Video Premiere: Lady Gaga "Born This Way"

The clip was directed by Nick Knight, along with Lady Gaga, the Haus of Gaga creative team and choreographer Laurieann Gibson.


The pop star confirmed last week that she will unleash another "Born This Way" video as well. The second version, she says, "is a more stripped-down version of the song that will be released on iTunes and also released as an audio file. A portion of the money raised selling the song is actually going to go towards an anti-bully charity."

"Born This Way" is avaible now for free with a pre-order of the Born This Way album from Target.com, and you can also snag the single on iTunes.

Long Surrender - Over The Rhine Music 'Listen to Samples, Review ratings and more

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Over the Rhine's 2011 record, The Long Surrender was released nationally on February 8, 2011 on OtR’s own Great Speckled Dog label. It was recorded in California with Grammy winning producer, Joe Henry and contains a duet with Lucinda Williams on "Undamned" and two songs co-written with Joe Henry.

Based on 4 critics - Overal Score:  86/ 100

2011 Grammy Nominees - VA Music

The best selling GRAMMY Nominees CD series contains the biggest hits each year and the 2011 GRAMMY Nominees release is no exception. On December 1st, 2010, this year’s GRAMMY nominations vvere announced on a live TV broadcast and the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on February 13th. This complication features the biggest hits from this year’s nominated artists. A portion of the proceeds of the CD benefit MusiCares Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation, two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

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The Spires - Fireworks Single

The Three Mattsketeers!!! Matt Smith, Matt Dacy and Matt Pike who together make
up The Spires!

Inspired by his surroundings Matt put all his energy into riotous, lung bursting performances that soon established The Spires as a must-see live outfit in Sheffield.

Their single 'Fireworks' will be coming out on The Animal Farm April 18th.
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"Sucker Punch" Soundtrack - Alison Mosshart, Queen, Emiliana Torrini and Björk

"SUCKER PUNCH" Soundtrack set for March 22nd release featuring artists Alison Mosshart, Queen, Emiliana Torrini and Björk

Two-years-in-the-making-collection set also includes songs from the Film's stars:
Emily Browning, Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac

Soundtrack Comprised of Wildly Reimagined versions of classic songs

WaterTower Music is thrilled to announce the release of "Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" on March 22, 2011. The audio companion to the film director Zack Snyder describes as "Alice In Wonderland with machine guns" has taken over two years to create, and will delight filmgoers and music fans of all generations.

Snyder (Watchmen, 300), collaborated with Grammy®-nominated composer and music director Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge!) and composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Californication) to select the collection of songs featured on the soundtrack, which play an integral role in the film.

"Working with Marius and re-teaming with Tyler on Sucker Punch's soundtrack was an extraordinary experience," said Snyder. "Sucker Punch is a film created with multiple levels of reality, so this same layered construct had to be considered and applied when approaching the music. The selection of songs we chose and the various ways in which they were each re-envisioned had to add depth, dimension and meaning to the sequences they exist within. Marius and Tyler did an amazing job creating an intricate musical landscape to accompany the surreal imagery of the film."

Fascinatingly reworked versions of classic songs illuminate the soundtrack, with the film's star Emily Browning covering "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (Eurythmics), "Where Is My Mind?" (The Pixies), and "Asleep" (The Smiths), and stars Carla Gugino (Watchmen) and Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) performing a sultry, musical theatre-inspired version of "Love Is The Drug" (Roxy Music). Alison Mosshart (The Dead Weather, The Kills) and Carla Azar (Autolux) team up on a haunting version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" (The Beatles). Björk fans will love the newly created version of "Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)" that features Skunk Anansie and clocks in at nearly seven minutes.

Intense, sexy, edgy and highly imaginative, these new and unrestrained arrangements of legendary songs, along with the original mash up of Queen's "I Want It All/We Will Rock You" featuring Armageddon Aka Geddy (Terror Squad), are the backbone of the film driving the relationship between the motives of the characters and the lengths they are willing to go for survival.

TRACK LISTING:

1. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Emily Browning
2. "Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)" - Björk featuring Skunk Anansie
3. "White Rabbit" - Emiliana Torrini
4. "I Want It All"/"We Will Rock You" Mash-Up - Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy
5. "Search And Destroy" - Skunk Anansie
6. "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
7. "Where Is My Mind?" - Yoav featuring Emily Browning
8. "Asleep" - Emily Browning
9. "Love Is The Drug" - Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac

Check out Skunk Anansie performing "Search And Destroy" here:
http://soundcloud.com/soundtrack-stream/sucker-punch-search-and-destroy

Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls-the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)-to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey-if they succeed-will set them free.

Music And Lyrics - Original Soundtrack Wallpaper and Credits

The soundtrack album reached #5 on the Billboard Top Soundtracks Charts and #63 on the Billboard 200.
Wallpaper - 1280

Credits
Composer: Adam Schlesinger.

Personnel: Malte Holmberg, Martin Fry (vocals); Nick Moroch (guitar); Conrad Harris (violin); Katie Kresek (viola); Sam Albright, Jack Bashkow (saxophone); Michael Rafter (piano); Andrew Wyatt (programming, background vocals); Vaughan Merrick, Garry Hughes, Josh Deutsch (programming); Kelly Jones, Lucy Woodward, Britta Phillips (background vocals).

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Audio Mixers: Vaughan Merrick; Geoff Sanoff; Robert Schaper; Bob Clearmountain.

Disc-Overy - Tinie Tempah Review ratings and more

Based on 4 critics - Overal Score:  73/ 100

Disc-Overy is the debut studio record by British rapper Tinie Tempah, released in Ireland on October 1, 2010 and in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2010 by Parlophone Records. It is scheduled 4 release in the US on May 8th 2011. The record features Kelly Rowland, Ellie Goulding, Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Eric Turner, Swedish House Mafia and Range. Disc_Overy features predominantly upbeat, dance-orientated production with lyrics concerning fame, youth and love. The album earned Tinie 2 BRIT Awards in 2011.

Now That's What I Call Music! 37 - Various Artists Reviews

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  70/ 100

Now That's What I Call Music! 37 was released on February 8, 2011. The album is the 37th edition of the (U.S.) Now! series. Seven songs selected 4 the CD were number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Love The Way You Lie", "Just the Way You Are", "Firework", "Raise Your Glass", "We R Who We R", "Only Girl (In The World)" and "Like a G6".

Now! 37 debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week sales of 151,000, the biggest week for any US-released Now CD since Now! 31 started at number one with 169,000 in July 2009

Song of the Month - February 2011

Gypsy_indie rockers DeVotchKa have gotten better vvith each record they produced, ranging from rough-hewn ethnic sound to a svveeping, smoother sound.

Listen to the DeVotchKa’s All the Sand in all the Sea Check the Music Video below:-
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Mayhem - Imelda May Review Ratings, Live Performance and more

Based on 4 critics - Overal Score:  77/ 100

Mayhem is the third studio record by Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May.

Singles from Imelda May
1. "Psycho"
Released: June 27, 2010
2. "Mayhem"
Released: September 13, 2010
3. "Kentish Town Waltz"
Released: November 15, 2010
4. "Inside Out"
Released: January 16, 2011

Switchfoot Receives First Grammy Award! Band in Studio Working On Follow-Up To 'Hello Hurricane'

Multi-Platinum rock band Switchfoot received its first GRAMMY award last night, with Hello Tomorrow, its seventh studio album, winning in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. Released November 10, 2009 on Atlantic and Credential Records, Hello Hurricane entered The Billboard 200 at No. 13. The band launched the record with an extensive tour and performances on all the major late night network talk shows. "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," one of the album's singles, was a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio.
Switchfoot is (l-r): Jerome Fontamillas (keyboards/guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Chad Butler (drums), and Tim Foreman (bass)
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Switchfoot is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to Hello Hurricane, which will be released later this year. The group is renowned for its live concerts, performing at sold-out arenas worldwide. They'll offer fans a preview of material from their upcoming album on an international tour of Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines this April and May, as well as on a 10-city major market Canadian tour. Switchfoot's Jon Foreman will also open up the San Diego State Aztecs vs. BYU Cougars basketball game with the national anthem on Feb. 26. For upcoming tour dates, a behind-the-scenes clip of the band in the studio working on the new album and more, go to www[dot]switchfoot[dot]com

Essential Rock Albums of 2011 (Top 10 Rock music of 2011)

Here are a lot  Rock albums that I want to pick up this year...


- Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust

- New York Dolls - Dancing Backwards In High Heels

- The Strokes - Angels

- DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers

- Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

- Richard Ashcroft - United Nations of Sound

- Destroyer - Kaputt

- Ray Davies - See My Friends

- Dream Diary - You Are the Beat

- R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now

Seasons Of My Soul - Rumer Reviews and more

Based on 3 critics - Overal Score:  76/ 100

The debut album from singer-songwriter Rumer, including the single "Aretha". It follows the success of her EP, Slow.
Musically, Seasons Of My Soul is influenced by Rumer's upbringing, which takes in a childhood spent in an enclosed, exotic expat colony in Pakistan. Here, her family would often sing and write songs together, determined to provide their own entertainment in the absence of TV or newspapers. Then, they relocated to the New Forest, where Rumer first saw a television, and married her love of the folk tradition with the sweeping melodies of the technicolor movie musicals. It is a blissful harmony, which you can hear in the likes of Slow and Come To Me High.

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The Raveonettes to Release New Album & more

The Raveonettes to release 2011 album Raven in the Grave

Set for an april 5th release on Vice Records

New Track "FORGET THAT YOU'RE YOUNG" Now Avaiable for free download

The Raveonettes Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner are excited to announce the release of their new album "Raven In The Grave," out April 5th on Vice Records. After the best part of a decade honing their instantly recognizable sound and seeing it co-opted by so many other bands aspiring for a similar level of greatness, the Danish-bred, American-based fuzz pop duo is blazing a newer, darker trail with the compelling "Raven In The Grave."

"I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album," explains Sune. "This is the first Raveonettes album we've done which doesn't feature the signature Raveonettes surf drumbeat. None of the tunes have any real sunshine to them. It's all very un-Rave." "It has a mood of ethereal defiance," Sharin adds. "It's dark but not bleak, like the single minded determination caused by crisis that is not quite hope but just as powerful. It's the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring".

To get fans excited, The Raveonettes are offering the achingly-beautiful new song "Forget That You're Young" for free download at http://www.viceland.com/vicerecords/download/the_raveonettes-forget_that_youre_young.mp3

It doesn't take long to hear how the band has superseded their traditional sound. Of course, melody is still key to what the Raveonettes do, but the familiar bombastic beats and squalls of guitar-noise take a backseat during much of "Raven In The Grave." Instead, the album is awash with ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted. It's easily the most soulful music the duo has created to date.

Week of Feb 14t - 21, 2011 Music Releases

Indie Pop-Rock, R&B, Electronic and Rap music releases on this week.

"Barton Hollow" The Civil Wars Reviews

Based on 3 critics - Overal Score:  73/ 100

Barton Hollow is the first full-length studio record from indie band The Civil Wars. It was released on Feb 1, 2011, and became the #1 downloaded album on iTunes that same week. It also charted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart, #12 on the US Billboard 200, #2 on the Billboard Folk Albums chart, and #3 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. The record was preceded by the lead single title song, which was performed live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 14.

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Top Psychedelic Soul Albums of all time

Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992
This is a terrific set of some of the excellent tracks from Motown from 1972 to 1992.

The Essential Sly & the Family Stone
Recording Date: 1967 - 1975
This 2-CD compilation features 35 #1 hits and their finally remastered for pure and crisp, so you can hear the drums, bass, and keyboards more clearly.

Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
1987's Sign 'O' the Times is Prince's absolute best CD. The two disc set captures the good songwriting of his entire career. While the only real hit of the record was "U Got the Look," it is filled with classic songs, comprising  "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker," "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man," and two of his greatest ballads, "Forever in my Life" and "Adore."

Lady Gaga Releases New Single, "Born This Way"

“Born This Way,” the first single and title track from the upcoming album from Lady Gaga, has officially been unleashed on the world today.


Listen to "Born This Way" Now:  www.ladygaga.com/bornthisway
Written by: Lady Gaga, Produced by: Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay, DJ White Shadow

Red - Until We Have Faces Reviews, Videos and more

Based on 3 critics - Overal Score:  70/ 100

Grammy nominated rock group RED has sold more than 600,000 records, delivered two Top 10 Active Rock and Three Top Ten Mainstream Rock singles and performed more than 1,300 shows with acts like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Hinder and Nickelback since 2007. Working again with award winning producer Rob Graves, RED is putting the finishing touches on its next album, Until We Have Faces. RED s anticipated third studio project unleashes a torrential outpouring of in-your-face rock this troup has become known for.

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Ponytail Reveal Art & Tracklisting for Third Album Do Whatever You Want All the Time

We Are Free is proud to announce their first release of 2011 with Ponytail's third full-length, joyously titled Do Whatever You Want All the Time (the phrase taken from some Molly free-association-stage-banter), set for release on April 12.
After some personal hibernation time, the foursome from Baltimore went back into the studio with J. Robbins to lay down the follow up to their acclaimed sophomore release, Ice Cream Spiritual, to finish their most sophisticated recording to date...and yes, it'll still make you smile. The dazzling cover art was designed by EYE of the Japanese rock band Boredoms.

No More Idols - Chase & Status Reviews, Videos and more..

Based on 10 critics - Overal Score:  55/ 100

No More Idols is the second record by British production duo Chase & Status. A concerted effort to launch themselves even further into the mainstream, this release sees them collaborating with a host of big-name chart regulars including Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Cee Lo Green who, along with other guests, supplies voices over the duo's massive, floor-filling beats, hoover basslines and catchy melodies.


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5 of the Best Unique and R&B/Soul Albums

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

My Time - Boz Scaggs

AWB - The Average White Band

Shaft - Isaac Hayes

It's Our Thing - The Isley Brothers

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Let England Shake - PJ Harvey Reviews, Videos and More

Based on 4 critics - Overal Score:  87/ 100

Let England Shake is the eighth studio record by PJ Harvey. Let England Shake was recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset, on a cliff-top overlooking the sea. It was created with a cast of musicians comprising such long-standing allies as Flood, John Parish, and Mick Harvey. What is remarkable about Let England Shake is bound up with its music, its abiding atmosphere and in particular, its words. If Harvey's past work might seem to draw of direct emotional experience, this record is rather different. Its songs centre on both her home country, and events further afield in which it has embroiled itself. The lyrics return, time and again, to the matter of war, the fate of the people who must do the fighting, and events separated by whole ages, from Afghanistan to Gallipoli. The Record they make up is not a work of protest, nor of strait-laced social or political comment. It brims with the mystery and magnetism in which she excels. But her lyric-writing in particular has arrived at a new, breathtaking place, in which the human aspects of history are pushed to the foreground. Put simply, not many people make records like this.

Top Pop-Dance Music (Best of Dance Albums)

1. Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best of Bohannon
"The Mighty Bohannon" this record has it all, jazz, blues, RnB. The music makes you want to get down really funky and dance, or take it easy and just relax.

2. Pet Shop Boys - The Complete Singles Collection
80's new wave at it's finest with pop rolled in.

3. 2 Unlimited - Hits Unlimited
Absolutely great music!

4. Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
It's a success in that the sound is solid, high-energy and - in the case of "I'm Gonna Miss You" - too emotional.

5. Duran Duran - Greatest
This is a excellent selection of tracks but it still misses because of the horribly butchered single versions of 'Save a Prayer' and 'Rio'.

6. Ace Of Base - Greatest Hits
This collection includes all of Ace Of Base's hits..plus some newincredible tracks!

7. Janet Jackson - Design of a Decade: 1986-1996
"Design of a Decade 1986-1996" is a compilation of most of Janet Jackson's hits within that time span. Every track plays a excellent role in music history.

8. Best of Real McCoy: Another Night
Interesting lyrics combine with electro syntesizer.

9. Mariah Carey - #1's
Great compilation of Mariah's top hits.

10. Michael Jackson - Bad
The songs are perfect.

Music Lists - all Experimental Albums

List of Experimental Music Samples

Top Classic Pop-Rock Hits

List of the all time classic pop-rock albums.

Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the record-oriented rock (AOR) format in the 70s. The first station to broadcast the format full time, and the first station to use the term "classic rock" on the air was KRBE-AM (Houston) in 1983.

Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues Reviews, info, details, tracks and photos

Based on 15 critics - Overal Score:  74/ 100

Gregg Allman's first solo record in 14 years was produced by T Bone Burnett(soul and blues vocalists) and features 11 covers of tracks from legendary bluesmen Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Sleepy John Estes, and many more, PLUS an original track written by Gregg and the Allman Brothers Band' Warren Haynes called "Just Another Rider." Gregg's backing group on the record includes Dr. John on piano, Doyle Bramhall II on guitar, and the incomparable rhythm section of bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose.
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The Best-selling albums of all time (Top Selling Rock and Pop Albums)

This is a list of the world's best-selling records.

Michael Jackson - Thriller (110 million)
AC/DC - Back in Black (49 million)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (45 million)
Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard (44 million)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (43 million)
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) (42 million)
Backstreet Boys - Millennium (40 million)
Bee Gees (VA) - Saturday Night Fever (40 million)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (40 million)
Shania Twain - Come On Over (39 million)

January 2011 - Pop Song Hits

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Diddy - Coming Home
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Blind Faith - Chase & Status Ft Liam Bailey
Chris Brown - Yeah 3X
Ellie Goulding - Your Song

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February 2011 - Pop Song Hits The Most Requested Popular Music Listings

Grenade - Bruno Mars

Firework - Katy Perry

Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E

We R Who We R - Ke$ha

Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears

What's My Name? - Rihanna Featuring Drake

PRICE TAG - JESSIE J FT BOB

CHAMPION - CHIPMUNK FT CHRIS BROWN

BORN THIS WAY - LADY GAGA

ROLLING IN THE DEEP - ADELE

YEAH 3X - CHRIS BROWN

HIGHER - TAIO CRUZ/MCCOY/MINOGUE

COMING HOME - DIDDY DIRTY MONEY/SKYLAR GREY

S&M - RIHANNA

F**KIN' PERFECT - PINK

BLIND FAITH - CHASE & STATUS FT LIAM BAILEY

WHO'S THAT CHICK - DAVID GUETTA FT RIHANNA

HELLO - MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE

EYES WIDE SHUT - JLS

WONDERMAN - TINIE TEMPAH FT ELLIE GOULDING

WHAT'S MY NAME - RIHANNA FT DRAKE

TRAKTOR - WRETCH 32 FT L

I NEED A DOCTOR - DR DRE FT EMINEM & SKYLAR GREY

MOMENT 4 LIFE - NICKI MINAJ FT DRAKE

LIGHTS ON - KATY B FT MS DYNAMITE

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) - BRUNO MARS

MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE - ADELE

WHAT THE HELL - AVRIL LAVIGNE

February 2011 Hits - Top Rock Song Chart The Most Requested Pop-Rock Music

The Script - Science and Faith reviews and more

Based on 8 critics - Overal Score:  68/ 100

The second album by The Script. An addictive blend of Hip Hop rhythms, flowing melodies, sparkling hooks and poignant, story-spinning lyrics, (lyrics are deeper) with Danny's mellifluous soulful vocals riding high over huge, anthemic choruses, Science & Faith is far from a difficult second record. It debuted at number one in Ireland and United Kingdom, selling 70,816 copies in its first week in the UK. In the US, Science & Faith debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of of 49,000 copies.
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