The Malta Independent 24 August 2017, Thursday


On third album, Foster the People finds the right mix

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:51 Last update: about 15 days ago

It hasn't always been easy to be Foster the People. Making sophisticated pop with thoughtful lyrics in danceable, candy-coated hooks is like being a character actor trapped in a leading man's body. If...

Minnesota judge cancels Universal deal with Prince estate

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:52 Last update: about 15 days ago

A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate. Universal struck a deal with the estate in January, but the estate...

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:50 Last update: about 15 days ago

Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was...

Tenishia performs at Tomorrowland in Belgium

Monday, 7 August 2017, 12:58 Last update: about 15 days ago

Malta's very own international DJ, Joven Grech, known as Tenishia, has performed at the mighty Tomorrowland in Belgium for the fourth time. Tomorrowland is the biggest dance music festival in the...

Isley Bros & Santana are 'Power of Peace' advocates

Friday, 4 August 2017, 16:58 Last update: about 23 days ago

Ronald and Ernie Isley team up with Carlos Santana on the vigorous "Power of Peace," putting their stamp on mostly spiritually inclined songs from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Bacharach...

Jamaica reggae star Chronixx makes stunning debut

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 16:58 Last update: about 23 days ago

On his first, full-length album, Jamaican musician Chronixx modestly sings that "If one person remembers my name, that means I made a change." Well, that was easy: It's going to be hard to forget him...

Lana Del Rey has 'Lust for Life' in, out of fishbowl

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 16:57 Last update: about 23 days ago

Lana Del Rey stays in character on "Lust for Life," her fourth and lengthy album, expanding her takes on personal obsessions inside her fishbowl with observations about living in America. A...

Sara Evans gets personal on excellent album 'Words'

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 16:56 Last update: about 23 days ago

Many musicians like to say their work is deeply personal but Sara Evans may have taken that a step further in her new, impressive album, "Words." The country star invites her 14-year-old daughter...

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