PUBLISHED: 10:04 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 13 December 2018 Dan Splarn The album cover for Neil Young's Songs for Judy. Archant Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens… Young had spent much of 1976 on tour with Crazy Horse, but still managed to record an album that gathered dust for more than four decades and squeeze in a solo acoustic tour that November, from which this 22-song set of old favourites and new material is culled.The opening track is a rambling address that gives the album its name, Young revealing legendary singer and actress Judy Garland was at his show earlier that day, before delivering a finger-picked rendition of the booze, drugs and love-fest Too Far Gone (some 13 years before it appears on Freedom).Several songs have only seen release on the exhaustive Archive boxed set or other Archive Performance Series albums, while three are from Hitchhiker, itself recorded just three months before … [Read more...] about Album review: Neil Young – Songs For Judy
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In almost every possible area, 2018 has been a mixed bag. The music world is no exception, of course – with his 10th album Kamikaze, Eminem decided that homophobia was still cool and fun, Justin Timberlake donned a flannel shirt, went into full dad mode and released the truly testing Man of the Woods, and the less said about Lil Xan’s album, erm, Total Xanarchy, the better. But we’ve also been treated to some real gems. With her first album in seven years, Robyn discarded all pop conventions and created a masterpiece; Janelle Monae gave a sonic gift to people of colour and the LGBT+ community; The 1975 released a pop statement to unite the generations, and Cardi B ignored the sceptics and released a debut that played resolutely by her own rules. That’s just the start. Spanning every genre, from electro-pop to country, hip hop to metal, and produced by artists from every corner of the world, here are The Independent‘s 40 favourite albums of the year. 40) … [Read more...] about The 40 best albums of 2018
While Kanye West may be busy making controversial statements about the thirteenth amendment, his fans have not forgotten that his new album was supposed to be released over the weekend. The rapper previously announced that his ninth studio album, which looks set to be titled Yandhi, would be released on 29 September following his appearance on Saturday Night Live. However, the record was never released, and the album heavily delayed. Here's everything we know so far about the album: Is Yandhi still coming? UPDATE: West's wife, Kim Kardashian West, confirmed that the album has been delayed until 23 November (Black Friday 2018). On Twitter, she added: "Trust me it's worth the wait." Appearing on TMZ, West himself confirmed the delay, saying that he hoped to record in Africa later in the year. “It’s just a full Ye album, and those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation,” he said, referring to the five … [Read more...] about Everything we know about Kanye West’s delayed album ‘Yandhi’
KANYE West confused the music world when he reneged on his promise to drop new album Yandhi after his SNL appearance. His wife Kim Kardashian has now finally posted an update on the album so when is it out? And what else do we know about it? Here's the lowdown... When will Kanye West's new album Yandhi be released? Kanye West will release now his brand new album Yandhi on November 23, 2018. His wife Kim Kardashian posted an update on Twitter, writing: “Nov 23 Black Friday YANDHI TRUST ME it is worth the wait” The rapper had previously announced the date to be September 29 to coincide with his appearance as a guest on Saturday Night Live to promote his latest offering. However, in an interview with TMZ, Kanye revealed he scrapped the original date because he's not done recording yet and plans on heading to Africa to complete the project. What is Yandhi? Yandhi is the follow album to Kanye's 2013 sixth studio album Yeezus. The new album's minimalist album art, featuring … [Read more...] about When is Kanye West’s new album Yandhi released, why has it been postponed and how many tracks will be on it?
Maeve McDermott and Patrick Ryan USA TODAY Published 10:05 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 A new crop of albums are arriving with the changing of the seasons, featuring many high-profile returns, a few pop music left turns and a whole lotta rock. Rapper Kanye West made a surprise announcement about a new project expected out this month. Steve Perry, Journey’s wayward former frontman, is back with his first album in decades, with Cher returning to the studio for a collection of ABBA covers and Elvis Costello taking a break from the road for his first new music with backing band The Imposters in 10 years. A posthumous deluxe set of Tom Petty will be sure to please the late singers' fans. Twenty One Pilots’ first new album since the band became a Grammy-winning rock phenomenon will almost certainly top the charts, as will new music from Lil Wayne and Alessia Cara – should the artists choose to firm up their tentative release dates. Read on for a … [Read more...] about Fall music preview: 10 albums you need to hear from Cher to Kanye West