Joseph Giannone
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5 Solid Albums That Pandora Or Spotify's Algorithms Might Not Suggest

Call me the Cinema Blend algorithm, if you will.

Outkast Reunites, Will Play Over 40 Festivals This Summer

Many of you probably know by now that Outkast is back! The Atlanta duo was announced late last week to headline Coachella and Governer’s Ball music festivals this summer, as well as multiple other festivals like Florida’s Big Guava, Counterpoint in Georgia, Firefly in Delaware, and Hangout Festival in Alabama.

Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, Releases Another Song From His New Album

The reason behind why the comedian/actor/rapper isn’t returning full time to Community is that he wants to spend more time on his music project. Since he's been doing less Troy and more Gambino, the rapper has been hard at work on a new album called Because the Internet.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hates Spotify

The music industry’s been in a sea of change over the past ten years. Since downloading became a thing, music sales have steadily dropped and consumers have made it clear that they’d rather electronically download their music instead of buying CDs.

Pearl Jam Releases Short Film Featuring Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein And More

the film features lead singer Eddie Vedder driving around a sunny Seattle, clips from their recent performances, and conversations with, get this, Judd Apatow(!), Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein, surfer Mark Richards, Wild Flag, and NFL safety Steve Gleason! This is an incredible list of guest appearances for such a short film, running in at 9 minutes.

Daft Punk Changes Website, Reveals Columbia Records Collaboration

Whether it’s creating heart pounding club music, making a wonderful soundtrack to the lackluster film Tron: Legacy, or feeding internet bloggers with weeks of anticipation, Daft Punk is a band that’s hard not to talk about.

Yeasayer Announces New Album

Endless bands following Radiohead's footsteps will fade into mediocrity as hair metal and disco did, but Yeasayer is one group who won’t. Their August 21st release Fragrant World will likely prove that.

Sigur Ros Releases Music Video For Their New Album

One band in particular comes to mind when I think of beautiful songs. That band is Iceland’s Sigur Ros.

Damon Albarn Joins JJ DOOM On Latest Single

Add Albarn, two of hip-hops finest rappers, and Beth Gibbons from Portishead together though, and collaborations tend to prove fruitful. Their collaborative venture culminates in JJ DOOM’s latest single “BANISHED.”

The Band's Levon Helm Passes Away At 71

Bob Dylan’s music alone speaks volumes about his artistic excellence. Even though he produced five records before it, his seminal 1965 tour “The Electric Tour” put him on the map. This could not have been possible though without Dylan’s backing group at the time, The Band.

Damon Albarn Says Gorillaz And Blur Are Finished

Over the past twenty-four hours, the internet has blown up in riveting sorrow over the latest news that, to the behest of many fans, Gorillaz is finished.

Jack White Releases New Single

If there’s one thing about guitarist Jack White of White Stripes fame that he’s know for, it’s that how unique of an individual he truly is.

Reggie Watts Creates An On-The-Spot Score To Ridley Scott's Legend

Reggie Watts is a special kind of musician. Sure, there’s something special about all artists, but he’s vastly original on every level.

Watch Val Kilmer And Dave Grohl In Tenacious D's New Video

You can’t really be the world’s greatest rock band without going through an equal amount of good and hard times. To be the world’s greatest band, you must first record the best song in the world; or at least pay tribute to it.

LP Release Tuesday: November 22nd, 2011

In addition to Fun. and Sleigh Bells, there are other equally impressive and unique groups releasing new albums today; like the pop-punk inspired Cheap Girls, indie rock stars Cursive and the jam band of funk, Galactic. If you’re interested in highly opinionated responses, what these bands have to offer you in the music department, or how the hell to describe Sleigh Bells sound, continue reading!

LP Release Tuesday: February 8th, 2012

If there’s one thing about the music industry that really upsets me, it’s when bands that have been long disbanded and not made music in so many years, come back unexpectedly.

LP Release Tuesday: January 31st, 2012

Metalcore band Bleeding Through will surely peak some genre fans interests, but if you’re not into constant hammering guitars and unintelligible vocals then you might want to stay away from their latest album The Great Fire

Etta James Gone At 73

The singer began to top the charts with her number one hit “Work With Me, Annie” in 1955. In 1960, James joined Chess Records and continued to find success with hits like “The Wallflower (Roll With Me, Henry)” and “Miss Peaches” before fading away in the late 60s. When she came back into the limelight, her music changed for a more soulful, powerful sound which helped her top the charts yet again.

LP Release Tuesday: January 17th, 2012

After two months of waiting, LP Release Tuesday is finally back! While entertainment junkies and the Cinema Blend staff took the winter break off, the entertainment industry also enjoyed the same holiday luxuries. To say the least, after a month of nonexistent releases I’m very happy to be writing about new music again, and this week’s releases are a great way to return.

Weekend Download Recommendations: CB's Favorite Artists Do Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, folks. The Holidays are among us, and while most are just getting into the jolly swing of things, others have been in the holiday spirit since Thanksgiving. To either your ire or cheer, songs like “Silver & Gold,” “White Christmas,” “The Grinch,” Amazing Grace,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Joy to the World” and “Jingle Bells” have been circulating the radio waves, malls and department stores for a while.

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