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Who Will (And Should) Win At This Year’s Grammy Awards?

Friday, February 06, 2015

With the 57th Grammy Awards coming up on Sunday, Feb. 8, Soundcheck's John Schaefer scans the nominees to predict who will win big in this year's biggest categories.
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Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Romantic Songs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Soundcheck collects some of our and our listeners' favorite romantic songs, from Billie Holliday and Marvin Gaye to The Magnetic Fields and more.
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Alan Lomax Heard America Sing, We Heard It Rock

Friday, January 30, 2015

On the great folklorist's centennial, Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at Lomax's legacy with 15 covers you wouldn’t know if it weren’t for his musical discoveries.
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Lower Dens: Confidently Embracing Hypnotic Pop On 'To Die In L.A.'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."
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Bjork Releases Her 'Complete Heartbreak' Album, 'Vulnicura'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just in time for her MoMA retrospective and a series of intimate New York performances, the innovative Icelandic artist has released her latest, Vulnicura, early. But how is it?
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Jen Chapin's 'Gospel' Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The singer-songwriter and activist's lovely new music video draws a line between the non-violent civil rights movement of the 1960s and the recent "Black Lives Matter" protests.
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44 New Tunes For The New Year

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

With 2014 firmly behind us, there's not much to do but look ahead to the looming tidal wave of records coming in 2015. Stream the songs Soundcheck is most excited about this year.
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Dan Deacon, 'Feel The Lightning'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The mad-scientist composer throws an ecstatic dance party with skittering polyrhythms, buzzy synths and a pop hook he sings in duet with himself.
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Waxahatchee, 'Air'

Monday, January 12, 2015

Against swelling keyboards and a stark guitar melody, Katie Crutchfield sings of love and loneliness, embracing change with fragile, gutsy honesty.
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A World Of Sci-fi And Horror Classics In Two Songs

Friday, January 09, 2015

On a classic movie bender, Soundcheck's John Schaefer explores a pair of songs that name-check horror and sci-fi films like 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' and 'The Invisible Man.'
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What To Look (and Listen) For in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

Soundcheck's John Schaefer turns his ears towards the new year with some things he's excited to hear in 2015, even if some of them are wishful thinking (ahem Joanna Newsom).
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The Year Aaliyah Made a Comeback

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's like the icy cool R&B songstress who ruled the '90s is back - in the form of four new R&B artists who gave us familiar chills.
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The Music Snub of the Year that Makes Me Irrationally Angry

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcement that mid-'90s So-Cal punk outfit Green Day would be inducted into the 2015 class, and not, say, Nine Inch Nails has one man asking WTF?? 
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My 10 Favorite Unsung Records Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.
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Remembering Joe Cocker, A Mad Dog And Englishman

Monday, December 22, 2014

The rock icon known for songs like "Feelin' Alright" and his Beatles cover "With A Little Help From My Friends" has died at 70. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Songs Of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

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In case you're tired of holiday staples, team Soundcheck has compiled our favorite songs of 2014 -- from soulful live performances to the gems you might've missed.
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The Year's Best Music

Monday, December 15, 2014

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From a scorching breakthrough performance on Letterman to the Scandinavian explosion, Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares his favorite musical moments of 2014.
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The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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Ty Segall's New 'Mr. Face' EP Doubles As 3D Glasses

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prolific garage-rocker, Ty Segall is at it again with announcement of new EP 'Mr. Face' out January 13. 
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'Shaken Up Versions' Offers A Chaotic Last Credence From The Knife

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Knife's mini-album, Shaken Up Versions, collects reinterpreted songs from the band's final live performances. 
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