Posts tagged "Florence & the Machine"
Popblerd's 2013 Grammy Preview & Predictions Part 3: Pop/Dance

Popblerd’s 2013 Grammy Preview & Predictions Part 3: Pop/Dance

There are some big names in the pop and dance Grammy categories this year, including one of 2012’s big winners, Skrillex.

Spin Cycle: Florence + the Machine’s “MTV Unplugged”

Florence + the Machine are, in theory at least, pretty ideal candidates for an installment of MTV Unplugged. Listening to the official CD releases of these shows, artists like Neil Young hew fairly close to their on-record sound (rendering the discs rather inessential), while artists like Alice in Chains and Jay-Z were forced to operate slightly left of their centers, lending an appealing air of excitement to the corresponding discs. Florence Welch is a naturally gifted singer – always a […]

New Release Report 4/10/12: Monica's "New Life", Bonnie's Back, And More...

New Release Report 4/10/12: Monica’s “New Life”, Bonnie’s Back, And More…

That smiling lady is none other than 9-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt. She’s one of many artists with a new album out today. Read on to find out who else is on the list.

Spin Cycle: Of Monsters and Men's "My Head is an Animal"

Spin Cycle: Of Monsters and Men’s “My Head is an Animal”

As I hinted when reviewing Of Monsters and Men’s Into the Woods EP a couple of months ago, the pop and indie universes seem to be on a collision course. This isn’t an entirely new phenomenon – remember all of the hullabaloo surrounding Modest Mouse embracing Top 40 with “Float On” back in ’03? – but we’ve reached a point, culturally, where the dividing line is almost nonexistent. Arcade Fire and Bon Iver have Grammys now, and Gotye and Florence + The Machine are […]

This Year’s Coachella Lineup Is Hipster Heaven!

After several false-alarms and Photoshopped posters, the official lineup for the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been released. For the first time, the festival, which takes place in Indio, California, will be stretched out over two weekends; beginning April 15th-18th and finishing April 20-22nd. This is likely to accommodate for the large crowds (last year the the attendance record was estimated at about 100,000 people) that travel world-wide for the outdoor festival. Each weekend will have identical lineups, […]

bLISTerd Presents: Stephen's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Stephen’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

As someone who usually finds himself spinning the same couple dozen favorites over and over again, joining the Popblerd! team gave me new reason to leave my musical bubble and dive head first into the year’s new music. Needless to say, it was a wonderful experience. I ended up with over thirty albums all told in my final tally of the year’s best, but like any bad parent, I was able to pick favorites. So without further ado, here are […]

bLISTerd Presents: Drew's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Drew’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

As we reach the inevitable list-making portion of the year, all of the usual concerns arise: how to order? What was the one album of the year that stands head and shoulders above the rest? Will LMFAO come back next year, and if so, is there any way to stop that from happening? But me, I’ve got a special reason to celebrate: this year, my good buddy The Blerd roped me back into doing some more of that writing stuff […]

Spin Cycle: Florence + the Machine's "Ceremonials"

Spin Cycle: Florence + the Machine’s “Ceremonials”

British act Florence + The Machine follow up their well-received debut “Lungs” with a new album called “Ceremonials”. Can Ms. Welch and company successfully avoid the sophomore slump?

New Release Report 11/1/11: OMIGODJUSTINBIEBEROMIGOD!!!!!

Why is your teenage daughter begging you for money today? Find out why in our New Release report…

New Release Report 4/26/11: Explosions in the Aisles!

Welcome to the potpourri edition of the New Release Report, where we have new music coming out from artists in pretty much every genre conceivable! If you like your rock and roll grandiose and epic, you might want to give the new one from Explosions in the Sky a shot. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care just might be the Texas band’s American breakthrough. They’ve received some great press (and some notice in the UK), but they haven’t quite caught […]

Popblerd!’s 2011 Grammy Preview: General Field

And now, here are the big’uns. The Grammy Awards are tonight, and so far, we’ve looked at picks for rap, country, R&B, pop, dance and rock. All that’s left (besides polka, classical and a bunch of other categories I know absolutely nothing about) are the major, prestige categories. So, without further ado, let’s see who’s up for the serious hardware on “music’s biggest night”, and don’t forget that I will be live-blogging the show tonight, with updates on the site […]

Chart Chat 9/23/10: Linkin Park and Trey Songz In A Photo Finish!

1,005 units separate this week’s #1 and #2 albums in one of the closest races for the top spot in history. The eventual victor? Rock giants Linkin Park score the top spot with 241,000 units sold of their fourth studio album, “A Thousand Suns”. While that sum is healthy, it is cause for alarm considering that LP’s last album, “Minutes to Midnight”, debuted with triple that sum just three short years ago. Linkin Park’s sound has gradually evolved over the […]