The Velvet Underground’s self-titled LP turns 50

    The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground  MGM · March 1, 1969 On the fiftieth anniversary of their eponymous album, music fans should take a moment to appreciate their impact and legacy. Every once in a while, a band comes along who doesn’t receive much attention during their career, but gains an insane cult following later on. […]

    Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… nothing new

    LSD LSD Columbia Records · April 12, 2019 It’s hard to get excited about this album when half of it has already been in your rotation since last November. After several months of delay, Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo have finally released their debut album as the super-group “LSD.” Clever hallucinogenic puns aside, the prospect of […]

    Modest Mouse’s ‘Good News For People Who Love Bad News’ turns 15

    Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News Epic Records · April 6, 2004 Good News For People Who Love Bad News, the fourth studio album from Modest Mouse, was a departure from the group’s earlier work. Lead by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Isaac Brock, the band had just achieved critical acclaim for their previous […]

    Benny Sings sticks to what he knows on ‘City Pop’

    Benny Sings City Pop Stones Throw Records · February 22, 2019 Wanna see something weird? Look at Benny Sings’ career. The Dutch singer, songwriter and producer has been making retro pop since 2003, managing to smoothly transition from the artsy radio crowd to current young streaming audiences. You might recognize his stage name from his collaboration […]

    New Music Mondays | 2.19.19

    Celebrate George Washington’s 288th (and that extra day off) with these hot new tunes. #NMM! “Animal” – Aurora After the release of her gorgeous and criminally underrated EP, Infections of a Different Kind (Step I), Aurora dropped a new track for the next phase of this musical project, “Animal.” Focusing on the basic primal instincts […]

    Mike Posner impresses audiences with sincere and reflective album ‘A Real Good Kid’

    Mike Posner A Real Good Kid Island Records · January 18, 2019 Surprisingly, Mike Posner continues to demonstrate his progression as a songwriter on his third full-length album, A Real Good Kid. Mike Posner has had one of the most impressive career comebacks in the history of the music industry. After blowing up with the shiny, […]

    Watsky delivers lackluster full-length ‘COMPLAINT’

    Watsky COMPLAINT Self-Release · January 11, 2019 Although X Infinity felt bloated, COMPLAINT is an overcorrection. It’s good that George Watsky is still making music. The 32-year-old rapper, singer, and writer has been a creative force to be reckoned with for quite some time. Watsky got his start as a slam poet on the HBO original […]

    New Music Mondays | 1.28.19

    We tried not to put James Blake on this playlist, but James Blake is on this playlist. #NMM ‘Old Man’ – Stella Donnelly “Since the release and re-issue of Thrush Metal via Secretly Canadian, Stella Donnelly is ready to release her debut LP, Beware of the Dogs on March 8th. Her new single, ‘Old Man,’ […]

    WRBB’s Top Ten Albums of 2018

    This year found the world on the verge of many things. A third world war, a Tide pod epidemic and a second season of the Roseanne reboot. Instead, we got Flamin’ Hot Cheeto hospitalizations, grape surgeries and Ariana Grande’s failed engagement. During a time where you can’t rely on anything, WRBB will always be there […]

    Kanye West’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ turns 10

    Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Roc-A-Fella Records · November 2008 Look, it’s difficult to talk about Kanye nowadays. Even as a card-carrying Kanye apologist I have to admit that he’s said and done things that are unforgivable. But this isn’t the time and place to hash those issues out. This isn’t a political think-piece. This is […]

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