Joanna Newsom, The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom begins her shows by approching the front of the stage, gazing out to the back of the crowd and then clapping in rhythm until the audience joins her.
Any good musician wakes up in the morning with this thought in his head: "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world." This mantra is what drives anyone in the business.
But, when Seal wakes up in the morning, he says, "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world.
The story of Tommy Stinson might just shape the way music-lovers handle telemarketers forever.
The one-time Replacements bassist and current solo artist recently made some easy cash selling toner over the phone for a major telemarketing company.
Out of the Shadow
On the wacky and feel-good "Kicking the Heart Out," Zach Rogue sings, "If music is my lover, you are just a tease." Judging from most of the lyrics on the Bay Area band's debut, Rogue has a witty and biting sense of humor.
Kanye West -- College Dropout
The man behind some of Jay-Z's best work makes his debut, without a college degree to boot.
Brian Wilson -- SMiLE
37 years after its inception, Brian Wilson re-records his "teenage symphony to God," who was pleased, but wanted more cowbell.