Top 10 https://blog.stingray.com/top-10 en Meilleurs albums francophones de 2018 | TOP 10 https://blog.stingray.com/meilleurs-albums-francophones-de-2018-top-10 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Meilleurs albums francophones de 2018 | TOP 10 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Charles</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/18/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>L’année 2018 est sur le point de s’achever. Toutefois, avant de tourner la page sur ce millésime, pourquoi ne pas prêter attention à ses récoltes musicales les plus marquantes. Voici 10 joyaux qui ont su nous toucher, divertir, élever l’âme, voire même nous secouer. Levons nos verres aux meilleurs albums de l’année 2018!</p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="01.Après Fred Pellerin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="59b7450a-3804-4658-a383-24b130ebc14c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/01.Apr%C3%A8s%20Fred%20Pellerin_0.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">1. <strong><em> Après</em> de Fred Pellerin </strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Ce disque, c’est Fred Pellerin qui nous invite dans le confort de sa maison. Nous conviant chaleureusement à prendre place dans son salon, sur le bord d’un magnifique feu de foyer, un bon café chaud à la main. Ses interprétations nous réconfortent et nous calment. Un véritable temps d’arrêt au flux continuel de nos espaces-temps trop souvent expéditifs. Fred Pellerin nous aide à prendre le temps au lieu de courir <strong>après</strong>.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">2. <strong><em> Darlène</em> d'Hubert Lenoir </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Album pop audacieux qui mélange les influences de soul, de glam rock, de jazz et de psychédélique. De beaux arrangements à l’étoffe libérée qui donne envie de danser. Et que dire de la présence du saxophone qui titille nos tympans de ses admirables lignes mélodiques. Un opéra postmoderne qui a les qualités de traverser le temps. En prêtant une oreille à la musique d’Hubert Lenoir, nous nous ouvrons de surcroît à cette nouvelle génération d’artistes inventifs et surprenants.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="02. Darlène d’Hubert Lenoir" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7380a110-bccd-4600-b6bc-cb585acd4871" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/02.Darl%C3%A8ne%20d%E2%80%99Hubert%20Lenoir.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="03.Cure d’Eddy de Pretto" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8b353dd2-bfe5-4894-a099-ffda7fa5061d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/03.Cure%20d%E2%80%99Eddy%20de%20Pretto.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">3. <strong><em> Cure</em> d'Eddy de Pretto</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un album rap qui puise son essence dans la chanson française. Brel et Brassens auraient été certainement séduits par ce jeune auteur. Les textes sont vifs, incisifs et lui permettent de matérialiser ses maux en d’admirables combinaisons de mots. Il se raconte avec éloquence et véhémence. Une perle d’inventivité qu’Eddy de Pretto offre à la musique française. Ses textes sont des colliers de mots que l’on porte fièrement au cou, soit entre le cœur et la tête, entre la raison et la passion. Là où l’émotion est interprétée avec une grande lucidité.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">4. <strong><em> Bleu nuit</em> de Claude Bégin</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Véritable menuisier de la chanson, Claude Bégin signe la réalisation et les arrangements de son 2e album avec grande inspiration. Le multi-instrumentiste assemble efficacement de jolies mélodies pop à des rythmes urbains. Superbement, il fait jaillir d’excellentes envolées de cordes sur ses chansons. C’est d’ailleurs ces arrangements orchestraux qui confèrent une aura cinématographique à l’ensemble de l’œuvre. La puissance de sa musique nous transporte pleinement sur la chanson "Si tu m’invites".</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="02. Darlène d’Hubert Lenoir" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e498f690-8863-4d54-bbb5-21bcaf4b652f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/04.Bleu%20nuit%20de%20Claude%20B%C3%A9gin.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Petites mains précieuses d’Ariane Moffatt" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4e7c302-edc7-4d5c-8da9-99b09541fd5e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/05.Petites%20mains%20pr%C3%A9cieuses%20d%E2%80%99Ariane%20Moffatt.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">5. <strong><em> Petites mains précieuses</em> d'Ariane Moffatt</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un album soigné et poli. L’auditeur est respecté dans sa quête à recevoir des chansons justes et professionnellement réalisées. Et c’est justement ce professionnalisme qui donne à cet album sa force. Avec Philippe Brault à la réalisation, la musique et les paroles sont d’une qualité qui confère à ce disque une belle profondeur. Chaque mot y est déposé comme on porte un enfant à son lit. Avec intelligente et attention, Ariane Moffatt nous livre des chansons intimes directement tirées de son essence.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">6. <strong><em> Premier Juin</em> de Lydia Képinski</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Dès l’écoute de sa chanson portant le même titre que l’album, nous vivons une expérience auditive hors du commun. La recherche d’un ailleurs dans sa démarche artistique nous séduit totalement. Espiègle, elle se livre avec une vigueur juvénile. L’ensemble de l’œuvre est empreint une souveraineté vitaminée. C’est dans un rock-électropop parfaitement assorti que sa proposition musicale reste brillamment oxygénée. Bien qu’elle puisse parfois jouer autour de la piscine des conventions, elle n’y plonge jamais. Pas même un orteil. Elle ne fait que la surveiller afin de ne pas y tomber par inadvertance.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="Premier juin Lydia Képinski" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a395034c-9eb8-4daa-94cd-c706b0fb4284" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/06.Premier%20juin%20Lydia%20K%C3%A9pinski.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="07.L’Amour et le chaos d’Alfa Rococo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="abf9b911-e642-479c-8a66-13f06c571e1d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/07.L%E2%80%99Amour%20et%20le%20chaos%20d%E2%80%99Alfa%20Rococo.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">7. <strong><em> L'amour et le chaos </em>d'Alfa Rococo</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un voyage captivant à travers les hauts et les bas de notre époque précaire. Le duo peint un portrait lucide de notre société où le pessimisme et l’optimisme se rencontre à couteaux tirés. La musique pop moderne qu’ils proposent se veut un excellent vecteur d’espérance qui perfore l’épaisse couche de nos angoisses urbaines. Dans un élan de conviction, Alfa Rococo nous souffle à l’oreille que quelque chose de plus beau va renaître. Une brise poétique à nos âmes affligées.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">8. <strong><em> En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé</em> de Coeur de Pirate</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Un 4e album bien ficelé pour cette auteure-compositrice-interprète de qualité. Sa poésie ne manque jamais à l’appel sur cet album exclusivement francophone. Cœur de Pirate nous offre de belles mélodies pop française moderne qui prennent racine dans un romantisme tout aussi contemporain. Si l’amour a toujours été chanté, la chanteuse poursuit cette tradition dans une intensité et une beauté dont seuls les artistes de talent savent le faire.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="08.En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé de Cœur de pirate " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a3a1089a-173e-4c56-95b8-32d8efc99640" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/08.En%20cas%20de%20temp%C3%AAte%2C%20ce%20jardin%20sera%20ferm%C3%A9%20de%20C%C5%93ur%20de%20pirate%20.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="09.Grosso-Modo Seba et Horg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cebfdb81-f74b-46bf-a5dd-1514a7fc3711" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/09.Grosso-Modo%20Seba%20et%20Horg.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">9. <strong><em> Grosso-Modo</em> de Seba et Horg</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Avec leur premier « single » Vintage à l’os, le duo est arrivé en force dans le décor musical québécois. Des chansons créées avec d’honnêtes et efficaces arrangements. On baigne dans une atmosphère musicale légère sans être simple. L’humour y est bien joué sans jamais tomber dans la dérision facile. Du pur divertissement! Des textes bien ancrés dans la culture populaire. Cet album est <strong>Grosso-Modo</strong> la vision de nous qu’il nous manquait.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">10. <strong><em> Les matricides</em> de Fuudge</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Fuudge, ce sont des musiciens montréalais diplômés en matière de rock abrasif et puissant. Parfois, ils s’évadent dans des passages psychédéliques pour mieux revenir au rock lourd. Tel un éléphant dans une boutique de porcelaine, ça brasse et ça casse! De solides lignes mélodiques dessinées au crayon noir foncé provoquent une catharsis émotionnelle. Les crottes sur le cœur sont rapidement chassées. Le « Air guitar » est également garanti.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="10.Les matricides Fuudge" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="20142065-c667-4804-b8b8-fef9f86f2c11" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/10.Les%20matricides%20Fuudge.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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Many jazz festivals’ lineups highlighted young and upcoming artists, while different radio and video broadcasts gave them exposure that has been unprecedented over the past 30 years. It almost seems that jazz started looking towards the future instead of its rich history, which hasn’t really been the case since the 1980s when the last boom of really young jazz musicians from the United States appeared on the scene. With this in mind, we have selected 10 nominees for jazz album of the year. Each, in one way or another, reflect jazz’s mood in 2018.</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span class="white">Ezra Collective -<em> Juan Pablo: The Philosopher </em>| Enter The Jungle Records</span></h3> <p><img alt="Ezra Collective - Juan Pablo: The Philosopher" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b43472ae-bf16-4a99-9dac-2318451db29e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Juan%20Pablo%20The%20Philosopher_3.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="color-white">The debut release of the London-based group Ezra Collective has already won the prestigious Jazz Album of the Year Award at Gilles Peterson’s 2018 Worldwide Awards. Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and partly mixed by Sam "Floating Points" Shepherd, this album is one of 2018’s highlights.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Joe Armon-Jones - <i><em>Starting Today</em> </i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt=" Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9096029b-6af4-4658-8bea-fac3705baba1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Joe%20Armon-Jones%20-%20Starting%20Today.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The pianist Joe Armon-Jones was one of 2018’s most productive jazz. He recorded with Ezra Collective and toured with them and Nubya Garcia. More importantly, Armon-Jones released his solo album, which is a soulful combination of original numbers that differ from everything else released this year.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span class="color-white">GoGo Penguin - <i><em>A Hundrum Star</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></strong></h3> <p><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="GoGo Penguin - A Hundrum Star" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fe01658d-ad30-493c-8241-d8fce5959a97" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/GoGo%20Penguin%20-%20A%20Hundrum%20Star_1.jpg" /></strong></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">The fourth studio release by the Manchester-based piano trio is further shaping the group's sonic identity: an elegant blend of jazz and electronic music elements, original compositions, as well as a subtle cinematic atmosphere. The trio has one of the most unique voices on the jazz scene today.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Kamaal Williams - <i><em>The Return </em></i>| Black Focus Records</span></span></span></span></strong><br />  </h3> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Kamaal Williams - The Return" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e14e0385-0a13-4071-8bbc-ec8e30e87896" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamaal%20Williams%20-%20The%20Return.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It didn’t take long for Kamaal Williams to release his solo album after leaving the duo Yussef Kamaal. The unique musical aspects that made the duo special are all present in Williams’ new release, making it feel like an organic continuation rather than a new path in the pianist’s artistic career.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Kamasi Washington - <i><em>Heaven And Earth</em> </i>| Young Turks</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34e75f51-5c24-47b9-8429-f4cfc1119c61" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamasi%20Washington%20-%20Heaven%20And%20Earth.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">After releasing <i>The Epic</i> in 2015, Kamasi Washington was declared the saviour of jazz. The album’s success left huge shoes to fill for the saxophonist’s future releases. Yet, <i>Heaven And Earth</i> is a very similarly crafted sonic journey that lasts for more than 2 hours and further explores the meaning of spirituality in jazz.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Maisha - <i><em>There Is A Place </em></i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Maisha - There Is A Place" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63dbb0dd-16c4-4012-82ba-1383bd92d5ec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Maisha%20-%20There%20Is%20A%20Place.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Blending African and Eastern musical elements r with modality and expressiveness, Maisha’s debut album is one of the most exciting and fresh sounding releases of 2018. At times, the album’s atmosphere feels tribal and the overall hypnotic feel is what makes it sound so unique.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Moses Boyd Exodus - <i><em>Displaced Diaspora</em> </i>| Exodus</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="Moses Boyd Exodus - Displaced Diaspora" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6c5e1fa-67ce-4d31-86dd-46e6ebf9f2cf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Moses%20Boyd%20Exodus%20-%20Displaced%20Diaspora.jpg" /></strong></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">The British drummer Moses Boyd has already proven that there are still fresh ideas to be born from the marriage between jazz and electronic music. His new release, however, reaches beyond the repetitive rhythmic pattern exploration and incorporates a beautiful jazz ensemble arrangements as well.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>R + R = Now - <i><em>Collagically Speaking </em></i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="R + R = Now - Collagically Speaking" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e9f3eaae-19dc-477e-9b6c-13f8218aa1b2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/R%20%2B%20R%20%3D%20Now%20-%20Collagically%20Speaking.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Robert Glasper has been one of the leading jazz pianists for a decade. His piano trio and the experimental band later set new trends in the music. Following the same path, Glasper’s new supergroup debut album’s featuring Christian Scott and Taylor McFerrin combines R&amp;B, jazz fusion, and instrumental hip-hop.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Sons Of Kemet - <i><em>Your Queen Is A Reptile </em></i>| Impulse!</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="578a6902-5d5c-4dae-ae44-dc56142d8046" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Sons%20Of%20Kemet%20-%20Your%20Queen%20Is%20A%20Reptile.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Led by Shabaka Hutching, Sons Of Kemet’s third studio album is perhaps the most political jazz release in years. Exploring racial and gender inequalities and dedicated to influential black women throughout history, it was nominated for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Album of the Year award.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Various Artists -<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em> | Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Various Artists - We Out Here" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ec35ac22-4e84-4553-aebc-24dc45a19471" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Various%20Artists%20-%20We%20Out%20Here.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The influential British music tastemaker, Gilles Peterson, assembled a compilation of tracks that represent London jazz music scene. The album’s release was followed by the video documentary portraying the music’s community and the musicians involved: Joe Armon-Jones, Maisha, Moses Boyd and many more.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Think again!</p> <p>No matter how hardcore you are, our Top 10 Monsters of Rock will make you want to sleep with the lights on and the closet door closed. To celebrate the Day of the Dead, we’re counting down the most grotesquely-terrifyingly-blood-drippingly-nightmare-inducing rock music videos ever.</p> <p>Better check under the bed, who knows what horrid creature from the underworld might be lurking!?</p> <p><strong>Welcome to our nightmare!</strong></p> <p>Our Top 10’s not creepy enough for you? We’ve dug up even more bone-chilling and stomach-churning videos. Tune in to <a href="https://loud.stingray.com/en" target="_blank">Stingray Loud</a>’s “Monsters of Rock” special programming* for music videos that’ll haunt your dream. You’ve been warned!</p> <p>Sat October 27 - 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT</p> <p>Wed October 31 - 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT</p> <p> </p> <p class="tinytext">Check with your TV provider for listings.</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AE1KpaR0Wvc?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/stingray-loud-Top-10-monsters-of-rock.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Top 10 Hair Monsters of Rock Music Videos" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:38:42 +0000 Mathieu 589 at https://blog.stingray.com Retro Country | Top 10 Music Videos https://blog.stingray.com/retro-country-top-10-music-videos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Retro Country | Top 10 Music Videos</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/69" lang="" about="/user/69" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/20/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>If you still think country music is only for grandparents and the heartbroken, think again!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Starting in the ‘80s, country music began its unstoppable crossover ascent to the top of the pop charts and was embraced by mainstream audiences. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Country music's finest royalty unites in this legends-packed Top 10 of all-time hits that will grab your heart and make you grab your hat.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Raise your Stetson to our countdown featuring to Willie, Dolly, Reba, Johnny, Kenny, Gart, and other enduring chart-toppers.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Can’t get enough retro country hits? Tune in to <a href="https://retro.stingray.com">Stingray Retro</a>’s Retro Country Weekend special, all day September 22nd and 23rd*.</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <ul><li><span><span><span class="tinytext">*Contact your provider for listings</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/country" hreflang="en">Country</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EZQJCeO7u4M?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-09/stingray_Top-10-retro-country.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Top 10 Retro Country Music Videos" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:41:35 +0000 Sophie 578 at https://blog.stingray.com National Metal Day | Top 10 Music Videos https://blog.stingray.com/top-10-metal-music-videos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National Metal Day | Top 10 Music Videos</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/62" lang="" about="/user/62" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Mathieu</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ .image-default{ display: none; } /*--><!]]>*/ </style><p> </p> <h2>Better warn the neighbors (or invite them over if they have solid eardrums)</h2> <p>We’re turning the volume up to 11 in honor of National Metal Day.</p> <p>Raise your horns and count down the top 10 heaviest and thrashiest metal music videos ever. Can you guess which metal gods made it to number one?</p> <p><strong>Can’t get enough world-class guitar shredding, hair spinning, and head banging? </strong></p> <p>Catch Stingray Loud’s special National Metal Day programming for more of the loudest and brashest music videos.</p> <p>Sun November 11 - 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT</p> <p class="tinytext">*Contact your provider for listings</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/151" hreflang="en">Heavy metal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/metal" hreflang="en">Metal</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tBwuYv8CoXM?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/Top-10-iconic-metal-videos.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Top 10 | Iconic Metal Music Videos" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:45:51 +0000 Mathieu 179 at https://blog.stingray.com Best of Summer 2018 | Top 10 Music Videos https://blog.stingray.com/best-summer-2018-top-10-music-videos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Best of Summer 2018 | Top 10 Music Videos</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/stingraycurators" lang="" about="/stingraycurators" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray Curators</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/31/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>This summer was HOT </span><span>—</span><span>we’re </span><span>still sweating just thinking about it </span><span>—</span><span>but the season’s hits were even hotter.  </span></p> <p><span>As we put away our flip-flops and pool floaties, we’re taking a look back at the Top 10 music videos that soundtracked our summer strut; from scream-sing along with the windows down rock epics to sweet-as-cotton-candy pop jams. </span></p> <p><span>Crank up these hits and feel the heat!</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><strong><span>Back to school/work giving you the chills? Warm up with  "Top 18 of Summer 2018" music video specials.</span></strong></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span><a href="https://loud.stingray.com" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Stingray Loud</span></a></span></p> <p><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">September 2 - 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT - September 3 - 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT</span></p> <p><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"> </span></p> <p><span><a href="https://vibe.stingray.com" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Stingray Vibe</span></a></span></p> <p><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">September 2 - 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT -  September 3 - 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT</span></p> <p><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"> </span></p> <p><span><a href="https://juicebox.stingray.com" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Stingray Juicebox</span></a></span></p> <p><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">September 2 - 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT September 3 - 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT</span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/hiphop" hreflang="en">Hip-Hop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bkFc4D50ij4?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/stingray_Top-10-music-videos-summer-2018-2.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:45:48 +0000 Stingray Curators 555 at https://blog.stingray.com Hair Metal Madness | Top 10 Music Videos https://blog.stingray.com/hair-metal-madness-top-10-music-videos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hair Metal Madness | Top 10 Music Videos</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/115" lang="" about="/user/115" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Felix</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/16/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>If your guilty pleasure includes black eyeliner, spandex, and delicious guitar licks, this countdown’s for you! Relive the heyday of L.A.’s Sunset Strip in the ‘80s when rock bands with hair as huge as their ambition left destruction and massive hits in their wake.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>From sexy power ballads to rowdy-yet-danceable stadium fillers – without forgetting magnificent video vixens (Tawny, you’ll always have special a place in our hearts!) -  our Top 10 Hair Metal Music Videos has it all.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>If you ain’t looking for nothing but a good time, don’t miss Stingray Loud’s Hair Metal Madness special.</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>August 18 &amp; 19 at <span><span><span><span><span>12 pm ET / 9 am PT*</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span class="tinytext">Check with your TV provider for listings.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/metal" hreflang="en">Metal</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SdVHwp6HpH0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0012&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0012">Hair Metal Madness</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/top-10-air-metal-music-videos.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Top 10 Hair Metal Music Videos" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:13:54 +0000 Felix 541 at https://blog.stingray.com Queens of Hip-hop | Top 10 Music Videos https://blog.stingray.com/queens-hip-hop-top-10-music-videos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Queens of Hip-hop | Top 10 Music Videos</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/eva" lang="" about="/eva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/19/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Power to the ladies! </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>From the great MCs of the ‘80s to today’s hottest rappers, women have dominated the hip-hop scene for the last few decades. The ten icons featured in our Queens of Hip-Hop countdown have changed the game for both women and men alike, and will remain in the hip-hop history books for years to come.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>With everything from old school to R&amp;B to modern trap beats, prepare yourself to be inspired by influential and powerful women who made it despite working in a male-dominated scene.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>For more music videos by the fiercest women rapper, tune in to the Queens of Hip-Hop special on Stingray Vibe*.</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>July 21 &amp; July 22 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span class="tinytext">*Check with your TV provider for listing.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/hiphop" hreflang="en">Hip-Hop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/RnB" hreflang="en">RnB</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/top-10" hreflang="en">Top 10</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display Countries</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Display languages</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Video</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jrRVvYLW9hg?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07/stingray-blog-top-10-queens-of-hiphop.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-queens-of-hip-hop" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:40:28 +0000 Eva 514 at https://blog.stingray.com Best Albums of 2018 (So Far) | Top 10 https://blog.stingray.com/best-albums-2018-so-far-top-10 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Best Albums of 2018 (So Far) | Top 10 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/rosemarie" lang="" about="/rosemarie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rosemarie Hamel</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/06/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span>Is it just us or has this been a crazy year in music so far? So many albums have been released, making it almost impossible to choose our favourites! From Cardi B’s <i>Invasion of Privacy </i>to Leon Bridges’ <i>Good Thing</i>, here is our non-exhaustive list of this year’s best (so far). Read up and take a listen!</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>MGMT - Little Dark Age </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-MGMT-1.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-MGMT-1.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>After a few years of silence, MGMT makes a grandiose return with <i><em>Little Dark Age</em></i>. The band has evolved through time; starting off with the indie album, <i><em>Oracular Spectacular</em> </i>(2007), and surprising us this year with a synth-pop based album. Theirs is a unique sound: experimental music with pop influences. <i><em>Little Dark Age</em></i> feels like a new beginning for the band, and it’s a promising one.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Rhye - Blood </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-rhye.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-rhye.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Following the success of <i><em>Woman</em>,</i> and after 5 years of radio silence, Rhye is back in full force with<em> <i>Blood</i></em>. This album explores different genres while maintaining their signature smooth R&amp;B sound. It is safe to say that<em> <i>Blood</i></em> brings us on an eye-opening musical journey. Our romantic side loves it!</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-cardi-b.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-cardi-b.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>We can’t stop singing Cardi B’s whole album. From Latin-influenced songs to tracks with powerful verses, she proves she is one of the strongest and most talented female rappers in the hip-hop world. Some punchlines are laugh-out-loud funny. Worth the wait, and the listen.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Kali Uchis - Isolation </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-kali-uchis.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-kali-uchis.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Kali’s debut album is simply amazing. After years of being a featured artist, she is finally forging her own path and uses her powerful voice to create a mix of reggaetón, funk, and R&amp;B sounds. Her track “Tyrant” featuring Jorja Smith is outstanding, and the combination of their gorgeous voices makes us dream. Kali Uchis matches lush beats with an even lusher voice, and we love it.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Sofi Tukker - Treehouse </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-sofi-tukker.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-sofi-tukker.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>You will never find yourself losing interest listening to Sofi Tukker’s first studio album. Fun and refreshing, their electro beats have something “dancy” and colourful that will make you move. This American duo expands their creativity by including Portuguese lyrics in some of their songs, making it intriguingly different. With this music passion and creativity in a debut album, there is no doubt that they will continue to blossom in the music world!</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-janelle-monae.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-janelle-monae.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Janelle proves us once again that she is a multi-talented artist. She can write, rap, and sing, all while delivering powerful messages on racial issues, sexuality, and feminism –  to name just a few. This album is kind of a liberation for her, since she identifies as pansexual. All in all, a great insight into important societal themes in an upbeat and head-bopping way.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>You can also look at her colourful videos and check out our <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/album-review-dirty-computer-janelle-monae">album review</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Leon Bridges - Good Thing </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-leon-bridges.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-leon-bridges.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>The authenticity behind this album is striking. Bridges gives us chills with his soul-centered voice. This album is the kind that you can easily play in the background because of its easy-listening nature, but can also get you moving and vibing to his more jazzy tracks. With its mix of slower jams and party music, this record is appropriate for any occasion. Enjoy!</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Pusha-T - Daytona </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-pusha-t.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-pusha-t.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>We have been waiting for this album since 2015, and it doesn’t disappoint. It might be short, but it certainly is satisfactory, as quality has taken over quantity. The beats are solid, and the message is clear. Pusha-T is back and better than ever! Want to read more about this great record? Check out our in-depth <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/daytona-pusha-t">album review</a>!</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-kids-see-ghosts.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-kids-see-ghosts.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>One of the best collabs we’ve heard this year. It’s been 5 years since Kid Cudi left the GOOD Music label, and Kanye announced on Twitter that they were going to release a 7-track album together, making everyone go crazy. On this album, not only do you get the satisfaction of hearing Old Kanye’s production, but you get the vibe and the feeling of Kid Cudi’s<em> <i>Man on the Moon</i></em> era. The mix is purely nostalgic and magical.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour </span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-10-2018-so-far/stingray-blog-golden-hour.png" width="350" height="350" alt="stingray-blog-golden-hour.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Probably the most innovative and creative country artist of our era. Her vocals are delightful and sophisticated. The East Texas singer-songwriter brings a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine to our day. She will definitely change country music and leave her mark, and we are HERE FOR IT.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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In the “era of the user”, this track reflects on how drug use may one day affect those around you if it gets out of hand, or even better, what it will mean to your family when you get clean.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Seasons” by Mozzy, Sjava &amp; Reason</span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-seasons-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-seasons-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Seasons’ sample, flow, and mix of African diaspora storytelling make this possibly the strongest track on the <i>Black Panther</i> soundtrack. The first time I heard the track, I could see 3 rappers sitting around a table sharing their different experiences, though all were similar. Point being, no matter where you are, we all face similar struggles. Encompassing the point Killmonger was trying to make the entire movie…in 4 minutes.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Anything from Stream of Thought Vol. 1 by Black Thought </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-anything-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-anything-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>When The Roots became the house band for Jimmy Fallon, I remember a lot of folks saying that it was the end, that they would get complacent, and that Black Thought wouldn’t be a sharp as he once was. Sitting on a stool every day, playing off Jimmy, what could he have to say anymore…Well here, this, this EP, yes this one, is everything you thought Black Thought was sleeping on. We were all wrong and after killer freestyles, he still had this inside of him. Take note, this is what longevity looks like, late night straight man by day and lyrical mastermind by night.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Pull Up” by Powers Pleasant, Joey Bada$$ &amp; A$ap Ferg</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-pull-up-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-pull-up-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>I just like this track. I get that some could argue this is not a Top 5 2018 track, but play this track LOUD, surround yourself with your people, and watch the space just get hype. Power Pleasant made a deceptively chill beat that has heat and that I respect. Joey Bada$$ and A$Ap Ferg never hold back, from the beginning, the track takes off, they take off with it, and no one looked back.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“You Should Know” by Rapsody</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-you-should-know-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-you-should-know-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>I didn’t credit Busta ‘cause I mean only</span></span> <span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Rapsody rap part of the track. Don’t take it the wrong way, Busta is Busta, no one can take away from him… but he takes away from the track. Rapsody is the Arya Stark of hip-hop, she doesn’t want the crown, but could take it literally ANY TIME SHE WANTS. I don’t mean literally like folks use it, I mean that pound for pound she is easily one of the strongest lyricist and does not get the shine she deserves. Listen back to her catalog, all the way back to the Kooley High days, and tell me that she couldn’t take everyone on. “You Should Know” isn’t just the title, she is letting you know…</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Your Believer (Say Goodbye)” by The Slakadeliqs </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-your-believer-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-your-believer-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Blending psychedelic sounds with dreamy R&amp;B vocals makes “Your Believer (Say Goodbye)” a unique track that holds your attention. Think Brian Wilson vocals with the fun of a ‘60 Ringo drum beat, all produced by someone who grew up listening to Motown. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Overload” by Georgia Anne Muldrow</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-overload-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-overload-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>There are artists who can always produce quality music. Georgia Anne Muldrow has the type of voice that can’t be replicated and a technique that is only hers. Having a signature sounds is something a lot of artist say they have, but not many actually have it… She actually has it though. “Overload” is just the latest in a line of tracks you may not have heard yet, but you should never overlook.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Come Over” by The Internet</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-come-over-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-come-over-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>I feel like I should be able to say, “it has Syd on vocals,” and we all just nod at each other. Syd transitioned from producer to one of the best voices in R&amp;B in the blink of an eye. Like an Odd Future magic trick, misdirect us with Frank Ocean, while they have Syd over on the other side slaying tracks about love and emotion, blending guitars riffs with a voice that makes other R&amp;B vocalist jealous. As they should be...</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Summer in November” by SiR</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-summer-in-november-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-summer-in-november-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>A girlfriend once played a song for me in Mandarin, and although I couldn’t understand the lyrics, I remember getting pretty choked up. She told me afterwards that the song was about loss and wanted to show me that sometimes tone transcends language. I felt the same goosebumps listening to this track the first time as I did when hearing that song in Mandarin. Even while understanding every lyric, SiR’s emotion on “Summer in November” comes across more from how he sings it than what he is singing. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>“Switch” by 6lack</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-top-hip-hop-songs-2018/stingray-blog-switch-2.jpg" width="380" height="380" alt="stingray-blog-switch-2.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>This one you have to listen to yourself. It’s kind of hard to explain why Switch is so damn good. ‘Cause I could say the production is great, Ty Dolla $ign’s contribution is subtle but present, and 6lack’s delivery is passionately pained. But those are just my thoughts, you kind of need to feel it for yourself. I will suggest, if you can, that you listen to it on a huge sound system and really get immersed in the song, it adds to the experience. Not saying you need it, but when he drops “<i>Now Switch”</i>, you’ll thank me. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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