NEW YORK — Few bands have straddled the divide between indie and mainstream quite like Arcade Fire — eclectic in tastes and cerebral in views, yet enjoying rock-star recognition in the industry.
Bob Dylan’s new album Triplicate explores American standards from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past.
DEPECHE MODE is back, releasing its 14th studio album which the British synth-pop musicians describe as “bleak.” Continue reading “Depeche Mode return with new album Spirit“
NEW YORK — Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year’s top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names. Continue reading “Drake returns with dancehall beats and big-name guests”
NEW YORK — Ed Sheeran has spoken of not wanting to be defined by “Thinking Out Loud,” his 2014 love song whose viral success made him one of the world’s elite pop stars overnight.