TOP 17 Songs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on all the great music that was released during the last year and made an impact. The year gone by was a successful one for artists like Portugal. The Man and K. Flay, for example, who have been making music for some time but finally got the attention of the mainstream, whereas, newer artists like SZA and Sofi Tukker gathered momentum early in the year and steam-rolled through festival appearances and appeared in numerous online playlists shared throughout millions of social media profiles. From the ubiquitous tracks that were beaten

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 5/13/2017 – Spoon Maintains Top Spot, Paramore Debut

Spoon maintains the top spot with the title track of their latest and ninth studio album, “Hot Thoughts". The band, originally from Austin, TX has been together for over 20 years and continue to garner critical acclaim, which has been overwhelmingly positive for their latest LP. Bleachers vault to the runner-up spot with "Don't Take The Money" from their fortchoming release, Gone Now, due out on June 2, 2017. Paramore debut on the chart with "Hard Times" from their recently released album After Laughter. Check out this week's Top 10! 14956

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/29/2017 – Lorde Reigns on Top, Sir Sly Debuts

Lorde continues her reign on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart with “Green Light”. The New Zealand artist will be all over North America in 2017 in support of her second studio album Melodrama, set to be released in the summer of 2017. The new track “High” by Sir Sly makes its debut and Spoon make their leap up to the top three. Check out this week's Top 10! 14883

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/15/2017 – Lorde Retains Top Spot Coachella Weekend

Lorde stays on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart, as “Green Light” continues to its reign ahead of the highly anticipated sophomore release Melodrama, slated to be released this summer. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa makes its debut as well as “Dance” by POWERS. Upward movement by Chris Lake and others keeps the pressure on the top spot as LP is locked in at the runner-up spot. Check out this week's Top 10! 14805

B-Sides Top 10: Oct 24, 2015 – CHVRCHES Fends Off Competition

Earlier this month, CHVRCHES topped Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and has dominated the B-Sides Top 10 with “Leave A Trace.” twenty one pilots holds tight at number two with "Stressed Out" and a new entry by Disclosure keeps the competition tight on our top 10. Check out how the top 10 shakes out! 12780

Op-Ed: Florence + the Machine: “What Kind of Man”

As we wait for Florence + the Machine to release their upcoming album "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" on June 2nd, the band's newest single entitled "What Kind of Man" can paint a very clear picture of the sound that will come from their new record. "What Kind of Man" is a tune that is a slow build, taking a full minute before the audience hears the powerful guitar rift that carries through the rest of the tune. However, the real pull of the song comes from the emotional build up that takes place before the instruments kick in. The

TRACK REVIEW: Dead Air by CHVRCHES

The latest installment of the Hunger Games film franchise, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, won’t be out until November 21st. However, a few tracks from its star-studded soundtrack (organized by Lorde), were recently released to promote the film. These include Lorde’s Yellow Flicker Beat, and Dead Air by Scottish synthpop trio CHVRCHES. 10551

REVIEW: “Yellow Flicker Beat” By Lorde

Lorde followed in the steps of her celeb-bestie Taylor Swift when she contributed her cover of Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," to the last Hunger Games movie soundtrack. History repeats itself, as the teen sensation is contributing a brand new original song, "Yellow Flicker Beat," to the new Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part One soundtrack. The song is Lorde at her finest, with melancholy vocals over a creepy-catchy beat that slowly builds into a bona fide banger. Don't be surprised to see a trailer for the new movie feature the song, as it's perfectly tailored for

Recap: Boston Calling Fall 2014

The 4th annual Boston Calling Festival came to a close last night, and even though things didn't go as smoothly as possible, it was still one for the books. The festival seems to have found its rhythm, following a pacing similar to the spring edition of the festival B-Sides covered this past May. 9928

Weird Al’s Comeback

You might have noticed a large increase in the amount of news coverage over Weird Al Yankovic lately and unless you chose to ignore it completely, you know that he's been releasing singles everyday off of his new album Mandatory Fun. From spoofing Lorde and Iggy Azalea, to Pharrel Williams and Robin Thicke, Weird Al has certainly covered many of the hottest songs from this past year, creating quite the buzz for his newest album. Is this the ultimate comeback? 9675