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It’s December, and Rdio is filled with the spirit of giving. So, we’ve teamed up with our pals at Logitech to give you a few special gifts — the [Logitech UE Boombox][1], [Logitech UE Mobile Boombox][2], and [Logitech UE 9000 Headphones][3]. All three items connect to your music wirelessly, meaning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Rdio Blog
As the holidays near and the record releases slow down, we get a chance to look back on our favorite artists and their careers. In that spirit, both UK pop quartet [McFly][5] and operatic pop outfit [Il Divo][6] have best of releases to hear this week. And, of course, there’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Rdio Blog
It’s been four years since [Don Caballero][1] released a full-length, but the instrumental Pittsburgh post-punk outfit is bridging the gap with a new live album. The set, titled [*Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live*][2], was recorded in 2003, and captures the well-trained musicians at the peak of their performing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Like yams without marshmallow, it’s just not a Tuesday without a slathering of sweet new music to jam. Kid Rock and his buddy [Uncle Kracker][6] both have new albums out this week, as does veteran singer-songwriter [Elvis Costello][9]. Meanwhile, [Nicki Minaj][7] and [Björk][8] have both released updates to previously-released material:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Just as the leaves continue to drop, so do new releases, and this week is a pile you’ll want to dive into. Swedish indie-popper [El Perro Del Mar][7] has a new album today, as do hard-rock faves [Deftones][8] and Toronto electronic duo [Crystal Castles][9]. For more, check out the expanded... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Balkan-inspired indie folksters [DeVotchKa][1] have long held a reputation for turning their albums into an excellent live set. Now, they’re stepping it up another notch: their newest full-length is a recording of their live show played alongside the Colorado Symphony. [*Live with the Colorado Symphony*][2] is exactly what it sounds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Rdio Blog
If you’re into electronic, then this is your week: dance to [Vitalic][8]’s French-house-inspired sounds, or vibe out to [Teen Daze][7]’s chillwave, synth haze. For those with other musical hankerings, go to rapper [E-40][6]’s collaboration with fellow vet Too Short, R’n’B songstress [Macy Gray][9]’s new one, or the latest from power-pop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Now that the spookiness of Halloween has passed, there’s mostly just cold to look forward to until the holiday season. The cure for the winter blues? The [Rdio Recommends: October 2012][1] playlist. All of the tunes we jammed to in October are on the playlist, including the ones that maybe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Rdio Blog
It’s a head-bobbing kind of week here at Rdio: our office is bumping to the sounds of political hip-hop act [The Coup][6], soul crooner [Cee-Lo Green][7], and California folk outfit [The Mowgli's][8]. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve also got reissued classics like post-hardcore outfit [Thrice][10]’s anthology and, just in time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Rdio Blog
On December 3, Grammy-winning country trio [Lady Antebellum][1] will take the stage at Nashville, Tennessee’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center to perform a special holiday concert. “[*On This Winter’s Night*][2]” will feature the band performing in their hometown accompanied by a symphony orchestra for a night of holiday songs and their biggest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Grand ‘80s-pop from UK songstress [Bat For Lashes][6], house bangers from [Swedish House Mafia][7], a rarities collection from Atlanta indie-poppers [of Montreal][8], sky-reaching screamo from [Further Seems Forever][9], and a punishing new album from grindcore outfit [Pig Destroyer][10] — what more could you ask for? More dance, hip-hop and every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Rdio Blog
L.A. electro-pop outfit [Youngblood Hawke][1] only released their [debut EP][2] last month, but already, indie dance anthem “We Come Running” is burning up the web with its gigantic choruses, ringing bells, and throbbing synth bass. Like any good SoCal band, Youngblood Hawke’s music evokes sounds of the beach, so they’ve... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Twenty years into their career, Norwegian black metal veterans [Enslaved][1] show no sign of stopping. The band haven’t lost their trademark sound on twelfth album [*RIITIIR*][2], but they haven’t been complacent either — they’re pushing harder to new extremes, making the pretty prettier, and the loud, louder. Hear Enslaved’s track-by-track... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Synth experimentalists [Black Moth Super Rainbow][1] have dabbled in a number of genres — psychedelia, folk, and most obviously, electronica. The band remain shrouded in mystery but what matters is the music, and new album [*Cobra Juicy*][2] promises a return to a grittier, oozier sound than their 2009 album, [*Eating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Talk about prolific: [of Montreal][1] have only been releasing music since 1997, and have already recorded 11 albums. In that time, they’ve moved from fey, lo-fi indie pop to glammed-up funk, and have broadened their sound on each release. With such a vast back catalog to choose, Kevin Barnes and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Rdio Blog
This week’s New Releases bring a plethora of great tunes to your ears. New music from the likes of Swedish dance-pop troupe [Icona Pop][6], piano songstress [A Fine Frenzy][5], lo-fi slacker [Mac DeMarco][7], hip-hop standard-bearer [K’Naan][9], and quirky pop songwriter [Mika][10] promise a week’s worth of listening, but as per... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Melodic hard rock outfit [Papa Roach][1] have maintained their edge by continually shifting their sound. The band have covered diverse territory, incorporating elements of rock, metal, hip-hip, and yes, pop into their sound across the years, and their new album, [*The Connection*][2], finds the band revisiting them all. What are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Rdio Blog
‘60s-channeling quintet [He’s My Brother She’s My Sister][1] fuse rock’n’roll, soul, folk, and blues into the kind of swinging tunes that make people want to dance. Maybe that’s why the Los Angeles band named their new debut [*Nobody Dances in This Town*][2]. With all those influences, it’s a wonder the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Rdio Blog
This week’s New Music Tuesday is a little loud: hardcore heroes [Converge][6], new Sub Pop-signees [Metz][7], and epic prog-punk maestros [Coheed and Cambria][8] all have new albums out this week, as do Canuck indie rock troupe [Ladyhawk][9] and Odd Future hip-hop associates [Mellowhype][10]. There’s more, too: Listen to the [New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Since 1998, [Little Big Town][1] have been making the kind of down-home country twang that gets feet tapping and hearts warming. The foursome are currently touring their fifth and latest album, [*Tornado*][2], and they need inspiration on the road — that’s why they play their Rdio [Dressing Room Playlist][3]. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Hip-hoppers [Lupe Fiasco][5] and [Murs and Fashawn][6] lead the charge this New Music Tuesday, along with new albums by Canuck electro outfit [Dragonette][7], jazz innovators [Medeski, Martin & Wood][8], and folk-pop composers [Efterklang][9]. For even more new music, listen to the [New Music Tuesday][10] playlist while you read the Playlist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Jackson, Mississippi rockers [The Weeks][1] imbue their songs with passion and energy, channeling the frustrations of youth into cathartic recordings and live shows. The band are currently working on a new full-length, and they’re previewing it with the eight-song [*Gutter Gaunt Gangster*][2] EP. The EP is the fruit of years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Rdio Blog
[Ben Sollee][1] puts everything he has into his music, especially when it comes to instruments: horns, banjo, guitars, and sounds of all other sorts surround his famous cello playing. He also puts his heart and personality into his music, especially on new album, [*Half Made Man*][2], on which Sollee shares... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Some of the biggest names in the music biz have new releases this week: Reggae-pop superstar [Sean Paul][7] and epic rock songsmiths [The Killers][8] have new albums out today. Kanye West has finally released his posse album [*Cruel Summer*][9] and Michael Jackson's [*Bad*][10] celebrates 25 years, and hasn’t aged a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Rdio Blog
Electro-pop outfit [Zemaria][1] have already had a taste of success — their 2010 track “The Space Ahead” was chosen for inclusion in a Levi’s ad and will feature on the new FIFA 13 game for Xbox 360, Playstation, and Wii. They’ve been nominated for the Brazilian MTV Awards, and they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Rdio Blog