Analyzing The Music Industry’s One-Hit Wonder

Through consideration of everything from society’s obsession with novelty to the well-known curse of the second album, High Snobiety writer Aleks Eror poses an in-depth analysis of the one-hit wonder. With stunning facts, “nearly half of all musicians that created a chart hit in the half-century in between 1955 and 2005 never did so again,” and a thoughtful approach to marketing, originality and the zeitgeist, …

Róisín Murphy: Mastermind

Considering the inimitable Róisín Murphy took an eight-year pause between 2007’s Overpowered and last year’s Mercury Prize-nominated Hairless Toys, fans are surely thrilled to be averaging an album a year right now. The Irish singer/songwriter/producer has just announced her fourth solo album Take Her Up To Monto which is due out this July, and from it comes the new song “Mastermind.” The track begins with …

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Singers Nao and Flo Morrissey show off their distinctive vocals, J Dilla lives on in a new Slum Village album and more in new music this week

Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle: Be Together Since debuting their album Peace is the Mission at the Grammys this February, Major Lazer (created by record producer Diplo) has had a big 2015. While their album is already widely known for the single “Lean On,” featuring MØ & DJ Snake, the group recently released “Be Together” featuring Wild Belle. It’s a slow-burning track that’s being described …