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These Musicians Are Opposed To Religion

1/10/2016 11:00am EST
15 Musicians Who Oppose Religion
Hey, even Journey once sang "Don't Stop Believin'." Okay, okay, corny joke, but you've gotta "break the ice" somehow, right? No need to get uncomfortable whether you're a devout Christian or an unabashed atheist – this article simply depicts musicians who are nonbelievers and opposed to religion. Some consider themselves agnostic, others are full-blown atheists, while some are secular humanists.

This article certainly doesn't cover every musician that doesn't subscribe to the institution of religion, but it provides a snapshot of varied beliefs and how such views influence the respective a...

Powerful Young Songs (Part 2)

11/14/2015 1:45pm EST
Forever Young: Powerful Young Songs (Part 2)
Youthfulness can’t be bottled up into just one evergreen playlist post. No way Jose! Forever Young: Powerful Young Songs (Part 1) provided just enough youthfully, swag-laden songs to whet the palate, but another installment is necessary. It’s like a meal – dessert just makes things sweeter, finishing off the dining experience. That’s the role of the part deux of Forever Young – to enhance the powerful, youthful listening experience! Hey, who says you can’t vicariously relive youth through song?

1) Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars, “Young, Wild & Free” (Mac and Devin Go to Hi...

10 Songs That Treat People (Mostly Women) Like They're Pieces Of Meat

9/5/2015 6:00pm EDT
10 Songs That Take Objectification Way Too Far
Admit it – we’ve all been guilty of oogling, aka checking somebody else out. Ah, the art of objectification – treating a person like they’re an ‘object of pleasure’ as opposed to a human with legitimate emotions, etc. Most often, it seems this occurs at the hand of men, though Jennifer Lopez proved on “I Luh You Papi” that guys can be objectified as well. Still, objectification can cross the line into unquestionable misogynistic territory, and the songs on this particular playlist definitely trend “left of center.” Here are 10 songs that take objectification way too far.

1) Robin Thic...

Big Albums That Went Nowhere This Year

7/12/2015 1:00pm EDT
Biggest Album Flops Of 2015 (So Far)
Well folks, not every album is a hit! True, finding any albums that are outright hits in the current music climate is a difficult task, but there are some albums that just flat out tank with very little hope. This list features some of the most pronounced flops of 2015. These are the big ones that went nowhere! Here are 14 of the biggest album flops of 2015 so far!

1) Madonna, Rebel Heart (Interscope)

Madonna’s Rebel Heart is arguably among the best albums of 2015, but it’s also less arguably one of the year’s most notable flops. Madonna debuted respectably at number one the Billboar...

2015's Most Underrated Songs

6/28/2015 3:00pm EDT
25 Most Underrated Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Not every record ends up being a hit. In fact if you think about it, only a select few songs end up with the distinction of hit status. The songs featured on this list are terrific, but none of them have been profound in the commercial department. Arguably, the best way to describe these songs are ‘underrated’ – they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the year as well as their artist’s respective album. All deserve the same respect if not more than the hits, but they can always bask in their critical acclaim. These are the most underrated songs of 2015…so far.

The underrated songs chosen are ...

Shawn Mendes Debut Album Is Tops

4/23/2015 9:25am EDT
Shawn Mendes Takes 'Handwritten' To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
Shawn Mendes wasn’t lying when he was singing “Something Big.” Surely he was anticipating his pending #1 album on the Billboard 200. That’s right Handwritten outperformed the competition to the tune of 119,000 units, most of which were album sales. Shawn Mendes, indeed is doing big things at a young age – he’s all of 16.

Mendes beat out more established artists who dropped new albums. Reba McEntire – a veteran by all means – settles for #3 with Love Somebody, moving a modest 62,000 units. As for Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb landed at #4, only producing 58,000 units. Interestingly...

Tyler The Creator's Fourth Studio Album

4/19/2015 2:30pm EDT
Tyler, The Creator, Cherry Bomb © Odd Future
“Can’t a n***a get some f**king chaos in here? / I’m the truth and the dare / and you can get your a** beat like a kick in a snare!” Those unapologetic lyrics characterize twenty-something underground Tyler the Creator to a tee – he has no filter whatsoever. This remarkable boldness continues on his fourth studio album Cherry Bomb. Even so, Tyler also manages to tweak his formula, showing more artistic range than previous albums. Maybe Cherry Bomb isn’t the ‘bomb’ that Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, but there is plenty to celebrate about the LP.

“DEATHCAMP” initiates the albu...

Who Took The Top Spot On The Billboard 200 This Week?

4/16/2015 11:56am EDT
‘Furious 7’ Soundtrack Bests All Time Low For Top Spot On The Bi
It was a good week to be a soundtrack, specifically the soundtrack to Furious 7. After ascending to the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 last week, Furious 7 sits atop the charts this week. The improvement in units from the previous week are quite substantial – 111,000 units this week versus 74,000 the previous week. Making Furious 7’s ascent on the Billboard 200 is what the soundtrack did on the Billboard Hot 100, namely “See You Again.”

“See You Again” did the unthinkable – killed Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ vibe. How so? “See You Again” stopped “Uptown Funk” from breaking a tie for th...

Albums To Check Out This Week

4/14/2015 8:30am EDT
Tyler, The Creator Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, another week which means new music to sink one’s teeth in. Much like last week, the cupboard isn’t exactly full – there’s few notable newbies. Even so, a few is better than none and this week that few includes an underground rapper, an up-and-coming Canadian teen pop sensation, a veteran country artist, and a hard rock band. Here are four albums to check out this week.

1) Tyler, The Creator, Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)

Underground rapper Tyler, The Creator returns with a surprise fourth studio album, Cherry Bomb. Cherry Bomb follows Tyler’s 2013 album Wolf, which debuted at #3 on ...

Tyler, The Creator Plays Sold-Out Show After Being Released From Jail

3/16/2014 3:03pm EDT
Tyler, The Creator Plays Sold-Out Show After Being Released From
Tyler, the Creator continued from where he left off by playing a sold-out concert in Dallas hours after being arrested for inciting a riot in Austin.

The rapper was jailed for encouraging fans to break through security to get into the Scoot Inn, which was already at full capacity for a party. The Associated Press says at least one woman was injured by the fans pushing their way in.

The rapper was released from jail after putting up a $25,000 bond, and then played at The House of Blues in Dallas for a sold-out crowd.

A day before the incident, his concert was canceled after a car crashed ...

Tyler, The Creator's Rap Group Odd Future Banned From New Zealand

2/13/2014 9:23am EST
Tyler the Creator
Rapper Tyler, the Creator and his group Odd Future have been banned from entering New Zealand for this weekend's Rapture Festival.

The group was set to perform at the weekend festival, held in the Capital city of Auckland on Feb. 15 & 16, but their visas were revoked shortly before they were to arrive.

A statement from the New Zealand Immigration Service said that they have "reason to believe" that the group poses a "threat or risk to public order or the public interest."

Tyler, the Creator tweeted his disappointment over the snub, but says there's no love lost for the country.

"OF [Odd...

The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

12/30/2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

10/13/2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:


“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...

Tyler the Creator- Garbage

8/25/2013 7:41pm EDT
Tyler the Creator
Tyler, the Creator drops a new track for the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, due September 17. “Garbage” is nothing less than madness, with gunshots in the back, and morbid chords over Tyler’s eerie voice.

Check out what Tyler has to say about the track:


Video Footage Shows Justin Bieber Wasn't Speeding Around His Neighborhood In Ferrari

6/14/2013 2:39pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber appears to be in the clear over recent reports that he's been speeding dangerously up and down his street in his Ferrari.

A new video shows that rapper Tyler, the Creator was actually behind the wheel of the pricey car, something he confirmed on his Twitter page.

"That Was Me Behind The Wheel Of Justins Vehicle," he wrote. "Don't Blame Him. People Are Actually Evil Swearing Up And Down That It Was Who It Wasnt (sic)."

Police have obtained the video as evidence in the case, which began with complaints from neighbors, including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson.

Johnson confr...

Rapper Tyler, The Creator Was The One Speeding Around Justin Bieber's Neighborhood

6/3/2013 1:40pm EDT
Tyler the Creator
Rapper Tyler, The Creator has admitted he was the one speeding through Justin Bieber's Calabasas, Calif., community in a sports car last week.

Reports inferred that the pop star had annoyed and angered his neighbors with his reckless driving; however, Tyler has revealed it was him behind the wheel of his pal's car.
The rapper explained on Twitter: "That Was Me Behind The Wheel Of Justins Vehicle. Don't Blame Him. People Are Actually Evil Swearing Up And Down That It Was Who It Wasnt."

Last week, retired football star Keyshawn Johnson confronted Bieber for reckless driving. Then cops pul...

PepsiCo Pulls Tyler, The Creator's Racist Mountain Dew Goat Ad

5/2/2013 1:02pm EDT
Tyler, the Creator
PepsiCo has pulled a controversial online commercial for Mountain Dew over claims that it portrays racist stereotypes and misogyny.

The ad features Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator as the voice of a goat named Felicia, who threatens a woman about pick him out of a police lineup with bodily harm.

"Snitches get stitches fool," the goat says at one point.

The ad appears to make light of violence towards women, as the woman wears a neck brace and has several cuts on her face, obviously from being attacked by the goat, who also says, ""Keep ya mouth shut."

The police lineup also consists...

Tyler, The Creator Pens Song About Columbine Killers

4/24/2013 7:40pm EDT
Tyler the Creator
Odd Future rapper Tyler, The Creator is risking yet more controversy by writing a track about the Columbine school massacre.

The Bastard hit-maker, who has previously been accused of homophobia and misogyny over his lyrics, sparked outrage in 2011 when he described Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - who gunned down 12 students and a teacher during the 1999 horror - as "probably really cool people."

Now, he has revisited the issue by writing a new song about the shooting, but he is adamant he does not sympathize with the killers and is merely trying to understand their motivations.

He tell...

Lana Del Rey To Duet With Tyler, The Creator?

4/11/2012 4:15pm EDT
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey has sparked rumors of a collaboration with rapper Tyler, The Creator after the pair struck up a bizarre friendship on

The odd couple recently began sending messages to each other on the social networking site, with the Odd Future star writing, "Just found out Lana Del Ray (sic) wanted to work with me. Had no idea. If your (sic) reading this I'm down, I have pretty instrumentals."

The Video Games hit-maker replied by telling him, "You're Number 1."

It wouldn't be the first time Del Rey has teamed up with a hip-hop star - she sings on rapper A$AP Rocky's upcomi...

Tyler, The Creator Pays For Vandalism Damage

3/5/2012 4:20pm EST
Tyler the Creator
Tyler, The Creator has reportedly handed over approximately $8,000 to the owners of a Los Angeles nightclub to cover damages from a gig in December.

The hip-hop star played with his band Odd Future at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, but the rapper was led away in handcuffs at the end of the show after he was arrested for allegedly lashing out at a soundman and destroying stage equipment.

He was left facing a vandalism charge over the incident, but has now made amends with the venue owners by paying for the damage, according to

The website reports Tyler - real name Tyler...

Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Vandalism

12/23/2011 8:18am EST
Tyler the Creator
Rapper Tyler, The Creator has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing sound equipment after performing at a gig in Los Angeles.

The hip-hop star was playing at his band Odd Future's Christmas show at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard on Thursday night, but as he came off stage the rapper, real name Tyler Okonma, allegedly vandalized some equipment.

In fan footage posted online, he can be seen kicking and throwing equipment across the stage, causing staff members to call cops.

The star was handcuffed in front of his mother, who was attending the concert, and taken into custody on suspicion ...