this album is one that is particularly close to us. we recorded it in secret from the music industry, critics, and even our fans. an artists first record sounds the way it does because it is often made without expectations. this is not our first record. but because of the way we went about making this one in the shadows it is with out a doubt the first record in a new chapter of fall out boy. we made this music for ourselves and no one else at the end of the day. this is meant be played loud, with the windows down on summer nights. four friends with our backs to each other fighting in the darkness against anything and everything that is out there. we bowed our heads, took a knee and plugged back in. from the first strings to the last shouts- this is us. these incantations are meant to conjure realness, to unlock whatever the rock and roll is inside each of you- in each of us. put on your headphones, turn it up- this is what we have spent the last year and a half making. most importantly, thank you for wishing or waiting- because with out you, the most important piece, this record would never have been made. so we figured you have waited long enough… with out further ado, please listen closely:
Ben Folds’ 13-year-old daughter wrote a review of her dad’s album on iTunes
Best of luck Dad! This is a really good album, the best you’ve put out in recent memory. I hope the rest of the world realizes and appreciates the long hours and hard work you put in. Love you so much and good luck in Atlanta tonight.
This is our reckoning.
click here to go to the iTunes store and stream the record now. Pre-order if you dig it.
I listened to the record last Wednesday on my flight to Los Angeles. Gave it one more go round before it went out into the world… one last little listen as being just mine. It’s brought me so much joy and company and peace, and I hope it will do the same for you.
Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album Tracklist:
1. We Are Young
2. Edge Of Glory
3. I Won’t Give Up
4. We Are The Champions
5. School’s Out
6. I Was Here
7. I’ll Remember
8. You Get What You Give
9. Not The End
10. Roots Before Branches
11. Glory Days
12. Forever Young
13. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon is known for performing with his famous musical guests, including Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Blake Shelton, so it seems only natural the comedian and music enthusiast would release a new album. Fans won’t have to wait long. His second record, not yet titled, is scheduled for release next summer on Warner Music Nashville. It will feature parodies and music that have become instant classics on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
About time! Also hoping for that 80s classic ‘Doing Lines’.
So smart. I’m going to go listen to “Idiot Boyfriend,” then “Balls In Your Mouth.”
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You Featuring Amber Riley (Mercedes)
2. Extraordinary Merry Christmas Featuring Darren Criss (Blaine) and Lea Michele (Rachel)
3. Santa Baby Featuring Naya Rivera (Santana)
4. Christmas Eve With You Featuring Jayma Mays (Emma) and Mathew Morrison (Will)
5. Little Drummer Boy Featuring Kevin McHale (Artie)
6. River Featuring Lea Michele (Rachel)
7. Do You Hear What I Hear? Featuring Lindsay Pearce (Glee Project) and Alex Newell (Glee Project)
8. Let It Snow Featuring Darren Criss (Blaine) and Chris Colfer (Kurt)
9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Featuring Mark Sailing (Puck), Cory Monteith (Finn) and Samuel Larsen (Glee Project)
10. Christmas Wrapping Featuring Heather Morris (Brittany)
11. Blue Christmas Featuring Damian McGinty (Rory)
12. Do They Know It’s Christmas Featuring Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Naya Rivera (Santana)
Not to gush any more but listen to MacFarlane’s big band album (on Spotify). It’s shockingly good.
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Remember that record that Kanye and Jay-Z broke a few weeks ago, Lil Wayne’s got them and then some.
“Carter” has sold over 300,000 downloads via iTunes in only its first four days of release, according to Cash Money/Universal Republic Records. That outpaces the 290,000 that “Throne” moved through iTunes in its entire first week.
Wyatt Cenacs album is out today. GET IT!
Win the New Muppets Soundtrack!
Liked that Alkaline Trio cover of the Muppets tune, didja? Well the full disc, brilliantly titled Muppets: The Green Album, has songs by Weezer & Paramore’s Hayley Williams, OK Go, The Fray, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird and a bunch more. And we’re giving it away (along with the other goodies pictured here) in tandem with our premiere of Alkaline Trio’s version of “Movin’ Right Along.” Here’s what you need to do:
1: Share Alkaline Trio’s PureVolume profile on your personal Facebook page.
2: Email a link to your post (or a screenshot) to firstname.lastname@example.org
3: Brace yourself for potential Muppet schwag victory on Monday, Aug. 15 — contest runs through the weekend.
Do it, because look at that stuff.
THR is reporting that not only are T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman scoring the film, but Burnett will produce an accompanying disc of songs form and inspired by the film, featuring new and upcoming artists. The musical styles on said release will span many genres and concern the themes of the story - including freedom, rebellion, survival, and family.