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Shadow of Mordor: Friday Night Gamers: It’s Friday Night Gamers time, and this week is all about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor! Listen to our brand new selection of songs as you battle as Talion in Middle-Earth to break his curse.

Stax Soul Classics: The flagship indie label that defined the Southern soul sound, Stax Records introduced the pop world to such stellar artists as Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, William Bell and The Dramatics. Stax talents such as Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Keys and Booker T & The MG’s started as behind-the-scenes alchemists and were quickly elevated to brilliant careers. Stax folded in 1975 but its catalog is still prized today.

Dance/Electronic New Releases: Fantastic mix this week of new tracks from SBTRKT, The 2 Bears, Royksopp as well as top singles from Deejay Deer and AVICII. We start this mix off with a track from techno pioneers LFO, whose founding member Mark Bell sadly passed away this week.

Brit Pop: When American grunge ascended at the start of the ‘90s, Britain fought back for alt rock dominance with a guitar-based party-ready sound that recalled everything from the glory days of The Beatles and The Stones to The Smiths and The Jam. Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Verve and Pulp led the new breed while veterans such as Paul Weller, Morrissey, Julian Cope and Edwyn Collins were sited as key influences.

Intro To…Movie Themes: Imagine watching Jaws without John Williams’ gripping film score. Movies have been brightened by the orchestral brilliance of Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and Philip Glass and given jazzy, midnight sheen by the likes of Henry Mancini, John Barry and Duke Ellington. Today’s synth mavens, such as Cliff Martinez and Daft Punk compose pulsating electronic scores which recall the glory days of Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder. The directors John Carpenter and Clint Eastwood often score their own films.

Alt/Indie New Releases: Weezer are back with an album that delivers on the promise of the Blue Album so many years ago. Other new tracks comes from Tweedy, Perfume Genius and Christopher Owens (ex-Girls). Don’t miss out on the especially Kate Bush-esque tracks from BØRNS and Lydia Ainsworth.

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Solo John Lennon excelled at direct, often painfully confessional songs that confronted his childhood, his emotional highs and lows, political ideals and the course of his marriage to Yoko Ono. Often at his artistic best when his life was falling apart, Lennon recorded these songs in ten short years when he was fighting to stay in America, separating and reuniting with Yoko, and starting over as a husband and father. We collected some of the best for our John Lennon: MU Icon playlist, which features beloved songs such as “Imagine,” “Jealous Guy” and “(Just Like) Starting Over.”

Listen to the John Lennon: MU Icon playlist right here.

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Make your headphones happy with these new releases hitting Music Unlimited this week. Listen now.

Albums

U2, Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes
Nico & Vinz, Black Star Elephant
Jessie J, Sweet Talker
Hoodie Allen, People Keep Talking
Kiesza, Sound of a Woman
Jessie Ware, Tough Love
Stars, No One Is Lost
The Game, Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf
Foxygen, …And Star Power
Logic, Under Pressure [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Frazey Ford, Indian Ocean
The 2 Bears, The Night Is Young
Mary Lambert, Heart On My Sleeve (Deluxe)
Kindness, Otherness
Inna, Party Never Ends
Melvins, Hold It In
The Swon Brothers, The Swon Brothers
Slipknot, 5: The Gray Chapter (Special Edition)
Diamond District, March on Washington

Songs

“London Queen,” Charli XCX
“Gust Of Wind,” Pharrell Williams
“Crazy,” Boosie BadAzz
“Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch) ,” Rick Ross feat R Kelly
“Hold Me (feat. Pusha T) ,” Janine And The Mixtape
“If Your Heart Can Handle It,” Nashville Cast feat Aubrey Peeples and Chris Carmack
“Blame,” Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
“With You,” Dirty South feat FMLYBND
“Not For Long (feat. Trey Songz) ,” B.o.B.
“Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1) ,” Lorde
“So Far Away,” Mary Lambert
“Set Me Free,” Dillon Francis & Martin Garrix
“Drunk Americans,” Toby Keith
“All I See,” Bondax
“Falling Apart,” Emile Haynie feat Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson
“Shotgun Rider,” Tim McGraw
“Heroes (we could be) ,” Alesso feat Tove Lo
“Best Mistake,” Ariana Grande feat Big Sean
“Rollercoaster,” Bleachers
“Fiesta REMIX,” Sicko Mobb feat. A$AP Ferg
“WHITECAPS,” Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL
“Remember (Part 2) ,” Keyshia Cole
“Unmissable,” Gorgon City feat Zak Abel
“Booty,” Jennifer Lopez feat Iggy Azalea
“Skulls,” Röyksopp

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Need for Speed: Friday Night Gamers

It’s Friday Night Gamers time and this week it’s all about the fastest tracks to drive to whilst playing Need for Speed

Power Ballads

Let’s praise those grand rock ‘n’ roll gestures with some of the best, most over-the-top mid-tempo showstoppers around. Grab your loved one and get those lighters out (or a comparable app).

Classical New Releases, October, 2014

Major new releases from American composer Steve Reich, Scotland’s Nicola Benedetti and the South African born, London bred Daniel Hope join equally heralded works from Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniel Barenboim and Jenny Lin.

Remembering Paul Revere: Garage Rock Pioneer

Paul Revere’s driving organ sound, as well as his energized onstage persona, helped make The Raiders one of the true American triumphs during the British Invasion era. Their R&B-infused, tightly compacted early material embodied the raw sound of the Pacific Northwest while songs like “Kicks” and “Hungry” put them and their tri-cornered hats in front of millions.

Aphex Twin: MU Icon

Aphex Twin’s new album Syro melds melancholy melodies with a wide array of tumbling and hyper-kinetic beats. It’s a familiar sound echoing his ‘90s work but with more assured nature. Take a listen to some of the music that lead to this point, it’s the sound of a singular talent in the electronic world, one that makes him an ideal MU Icon.

New Releases, October 2014

We’re happy to announce the return of the John Lennon catalog this week. “Imagine” leads off a strong week of new material from the Sam Smith-meets-Elton John-esque sounds of Hozier as well as new tracks from Weezer, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino. Be sure to check out Frazey Ford’s fine mix of folk and classic soul on “September Fields.”

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Yellowcard has a new ‘80s influenced album out called Lift a Sail.To mark the occasion, we asked guitarist Ryan Mendez has pick some of his favorite songs from the era when Pac Man and Miami Vice ruled the world. He did not disappoint, with selections from Duran Duran, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and more.

Listen to the Yellowcard: ‘80s Favorites playlist right here.

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One of the most in-demand producers on the planet, David Guetta brings you an exclusive selection of his favorite dance tunes. Check out his Music Unlimited artist playlist, which includes tracks by Avicii, Bastille, John Newman, Natural Born Chillers and Calvin Harris. It’s available right here.

 

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Make your headphones happy with these new releases hitting Music Unlimited this week. Listen now.

Albums

John Lennon, Signature Box
Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault (Deluxe Version)
Jason Aldean, New Boots, Old Dirt
Tinashé, Aquarius
Gorgon City, Sirens (Deluxe)
Keyshia Cole, Point Of No Return (Deluxe)
Jackson Browne, Standing In The Breach
Yellowcard, Lift a Sail
Childish Gambino, Kauai
Sixx:A.M., Modern Vintage (Deluxe)
Allo Darlin’, We Come from the Same Place
Zola Jesus, Taiga
Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction
Tove Lo, Queen Of The Clouds
Betty Who, Take Me When You Go
Minus The Bear, Lost Loves
Dinosaur Feathers, Control
Cage The Elephant, Deep Hands: Live Session
Cozz, Cozz & Effect

Songs

“Paperwork,” T.I. feat. Pharrell
“L.A. Love,” Fergie
“Too Much (feat. Lizzle & Trey Songz),” Que.
“Assassin (feat. Amanda Blank),” Spank Rock
“Knock Tha Hustle (Remix),” Cozz feat J. Cole
“My Main,” Mila J feat Ty Dolla $ign
“Jealous,” Nick Jonas
“Bad Thing,” Kiesza feat Joey Bada$$
“Not On Drugs,” Tove Lo
“Misty (feat. Robert Owens) (Club Mix),” Soul Clap
“Summer (Extended Mix),” Calvin Harris
“Outer Space (feat. Genevieve),” G
“Left Hand Free,” alt-J
“Smile,” Mikky Ekko
“Handsome And Wealthy,” Migos
“No Type,” Rae Sremmurd
“Do Girls,” Theophilus London
“Party Ain’t A Party,” Jamie Foxx feat. 2 Chainz
“White Lies,” Milo Greene
“The Days,” Avicii
“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen
“Close Your Eyes,” Parmalee
“No Love,” August Alsina feat Nicki Minaj
“Touchin, Lovin (feat. Nicki Minaj),” Trey Songz
“Guts Over Fear,” Eminem feat Sia

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FIFA: Friday Night Gamers

Looking for a change from your regular FIFA tunes? Get ready for a weekend of soccer with our new list of songs to play along with the game

Def Jam 30th Anniversary

Celebrating 30th years in the game, we’re bringing you the ultimate Def Jam collection.

Hip-Hop New Releases, Sept. 30, 2014

Wow, talk about an amazing year for music. We’ve combed through both the US and UK charts as well as key albums in order to bring you the best songs of 1967.Some huge tracks this week, namely the newest from the as-yet-untitled full-length from Kendrick Lamar. It’s an Isley Brothers-sampling party track. File that next to other must-hear tracks from Rick Ross and Flying Lotus.

Red Bull Playlist

Music Unlimited is teaming up with Red Bull Studios in London for an exclusive gig featuring a headlining set from Kele (Bloc Party). Here is a selection of our favorite tracks from the artists performing.

Rock/Metal New Releases, Sept. 2014

From Weezer’s loud ‘n’ crunchy new track to the punk-tinged metal of Iron Reagan, we’ve picked the best and the biggest in the world of metal and rock.

Pre-Punk Punk!

There’s no such thing as a ground zero when it comes to punk rock. Sure it became a hot topic somewhere between the debut of the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, but that kind of nihilistic, guitar-led pop had been brewing in pockets of the world ever since the mid ‘60s. Although standard music history will tell you the early ‘70s were a time of peaceful easy feelings, bands like The Velvet Underground and The Stooges had signaled a new underground sound.

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From “the chicken tastes like wood” to “boyz-n-the-hood,” our Old School Hip-Hop Channel features all the classic verses and flow from artists like Run DMC, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, A Tribe Called Quest and others. So slip on the Adidas Superstars, break out the Kangol bucket hat and get ready to wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

Listen to the MU Old School Hip-Hop Channel

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blake_1x1Make your headphones happy with these new releases hitting Music Unlimited this week. Listen now.

Albums

Blake Shelton, Bringing Back the Sunshine
Prince, Art Official Age
Steve Aoki, Neon Future I
Lady Antebellum, 747 (Deluxe)
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL, Plectrum Electrum
Gerard Way, Hesitant Alien
Christopher Owens, A New Testament
The Script, No Sound Without Silence
Colbie Caillat, Gypsy Heart
Jeff The Brotherhood, Dig The Classics
Bryan Adams, Tracks Of My Years
Mr. Big ,…The Stories We Could Tell
Melissa Etheridge, This Is M.E.
The Tragic Thrills, The Tragic Thrills
Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite
The Preatures, Blue Planet Eyes
Hemingway, Pretend To Care
The Black Opera, The Great Year
Coldplay, Ghost Stories

Songs

“Numbers,” Hoodie Allen
“My Main,” Mila J feat Ty Dolla $ign
“Bet,” Tinashe feat. Devonté Hynes
“Bumpin’ The Night,” Florida Georgia Line
“Body Language,” Kid Ink
“Stunner,” Milky Chance
“Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit),” Mr. Probz
“L.A. Love (la la),” Fergie
“When The Day Comes,” Nico & Vinz
“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly
“Animals,” Maroon 5
“One More,” Elliphant feat. MØ
“Unmissable,” Gorgon City feat Zak Abel
“Crash the Gates,” Yellowcard
“Fiesta REMIX,” Sicko Mobb feat. A$AP Ferg
“Hell Yeah,” Judge Da Boss
“Skulls,” Röyksopp
“Something Good,” Carrie Underwood;Stephen Moyer
“Booty,” Jennifer Lopez feat Iggy Azalea
“Fireball,” Pitbull feat. John Ryan
“Drankin’ Patna,” T-Pain
“Paralyzed (Single Version),” Mystery Skulls
“Just Gettin’ Started,” Jason Aldean
“Under The Tide (Single Version),” Chvrches
“Rollercoaster,” Bleachers

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