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Lana Del Rey, is back with her second album, Ultraviolence, the follow-up to her breakthrough debut Born To Die. The new one was produced in Nashville with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and features the single “West Coast.” But how did she come up with that distinctive sound? With songs by everyone from Nina Simone and Joan Baez to Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses, her eclectic artist picks playlist for Music Unlimited may provide some clues.

Lana Del Rey: Artists Picks

  1. Nina Simone, “The Other Woman (Live)
  2. Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  3. Skeeter Davis, “The End of the World”
  4. Elvis Presley, “Heartbreak Hotel”
  5. The Nat King Cole Trio, “Lush Life”
  6. Jeff Buckley, “Dream Brother”
  7. Joan Baez, “Diamonds and Rust”
  8. Carney, “Love Me Chase Me”
  9. Beach Boys, “Fun, Fun, Fun”
  10. A$AP Rocky, “Peso”
  11. Guns N’ Roses, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
  12. Pearl Jam, “Jeremy”
  13. Lou Reed, “Walk On The Wild Side”

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  • Sia, the eccentric Australian singer-songwriter who spent the past few years knocking out hits to the likes of David Guetta and Rihanna, resumes her solo career with 1000 Forms of Fear.
  • Metal gods Judas Priest deliver their first new album in six years, Redeemer of Souls.
  • Bad Suns, the buzz band from California on Vagrant Records, releases its debut, Language & Perspective.

Sia / 1000 Forms Of Fear
Judas Priest / Redeemer of Souls (Deluxe)
Martin Garrix / Gold Skies
Bad Suns / Language & Perspective
Magic Man / Before the Waves
Various Artists / Begin Again – Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture
Onyx / #turndafucup
Borgore / #NEWGOREORDER
Chelsea Grin / Ashes To Ashes
Goldfrapp / Tales of Us (Deluxe Edition)

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Today is the day that most American’s celebrate the country’s independence by watching parades and barbecuing during the day and gazing at fireworks at night. None of these events would be nearly as fun without an epic soundtrack blaring in the background.

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Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. See below for our ultimate 4th of July playlist to make this the best ever!

Bruce Springsteen, “Born In The U.S.A.”

John Mellencamp – “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”

Tom Petty – “American Girl”

Neil Diamond – “America”

James Brown, “Living in America”

Miley Cyrus – “Party in the U.S.A.”

Toby Keith – “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”

Don McLean, “American Pie”

Lenny Kravitz – “American Woman”

Demi Lovato – “Made In The U.S.A.”

Johnny Cash – “Ragged Old Flag”

Lee Greenwood – “God Bless the USA”

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Burger Records

Curious where the bare-bones spirit of rock ‘n’ roll has gone? Look no further than Burger Records, the incredibly busy label run out of Southern California whose love of punk, garage rock, pure guitar pop and just being awesome have made them a reliable underground force. Check out tracks from soul belter Curtis Harding, space-age tunesmiths Gap Dream and the punk-pop force of nature Nobunny.

June 28: Country New Releases

With the Fourth of July just around the corner and summer well under way, it’s the perfect atmosphere to dig into this fresh batch of new country tracks. Kenny Chesney’s latest continues his streak of sun-soaked anthems while it’s nice to hear Willie Nelson’s world-weary voice coupled with Jamey Johnson’s heavy tones. Reality TV star Big Smo fuses hip-hop and southern rock in a suitably over-the-top manner but dig deeper for new gems from Kasey Musgraves and Corb Lund.

July 1: New Releases

The MU Editorial Team has combed over the newest releases to bring you a mix of their favorites – below you’ll find new tracks from Ryan Adams, Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Parquet Courts and dozens more of tracks worthy of your time. 

People Under the Stairs: Artist Picks

Definitive West Coast Rap Classics that helped shaped the unique, diverse sound of People Under The Stairs.

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.

Echosmith: On-Tour Picks

Catch Echosmith on the Warped Tour this summer. Here’s a mix of the songs that have been inspiring them while on the road.

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If you’re looking to grasp the depth and length of soul man Bobby Womack’s career – consider this: he was signed by Sam Cooke and his last album was produced by Damon Albarn. After leaving his early gospel roots for the heathen world, he found hits with the Valentinos, earning the early love of The Rolling Stones, who covered “It’s All Over Now.” He grew into one of the most expressive, passionate singers of the ‘70s, filling tunes like “Across 110th Street” and “That’s the Way I Feel About You” with his straight-to-the-heart cool. His snarling vocals of “I’m a Midnight Mover” cannot be topped while his mellow folk-soul take on “California Dreamin’” might be the definitive version. His most recent album, accurately titled The Bravest Man in the Universe was a late career highlight.

Listen to the Bobby Womack: Remembering The Soul Legend playlist on Music Unlimited.

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Listen to these new releases on Music Unlimited this week.

  • Trey Songz, the hip-hop heartthrob, delivers his sixth studio album, Trigga, with guest spots from Nikki Minaj and Mila J.
  • Following his “Blurred Lines” fame, blue-eyed R&B crooner Robin Thicke attempts to win back his estranged wife Paula Patton with his latest album, called – what else? – Paula.
  • Magic!, the four piece Canadian band behind the runaway summer hit “Rude,” offers a full length album spilling over with faux reggae jams.

Trey Songz / Trigga (Deluxe) 
Robin Thicke / Paula
Magic! / Don’t Kill the Magic 
Every Time I Die / From Parts Unknown
Ramin Djawadi / Game of Thrones: Season 4 (Music from the HBO® Series)
Various Artists / Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns
Corb Lund / Counterfeit Blues
Seether / Isolate And Medicate (Deluxe Edition)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow / Sea When Absent
Turn To Crime / Can’t Love
NONONO / We Are Only What We Feel
Emperor X / The Orlando Sentinel
Air Dubai / Be Calm
Matthewdavid / In My World 
Sadistik / Ultraviolet
Circulatory System / Mosaics Within Mosaics

 

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Past FIFA World Cup Glories

The World Cup has provided a rich history of vibrant music: some official, some unofficial. We’ve picked a selection of big songs which have been swept into the exhilaration of the World Cup.

One FIFA World Cup

This year’s World Cup anthems come from all corners of the globe. Here’s a selection of our favorites.

Rio Beach Party

Maybe you can’t make it to Rio but you can still enjoy the sounds on this collection of some of Brazil’s biggest stars.

Dance & Electronic New Releases

This just in! A new track from Jamie xx (featuring plenty of steel drums). Also check out the huge new track from dubstep fave Bassnectar, while equally massive tracks come in from Deadmau5, Tiesto, and Nero. Innovators like Martyn and the revered Plastikman serve up some mind-melting material while Tove Lo (featuring the ubiquitous Chainsmokers’ remix) and Duck Sauce go for the high-energy dance party vibe.

Indie New Releases

We are easing into summer with some amazing tracks from the realm of Indie Rock including new stand-out singles from Spoon and The New Pornographers. If you like razor-edged and rough guitar pop, check out White Lung or Gold-Bears. Plenty of other tracks to explore including the return of Alt-J and Ok Go.

inFAMOUS Second Son: Friday Night Gamers

Calling all gamers! It’s Friday and it’s time to prepare for a weekend of action and super powers – Sucker Punch style. This week, we’re bringing you a brand new playlist to accompany inFAMOUS Second Son. Let us help you find the perfect soundtrack as you and Delsin Rowe explore Seattle.

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Fusing hip-hop, funk, soul, electro and whatever else might be close by, Outkast created their own distinct brand of music in the ‘90s and well into the 21st century. Their back catalog is littered with some of the funkiest basslines since Sly & The Family Stone were a Top 10 group. Big Boi and Andre 3000 have again joined forces for a summer tour across a global mix of lucky-festivalgoers. This mix of their greatest hits syncs nicely with the cuts they have been performing live.

Listen to the Outkast: Rewind playlist on Music Unlimited.

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  • deadmau5 returns with while (1<2), a sprawling EDM double-album that covers everything from space disco to industrial noise.
  • The Bay Area rapper G-Eazy arrives with his debut, These Things Happen, which finds him pondering fame through a thick haze.
  • Riff Raff finally releases his long-anticipated full length debut, Neon Icon, which is just as ridiculous and wonderful as we hoped.

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BoB_FBAtlanta-based rapper B.o.B. is famous for his esoteric rhymes and genre-busting collaborators like Taylor SwiftBruno Mars and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. So it’s no wonder that his Music Unlimited artist picks list features so many unlikely influences, such as Green Day, MGMT and Death Cab For Cutie.

B.o.B. explains, “These are tracks that not only I like but, more importantly, this playlist represents what I am all about – as it bridges together all different types of music. It includes songs that have influenced me along the way, including old school artists from my hometown of Atlanta (Outkast, Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley), to tracks that helped convert me to a full-fledged rock fan (Green Day), to artists that first inspired me to rap (DMX). Some of these tracks (“Kids” by MGMT) were so influential to me, that I’ve even covered them live. From Coldplay to Lil’ Wayne, this represents B.o.B.”

Check out B.o.B.’s artist playlist on Music Unlimited today, and while you’re there make sure to listen to his third studio album, Underground Luxury.
 
B.o.B’s Underground Luxury Playlist

  1. Coldplay, “Paradise”
  2. Death Cab For Cutie, “Soul Meets Body”
  3. Outkast, “Caroline”
  4. Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”
  5. Run DMC and Aerosmith, “Walk This Way”
  6. Bone Thugs and 2Pac, “Thug Love”
  7. Lumidee, “I’ll Never Leave”
  8. Eminem, “Criminal”
  9. Outkast, “The Way You Move”
  10. Gnarls Barkley, “Transformer”
  11. Rihanna, “Man Down”
  12. T.I., “ASAP”
  13. Gorillaz, “Kids With Guns”
  14. Green Day, “Holiday”
  15. Outkast, “Fresh and Clean”
  16. Wu-Tang Clan, “The Pillage”
  17. Wu-Tang Clan, “Gravel Pit”
  18. 50 Cent, “Many Men”
  19. Lil Wayne, “The Block is Hot”
  20. Outkast, “The Whole World”
  21. Eminem, “Sorry Mama”
  22. Eminem, “The Way I Am”
  23. DMX, “Ruff Ryders Anthem”
  24. B.o.B., “Dont Let Me Fall”
  25. B.o.B., “Ghost In The Machine”
  26. B.o.B., “OOMM”
  27. B.o.B., “Ray Badz”
  28. MGMT, “Electric Feel”
  29. MGMT, “Kids”
  30. Busta Rhymes, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”
  31. Paramore, “Misery Business”
  32. Paramore, “Only Exception”
  33. Kendrick Lamar, “Money Trees”
  34. Lil Wayne, “I Miss My Dawgs”

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