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May 10, 2012Music
Something Was In The Water At Florence + The Machine’s Show [REVIEW]

Something Was In The Water At Florence + The Machine’s Show [REVIEW]

I don’t think that anyone can question that Florence Welch has tremendous pipes and could probably break the stained-glass windows...

Apr 26, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: Barack Obama, “Rack City,” and Reality Mania

In The Mixtape: Barack Obama, “Rack City,” and Reality Mania

What’s up COED Nation! I’m back! Sorry I have been gone for a hot minute. I am still cooling down...

Apr 6, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: Guns and Roses HOF, The Return of Kanye, and Slaughterhouse

In The Mixtape: Guns and Roses HOF, The Return of Kanye, and Slaughterhouse

What’s up COED Nation! This is my pre-Coachella version of “In the Mixtape.” That’s right, that’s right. Your boy Al...

Mar 29, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: Winter Music Conference, Aerosmith, Jack White’s Solo Gig

In The Mixtape: Winter Music Conference, Aerosmith, Jack White’s Solo Gig

What’s up COED nation! I hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. I know we did. Austin, Texas got ripped...

Mar 18, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: The Boss, Southern Madness, The Pauly D Project

In The Mixtape: The Boss, Southern Madness, The Pauly D Project

What’s up COED Nation?! Are you feeling the Madness? I LOVE this time of year. Nothing beats the excitement and...

Mar 10, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: The Notorious MC, Team Christina, Festival Updates [VIDEO]

In The Mixtape: The Notorious MC, Team Christina, Festival Updates [VIDEO]

What’s good COED Nation? Yesterday, March 9th, isalways a semi-difficult day for me. March 9th is the anniversary of the...

Feb 26, 2012News
In The Mixtape: Fallon’s Pearl Jam Linsanity, DMX’s Return, Diddy’s Dunk Assist [VIDEOS]

In The Mixtape: Fallon’s Pearl Jam Linsanity, DMX’s Return, Diddy’s Dunk Assist [VIDEOS]

Last week, Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" edged out Foo Fighters' "Rope" and Grouplove's "Spun" to win top Song of the Week honors. In this week's Mixtape, we take a look at Chris Brown & Rihanna's controversial collabos, DMX's return, Jimmy Fallon's spoof of Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", Lil Wayne's signing of Limp Bizkit, and tracks from Alabama Shakes and Sharon Van Etten. Click through to read, listen, and vote.

Feb 19, 2012Music
In the Mixtape: Bonnaroo Lineup, Chris Brown’s Pick Up Line, Green Day’s New Album

In the Mixtape: Bonnaroo Lineup, Chris Brown’s Pick Up Line, Green Day’s New Album

Blue by First Aid Kit, It's So Hard by Big Pun, Hol' Up by Kendrick Lamar TIED for top song of the week honors in our last edition of "In the Mixtape". This week's release features tracks from the late great Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, Grouplove, and Broken Social Scene. Music Man Al Jones takes a look at the Bonnaroo lineup, DMB's upcoming tour, Green Day's upcoming album, and the ridiculousness that is Chris Brown. Click to read more and to vote for your favorite song!

Feb 13, 2012Music
Did Whitney Houston Have The Greatest Voice of All? [POLL]

Did Whitney Houston Have The Greatest Voice of All? [POLL]

I will always love Whitney Houston. That voice, ooh that sweet, strong, melodic, unparalleled, majestic voice. Whitney Houston had the...

Feb 12, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: RIP Whitney Houston, S’Cowell’s X-Employees, Converse Kicks It

In The Mixtape: RIP Whitney Houston, S’Cowell’s X-Employees, Converse Kicks It

Last week, Fiona Apple edged out Ellie Goulding to take Top Song of the Week honors. This week, we feature tracks from First Aid Kit, Sharon Van Etten, Kendrick Lamar, Big Pun, and Electric Guest along with a look back at the passing of Whitney Houston, Simon Cowell's cuts, and a peek ahead at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Click to get in the mixtape.

Feb 3, 2012Music
In the Mixtape: RIP Don Cornelius, Fiona Apple’s Back, Grammys Are Comin’ [VIDEOS]

In the Mixtape: RIP Don Cornelius, Fiona Apple’s Back, Grammys Are Comin’ [VIDEOS]

COED Nation, what’s good in your world? Welcome to another edition of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week. Hope you...

Jan 25, 2012Music
In The Mixtape: Seal’s Split, The Boss’s Ball, and Gold Guns Girls

In The Mixtape: Seal’s Split, The Boss’s Ball, and Gold Guns Girls

Last week, Big Sean beat out Lana Del Rey as the top vote getter for your favorite song of the week. In this week's edition of In the Mixtape, we give you stuff you might've missed, top songs from Metric, M83, Gotye, The Shins, and Grand Puba, and a look ahead at upcoming events in the world of music. Click to read, listen, and vote.

Jan 19, 2012TV
Lana Del Rey on SNL, Blue Ivy’s No B*tch, Idol & The Boss [THIS WEEK IN MUSIC]

Lana Del Rey on SNL, Blue Ivy’s No B*tch, Idol & The Boss [THIS WEEK IN MUSIC]

This Week In Music, we preview some songs by Big Sean, Atlas Genius, Fun, Lana Del Rey, and Common. We've also added two new features: one that takes a look at some of the most important music news you may have missed; the other that looks forward at some upcoming music hotness. As always, don't forget to vote for your favorite Song of the Week in our poll at the bottom.

Jan 10, 2012Music
Calvin Feels Close, GroupLove’s Tongue Tied, The Decemberists Fight [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Calvin Feels Close, GroupLove’s Tongue Tied, The Decemberists Fight [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

COED Nation what is good in the hood? Happy New Year! I hope you guys enjoyed my first year with...

Dec 19, 2011News
The Top 30 Songs of 2011 [VIDEOS]

The Top 30 Songs of 2011 [VIDEOS]

2011 was a great year for music. Multiple genres - from indie rock to rap to pop to country - all had huge years. We saw the emergence of brand new power players (Adele, LMFAO), consistency from the staples (Kayne West, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Foo Fighters), solid debuts from important breakthrough artists, (Foster the People, Frank Ocean) and quality sophomore releases from breaking stars (Bon Iver, Drake). We got introduced to Spotify and the cloud. Music even brought an influx of reality TV shows all geared towards finding the next best thing in music (X-Factor, The Voice, American Idol). Click through to see Al Jones' Top 30 Songs of 2011.

Dec 7, 2011News
Avicii Fades, Flo Rida’s Feelin’ Good, Wilco’s Whole Love [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Avicii Fades, Flo Rida’s Feelin’ Good, Wilco’s Whole Love [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Chiddy Bang's "Ray Charles" won top honors in our last SOTW poll, beating out Chris Brown's "All Back". Beating might not be the best choice of words when "Chris Brown" is in the same sentence. Anyway, this week's nominations include jams from Avicii, Flo Rida, Wilco, Bon Iver, and The Band Perry. What? Country? We know, it's scary. Check out which tracks made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump-off.

Nov 23, 2011News
Janelle Monae’s Wondaland, Chris Brown’s Back, Chiddy Bang’s Ray Charles [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Janelle Monae’s Wondaland, Chris Brown’s Back, Chiddy Bang’s Ray Charles [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, we had a tie between And It Spread by The Avett Brothers and Drake's Crew Love. Just goes to show how diverse our listening palate's are at COED. In this week's edition of Al Jones' SOTW, we feature tracks from Janelle Monae, Wild Flag, Chris Brown, Chiddy Bang, and Blitzen Trapper. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!

Nov 19, 2011News
Drake Takes Care, Good Husbands Are In Bloom, Avett Bros Spread It On [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Drake Takes Care, Good Husbands Are In Bloom, Avett Bros Spread It On [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Apparently, you guys "Love Lamp", the joint by Red, Gold, & Green because they crushed the competition in last week's SOTW poll. This week, we try to make you forget about Occupy Wall Street and Ped State with tracks from Drake, Mumford and Sons, David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, The Avett Brothers, and the Good Husbands. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump! Jump!

Nov 9, 2011Music
R.E.M. Belongs, RDGLDGRN Loves Lamp, Freaks & Geeks [Songs of the Week]

R.E.M. Belongs, RDGLDGRN Loves Lamp, Freaks & Geeks [Songs of the Week]

Last week, Passion Pit's "Swimming in the Flood" bested the competition with more than 60% of the total vote. However, today, we're mourning the loss of Heavy D who died at the young age of 44. While we don't feature any of his music in this edition of Songs of the Week, we do shine the spotlight on tracks from REM, Red Gold & Green, Childish Gambino, The Black Keys, and Florence + the Machin. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump.

Nov 3, 2011Music
Passion Pit’s Flood, Nicki Minaj’s Super (B)ass, Ghostface Killah’s Onederful [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Passion Pit’s Flood, Nicki Minaj’s Super (B)ass, Ghostface Killah’s Onederful [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Who's ready for a fresh new round of Songs of the Week? Last week, we saw T.I. watch the throne with Hova and 'Ye with his remix of "N****s In Paris." We need a new king though, so that's why we need you to vote! This week, we got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Tupac favorite Bruce Hornsby, James Morrison, Ghostface Killah, and Passion Pit. Check out which songs made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump!

Oct 27, 2011News
Rihanna Found Love, Kanye & Jay-Z In Paris, Metric’s Alive [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Rihanna Found Love, Kanye & Jay-Z In Paris, Metric’s Alive [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

We're about to enter the fourth quarter for music and should be seeing a lot new releases coming out soon. Coldplay, Drake, Florence + the Machine, and Rihanna are all releasing some new cuts, some of which have been included on a very hot Songs of the Week. Last week, Pretty Lights really got it going with their song "Finally Moving". This week, we feature songs by Rihanna, Phantogram, Coldplay, Kanye, Hova, TI, and Metric. Check out which ones made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump! Get involved. Every vote counts.

Oct 12, 2011News
I Need Some Pretty Lights, Feisty Sleigh Bells Never Go There  [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

I Need Some Pretty Lights, Feisty Sleigh Bells Never Go There [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

What's good COED Nation!? Are you ready for some footba- oh right. Sorry, Hank Williams Jr. Well, how about some basketba- oh right. Sorry, NBA fans. Don't get too down, though folks because this edition of Songs of the Week is a real winner. Last week, you showed that you had an itch to 'Move Like Jagger,' but it's time to add a new king to the throne. This time we have songs by Aloe Blacc, Pretty Lights, Feist, Sleigh Bells, and James Blake - check out which ones made the cut and then vote for your favorite after the jump!

Oct 5, 2011News
T-Pain’s Drinkin’, Radiohead’s Mornin’, Maroon 5’s Movin’, OneRepublic’s Livin’ [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

T-Pain’s Drinkin’, Radiohead’s Mornin’, Maroon 5’s Movin’, OneRepublic’s Livin’ [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, J. Cole's "Mr. Nice Watch" featuring Jay-Z CRUSHED the competition in our poll, snatching away 86% of the total vote. This week's edition features tracks from Radiohead, Tinie Tempah, One Republic, Maroon 5, and T-Pain - HOLLA ATCHA BOY! Check out the mega-gigawatts after the jump, son! (And don't forget to vote for your favorite joint in our poll at the bottom).

Sep 29, 2011Music
J. Cole’s Watch, Mayer’s Walk, Foster The People Don’t Stop [Songs of the Week]

J. Cole’s Watch, Mayer’s Walk, Foster The People Don’t Stop [Songs of the Week]

Empire of the Sun took control of your music world last week with their song "Walking on a Dream." This week's Songs of the Week features tracks from Radical Face, St. Vincent, Foster the People, J. Cole, and Mayer Hawthorne. Check out which joints made the cut and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite after the jump!

Sep 21, 2011News
Empire of the Sun, Young The Giant, and Cults Tear Up ACL [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Empire of the Sun, Young The Giant, and Cults Tear Up ACL [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, Beyonce's "Love on Top" topped Florence + The Machine's Hurricane and The Game's Nation. This week's edition of SOTW features tracks from artists who played this year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) festival - Coldplay, Empire of the Sun, Cults, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Young the Giant. Take a listen then vote for your favorite in our poll after the jump.

Sep 14, 2011News
Lil Wayne Nation Gets Hurricane Drunk, Beyonce On Top W/o Usher [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Lil Wayne Nation Gets Hurricane Drunk, Beyonce On Top W/o Usher [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Lady Gaga stole the show last week away from Little Dragon with her song "You and I." This week's Songs of the Week feature tracks from Florence + the Machine, the Game, David Guetta, Beyonce, and Mark Ronson. Check out which songs made the cut, then vote for your favorite after the jump!

Sep 7, 2011Music
Little Dragon, Drake, Lady Gaga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Little Dragon, Drake, Lady Gaga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Bad Meets Evil burned up the competition with "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars. This week's contenders are Drake, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lady Gaga, and Little Dragon. Check out which joints made the list, then vote on your favorite after the jump.

Aug 24, 2011News
Lighting Up w/ BME & Bruno Mars, Coldplay’s Math Malfunction, Gorillaz’s Dirty Harry [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Lighting Up w/ BME & Bruno Mars, Coldplay’s Math Malfunction, Gorillaz’s Dirty Harry [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!

Aug 22, 2011News
10 Music Videos That Should’ve Been Nominated For An MTV VMA

10 Music Videos That Should’ve Been Nominated For An MTV VMA

In the 80s and early 90s, MTV served as the launchpad for burgeoning artists who broke onto the scene with eye catching videos that were more than just promos - they were mesmerizing movie shorts. But, as the network ushered in original programming dominated by reality shows and teen dramas, music videos took a backseat. Luckily, we still have the Video Music Awards, an event filled with unpredictability, shock value, and raw live music. Today, we look at some of the biggest omissions from this year's nominations. Check out our list then vote for the vids that shoulda got a nod after the jump.

Aug 18, 2011News
Lil Wayne Apologizes, RHCP’s Return, Common’s Ghetto Dreams Feature Nas [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Lil Wayne Apologizes, RHCP’s Return, Common’s Ghetto Dreams Feature Nas [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!

Aug 10, 2011News
Throne Watching with Otis, Forgetting the Toni’s, Ducking Narc’s [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Throne Watching with Otis, Forgetting the Toni’s, Ducking Narc’s [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, 53% of you felt that "Promises, Promises" by Incubus was your favorite track. This week, we check out Raphael Saadiq, SBTRKT, Kanye / Jay-Z, Pusha T, and Interpol. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.

Aug 4, 2011News
Raekwon’s Rich and Black, Andre 3000’s Rosy, Incubus Promises [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Raekwon’s Rich and Black, Andre 3000’s Rosy, Incubus Promises [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.

Jul 27, 2011News
In Memory Of Amy Winehouse [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

In Memory Of Amy Winehouse [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.

Jul 22, 2011News
The 20 Best Fight Songs of All Time [VIDEOS, POLL]

The 20 Best Fight Songs of All Time [VIDEOS, POLL]

There's no better energizer than music. It has the ability to take us to places we didn't even know we could reach. It's emotional, enticing, motivational, electrifying, and infuriating. When athletes are about to engage in competition, they often use music as a source of inspiration to pump them up before entering combat. The next time you faced with a seemingly impossible challenge or need a good soundtrack for your own @ss-whooping, we've got a list of 20 fight songs that will help get you in the mood for mayhem. Check 'em out then vote for the best in our poll after the jump.

Jul 20, 2011News
Kid Cudi’s Mojo, tUnE-yArDs’ Bizness, My Boo Ain’t You [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Kid Cudi’s Mojo, tUnE-yArDs’ Bizness, My Boo Ain’t You [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!

Jul 13, 2011News
Buggin’ Out, Cocker’s Wonder Years, Nelly’s Hot Sh*t, Big Sean’s Last [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Buggin’ Out, Cocker’s Wonder Years, Nelly’s Hot Sh*t, Big Sean’s Last [SONGS OF THE WEEK]

Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!