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  • Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth's new album, Alone for the First Time, is out November 4 via Last Gang and his own Secret Songs imprint. In anticipation of the record (the follow up to 2013's Guilt Trips) Hemsworth has shared a free, career-spanning digital box set called Hemsworth C…

  • In this era of Instagram, we all know just how easy it is to crop the hell out of a picture to remove from the fringes all unwanted detritus (i.e., our friends) and maximize the attractiveness of the image’s primary subject (i.e., ourself). But back in the day you needed a degree in graph…

  • I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink fuzz, so I will forgo my usual state-of-the-music video paragraph here and tell you that you don’t need to watch any of these videos. They’re good, but…

  • This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back! We also had our hands full with plenty of great songs, including a few that didn’t make our 5 Best. There are two songs in particular that deserve…

  • “Stay With Me” is one of the most Bryan-Adams-y songs on Ryan’s new highly Bryan-esque self-titled LP. It is not a cover of the Sam Smith song; in fact, there’s a good chance Adams has never heard Smith’s “Stay With Me” and doesn’t know who Smith…

  • Depeche Mode employed longtime visual director Anton Corbijn to film two concerts at O2 World Berlin last November, and he’s compiling his footage into a new concert film called Live In Berlin. The movie’s out on DVD 11/17, but the band shared a clip of “Enjoy The Silence̶…