Music

A guide to some of the revered engineer’s best albums

Albini in his Chicago studio in 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) You might not know the name Steve Albini. But you’ve almost certainly heard his work. Albini, a musician, producer and revered audio engineer who worked with countless alternative rock bands and artists, including Nirvana, Pixies and PJ Harvey, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He …

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The best photos from the ‘Eras Tour’ kickoff in Paris

All the world’s a stage for Taylor Swift. The pop star kicked off the European leg of her “Eras Tour” in Paris with four back-to-back shows from May 9 to May 12 at Paris’s La Défense Arena. The performances were her first since the release of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19. Swifties have become well-versed …

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K-pop group NewJeans is at the center of messy feud: What to know

Is this K-pop’s biggest feud of 2024? NewJeans, the chart-topping five-member girl group behind hits like “Attention” and “Super Shy,” is at the heart of a messy legal feud between its label head, ADOR CEO Min Hee-jin, and Hybe, its parent company behind top K-pop groups like BTS, Tomorrow x Together and Seventeen. The controversial fight between ADOR (an acronym …

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Top Contenders for the 2024 Season’s Most Beloved Melody

Greetings to the It List Summer Guide edition, where our team discloses top selections for prime entertainment as temperatures rise. Discover the weekly It List right here for the freshest content we’re eager to view, stream, listen to, read, and devour. Each season, an infectious tune earns the accolade of being the “song of summer,” reigning over radio broadcasts and …

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‘Such Was Our Way of Life’

Darius Rucker possesses a wealth of anecdotes — ranging from raucous escapades with Hootie & the Blowfish during their formative years to a brush with mortality while swimming alongside Woody Harrelson. Almost three decades subsequent to his university rock ensemble’s breakthrough with their inaugural album Cracked Rear View, one of the best-selling albums ever, and a decade and a half …

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Jennifer Lopez Scraps Summer Concert Series Amid Speculation of Ben Affleck Relationship Tension: ‘I am Utterly Distraught’

Jennifer Lopez has unexpectedly scrapped her This Is Me … Live Tour. The vocal artist expressed in her newsletter being “utterly distraught and shattered” due to the cancelation, noting the action as “utterly imperative.” Although she refrained from offering extensive clarification, tour organizer Live Nation indicated that Lopez requires respite to spend quality time with her “children, family, and intimate …

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Author says she regrets using Dolly Parton in essay that sparked widespread backlash

Dolly Parton’s fans are defending the country music icon after an essay in the Federalist conservative news site went after the 78-year-old “Jolene” singer’s faith earlier this week due to her support for the LGBTQ community. The headline, “There’s Nothing Loving About Dolly Parton’s False Gospel,” caught many people off guard. Supporters flooded social media with messages critical of the …

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