Best Albums of 2018

By | 2018-12-17T10:10:22+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

10. Jussie Smollett, "Sum of My Music"  No way "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was about to let a label – in his case, not just any label but Sony – stifle his musical ambitions. So he [...]

Hear Me Out: 7 Albums (Britney! Robyn!) That Will Make This Year Suck Less

By | 2018-03-07T15:36:53+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

That Britney album better come quick – preferably before the world combusts from nuclear warfare. On the horizon for the rest of what’s shaping up to be a very gay 2018 outside of Brandi Carlile’s recently released must-hear masterwork? New Robyn, new Kylie, new Troye. If only our current political era was as promising as this year’s albums-release slate.

The Colorful World of Simon Black

By | 2018-03-02T09:42:09+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Michigan, Music, News|

Take a look at his picture, and there’s no getting around it: Detroit native and dance music sensation Simon Black is a little unusual. “I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum,” Black said. “I used to think that was something bad. But now I don’t.” Black traces his love of music to his formative years in the 1980s. “I was an ‘80s baby and MTV was new,” he said. “The artists that were hot at the time are the ones who inspired me to be who you see today: Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.” Madonna, especially, spoke to young Mr. Black.

Best Albums of 2017

By | 2018-02-01T11:19:32+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

Donald Trump is still tweeting (oh yeah, and somehow still president). Free internet porn could be a bygone luxury thanks to #RIPNetNeutrality. But hey, music in 2017 didn't suck! Read on for the music that [...]

Hear Me Out: Best of 2015

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Entertainment, Music|

10. Madonna, 'Rebel Heart' In 2015, it was strange hearing Madonna sound so... human. A cluster of cuts from the queen's 13th studio album imparted a rare authenticity and striking vulnerability typically not ascribed to [...]

Hear Me Out: Best Of 2014

By | 2014-12-23T09:00:00+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Entertainment, Music|

10. Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' Breaking from the aggressive rock roar of Against Me!'s sixth LP is "Two Coffins," a whisper among the glorious chaos of "Transgender Dysphoria Blues." Its simplicity might standout sonically, [...]