Review: Björk Paints Fractured 'Utopia' With Cutting-Edge Co-Producers

“Two music nerds obsessing … sending each other mp3s” sings Björk euphorically over harp arpeggios, while multi-tracked Björks chirp cherubically in the background. The track, a very Björkian reverie titled “Blissing Me,” sets the tone for a record that’s in some ways a polar opposite to 2015’s incandescently brooding Vulnicura. That LP was a surgical examination of post-breakup grief

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Hear Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Combine George Harrison, Christmas Songs

Albert Hammond Jr. reimagined “The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot,” the 1937 Christmas song popularized by Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole, as part of Amazon’s annual Indie for the Holidays music series. Midway through the track, the Strokes guitarist segues into the chorus from George

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'Magical Mystery Tour': Inside Beatles' Psychedelic Album Odyssey

The year leading up to the release of the Magical Mystery Tour album in November 1967 was turbulent but fantastically fertile for the Beatles – they were working on its songs more or less simultaneously with the ones that ended up on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. With touring no longer a question, they had the luxury of

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