10 Songs For Your New Year's Eve Playlist

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New Year's Eve is always a great opportunity for a fresh start. It's a chance to get get rid of negative vibes and tell yourself that this year will be your year. Or if you've had an awesome year, it's a time to celebrate and party like it's 1999. Whatever you're mood may be, we want you to welcome 2012 with open arms. So we've compiled a list of songs that will set the mood just right this...

10 Bands To Look Out For In 2012

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2011 has been a good year for music, but as we look ahead we can't help but feel excited about the new talent that lies ahead. Week to week we've been sharing new artists with you through our BeatCrave Fav series, and now is our chance to predict their future. We've compiled a list of Top Bands To Look Out For in 2012. Some of them, we've been lucky enough to feature in our...

The Weirdest Christmas Albums Ever

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Well, Christmastime is here, and you know what that means—in addition to eating a ton of food and opening a lot of gifts and avoiding annoying members of your extended family, it’s time to listen to lots of Christmas music.  But, if you’re anything like us, you might be getting just a little tired of hearing “Jungle Bells” by Bing Crosby for 9,000th time, so we here at BeatCrave...

The Top 20 Albums of 2011

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Without a doubt, 2011 was a year of great music. Wrapping up the year is no easy task, especially with so many new emerging artists hitting the indie scene and settled greats releasing records as good or better than their efforts decades prior. Our picks for the Top 20 Albums of the year cover a lot of ground, ranging from Indie Beard Rock to Spaghetti-Western, Rockabilly to Hip-Hop, and...

BeatCrave’s 2011 Christmas Gift Guide for Music Lovers

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Is there a music lover in your life, and you want to make sure to get them just the right gift this Christmas? Well, look no further than our list; there's something for everyone whether you're on a budget or ready to impress. And if you're the type who's guilty of borrowing your friend or significant others' iPod for weeks at a time, well, there's no better time to redeem yourself than in the...

Thanksgiving Special: Top 5 Music Stories To Be Thankful For In 2011

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It’s that time again, gang—Thanksgiving weekend is upon us.  With the beginning of the holiday season comes a time to begin making a list of the things we are all thankful for, and we here at Beatcrave have  made our own special list.  A catalogue of the five musical moments that pleased us the most in 2012, our list contains such news items as a major pop band’s hiatus (thank God it...

Halloween Special: Halloween Concerts This Weekend

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The world's population is expected to hit 7 billion this weekend, so you can rest assured there will be an event for you this Halloween. That's right--leave the trick-or-treating to that adamant bunch who does it every year, put on your freaky/sexy/beautiful/creepy costume and dance the night away. We found the hottest spots so you don't have to waste valuable time you could be putting on...

Halloween Special: Top 10 Musicians To Dress As For Halloween

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It’s that time of year again, when you get to spend the weekend dressed up as your favorite pop culture figure, or gals can dress up as a sexy cat, a sexy nurse, a sexy tomato, a sexy pocket calculator, or whatever else you can wear a short skirt and fishnets with.  We thought we’d take a moment here at Beatcrave to offer up a few last minute suggestions for those of you...

10 Worst Lady Gaga Outfits (And By Worst, We Mean Best)

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The only way Lady Gaga could shock us in a fashion sense anymore is by wearing a freshly-dead puppy. She once claimed she gets her fashion inspiration from Princess Diana, but we don't really buy that so much as we think she just throws some random objects into a kiln for an hour and slaps on whatever comes out. She's so far out of the box, that the word 'fashionable' doesn't really mean...

7 Modern Artists Who Will be Remembered as Legends

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We in the music journalism business like to throw around the word "legend" very often, primarily because we are lazy and can't always be bothered to pick up a thesauraus. However, occasionally, there are some stars whose contributions to popular music do justify our choice to classify them as legends. John Lennon. Kurt Cobain. Jimi Hendrix. Hey, even some living ones as well. Bruce...

Six Songs Worse Than 'Friday' by Rebecca Black

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It's barely been ten days since Rebecca Black's infamous tune 'Friday' became a viral hit, but it's already earned a variety of honors: 40 million views, an array of parodies, Morning TV appearances to beat the band, and, most notoriously, the title of the worst song of all time. But is this last bit really true? Is this thirteen-year-old sensation's recording of a hastily written song from...

Bands To Look Out For In 2011

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When we review the year we just had, we also like to look forward in music and what better way to do that than with our annual Bands To Look Out For list? Our list from last year predicted some acts who definitely blew up during 2010 but will we even be close with artists for 2011? Now that the new year is here check out some of the bands or artists you should be keeping an eye...

BeatCrave's 2010 New Year's Playlist

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Of all the famous party days of the year--Mardi Gras, Fourth of July, Election Day (sometimes)--New Year's Eve is one of the best. It's a time when you can promise yourself that you'll be optimistic about the future and forget about whatever bothered you in the previous year. If you party hard enough, you'll at least forget about whatever bothered you the previous night. If you're in charge...

The Top Ten Music Moments of 2010

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BeatCrave has been covering music news all year long, and now it's time for us to share with you some of our favorite moments in the world of music from the year 2010. Featuring old artists, new artists, and even a late-night talk show host, our list looks back at all the memorable musical happenings this year had to offer.

Top 10 Music Videos of 2010

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That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the top 10 of 2010. Have a drink, make a toast, and strap on those hats of judgment. This past year brought us a ton of great music, and despite the unfriendly budget cuts happening within the industry we continue to see impressive and inspiring interpretations of songs through online video. Thank you again internet for creating such an...

The Best Concerts of 2010

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Even when it seems as though half of the music you hear these days has been processed and auto-tuned to death, the fact is that there are still plenty of artists out there with raw talent, and the best way to recognize this is to catch their live shows. 2010 was a great year for concert-goers of all tastes. Whether you like country-pop, rap, indie rock, and whether you prefer festivals, concert...

BeatCrave's Top Stories and Interviews of 2010

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As another year comes to an end, it's time for us to go through the brightest and the best of 2010. A lot has happened in the news regarding some of our favorite musicians from the past and the present. Some artists went on tour, while some dropped new albums, and others dropped out of sight. Find out what news stories got the most attention from BeatCrave readers over the past 12 months, you...

BeatCrave's Christmas 2010 Playlist

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As anyone who has flipped on a radio during the month of December knows, there's plenty of Christmas songs to listen to during the holiday season. Sure, hearing them three dozen times in one day can get a little irritating, but they're not all bad, and if you're having family or friends over for a holiday party, they'll expect some seasonal tunes to come out of the stereo while sipping...