New Music 7.8.14 – Sia On the Flip Side

Lifehacker introduced me to the Long Tail¬†yesterday, which shows you an artist’s LEAST popular songs on Spotify.

It has great potential if it can weed out the skits and duplicate/alternate tracks. For example, both Kanye West and Jay-Z have a version of “No Church in the Wild” as their least-played track. Yet the same song is in their respective top-10s.

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New Music 6.17.14 – Linkin Park Goes Primal on ‘The Hunting Party’

Today, I look for a sign
With flames in my hands,
A line in the sand,
Between yours and mine

Former nu-metal/experimental/polarizing/genre-defying rockers Linkin Park have released their sixth album, their most explosive effort yet, entitled The Hunting Party.¬†It’s full of energy, but of a different sort than longtime fans are used to.

Going against the spirit of standard New Music Tuesday posts, this is a very thorough analysis.

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