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MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That Should’ve Been Bigger

Sure, one could argue that being a household name within the music industry in any way should disqualify you from complaining. Still, there are plenty of groups out there that deserve way more appreciation than they get. Here is a list of ten groups – new and old – that we think should be talked… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Iconic Movie Soundtracks

A movie soundtrack can be so much. Just think about a particular scene and the importance of the music in it. Think about Mozart’s “Duettino – Sull’aria” from the opera scene in Shawshank Redemption or Patrick Bateman chopping down poor Paul with an axe in American Psycho as Huey Lewis & the News’ “Hip to… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Incredible Debut Rock Albums

To have something important to say and to know how to say it – that’s the art of succeeding with your debut album. Some debut albums have such an important message that they change the world forever. Some of them are just incredibly well executed, burning with the energy of a new artist who finally… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Great Concept Albums

The concept album hit its stride after the 1960s when large, well-funded bands had the cash and carte blanche to explore, at length, any idea that crossed their addled brains. Whether a bloated 1970s ineffectual gesture or a coherent and brilliant bit of storytelling, the concept album has fans and detractors in equal measure. Here… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That Changed Lead Singers (For Better or Worse)

Changing the lead singer of a band can be devastating for the group, but it could also be the start of a new journey. Here are ten examples of vocalist replacements – some of them brilliant, some terrible, some surprising, some predictable, some historically significant, and some of them so seamless that nobody would have… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Music Videos of 2022 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Music Videos of 2022 (So Far) The last few years have given us some fantastic music videos, with Tyler, the Creator’s CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST-sequences, and FKA twigs’ “cellophane” in fresh memory. 2022 has been less fruitful, but I’ve been digging deep down in YouTube’s algorithms in search of… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2022 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2022 (So Far) Though the first half of 2022 has seen something of a dearth of mainstream musicians, this space has thankfully been filled by a number of highly talented alternative, indie stars. From the masterful indie-rock confessionals of Soccer Mommy to the affecting balladry of Regina Spektor, Q1… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Musicians That Changed Their Sound

Science has taught us that the only absolute constant in the universe is changing, but some change is more drastic than others. Below is a list of 10 bands and artists whose sounds evolved massively. #10. Maroon 5 Photo Credit: Travis Schneider Formed in Los Angeles as a post-grunge act called Kara’s Flowers, Maroon 5… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Alternative Rock Bands You Should be Listening to in 2022

Mark Josephson, Executive Director of the New Music Seminar said back in 1988 that “alternative music has real strength, real quality, real excitement, and it has to be socially significant, as opposed to Whitney Houston, which is pablum.” That’s a great explanation of what started during the late-‘70s to early-‘80s as college radio features like Dead Kennedys… Read more