezy verse, heightening the track's energy. Meanwhile, the ballad ''Almost Is Never Enough'' sees Grande and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted trade soaring vocal lines over swooping production. Then, she and multi-platinum international star Mika add their own twist to the Broadway classic ''Popular Song.'' Moreover, the album showcases a bevy of top-notch writers and producers including the legendary Babyface as well as Harmony Samuels (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia). The album is available on vinyl for first time.
Associated Press claimed, ''This is how you follow up an impressive debut: simply step into the recording booth and be amazing yet again.'' With additional accolades from Rolling Stone and USA Today, among many others, Grande broke streaming records and won numerous awards. Internationally the album quickly reached #1 in Australia, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Top 5 in the UK, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. The first single from her sophomore album, ''Problem'' [featuring Iggy Azalea], saw her become the ''youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week.'' Other tracks include ''Break Free'' [featuring Zedd] and ''Bang Bang'' with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The album is now available on vinyl.
The mixtape that started it all for Cardi B.
1. “Intro (Skit)” (feat. The Breakfast Club) 2. “Trust Issues” 3. “On Fleek” 4. “Washpoppin” 5. “Her Perspective (Skit)” 6. “Selfish (feat. Josh X)” 7. “I Gotta Hurt You” 8. “Foreva” 9. “Trick (skit)” (feat. Haitian V) 10. “Trick” 11. “Lit Thot” 12. “Sauce Boyz” 13. “Outro (Skit)” (feat. Lisa Evers)
Norman Fucking Rockwell! will be released on August 30, 2019 on Interscope Records. It is Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, following four previously released instant grats, including her Alternative radio hit, “Doin’ Time."