Review: Tracey Thorn’s Synth-Pop ‘Record’ Delivers Sisterly Passion, Wry Wisdom

Tracey Thorn remains one of the most vital voices in English pop – not necessarily a fate anyone would have bet on in the Eighties, even her early fans. In her excellent new solo album, with the droll title Record, the Everything But the Girl chanteuse tells tales of mid-life angst with the same wry wit she's had in her voice since she was a sullen Brit-punk kid. The fantastic "Sister"

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With Spotify IPO, Labels Expect Massive Windfall. But Will Artists Benefit?

After some 20 years of stumbling through the digital era, the world's biggest record labels are finally poised to get richer, thanks to Spotify's plan to go public. The music-streaming giant, which has 159 million monthly listeners and 73 million paid subscribers, filed for a

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Jack White Packs New Song ‘Over and Over and Over’ With Surprise Flourishes

Jack White unleashed a ferocious new song, "Over and Over and Over," from his upcoming album, Boarding House Reach, out March 23rd.

The track is centered around a thundering drum beat and a characteristically blown-out lead guitar riff from White that spins out in unexpected ways throughout the

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David Bowie’s Secret Life: Inside the Stunning ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit in Brooklyn

Five years after it began in London, the historic "David Bowie Is" exhibit makes its last stop at the Brooklyn Museum, where it runs from March 2nd to July 15th. It's a stunning tour of Bowie's world – whatever your level of Bowie fascination, it's impossible to walk more than a few inches without being

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Ladytron Preview First New LP in Seven Years With ‘The Animals’

Ladytron released a glossy, metronomic single titled "The Animals" on Thursday. The single will appear on an as-yet-untitled new album – the group's first since 2011 – set for release later this year. 

"The Animals" marches forward propelled by brittle percussion and the short, sharp synthesizer riffs popularized by early Eighties New Wave bands. Lead singer Helen Marnie condenses

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