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Best of 2014: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 130 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic Source: Yahoo Music Link: Best of 2014: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno […]

Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never […]

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) – Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the […]