On this episode of the Music Matters Media podcast, we dive deep into Fall Out Boy’s highly anticipated eighth studio album, ‘So Much (For) Stardust.’ The album marks a reunion with producer Neal Avron and the band’s return to their original label, Fueled By Ramen. With a mix of guitar-oriented pop-rock, pop-punk, disco, soul, funk, spoken word, and orchestral elements, we discuss whether the band successfully bridges the gap between old and new fans. Join us as we share our top 5 favorite tracks from the record and our thoughts on the album’s sonic direction. Don’t miss this exciting discussion on one of the biggest albums of the year!
Photo Credit: Adam McCullough One of music’s all-time most prolific and iconic singers, Tony Bennett died on July 21 at age ninety-six, leaving behind a body of work that spanned an astonishing seven decades. Bennett was a classic crooner, typically considered to be in the same vein as Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, Andy Williams and… Read more
2023 has been packed with fantastic songs, both from some of music’s most reliable creatives and from a number of promising up-and-comers. So abundant has great music been this year, it’s been a struggle to confine the year so far to a list of the ten greatest songs. So much so, that I must begin… Read more
While groups like Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age continue to fill arenas all over the world, there are also some really interesting newcomers that might be able to shake things up. Here are ten alternative rock bands that you should be listening to in 2023! #10. Foo Fighters Photo Credit: Danny Clinch… Read more
Photo Credit: Jacob Webster Amala “Doja Cat” Dlamini has had the sort of career that could have only unfolded in our current “Very Online” era. Her big breakthrough arrived via the self-published “Mooo!” – a rap number, which was accompanied by a music video of Doja in cow pajamas, and which includes the line, “B*tch,… Read more
Photo Credit: Pamela Littky After the success of Corey Taylor’s first solo album CMFT in 2020, it’s safe to say that those familiar with Corey Taylor’s work (whether it be Slipknot or solo) were excited about his next solo project. CMF2 is a sequel to Taylor’s first album and an improvement to its predecessor. One… Read more
Photo Credit: Angelo Kritikos Demi Lovato has alternately tried on, and shed, many musical identities over the years – from the Disney-fied pop-punk of Don’t Forget, the self-described “generic” pop of Unbroken, the pop-meets-power-ballads of Confident, and the R&B-infused Tell Me You Love Me. Last year, she embarked on her most successful metamorphosis yet –… Read more