Hear Me Out: Jessie Ware, Ashley Monroe

Jessie Ware, 'Devotion' If you've heard British breakthrough singer Jessie Ware's "Wildest Moments" (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?), you know [...]

Hear Me Out: Justin Timberlake, Kacey Musgraves

Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience' Sexy's back, but not like you remember it: After seven long, hard, long years without Justin Timberlake at the [...]

Big Love For Lianne La Havas

Remember Alicia Keys before she became a big enough name to revive the BlackBerry brand and hold her own in a Jay-Z collaboration? Back in 2001, when she [...]

Hear Me Out: Drake Jensen Is Country Weak

Drake Jensen, 'OUTlaw' Is the world ready for its first openly gay male country-music star? We might not know for sure with Drake Jensen's "OUTlaw" – and not [...]

Hear Me Out: Tim McGraw, Jewel

Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom' "Two Lanes of Freedom" is a significant departure for the country-music stud who's so brand new, his wardrobe now includes [...]

Hear Me Out: Lisa Loeb, Justin Bieber

Lisa Loeb, 'No Fairy Tale' Lisa Loeb will forever be defined as an artist of a bygone decade. (Boy, reality does bite.) But it's not like she doesn't [...]

Hear Me Out: Tegan and Sara Embrace Retro Pop

Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob' Let the loyalists who like their Tegan and Sara all emo-rocky make a big fuss about the girls' complete shift into super pop, [...]

Hear Me Out: 'Girls' Soundtrack Impresses With 'Quarter-Life Crisis' Music

'Girls Soundtrack, Volume 1' Robyn's sad-but-liberating "Dancing on My Own" already made life infinitely better, but then HBO's groundbreaking series "Girls" [...]

Hear Me Out: Best of 2012

10. Cat Power, 'Sun' Clocking in at just under 11 minutes, "Nothin' But Time" starts simple enough, with just piano and fuzzy static – then there's some man [...]

Hear Me Out: Ke$ha Demonstrates Staying Power On 'Warrior'

Ke$ha, 'Warrior' She's tweetedpic of her dildo "boyfriend" and written songs about getting drunk, stripping naked and getting hit on by old dudes. But [...]

Hear Me Out ... For the Holidays

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, 'This Christmas' Friends since summer lovin' brought them together over 30 years ago, Olivia Newton-John and John [...]

Hear Me Out: Christina Aguilera Finds Her Voice Again

Christina Aguilera, 'Lotus' Christina Aguilera opens her seventh album by calling this a "rebirth" despite her "broken pieces" – or, in other words, a really [...]