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Celebrate 40 Years of Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" Today

Today’s release of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) marks the 40th anniversary of this seminal double album. Everything has been completely remastered on this 16x Platinum powerhouse. The set includes the addition of seven previously unreleased versions of songs, including early takes on “Houses of the Holy” and “In The Light,” the latter with different lyrics!

As well, today we celebrate the amazing news that the whole Led Zeppelin catalog is now available for your rock music pleasure! Fans of the almighty band have also been enjoying a wave of remastered classics, which started in 2014 and continues on this year. Stay tuned for much more to come from the epic Led Zeppelin catalog!

∞  February 24, 2015 — 10:16AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - February 24, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist is here! Don’t forget to subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days.

This week, we’re swooning over the archives of our favorite bearded singer/songwriter Iron & Wine, feeling the maverick grunge spirit of young UK rockers Darlia, discovering the solo pop talents of Lana Del Rey/Bruno Mars producer Emile Haynie and reliving the glory of Sons of Anarchy via its new soundtrack. The Playlist Notes will quickly get you up to speed with the rest of this week’s highlights, and you can go more in depth with everything in the Rdio New Releases section. Have fun!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)
    This seminal double album’s 40th anniversary release features remastering and seven previously unreleased songs.

  • Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer
    Baltimore’s electronic producer extraordinaire scales back his synth and electro driven sound on his first album in three years.

  • Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise (Deluxe)
    The Detroit rapper’s third album features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Jhene Aiko.

  • Kid Rock - First Kiss
    The Detroit rap-rocker’s tenth album reminisces on his favorite classic tunes of his youth for song inspiration.

  • Mat Kearney - JUST KIDS
    The contemporary Christian artist digs deep into his rock-tinged soul for the songs on his fifth album.

  • All That Remains - The Order of Things
    The melodic metalcore heroes lean more on singing than screaming with their seventh album.

  • MisterWives - Our Own House
    The debut album from a New York trio shows off their skill at catchy indie pop and rock songs.

∞  February 24, 2015 — 5:30AM

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MonoMonday

#MonoMonday: Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Easy Skanking In Boston '78"

A yearlong celebration has begun in honor of what would have been the 70th birthday of the late Bob Marley. Several of his most vital recordings both heard and previously unreleased will be brought out into the light in 2015. We start with the seminal Wailers live album Easy Skanking in Boston 78, which has never been released before. The footage from the show, held at the Boston Music Hall was captured by a fan who was handpicked to record it. Enjoy the intimacy of this special release and get ready for a year of much more Marley!

∞  February 23, 2015 — 5:53PM

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News

Celebrate Placebo’s 20-Year Anniversary With A Catalogue of Reissues

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UK heroes Placebo are in the spotlight all this week here on Rdio as we celebrate their catalogue, available for streaming for the first time. Listen to two decades of the band’s success with daily reissues of their vital catalogue. Six of Placebo’s albums (all but 2013’s Loud Like Love) are back to introduce to a whole new generation of listeners. Start the Placebo party with their 1996 self-titled debut, 1998’s Without You I’m Nothing, and 2000’s Black Market Music.

On Thursday, they will release 2003’s Sleeping With Ghosts; Friday, 2006’s Meds, and finally Sunday, Covers, the latter originally released as a bonus disc with Sleeping With Ghosts.

Throughout the band’s life, Placebo has continually defied categorization, throwing off initial pegs as a glam rock act to show an incredible diversity. You’ll hear this legacy unfold over the course of these albums and through the many bands that have been influenced by Placebo.

∞  February 18, 2015 — 8:32AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - February 17, 2015

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist, a handpicked set that globetrots across territories and genres to bring you the very best of what’s just dropped. This week, we’re vibing to the latest from Miami’s Latin rockabilly kings The Mavericks, soulful bilingual twins Ibeyi, a solo take from Bon Iver’s S. Carey and a live album of Bob Marley and the Wailers Easy Skanking in Boston '78. Visit the Rdio New Releases to browse the complete collection and hear more of this week’s sounds right now.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Imagine Dragons - Smoke & Mirrors (Deluxe)
    The sophomore album from the epic Vegas rockers is produced by UK hip-hop vet Alex Da Kid.

  • José González - Vestiges & Claws
    The third album from the Swedish singer and guitarist comes after an eight-year break to join the band Junip.

  • Karen O - Live from Crush Palace
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead singer drops a set culled from three shows at Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge in LA.

  • Placebo - Without You I’m Nothing
    Re-releasing the UK alt rockers’ second album is part of a two-year celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary.

  • A Place to Bury Strangers - Transfixiation
    The return of the wall of sound from the New York noise act comes with a greater rhythmic emphasis.

  • Pops Staples - Don’t Lose This
    The final album from the patriarch of the musical Staples family was recorded with his daughters before his passing in 2000.

  • Glen Campbell, The Band Perry & Ashley Campbell - Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Soundtrack
    The soundtrack to a documentary about Campbell’s life includes his final recording plus a contribution from his daughter.

∞  February 17, 2015 — 8:21AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - February 10, 2015

There are so many treats to discover in the current edition of the handpicked New Music Weekly playlist. Jump right in and learn how French-Finnish duo The Dø are breaking out of their folk-tinged roots, take in the intense new collaboration from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and multi-instrumentalist John Moloney and hear some rare, never released tracks by GRAMMY winner and lady phenom St. Vincent for the first time. Read about more of this week’s highlights in the Playlist Notes below.

There’s good news and good news here, friends: If you subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist you’ll always be on top of the latest tunes across genres. And if you visit the Rdio New Releases page you will find full albums highlighted here and much more. Let’s get started, shall we?

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn
    Carolina Chocolate Drops’ frontwoman covers songs by Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Nina Simone on her solo debut.

  • Ricky Martin - A Quien Quiera Escuchar
    The bilingual star records a romantic, all-Spanish language set for his 10th album.

  • Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
    Folk singer-songwriter J. Tillman of Fleet Foxes fame returns with a sophomore album for his exuberant alter ego.

  • The Districts - A Flourish and A Spoil
    The sound of busting out of small town conventions channels through these young rockers.

  • Various Artists - Fifty Shades of Grey
    Make some sexy time for this film soundtrack with smoldering contributions by Sia, The Weeknd and more.

  • Danko Jones - Fire Music
    Toronto’s hard rock heroes unleash even bigger sounds on their seventh album.

  • JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll
    The return of Oklahoma’s retro rocker is soaked in moody blues and early pop influences.

∞  February 10, 2015 — 9:17AM

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News

Beck Streams Up Almost 1000% After GRAMMY® Wins

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Last night, before, during and after the GRAMMYs®, you turned on Rdio to hear more of the night's top performers and winners, including Beck, St. Vincent and Sam Smith. Streams of Beck were up almost 1000% after the 16-time GRAMMY® nominated singer accepted his awards for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album and then later performed “Heart is a Drum” with Chris Martin.

Who were the big winners on Rdio during The 57th GRAMMY® Awards?

1. Beck
-Winner of Album of the Year and Best Rock Album
-Performed “Heart is a Drum"
-Streams of Beck increased by almost 1000%

2. St. Vincent
-Nominated and won 1 Award (Best Alternative Music Album)
-Streams of St. Vincent increased by 265% following her win**

3. Sam Smith
-Winner of 4 Awards (Record of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artists, Best Pop Vocal Album)
-Performed “Stay With Me"
-Streams of Sam Smith increased by 152%.

Congratulations to all the winners! From bluegrass and jazz to dance, r&b and pop, be sure to check out our 2015 GRAMMY® Winners Station on Rdio.

(Please note, Rdio compared 7 hours prior to the East Coast broadcast of the Grammy’s and 7 hours after the East Coast broadcast began.)

∞  February 9, 2015 — 3:44PM

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Artist To Watch

February’s Rdio Artist to Watch: Milo Greene

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Our February Artist to Watch is Milo Greene, who — despite the sounds of the alias — is not an actual person! This you’ll understand quickly when you listen to the unique harmonies on the brand new album Control. The follow-up to the four-piece band’s breakthrough eponymous 2012 debut features the voices of all members (Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett, Marlana Sheetz and Graham Fink). Produced by Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Foster The People, Ellie Goulding), the album heavily features drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms For Peace, R.E.M.), who helped the band craft deeper and more complex rhythmic layers to their self-described cinematic pop than ever before.

Rdio’s Artist to Watch list features a new, hand-picked musician or band each month; we only spotlight those who we feel will truly break through in 2015. Previous Artist to Watch acts include BANKS, London Grammar and Bea Miller. We’ll be bringing you more from Milo Greene this month, don’t miss a beat!

∞  February 4, 2015 — 1:36PM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - February 3, 2015

With tastes of jazz, pop, rock, metal, and even comedy, a real variety of tunes awaits you on the latest New Music Weekly playlist. Start off with some urban offerings from NY rapper Skizzy Mars and LA singer TeeFLii, then check out the latest solo effort from Dispatch and State Radio frontman Chadwick Stokes. If you’re brave enough, play a snippet of the Lost Themes from horror master John Carpenter!

Listen to the New Music Weekly playlist (supported by the Playlist Notes below) and subscribe so that you always know a fresh set is on the way every seven days. (It’s so nice to sit back and let someone else do the work for you for a change, isn’t it?) You can also explore the full albums on the Rdio New Releases page, which has our complete collection of newness.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Fifth Harmony - Reflection
    The debut album from the X-Factor girl group features guest stars Tyga and Kid Ink, plus a song by Meghan Trainor.

  • Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts
    Johnny Depp and Bob Mould guest star on the former Marvelous 3 frontman’s Ryan Adams-produced seventh album.

  • Diana Krall - Wallflower (Deluxe Edition)
    The acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist covers Bob Dylan, Elton John and Paul McCartney on her 12th album.

  • Kid Ink - Full Speed
    The R&B-loving LA rapper’s third album features collaborations with Usher, Chris Brown and R. Kelly.

  • Aziz Ansari - Buried Alive
    Highlights from the popular comedian’s 2013 tour and special are now on an album.

  • Title Fight - Hyperview
    Surprising sounds like shoegaze and dream pop creep in to the Pennsylvania punk band’s third album.

  • Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King: Deathbat (Original Video Game Soundtrack)
    The LA heavy metal band releases the soundtrack to their own mobile video game.

∞  February 3, 2015 — 8:03AM

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MonoMonday

#MonoMonday: Chic's "C'est Chic"

2015 is starting off to be a great year for Chic's Nile Rodgers. Fresh off of last year’s GRAMMY win for Record of the Year for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” the celebrated musician and producer is preparing to be honored by the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing at a special tribute on February 3. He will also accept the Vanguard Award at this year’s MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Brunch, an annual event hosted by KCRW host Garth Trinidad.

As Rodgers prepares to drop a new album by Chic aptly titled It’s About Time later this year, it’s an excellent time to revisit the classic album C’est Chic*. Released in 1978, the group’s second album was a hit on pop and R&B charts. It was eventually certified Platinum thanks to the strength of still-enduring club hits like “Le Freak” and “I Want Your Love.” Press play and you’ll see why Rodgers’ grooves are so undeniable. Dance, dance, dance!

∞  February 2, 2015 — 3:43PM

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