Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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Art Attack! 25 Insanely Ridiculous Illustrated Album Covers

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Warning: Do NOT stare at the album covers in this gallery for more than 5 seconds. Seriously, the art may induce retina damage…or just cause your mind to explode trying to comprehend the insane illustrations!

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Got It Covered: The Hottest Album Art Of 2013

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A few days ago we gave you our list of the sexiest music videos of 2013. We thought it turned out pretty well, but after thinking on it some more we realized that we couldn’t possibly forget all of the super hot cover art from this past year! From album art to single sleeves, we’ve taken a look at some of the very steamiest that the music biz has to offer, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be pleased with the results…

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Unplugged: 10 Awesome Early Acoustic Demos Of Classic Songs

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Sometimes less really is more! Acoustic demo tapes provide a fascinating insight into a songwriter’s process. It’s a window into a private moment, when they’re usually alone in their bedroom (or studio) with nothing but a guitar and a tape recorder, creating a tune from out of nowhere. It’s like listening to magic happening right before your ears! And if the songs they create go on to become classics, it’s also a precious moment in history. We’ve put together a list of 10 incredible early tapes of songs you know by heart. Not only are they beautiful in their stripped down simplicity, but these first drafts are sometimes drastically different from the final cut. Read on to hear some amazing works in progress!

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Wrecking Balls, Motorcycles And Butts: The 15 Sexiest Music Videos Of 2013

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Music and sex go together like peanut butter and marshmallow fluff (A.K.A. a “Fluffernutter”). The combo isn’t immediately obvious -and both items definitely stand on their own- but when put together the results are pretty damn sweet. It’s fair to say that music videos keep getting hotter with each passing year. An unforeseen upside of Global Warming? Perhaps. 2013 boasted some of the most seriously sexy vids yet! Head down to the gallery below for 15 of our very favorites. From Miley and her wrecking ball, Nicki Minaj and her “wrecking balls”, and even Beyonce‘s last minute additions (take your pick from seventeen!), we’re sure you’ll be more than satisfied. So read onward for the sexiest music videos of 2013! You’ll come for the hot pics, but you’ll stay for the great beats!

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The 5 Most Unsettling Holiday Songs Of All Time

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It’s the holiday season, and in the immortal words of Andy Williams, “Whoop-de-doo and dickery dock, and don’t forget to hang up your sock.” Yes, it’s the time of year when the limited daylight starts to get to us and we go a little nuts. As a result, we do weird things like stick a tree in the middle of our living room, wear retina-damaging sweaters, and drink egg-nog (which is pretty gross, let’s be real). But we also sing songs that we’d probably find pretty creepy at any other time of the year. So with that in mind, let’s walk together in a winter wonderland of wayyyy unsettling holiday songs!

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Sell Outs! The 20 Highest-Grossing Concert Tours Of 2013

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Usually rock stars tend to get offended if you label them a sell-out, but not when you’re referring massive stadium shows! Music fans were spoiled this past year with some truly awesome concert tours making their way around the world, and now we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the highest grossing of 2013. There were many to choose from, but the top earner may surprise you…

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Naughty Girl: The 10 Raunchiest Lyrics On Beyonce’s New Surprise Album

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It’s been exactly a week since Beyonce‘s self-titled surprise album dropped , and it’s already broken some serious sales records. When Queen Bey talks, the world listens, and we’ve already memorized the words (not to mention dance moves) to pretty much the all of the tracks! Many critics have noted that the album is much more personal than some of her past work, with the 32-year-old singer opening up about her inner struggles, adjusting to family life, and also offering (ahem) occasionally graphic details about her sex life with husband Jay Z. The result is some of Mrs. Carter’s naughtiest lyrics ever!

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Is Rihanna Beefing With Beyonce Over Surprise Album Drop?

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Most of us were overjoyed to wake up last Friday to discover that a BRAND NEW SURPRISE BEYONCE ALBUM was ours for the downloading. It was an unexpected treat, but apparently Rihanna was less-thrilled with Beyonce‘s holiday gift to her legions of fans. In fact, there are rumors that she’s pretty pissed!

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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes Of A Great Big World’s “Say Something” Video With Christina Aguilera

Move over,  “Someone Like You” because there’s a new heart-wrenchingly gorgeous breakup song to make us sob into our morning Cinnamon Toast Crunch (don’t judge). The delicate beauty of indie duo A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” is enough to make us cry, but the incredible success story behind this little-song-that-could is enough to cheer us right back up again.

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The Mane Attraction: The Best (And Worst!) Pop Star Hair Of 2013

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Our favorite pop stars are one part singer, one part dancer, and one part style chameleon! The best in the biz are never afraid to mix it up a little bit and change their look in exciting new ways. Sometimes these changes pay of huge, leading to massive image improvements. And other times…well, the word “mistake” comes to mind.

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