Welcome to 2020’s hottest new trend: nostalgia for 2019. In the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt for an in-depth look at last year’s music, mostly through the prism of its best songs, from Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cash Shit” (with DaBaby) to Mannequin Pussy’s “Drunk II” to Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” to Solange’s “Almeda.” The panel also examines the year’s trends, including the auspicious, out-of-nowhere arrivals of Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, and touch on the triumphs of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, the enduring brilliance of Jenny Lewis, and, of course, the rise of Lizzo. … [Read more...] about What Were the Best Songs of 2019?
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Pearl Jam rewarded members of their Ten Club fan club Saturday with a new song titled “Can’t Deny Me.” Following its Ten Club unveiling – which coincided with bassist Jeff Ament’s 55th birthday – the song premiered on Sirius XM’s Pearl Jam Radio. … [Read more...] about Hear Pearl Jam’s New Protest Song ‘Can’t Deny Me’
Following the episode, the Chromatics released the official video for “Shadow,” with Johnny Jewel’s band calling the visual, which was filmed in February 2016, a “tribute to David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and the legendary Julee Cruise.” … [Read more...] about Watch Chromatics’ New Video for Song They Played on ‘Twin Peaks’
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Tomlinson called “Just Like You” autobiographical. “The fans have seen so much and got to know us so well, but I’ve never really had a chance to be as honest like that with music. So that was really refreshing … It was just important for me to write a song that could humanize me as much as possible, and that the fans could really feel like I’m just like them – honest and vulnerable and real.” … [Read more...] about Hear Louis Tomlinson’s Humble New Song ‘Just Like You’
The ukulele doesn't allow for the widest range of expression, which makes it a challenging foil for Eddie Vedder, who never met a feeling he couldn't drive through a wall. But this uke-suffused album stands up because he adapts the instrument to his idiosyncratic needs – see the Who-style riff on "Hey Fahkah." He also indulges the uke's romantic side on a ragged duet with Cat Power and on a finale of "Dream a Little Dream." That track could be the disc's theme song: These 16 tracks are that sweetly evanescent. … [Read more...] about Ukelele Songs