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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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 Minecraft: Friday Night Gamers

Following the release of Minecraft on PS4, we thought it was time to bring you a brand new playlist to listen to while you game.

1967 Rewind

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.

Alternative New Releases: Sept. 2014

Need the perfect song to kick off your weekend? Try Generationals’ “Gold Silver Diamond” – a shiny indie pop song with a beat that could have come from the Jackson 5. That track leads a strong batch of new songs from Ryan Adams, Karen O, Grimes, and Jeff Tweedy (and son!).

New Releases, Sept. 2014

More than a few excellent titles make their streaming debut this week the including newest releases from Taylor Swift and Coldplay. Other highlights include Jason Aldean unleashing his inner Don Henley and Aphex Twin unleashing his inner . . . um . . . Aphex Twin.

Shintaro Sakamoto Artist Picks

Sakamoto’s new album, Let’s Dance Raw, shows off a deep love of funk, soul and analog-era pop. He’s put together a playlist that shows off his love of other esoteric pip sounds from a pre-digital age.

1999 Rewind: Hip-Hop and R&B Hits

The hip-hop and R&B charts said goodbye to the 20th century with a mixture of the old and new guard among its ranks. Whitney Houston and Beyonce (well, Destiny’s Child) shared the spotlight as did Will Smith (with a track featuring baby Jaden) and Jay-Z. For those looking for the connection between Kenny Rogers and hip-hop, we present Bone Thugs N’ Harmony’s “Ghetto Cowboy.”

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The standard bearer for classic American sophistication and a global ambassador for jazz, Tony Bennett has sold over 50 million albums across seven decades, charting in all of them. The oldest artist to hit No. 1, Bennett was also involved in the civil rights movement, is a tireless advocate for arts education and, with no signs of slowing down at age 88, has recorded a duets record with Lady Gaga. Hear his classics like “I Left My Heard in San Francisco,” “The Best Is Yet To Come” and “The Bare Necessities” on our MU Icon playlist.

Listen to the Tony Bennett: MU Icon Playlist.

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

Albums

Kenny Chesney, The Big Revival
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek (Deluxe)
LIGHTS, Little Machines (Deluxe Version)
Jennifer Hudson, JHUD
alt-J, This Is All Yours
Tweedy, Sukierae
Imelda May, Tribal (Deluxe)
Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems
John Mellencamp, Plain Spoken
Luke James, Luke James (Deluxe)
King Tuff, Black Moon Spell
Drums, Encyclopedia
5 Seconds Of Summer, Amnesia
Warsawwasraw, Sensitizer
Snootie Wild, Go Mode
AJR, Infinity – EP
City And Colour, Bring Me Your Love Demos (Demos)
Joe Bonamassa, Different Shades of Blue
Chris Brown, X (Deluxe Version)

Songs

“Prince,” Prince
“Anything Goes,” Florida Georgia Line
“Burnin’ Up,” Jessie J feat 2 Chainz
“Bad Thing,” Kiesza feat Joey Bada$$
“Desperado,” Diana Krall
“Under The Tide,” Chvrches
“Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) ,” Flying Lotus
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Till It’s Gone,” Yelawolf
“Trouble with My Baby,” Paloma Faith
“You (Moska Remix) ,” Galantis
“He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” Jennifer Hudson feat. Iggy Azalea
“Remember (Part 2) ,” Keyshia Cole
“Elevation (Extended Mix) ,” Erasure
“Angel in Blue Jeans,” Train
“I’m Not The Only One,” Sam Smith
“Dear Future Husband,” Meghan Trainor
“Try,” Colbie Caillat
“Hold You Down,” DJ Khaled feat August Alsina and Chris Brown and Future and Jeremih
“Look at You,” Big & Rich
“24 Hours,” TeeFLii feat. 2 Chainz
“Secrets,” Mary Lambert feat B.o.B
“In the House of Yes,” Mr Twin Sister
“All The Rage Back Home,” Interpol
“Blue Suede,” Vince Staples

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Destiny: Friday Night Gamers

This week it’s all about the brand new game, Destiny. Along with our new playlist of epic music, play as the Guardian to defend our home, explore lost worlds and give us hope.

The Chainsmokers: Artist to Watch

This NY-based duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are a remixing powerhouse; adding their touches of infectious, glittering gold to songs by Chromeo, Ellie Goulding and Jose Gonzalez. Their last two singles , Selfie” and “Kanye”, rode right up to the top of the dance charts.

Post-Punk Revival

Post-punk, the moody scion to the safety pin and leather class of ’77, came back in a huge way at the beginning of the 21st century. Bands like The Strokes, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand pointed the way forward, clutching LPs by Joy Division and Television. Enjoy this mix of that fertile period alongside newer tracks that fit the mold from The National and Future Islands.

Dance/Electronic New Releases, Mid-Sept. 2014

The ever-present Zedd turns Magic’s already profoundly optimistic “Rude” into a euphoric party starter that could probably keep the smiles in place out in Black Rock City. Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and Afrojack are a few of the other big names in this week’s mix but don’t mix the propulsive, acidic pulses of Bobby Puma’s “Rockin’ With the Beat” or Coyu’s “Profound Pleasure” (maybe the first use of the word “schadenfruede” in a club track.)

Hip-Hop New Releases, Mid-Sept. 2014

Drake and Lil Wayne are out on a world-dominating tour together and also share the spotlight on the new single “Grindin”. Eminem couples up with Sia on the new single “Guts Over Fear.” Outside the global stars, there’s some fantastic tracks from Vince Staples and Hoodie Allen.

Primal Scream: Remembering Robert “Throb” Young

Robert “Throb” Young was the lead guitarist in Primal Scream, joining the band at their inception in the mid to late ’80s and up until 2006. His love of pure rock ‘n’ roll made sure that the band’s excursions into dance, dub and electronics always had a guitar somewhere at the core. Some of the band’s best moments are highlighted in this tribute.

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A cool, often cold, sound created in the 1970s (thanks Kraftwerk, Bowie, Devo, Moroder, Vangelis, Jarre, and Roxy), synth pop ended up defining the ‘80s with a mix of percolating bloops, sublimated emotions and robotic dance moves. A few US groups got into the act but it was a UK-dominated field and ended up working its way into various genres, from new wave, neuro and post-punk to electro-funk, rap and today’s electro-pop. In our MU Synth Pop playlist, we collect the genre’s defining songs by artists like New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys and more.

Listen to the MU Synth Pop Playlist.

 

 

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

Albums

Tim McGraw, Sundown Heaven Town (Deluxe Edition)
Train, Bulletproof Picasso
The Madden Brothers, Greetings From California
Allah-Las, Worship The Sun
Chris Brown, X
Capital Cities, One Minute More (Remix)
Seekae, The Worry
Shintaro Sakamoto, Let’s Dance Raw
Vance Joy, Dream Your Life Away
Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Dying to Live
Barbra Streisand, Partners
The Juan Maclean, In A Dream
Billy Childs, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love
Magnolia Memoir, Pale Fire
Wayne Kramer, LLMF
Le Butcherettes, Cry Is for the Flies
She Keeps Bees, Eight Houses

Songs

“Stand For  [Explicit] ,” Ty Dolla $ign
“Surrender,” Cash Cash
“Body Language,” Kid Ink
“In Your Arms,” Nico & Vinz
“Nuthin,” Lecrae
“Title,” Meghan Trainor
“Neu Law,” Theophilus London
“Fuck Me I’m Famous  [Explicit] ,” CeeLo Green
“The Big Revival,” Kenny Chesney
“Happy Mistakes,” Heffron Drive
“Can’t Rely on You,” Paloma Faith
“Switch Lanes,” Rittz feat. Mike Posner
“Make Me So,” Yellowcard
“Out to Sea,” Lera Lynn
“Shut Up and Dance,” Walk The Moon
“Muted,” Ulterior Motive
“Feels Like Vegas,” Tinashé
“Starshine,” Stevie Nicks
“Runaways,” Betty Who
“Kingdom,” Common feat Vince Staples
“Bend Ova,” Lil Jon feat. Tyga
“Go Crazy,” C.I.G.
“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town
“30 Years To Life,” Slash feat Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators
“Giving Up,” Haerts

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Madden 15: Friday Night Gamers

With the beginning of the NFL season and the new Madden 15 game released last Friday, it’s all about football this week. Check out this week’s Friday Night Gamers playlist full of tunes to get you pumped for the big game.

Intro to…House

With roots in both the deepest, funkiest disco cuts as well as the coldest machine-driven electronic sounds, house music has emerged as one of the driving musical sounds on the planet. Indoctrinate yourself in the healing way of house music with this selection of classics and new dance-floor killers.

Remembering Gerald Wilson

Composer, arranger, bandleader and musician Gerald Wilson enriched the swing, bop, soul-jazz and fusion eras and collaborated with everyone from Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan to Duke Ellington and the biggest jazz musicians on the West Coast. Wilson composed everything to classical works and Hollywood scores but his greatest love was jazz, which he devoted his artistic life to from the 1930s until his passing in 2014.

1959 Rewind

Popular music was wide open in 1959 with radio stations finding equal space for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Dave Brubeck. R&B and doo-wop were now mainstream pop (even Bo Diddley’s pre-rap jam “Say Man” became his biggest hit) while the likes of Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and Jimmy Smith were creating the sound of the ‘60s.

New Releases, September 2014

Holy cow! What a huge week for new music – tracks from Robert Plant, Weezer, Ryan Adams, Interpol and so many more. Don’t miss the EP of doo-wop-inspired pop from chart sensation Meghan Trainor.

Emo Deep Dive

Originally an offshoot of hardcore punk in the ’80s, emo has developed into a hugely popular genre with plenty of mainstream success. Bands Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday fuse aggressive indie rock and raw feelings and have ended up in the Billboard charts. Not bad for a genre whose roots lay in the music of Black Flag and Minor Threat.

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Bob Marley’s musical life started in the soulful grooves of ska and rocksteady, finding his voice in early cuts with The Wailers. That voice developed into something more commanding and genre-defining as he found the right mixture of political outrage and soul-searching spirituality. He became the de facto reggae ambassador, blessed with an amazing backing band, timeless songs and a spellbinding live presence. Decades after his death, his legend as the ultimate dreadlocked rasta has only grown.

Listen to the Bob Marley MU Icon Playlist.

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Music Unlimited on PlayStation®3 PS3(™) has been given a massive update that includes a new user interface and greatly improved performance.

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You can read all about what’s new right here on PlayStation.Blog.

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