People interested in hearing music from other cultures or those fused with Western music would have world music in their collections. Here are some of the best-selling world music albums on Amazon. (Photo: Amazon) The album is a set of just six songs and was released on April 20,Read More →

Each December brings another deluge of new, if not necessarily fresh, interpretations of ‘It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting over an open fire)’. Here are this year’s notable holiday albums that deserve special attention between revisits of the perennial collectionsRead More →

Kentucky musical artists have been in full swing to release new albums this fall. It’s no exception that everyone has their own personal touch that showcases the best music in our state. The interesting thing is that each of these albums sound totally different from each other, but they eachRead More →

Chance the rapper, The big daySabrina Charpentier, Singular act IIBanks, IIIWillow, willow Welcome to Sound On, where we’ll highlight the albums and songs you should know each month, from hits that landed to tracks you might have missed. We’ll even tell you what moods each album conjures up, so youRead More →

Through Chris Jancelewicz, and Katie Scott, May 1, 2018 10:10 AM There is so much talent in Canada, whether it’s comedy, acting, or… any art form, really. Over the past few decades, Canada has truly emerged as a musical powerhouse; it’s amazing how many times a canadian musicianRead More →

Fall is less than two weeks away and with it comes an unprecedented wave of country music album releases. Typically, the months leading up to the holiday season are popular for new albums, but never has that been truer than this year. By December, nearly 30 country albums have releaseRead More →

A new documentary on Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club is yet another testament to the timeless appeal of classical Cuban music. To capitalize on the renewed interest that the film could generate, World Circuit, the label which released the original Buena Vista album in 1997, is reissuing Presentation by…Read More →

The 1960s were, among other things, an era of musical exploration and discovery. Rock, pop, soul and even jazz all went through a period of transformation when the era of electronic instruments began to take hold and new sounds, unlike anything that had happened before, took hold. started to surgeRead More →

The record album is a true expression of the artists. When thousands of musicians regularly upload songs to SoundCloud, it takes thought, strategy, and a lot of hard work to complete a full album. From Kygo to Flume to DJ Snake, 2016 has been a year of quality dance musicRead More →

The year 2016 will forever be remembered as a Annus horribilis for music. It was a year that saw the passing of a number of icons, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael and Leonard Cohen. And Merle Haggard. And Glenn Frey. The list, unfortunately, goes on. If thatRead More →

Think folk music and you think of acoustic guitars, singing with your finger in your ear, and sad, tragic stories of failed romance, all washed down with a mug of real ale. However, there is much more to it. From Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl ballad in the 1940s to theRead More →

“Understand The streets, First think of the young Briton Mike Skinner – aka the one and only member of the group – as the archetypal singer-songwriter, the kind to stay alone and make music on his own. Now imagine him creating this music on a computer and mixing scores fromRead More →

Music critics and special guest at World Music Central today unveiled their list of the world’s best music albums of 2014. Although a handful of albums were released before 2014 in some territories, release schedules vary. from one territory to another and the majority of these recordings were published inRead More →

Magda Giannikou and one of his accomplices from his Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle legend Courtesy of the artist Magda Giannikou and one of his accomplices from his Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist “World music” can mean just about anything. The tracks of the FrenchRead More →

The following are the 10 favorite albums of 2012 chosen by Todd Martens, a member of the Times pop team: 1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). It’s definitely Ocean’s moment, with its Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of its songs, but “Channel Orange” has also been a wake-upRead More →

Mokoomba, an emerging young group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle legend Courtesy of the artist Mokoomba, an emerging young group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist This list is almost entirely African, taken from my work this year with AfropopRead More →

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