Run The Jewels drop a new hip-hop track to have you saying 'Oh My'

Run The Jewels drop a new hip-hop track to have you saying 'Oh My'

Don't cry: El-P and Killer Mike are back

Run The Jewels are back with a track that will have you saying "Oh My."

The duo -- consisting of Killer Mike and El-P --  dropped "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" today via the Adult Swim Singles series, ahead of their next album "Run The Jewels 2" (that's "RTJ2" for those who wish to conserve characters.)

The songs from the AS singles program have included eyebrow-blazers from dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder to metal men Mastodon to electronica composer Fatima Al Qadiri. You can hear the previously released song streams in the Soundcloud playlist below.

Run The Jewels has already released "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1" from #RTJ2; like their first self-titled album, this set will be out for free to fans, with the option to purchase on CD or vinyl.

Run The Jewels tour dates are below all the yummy streams.

Here are Run The Jewels' tour dates:

10/15 - College Station, TX - Boulevard 217 %
10/16 - Austin, TX - Red 7 %
10/18 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's %
10/20 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz
10/21 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall %
10/22 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/23 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco %
10/24 - Columbia, SC - Music Farm %
10/25 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm %
10/31 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts *
11/1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
11/2 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater *
11/3 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
11/4 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
11/6 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
11/7 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/8 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
11/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
11/11 - La Jolla, CA - Porters Pub *
11/12 - Pomona, CA - Glass House *
11/14 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine +
11/15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
11/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
11/18 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
11/20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Café *
11/21 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
11/22 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
11/25 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall *
11/26 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
11/27 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda *
11/28 - Boston, MA - Paradise *
11/29 - New York, NY - Stage 48 *
12/11 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
12/12 - London, UK - Koko
12/13 - Paris, FR - La Bellevilloise
12/15 - Oslo, NO - BLA
12/16 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
12/19 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12/20 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 - Dublin, IE - Opium Rooms
12/30 - Lorne, AU - Falls Festival
12/31 - Marion Bay, AU - Falls Festival
1/1 - Sydney, AU - Field Day
1/2 - Byron Bay, AU - Falls Festival
1/4 - Busselton, AU - Southbound Festival
1/7 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre ^
1/8 - Melbourne, AU - The Forum ^
1/9 - Brisbane, AU - Hi Fi ^
1/10 - Auckland, NZ - Town Hall ^

% Red Bull Sound Select show
* with Ratking & Despot
+ with Despot
^ with Joey Bada$$

 

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<p>Ariana, look out! He&#39;s behind you!</p>

Ariana, look out! He's behind you!

Watch Ariana Grande and Chris Brown's ridiculous 'Don't Be Gone Too Long' music video

Garner thy ancient hoodie

Ariana Grande and Chris Brown went to a Renaissance Faire and came out clean on the other side with a new music video.

"Don't Be Gone Too Long" is off of Brown's long-delayed "X," out tomorrow. And while I like Grande and Brown's voices together, this song is a particular thudder, like two talented people being stuffed into a single catchy phrase.

Good thing there's MAGIC to be had. Check out the steamy landscape, like "Neverending Story." Or the prima nocta moves, like in "Braveheart." Prince Douchebag (the villain, I mean) looks like Alan Rickman, a la "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." And Grande's a ballerina, like in... "Black Swan." Brown directed it, noting he "wanted to do something different" on Twitter. So there's that, to explain thine ancient white hoodie.

The sung phrase "no one to love me when you're gone" stings a little much when it Brown behind the words, and that damsel-in-distress arm-grab at the end certainly was some interesting choreography. Don't you know that ho's loyal?

Grande only recently released her chart-topping album "My Everything," and will appear on "Saturday Night Live" with Chris Pratt on Sept. 27. Chris Brown, on the other hand, pleaded guilty to a not-Rihanna assault on Sept. 2, stemming from an altercation from last October. His most repeated fact from his recent Billboard cover interview is that he's just human, y'know.

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Stop pretending Jessie Ware isn't your new favorite pop artist: Watch 'Say You Love Me'

Stop pretending Jessie Ware isn't your new favorite pop artist: Watch 'Say You Love Me'

Here, watch a couple of music videos in a row

It's time we talked, that you quit denying it. Jessie Ware is your new favorite pop artist and you just keep being like, "I don't know who Jessie Ware is."

I'm sick of it. You know that you've rocked "Tough Love" after that last ill-advised nightcap. Or when you got ready in the morning the other day. Or when you had a sassy email you composed for your boss and then decided to delete it.

And this new video, for "Say You Love Me?" Let's stop pretending you haven't thought of making this exact music video when you went to the Museum of Natural History, and when you heard the lyrics it was like Jessie Ware drilled them directly out of your skull and tried to pass them off as her own? Because how else would you be singing every word by the song's end?

Let's end this charade. You already pre-orded the "Tough Love" album, didn't you? Didn't you. It's out on Oct. 21 in the U.S.

Here is the tracklist for Jessie Ware's "Tough Love," your new favorite pop album:

1. Tough Love
2. You & I (Forever)
3. Cruel
4. Say You Love Me
5. Sweetest Song
6. Kind of … Sometimes … Maybe
7. Want Your Feeling
8. Pieces
9. Keep on Lying
10. Champagne Kisses
11. Desire

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Pink combined with City & Colour's Dallas Green for new album: Listen 'You and Me'

Pink combined with City & Colour's Dallas Green for new album: Listen 'You and Me'

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The softer side of the singers

Pink is no stranger to a ballad, but her brand new song "You and Me" picks up an acoustic guitar and swoons over pedal steel, with new duet partner Dallas Green -- aka, City and Colour.

Performing under her given name Alecia Moore, the pop star and Green have crafted a 10-song album called "rose ave." under the name You+Me. "rose ave." is due on Oct. 14 via RCA. The sentimental lyric video for their song "You and Me" can seen below, and pre-orders for the album come with a download of the single.

"The artists met through Alecia's husband Carey Hart and instantly felt a connection and wanted to work together," reads a statement from the label. "Alecia invited Dallas to Los Angeles to write a song or two and ended up writing 8 songs together in 1 week. The duo then decided to finish and record an album."

Just looking at the cover art for the album, we see Pink in a long dress and fedora, with a plaid jacket and she's barefoot. Green's in a cowboy 'fit, staring back through specs, sitting in front of a desert landscape on a porch.

Green -- whose penchant for the dramatic has lasted successfully and prettily and painfully over four albums -- seems to give Moore some restraint here, both aesthetically and sonically. Whereas his work in Alexisonfire is him at his most extreme, City and Colour give him another emotional outlet. And maybe this album with Moore gives him his mainstream outlet, insofar as a folk or roots oriented record can mainline, a la Civil Wars or the Avett Brothers.

Two of Pink's more successful songs from 2012's "Truth About Love" were collaboarations: Nate Ruess amplified "Just Give Me a Reason" and cheeky "True Love" featured Lily Allen. But it's when she hit the harmonies on the former that may have partly inspired this endeavor. Her vocal range is so powerful, and so extreme, it's nice to hear someone who can play nice and temper her into her gentler tones.

Here is the tracklist for "rose ave.":

1 Capsized

2 From a Closet in Norway (Oslo Blues)

3 Gently

4 Love Gone Wrong

5 You And Me

6 Unbeliever

7 Second Guess

8 Break The Cycle

9 Open Door

10 No Ordinary Love

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Here is an infomercial for Ryan Adams' new album, starring Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, Don Was, Bob Mould
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Here is an infomercial for Ryan Adams' new album, starring Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, Don Was, Bob Mould

Hide your birds

Ryan Adams' self-title album is out tomorrow. But today, this little infomercial is the star.

Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, Don Was and Bob Mould co-star in this truly bizarre piece of internet ephemera, which may withstand the passage of time due to its use of parakeets and the skittish secretary trope.

Single "Gimme Something Good" also has its moment to shine, if we can call it that.

"Ryan Adams" is out on the singer-songwriter's own PAXAM label, I highly recommend the aforementioned song, along with "Wrecking Ball" and "Trouble." Guests like Johnny Depp, Adams' wife Mandy Moore and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench lend their talents to the set. Here's a great profile of Adams via Buzzfeed.

Read Melinda Newman's review of "Ryan Adams" here.

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Stuart Murdoch on his movie 'God Help The Girl': 'Just let it be Belle & Sebastian: The Movie'

Stuart Murdoch on his movie 'God Help The Girl': 'Just let it be Belle & Sebastian: The Movie'

January release on what frontman calls a 'forceful' new album

LOS ANGELES - Stuart Murdoch, frontman and founder of Scotting band Belle & Sebastian, has been juggling a couple projects over the past year. First was his God Help the Girl music side project, then "God Help the Girl," his first film foray as writer and director, and then a brand new album for B&S.

It's the one in the middle, he said in our interview this week, that changed everything. He called the big-screen musical "a whole new thing, I won't ever go back."

"God Help the Girl" -- starring Emily Browning, Hannah Murray (Gilly on "Game of Thrones") and Olly Alexander -- has been on the festival circuit since January. It's set in Murdoch's homebase in Glasgow, with Browning starring as Eve, a young girl struggling with anorexia and other mental health issues, finding temporary relief in songwriting with two new friends. For any fan of Belle & Sebastian, the songs are definitively Murdoch, with the aesthetic, pacing and sound frequently playing like a visual companion or expansion on the band.

And if that's what audiences get from it, then sure, "Just let it be Belle & Sebastian: The Movie," Murdoch said. He said he didn't try at all to stray from his comfort zone, aesthetically, thought working in movies has got his mind whirling about other places to take his "Girl." "I can't imagine this on the stage," he said, though maybe a TV show would fit the bill, "a good half hour thing. 'Seinfeld' without the gags and add a song," he smiled.

Murdoch also gave an update on Belle & Sebastian's as-yet-untitled ninth album, which they recorded in Atlanta with producer Ben Allen, two firsts. The set has a much "open sound, forceful sound... we just left everything out on the field, to use a sporting analogy. A very soulful record."

He confirmed that fans can expect the album in January, and that it will have guest players and singers, including a duet with Dee Dee Penny from the Dum Dum Girls. He'll have his hands on the masters in two weeks, giving him plenty of time to promote what he calls a "Spring record."

Watch the rest of our chat above, for more of Murdoch's thoughts on the link between mental health and creativitiy, the influence of locale on creativity, the musicality of his cast and working out his own demons.

"God Help the Girl" went wide to theaters this weekend.

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Nickelback song 'Edge of a Revolution' gets a protest-worthy music video

Nickelback song 'Edge of a Revolution' gets a protest-worthy music video

Off of the rockers' next album, due this fall

Here is the music video for Nickelback's rising rock single "Edge of a Revolution."

And you may ask yourself: why weren't there smoke machines in your classrooms growing up?

The Wayne Isham-helmed clip features video footage from cultural and political protests like Egypt's Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, along with the four members of the Canadian band performing in a school. Though, kids at home, please don't toss your desks, generally speaking.

"Edge of a Revolution" is safe for work to watch, but don't listen to it loudly in your office, for reasons including the double use of the naughty-word "sh*t." The song will be featured on the group's next album offering, due sometime this fall. Their last effort was 2011's "Here and Now."

Get your pointy fingers ready.

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5 observations about Conor Oberst's dystopian future in 'Common Knowledge'

5 observations about Conor Oberst's dystopian future in 'Common Knowledge'

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Black and white and zig-zagging

Two music videos for Conor Oberst's songs from solo album "Upside Down Mountain" tackle what is a disastrous dystopian future. In May, he dropped the visuals for upbeat and smart single "Zigzagging Toward the Light." Part 2 arrived this week, for track "Common Knowledge."

Watch both in succession below.

This second part of the depressing suite also takes place in New York, 10 years after some sort of cataclysm took place on Earth and knocked out all the electricity. An artificial intelligence force took control and speaks to the world's subjects like a calm and outward-interested singularity from "Her." Oberst here is dealing with the consequences, by wandering the halls of his record home Nonesuch and fondly recalling memories from before the fall.

Here are 5 observations about his next little journey in "Common Knowledge":

1. In a dystopian future, you can smoke indoors again. Zing!

2. In a dystopian future, record labels suffer a lot from what they suffer today: emptied cubes, abandoned office furniture, amazing views of New York City and no way to really enjoy it. Zing?

3. God, New York weather is always so sh*tty.

4. Conor Oberst is a clear liquor man, unless that was distilled a la the liquor Dozer makes in "The Matrix": "It's good for two things, degreasing engines..."

5. I have trouble putting records on the platter when I've been drinking, too, man.

I think the emphasis on "ritual" from the first short film is being expanded and broken (like, literally) here, with the trimming of those truly foul long locks, the mazel tov in busting a bottle, the habits of vice, the burial of the old. Just be careful walking barefoot around broken glass.

"Common Knowledge" is nervous, "fatalistic" and self-destructive -- not nearly as charmed as "Zigzagging," and perhaps that's the point.

Oberst is kicking off a new leg of touring next week, dates below. He's also plotted a single release for Black Friday (Nov. 28), with unreleased "Upside Down Mountain" session songs "Standing on the Outside" and "Sugar Street."

Here are Conor Oberst's tour dates:

Sept 14            Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre #
Sept 16            Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater #
Sept 18            Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom #
Sept 19            Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
Sept 20            Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater  #
Sept 21            Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center – Annette Strauss Artist Square #
Sept 23            Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre #
Sept 24            Aspen, CO @ Belly Up #
Sept 25            Bellvue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre #
Sept 27            Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory #
Sept 28            Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory #
Sept 30            Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market #
Oct 1               Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
Oct 3               San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct 4               San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
Oct 5               Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre (Co-Headline w/ John Prine)
Oct 11             Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Music Festival

# with Jonathan Wilson

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Aphex Twin drops new song 'mini pops 67' from first album in 13 years

Aphex Twin drops new song 'mini pops 67' from first album in 13 years

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Don't waste this on bad speakers or headphones

You know when you open up a streaming player or a YouTube video and there are some dischordant mixture of sounds that you sometimes have to pause to make sure there aren't  other players or ads somewhere flooding your sound?

It's around the 0:34 mark that I did that the first time on the new Aphex Twin song "mini pops 67 (source field mix)." These dissonances continue in patches, sometimes when least expected. Gorgeous piano rhythms bubble, only to be derailed in vocal slips and sythesizer half-tones. The beat continues, but the downbeat will switch places as the phrase ends, or a flurry of hits come ahead of the "1." Richard D. James' voice falls right in line, but gets manipulated, auto-correct, slurred and fuzzed out in an unexpected -- and delightful -- fashion.

Yup, it sure is an Aphex Twin song. On repeated listens, these tonal experiments become less like studio accidents and more like structured, exciting, intricate and sassy-ass lab work. It's a trip, at high volume. Get all the texture by putting on those cans and chugging through your Friday.

"mini pops 67 (source field mix)" is on Aphex Twin's new album "SYRO," the producer and songwriter's first album in 13 years. It's out Sept. 23 via Warp.

Here is the tracklist for "SYRO":

1. minipops 67 (source field mix) (aka the manchester track)
2. XMAS_EveT10 (thanaton3 mix)
3. produk 29
4. 4 bit 9d api+e+6
5. 180db_
6. CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
7. fz pseudotimestrech+e+3
8. CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
9. syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
10. PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
11. s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
12. aisatsana

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Album sales at an all-time low: 5 things that only maybe could save a dismal 2014
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Album sales at an all-time low: 5 things that only maybe could save a dismal 2014

Adele, are you there? It's me, the consumer

As we previously reported, album sales are at a record all-time low in the U.S. Last week, album sales totaled 3.97 million for the week, marking the first time the tally has dropped below 4 million, unprecedented in the SoundScan era (which kicked off with tracking sales data in 1991).

Billboard -- who has a partnership with SoundScan -- is the first to report album and sales news, the good, the bad and the ugly. Today it was reported that sales are slightly up from that grim news last week, 5% only (to 4.2 million), due to Ariana Grande's fresh "My Everything." But still, that makes it trending low, which Ed Christman said is only to be expected.

"The weekly average number of album sales fell from 4.75 million units in the first quarter to 4.55 million units in the second quarter. In the first 8 weeks of the third quarter, the average has fallen further to 4.2 million. This decline is actually in line with historical trends."

Sales for the year are down 15% compared to totals from the same point last year so far.

Who is buying albums right now?

Let's do a spot cross-section: artists who all have earned No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 sales chart in 2014.

It says a lot that Tom Petty earned his first No. 1 album ever just this summer. Now, I want you to try and name a Tom Petty song that's fewer that 15 years old. Bruce Springsteen nabbed one week, as did "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Young girls love "5 Seconds of Summer" and the "Frozen" soundtrack. Sweet God, do they ever love "Frozen."

Coldplay, Rick Ross, Beyonce, Eric Church, Jack White, Trey Songz and Ariana Grande had previously earned No. 1 on the chart  one or more times. They all have had hit radio singles, No. 1 for each of the genre categories.

"Now 49" and "Now 50" are bred from the same radio single compilation series, for those people who cannot be bothered to cherry-pick their favorite hits. "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack is essentially, too, a hits compilation of late-1960s and '70s hits, aligning with one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer.

The newbies and anomalies are rappers Wiz Khalifa and Schoolboy Q, soft pop/rock songwriter Ed Sheeran, country artist Miranda Lambert, rockers The Black Keys and "Chandelier" singer Sia.

There, of course, are many other new and old albums that have sold and sold moderately well in 2014. But start thinking about that long tail -- those indie bands that have a lot of buzz, those 2013 albums that only got heir due (or radio single) later, the popular touring band that has no airplay. And critical acclaim doesn't guarantee that sale -- or even the full-album stream.

5 Ways To Maybe Save A Dismal Year Like This One

1. Adele: She's one of the few post-2000 artists to have passed the 10-million units mark with a single album, for "21," and the only artist to have done it post-2010. Her album spent 24 weeks in the penthouse of The Billboard 200, which also keeps it in the consciousness of the buying public. Likelihood of her sweeping in to save the day? It's September, folks; this month is the time labels start their 3-month album promotional cycle in time for holiday gift season. There has been no single farmed from her new album -- purportedly called "25." She's said over and over again that she'll take her sweet time producing her next, especially after vocal cord surgery and having a baby. Not really counting on her pulling a Beyonce and surprising us either. So, low chance but weirdly possible, with many limitations.

2. Taylor Swift: "Shake It Off" is definitely a song you'll hear for a year straight. She's got her next album "1989" set for October and the Swift brand is still on the rise: Swift is squarely out of the "country" category now and into the A-list celebrity and artistry world, here to stay for young buyers as well as those who "grew up" with her handful of hits from each album. Released in October 2012, her previous "Red" sold a brain-blowing 1.21 million copies in its first week, and while this new one may not fare nearly as well this fall, "1989" will be far-and-away one of the best-selling albums this year. But save the year? She'll have to sing at every ballgame, awards show, late-night TV show and morning show on top of making the purchase of her album more appealing (or the only option -- she didn't let Spotify stream "Shake It Off," users could only YouTube, buy or find their way around).

3. An Eminem album plus a Drake or a Kanye or Jay Z album: Best-seller Eminem's "Recovery" fared well two years ago, but not Adele-well. Sometimes, rap artists help amplify the sales of other rap artists, or come seemingly in a package (Young Money acts, Watch the Throne, etc.). While Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are guaranteed to sell well on their own, they couldn't do enough to dent this stinker of a sales run this year. Eminem is helping release the Shady Records "ShadyXV" compilation this fall, but not a new studio album. So no go on this front -- if Minaj wants to put an onsale date on her "Pinkprint," though, we're all for it. Just need to rock the Top 5 in airplay with "Anaconda" or otherwise first if she wants to make a big move on album sales. Notice I did not bring up Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V." Because I dunno, man.

4. A gangbusters Christmas album: These new titles will hit starting in October, and tend to make up some sleeper sales late in the year, on top of albums purchased as stocking stuffers for family. But, I mean, it'd have to be a Michael Buble duets album with Mariah Carey and special guest Susan Boyle, or Bing Crosby returning from the dead to personally ring your doorbell and hand you a copy of whatever's there to shill. Or, hey, we hear "Frozen's" still popular, how 'bout Josh Gad singing "Silent Night."

5. Sale! Sale! Sale! And not just on Black Friday. Billboard requires a minimum $3.49 price tag in the first four weeks of release for an album to count toward their chart, and charting is important to many labels. Though, can you imagine, if CDs were $5, and all the digital sales of albums were $3.50 for a day, and it all was promoted across the board in a disgusting display of the reduced value of art (or "art")? Gnashing of teeth, counting of dollars, uptick in "sales." Also: never gonna happen.

What won't work to help this poor sales year?

That Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett standards album: Promotion on "Cheek to Cheek" is warm right now, and Bennett is catnip to older buyers, especially those who helped shoot "Duets II" up to the summit in 2012 (179,000 first week). Gaga's "Artpop" also made No. 1, with 258,000 first-week. But don't go thinking combining the two will make Taylor Swift numbers, maybe more like 300,000. The two could be doing more together than archival studio videos, and the ought to do that soon, since it's due in less than three weeks.

These best-sellers combined: Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Weezer and Foo Fighters all have confirmed albums due this fall. The latter actually stands a chance of taking a big bite into sales, due to a bump of exposure from the series of the same name (created by Dave Grohl) on HBO. Maroon 5 (out this week with "V") is going to do well. But not Adele well.

Rumored albums: Rihanna, U2 and One Direction have sent out whiffs of fall/holiday releases. Has the hype cooled on all them, however?

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" soundtrack: It's being curated by Lorde, so who the heck knows what all she'll slap on there. That movie, though? Will take all the money that's left over the holidays.

These potentially awesome albums: Run the Jewels, "RTJ2"; Charli XCX "Sucker"; Scott Walker + Sunn O))), "Soused"; Jessie Ware, "Tough Love"; Death From Above 1979, "The Physical World"; Aphex Twin, "SYRO." These won't move many copies. You should give them a spin anyway.

Oh, so there still might be good music out there. Why are sales still falling so badly?

This is a gimme. CD and digital album sales are both falling. There's been a decreasing number of brick-and-mortar stores (ones you actually, physically, walk into) because specialty shops closed and the big boxes like Best Buy and Wal-mart aren't gonna keep sinking money into stock they can't move (including smaller, harder-to-find releases).

There are some young people who will never buy a CD in their life. Some haven't ever even bought an album, whether on Amazon or iTunes, Best Buy or Amoeba or Barnes & Noble. Single sales in 2013, though, were also down...

But streaming is up. Before, it was just piracy and illegal downloading eating away at sales, starting in 2000. Now it's Spotify and Pandora on top of that.

How do you best support the music and musicians you love?

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