Monday, November 21, 2011

NEW IN MUSIC: Taylor Swift and Adele win, Florence and Feist are bizarre

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

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First there was the Amazon Cloud Player. Then Apple launched its iCloud. The latest cloud service to hit the market is Google Music, a combination streaming, download and social media service that stores up to 20,000 songs for free.

Taylor Swift and Adele were the big winners at last night’s American Music Awards. Swift won artist of the year, favorite female country artist and favorite country album. Adele (who was absent because she’s recovering from her recent throat surgery) won favorite pop/rock female artist, adult contemporary artist and favorite pop/rock album. (NYT)

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer. (MSNBC)

Some X Factor UK viewers are not happy with the shoes Rihanna performed in on Sunday night. And France has banned her "We Found Love" video from being played before 10 pm. (MTV)

Debuts

Florence the Machine released its sophomore album Ceremonials in late October/early November. The weird video for the album’s third single “No Light, No Light” debuted on Friday.

Feist’s video for “How Come You Never Go There” features the singer with really, really long hair.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold asked Mumford & Sons to write some music for her upcoming adaptation of Wuthering Heights. The band doesn’t have plans to officially release “The Enemy” yet, but they did release this clip on YouTube last week:

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