I wanted to talk to you about the “Prestige Theory” that you put out on Twitter last month. I thought it was well-researched but, listening to the album, I’m not sure that I see any of it there.Oh yeah, sure. You know, I tried to make it clear – and I probably could have made it more clear – that I didn’t know that the album was going to be the giant prestige or the album was going to be the answer. Possibly it could have been. I think in the thread I just thought it could be. But after I thought about it, especially after the first few days of that thread blowing up, I leaned towards it maybe not being the end? Because, you know, Kaufman never broke character, and I think when Joaquin Phoenix was doing his thing – I’m Not Here was not some giant revelation, it was the final piece of that performance. As far as I know he never came out and said, “This is performance art,” it was just understood. … [Read more...] about Kanye’s New Album Is Out. So, How About That Performance Art Theory?
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Also, actually putting out the record is a little bit of a shock to the system. That’s what we remember as being traumatic. Probably, when you take longer between records, there’s more importance placed on the records. Maybe the next thing you do is put out another one in the next year – just put it out, and not have a buildup. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam’s New LP and Hate-Watching the VMAs
Anuel’s new release came accompanied with two videos, one for the Iglesias collaboration “Fútbol y Rumba,” which has the toothless-yet-stirring qualities — especially a clap-along, easy-to-shout chorus — that fill stadiums, and another for “Hasta Que Dios Diga,” a radio lay-up reggaeton cut featuring Bad Bunny. Emmanuel also includes “No Llores Mujer,” an homage to Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” “Bandido,” which nods to J Balvin’s oldie “Ay Vamos,” and “Jangueo,” a plinking, hummable duet with Calderon. Anuel still sounds best on window-rattling trap, especially “Narcos,” a menacing track co-produced by Chris Jeday. … [Read more...] about Anuel AA Drops Star-Studded Sophomore Album ‘Emmanuel’
“We’re working on it from now until June, and then we’ll record in June. She’s phenomenal,” he said during a dinner at the Amy Winehouse Gala and Inspiration Awards, which recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement honor. “I get along great with her. She’s looking forward to it and so am I.” … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Set to Record Jazz Album in June
The box set includes Presley’s initial recordings for Sun Records, his early albums, compilations of his singles, all 17 of his film soundtracks and his many live albums. Each of the records features artwork resembling the original releases, including gatefold and die-cut sleeves, original inserts, stickers and other archival material as it appeared. It also includes a 300-page, hardcover book with liner notes by Elvis expert John Jackson and recording notes. … [Read more...] about Elvis Presley’s Albums to Comprise 60-Disc New Box Set