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Few albums released in the past half-century have been as influential as [Patti Smith’s][1] 1975 landmark debut, [Horses][2]. From its stark cover photography, courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe, to its eight tracks of pure poetry, Horses is a masterclass in the New York pre-punk art scene. It combines guts, emotion, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rdio Blog
Valerie Teicher, best known as [Tei Shi][1], was born in Argentina and has lived in Colombia, Canada and the United States, making her a true citizen of the world. Her life experiences and travels have directly informed her internationally appealing and future-forward sounds. Listen to her performance for our [Rdio... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
You may remember [Lauren Alaina][1] when she appeared on [*American Idol*] Season 10 and won fans across America, which she followed up with the 2011 number one country debut *Wildflower.* This month, we're pleased to spotlight her brand new [self-titled EP][2], which she co-wrote herself. The five-song set features her... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
Our [New Music Weekly][1] playlists are the best and most fun way to discover the top new songs across genres every seven days; subscribe and you’ll never miss another beat! This week, we’re enjoying an eclectic mix thanks to the return of alt-rock icons [Mercury Rev][2], UK drum & bass... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
Prepare to fall in love with the moody sensuality of [BØRNS][1] (aka Garrett Borns). *Dopamine* will be unleashed in your brain on October 16, a debut collection of love-drenched songs with unflinching honesty that meld Californian rock influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s with youthful energy from modern day Los... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
By the time his fourth album [Hunky Dory][1] came around in 1971, [David Bowie][2] was already a chameleon. Heralded by the hit single [“Changes,”][3] Hunky Dory was a stark contrast to his previous LP, [The Man Who Sold the World][10]. It’s a dizzyingly eclectic release — from the oddball ([“Andy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Rdio Blog
It’s time for the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, your exclusively curated look at the very best sounds across genres; don’t forget to subscribe now so you never miss a beat! This week, we are dancing to the latest efforts by [Kaskade][2] and [Peaches][3], sailing away with the classical pop of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The first thing you notice when listening to [Elastica's][1] 1995 debut album is that it’s timeless. Its cover art; its short, instantly hooky songs; its attitude — all of this combine to make [Elastica] [2] an album to return to again and again. Powered by singles [“Stutter,”] [3] [“Connection,”] [4]... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist brings you the best overview of what’s just been released across genres; subscribe and you’ll automatically get a fresh set every Friday. This week, you’ll hear the latest from controversial rapper [Chief Keef][2], Canadian New Wave act [Metric][3], London singer [Jasmine Thompson][4], country crooner [Robert... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Rdio Blog
After you enjoy the brand new [Duran Duran][1] album [*Paper Gods*][2], which grooves with guests like [Janelle Monáe][4], [Nile Rodgers][5], [Mark Ronson][6] and [Kiesza][7], it’s time take it back to the very beginning. Pair it with the New Wave idols’ [eponymous first album][3], a platinum-selling Eighties classic that spawned hits... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Your latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is packed with goodies to listen to, including [Ben Folds][2] with an orchestra, brand new raps from hip-hop icons [LL Cool J][3] and [Salt-N-Pepa][4] and what might be your first introduction to retro partiers [Shannon and The Clams][5]. But wait, there’s more! Much more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Rdio brings music into your earbuds, onto your desktop, on your drive home, and now throughout your home — on a variety of multi-room wireless speakers and smart TVs. Now no matter where you listen to music, Rdio’s got you covered. Multi-Room Speaker Systems As a result of recent global... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Twenty years ago, former [Nirvana][1] drummer Dave Grohl went into the studio to perform and record 12 songs he’d written over the previous few years, including those written after the death of Kurt Cobain just a year before. Calling himself “Foo Fighters,” Grohl gave cassettes of the sessions to his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest edition of your handpicked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist mingles iconic names with up and coming artists across genres, including the return of Latin singing star [Gloria Estefan][2], psych pop duo [Painted Palms][3], playful punks [The Wonder Years][4], indie rockers [Family of the Year][5], galactic soul from [DâM-FunK][14] and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
[Clare Dunn][1] grew up working cattle, driving tractors and 18 wheelers on a farm in the heart of Dust Bowl country and is now one of Music City’s most promising artists to know right now. Her hot single [“Move On”][2] has made major waves on country radio and is steadily... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Since dropping the infectious street single “Versace” in 2013, an anthem that eventually landed on the actual Versace runway, Atlanta’s [Migos][1] has been making a steady and audible impact on the flow of rap music — and the flow of your favorite rappers. The trio (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Forty years after its original 1968 release, Irish singer/songwriter [Van Morrison][2] performed songs from his acclaimed album, “Astral Weeks” at the Hollywood Bowl. The musician’s [fifth live album][1] was recorded over two nights and includes beloved hits like, “Gloria,” and “Sweet Thing” alongside “Beside You” and “The Way Young Lovers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Top selling Mexican rock provocateurs [Enjambre][1] are expert at melding vintage sounds and nostalgia with modern wit for fans on both sides of the border. The band’s live performance for [Rdio Sessions][2] features songs from the most recent album *Proaño* (which was certified Gold in Mexico) as well as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest edition of the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist mingles classic icons with emerging voices, from metal heroes [Motörhead][2] and the psychedelic live vibes of [The Jimi Hendrix Experience][3] to Aussie rockers [Atlas Genius][4] and otherworldly New Zealand singer [Tamaryn][5]. Dig into the [Rdio New Releases][6] pages to browse everything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Very few artists can boast the varied and prolific career of [Elvis Costello] [1], with 30 albums to his credit and collaborations with artists as diverse as the [Brodsky Quartet] [2] and [The Roots] [3]. As Elvis turns 61 years old August 25, let’s return to the album that started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Tapped into that brilliant line between retro and cutting edge, indie pop and electro, [Joywave][1] has nailed the balance of making irresistibly fun songs that stay repeat-worthy. The Rochester, New York quintet (singer Daniel Armbruster, Joseph Morinelli on guitar, bassist Sean Donnelly, Benjamin Bailey on keys and drummer Paul Brenner)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Getting to share a bumper crop of new music with you is our favorite time of the week! Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to automatically receive a fresh set handpicked for you every Friday. It’s a banner week for blockbuster releases, including a surprise album from beatmaster [Dr.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today’s #MonoMonday presents one of your favorite classic American artists in a way he’s never been heard before! [James Taylor’s][1] [1968 self-titled debut album][2] has been remastered for sonic quality. But that’s not all — the new version of the album features the original recordings of two of his most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We scour the world to select the songs that go on each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist. This week features many international artists that you’ll enjoy musically familiarizing yourself with, including Welsh rockers [Neck Deep][2], Massachusetts indie hip-hop duo [Aer][3], UK downtempo revivalists [Slime][4], Latin pop/rock powerhouse [Julieta Venegas][5], Canadian electronic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Rdio is the home to endless stations, tuned to you. And now we’re proud to announce free access to live broadcast radio, beginning with 500 stations owned and operated by our partner, [Cumulus Media][1]. In addition to artist stations, hand-curated stations and You FM, your personalized station, you can now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog