As of writing, there’s a Twitter thread that has over 13,000 retweets and might just convince you thatKanye West was never having a public meltdown, or pivoting to the right wing, or cashing in all his genius chips for a bonkers interview on TMZ, but instead engaging in some seriously high-concept performance art aimed at changing how we talk about politics in America in 2018. Spencer Wolff, the author of said thread, laid out what he calls the “Prestige Theory,” a complicated but well-researched argument that Kanye’s behavior over the past six weeks or so was designed to provoke, to make us think. People, especially Kanye fans, loved it. … [Read more...] about Kanye’s New Album Is Out. So, How About That Performance Art Theory?
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Spears promoted the “new” song on Instagram Friday night, using a previously released outtake from her Glory album cover shoot. “You folks wanted a new album cover ….. ta da there you go,” she wrote, alongside a sprinkling of emojis. “What was requested next is out now….. I hope you turn #MoodRing up sooooooo loud!!!!” … [Read more...] about Britney Spears Releases ‘Mood Ring,’ Her First ‘New’ Song in Four Years
Eddie Vedder is really trying to take better care of himself. “I quit drinking and smoking all the time,” he says with a laugh. “I’m currently not drinking – because it’s 11:00 in the morning.” Sober or not, Vedder sounds pretty riled for a 48-year-old father of two on Pearl Jam‘s 10th album, Lightning Bolt, which ranges from Vitalogy-style punkiness to unabashed balladry. “We’ve got a situation in the band,” says Vedder, “where, hopefully, we can explore the possibilities of the whole spectrum.” … [Read more...] about Q&A: Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam’s New LP and Hate-Watching the VMAs
Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis and is the caretaker of his estate, told Rolling Stone last year that, as with the orchestral album, she hoped to explore other ways to keep his music in the public consciousness in the future. “Our culture and music has changed so drastically, I think that we have to keep [Elvis] right in line and do whatever we can to keep him current,” she said. “I’m not saying we’d change his voice. It will always be him singing. But it will be a new take on it. He would have been the first to jump in. We’re just carrying out, really, the DNA of Elvis Presley and keeping him authentic.” … [Read more...] about Elvis Presley’s Albums to Comprise 60-Disc New Box Set
The Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA, who helped popularize Latin trap before heading to prison, only to reemerge and pick up right where he left off, put out his second album on Friday. Emmanuel is sprawling, stretching across 22 songs and nearly 90 minutes, incorporating verses from Anuel’s peers (Bad Bunny), veterans (Tego Calderon, Enrique Iglesias, Zion, Yandel), and a few wildcards (Travis Barker, Lil Wayne) along with several year-old singles (“Secreto” and “China”). … [Read more...] about Anuel AA Drops Star-Studded Sophomore Album ‘Emmanuel’