Occur's Favorite Music of 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music U2 invaded our iTunes, everything came up butts and Taylor Swift became the first musician since ... herself to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week. Underneath the publicity stunts and sonic 180s (not just the Sonic Highways), 2014 provided some memorable surprises musically. Dig in and see what we dug this year.   Album image courtesy Republic   FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End In... READ MORE

In Defense of Lana Del Rey

Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music “I’ve been a lot of different people, I guess,” controversial chanteuse Lana Del Rey recently told The Fader. Haven’t we all? It’s just that the artist formerly known as Lizzy Grant (and May Jailer) has transmogrified in the public eye, while most of us have the luxury of changing in private. It’s Del Rey’s perceived desire to emerge and reemerge from her jewel-encrusted chrysalis for all to see that’s been a point of contention with the blogeratti.... READ MORE