Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, and Passion Pit, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Toro Y Moi, The Mountain Goats, Drenge, SBTRKT, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Music playback on PlayStation consoles gets a boost today with the arrival of PlayStation Music featuring Spotify, which replaces Sony's Music Unlimited service. The app is launching in 41 markets worldwide, allowing most of Spotify's 60 million users — three-fourths of whom use the ad-supported free version of the service — to stream music while they play games on their PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. You can use PlayStation Music completely for free: It doesn't require a PlayStation Plus membership, and you can use it with a free Spotify account or Spotify Premium, which costs $9.99 per month. Representatives for Sony and Spotify told Polygon during a demo of the PS4 app last week that the two companies worked together closely on PlayStation Music, and it shows: "Seamless" is the best word we can think of to describe the experience.
Three and a half years after President Barack Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony – so far unsuccessfully – the broader U.S.-supported international anti-LRA team has resorted to using a truly unstoppable force against the alleged war criminal: pop music. Chameleone composed the song in 2013 at the behest of U.S. embassy officers who were looking for innovative ways to reach would-be defectors, according to Marty Regan, a field representative for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Uganda. “I am simply waiting for my brothers in the LRA to come home.
Miami Music Week is in full force this weekend. Here are three Miami brunches worth checking out that also keep the don't stop the good times. How about those things plus the music of DJ Questlove while you eat.