music have always been intrinsically linked. Jagger to Jackson, Frank
Sinatra to Frank Ocean, music icons have long shaped the styles of the times .
. . and, often, vice versa. Punk, metal, disco: these eras' fashion statements
drove the conversation as much as the music. So with Boston Fashion Week
kicking off on September 27, we asked the 10 designers prepping for solo shows
in the Tent to let us take a listen to the albums and tracks that helped inspire
is a time for roadtrips: windows rolled down, wind in your hair, AC
malfunctioning, a few friends and a destination. But what really makes a
roadtrip are the tunes: a soundtrack for while you're on the road to
nowhere, running down a dream, and/or realizing that life is a highway
(and you're going to ride it all night long).
It's easy to bitch about Rethink Music. After all; despite the
promise to instigate discussion about where the industry is heading,
a great deal of the two-day conference – which went down in Boston
this week – consists of old guard industry blowhards denying that
music faces any problems whatsoever. It's actually quite maddening;
from their designer frames to unrelenting arrogance, the bigwigs live
up to virtually every cliché that the business has ever been branded
Hopefully, some of you have already begun devouring the top-11 lists of our critics over here. If you have, you've discovered that this year we've linked each critic's list to a Spotify playlist of their picks -- which will also double as a quick seminar in which genres of music Spotify is a little spotty on.
It's late October, and while the bros at Wonder Bar were busy bumping club mixes of Selena Gomez, we were in the laboratory stitching together a more seasonal soundtrack to the spookiest time of the year. The result? The GREATEST GOTH SONGS OF ALL TIME, featuring 100 atmospheric tracks drenched in gloomy glory and jet-black angst.
the inevitable drop in temperatures, this week's Fall Preview includes
a concert schedule that promises to keep things hot n' heavy all season
long. To accompany our selection of 24 sweat-inducing gigs, we've
assembled a sprawling Spotify playlist -- and it might actually be the
most eclectic mixtape ever made.
Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you can't pick up an issue, we've given you the entire list online. What's that? You don't agree with it? We would've never guessed. And we defintely wouldn't want you to go voting every song on the list up or down and completely re-arranging the thing
Has the constant connection to iTunes and Facebook got you feeling a little stagnant? SPOTIFY could be a temporary answer to widespread Internet boredom (we'll get into Google+ another time). That, or it's yet another annoying version of the same thing that you’re going to have to sign up for because all your friends are doing it.