Watch Sia’s Claymation Christmas Video for ‘Candy Cane Lane’

Sia unwraps her own claymation Christmas special in the singer's new video for "Candy Cane Lane," a track off her all-original seasonal LP Everyday Is Christmas.

"Candy Cane Lane," modeled after the holiday staple Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is the first of three festive music videos that

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Weekend Rock: What Is the Best Album of 2017?

Not a beat was missed or misused across 2017, a year filled with some career bests for veteran artists and strong debuts from new ones. From political statements to pop escapism, genre lines were blurred and artistic identities were challenged. It was a year full of determined visions and standout moments.

Now we have a question for you: what was the best album of 2017? Any full-length

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Review: U2 Faces Down Mortality, Reconnects With the Power of Music

It is nearly business as usual. "Nothing to stop this being the best day ever," Bono declares in "Love Is All We Have Left," at the start of U2's sequel to 2014's Songs of Innocence. But the singer's delivery is striking in its restraint: like cautious prayer or a fragile wish, suspended over the rippled-sea strum of the Edge's guitar and Adam Clayton's bass-guitar gravity. Bono quickly

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: U2, Neil Young and More Editors’ Picks

U2, Songs of Experience
"If Songs of Innocence was rock's most persistently hopeful band looking back in wonder at their punk-rock origins and unlimited dreaming in late-Seventies Dublin," writes David Fricke, "Songs of Experience is U2 in late middle age coming to grips with an inevitable reality: They no longer have all the time in the world." The Irish

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