The new site update is up! Back in October , the annual CMJ Music Marathon just didn't happen , then the website went stagnant as of December 6, , and a week or so later, two former full-time employees of Abaculi Media, CMJ's parent company, alleging that they had not been paid since the fall of Now, the word on the street that the last CMJ employee has left the building, so what's next? That stinks. Back in high school and college, I always looked forward to the CDs included in the magazines. I found a lot of fun stuff that way. It's where I first heard Elliott Smith, for one. Off to read the links now. Having a subscription to CMJ magazine from to around is how young pianoblack the music nerd became young pianoblack the insufferable music nerd. Holy cow, it was still around?
Standing out as a shining example is Virgin Megastores, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its breakthrough programs, such as the Virgin Recommends compilations, not only help artists, but also help the stores advertise the great music it offers consumers every day. Bill Gates, of course. Orange is a beaming return to the bright, jangley pop these Aussies seem to have perfected. Their latest, Bright Yellow, Bright. Subscription offices: W.
CMJ Holdings Corp. The magazine moved to an online only format and was released weekly as a digital PDF magazine until it folded in The issue featured The White Stripes on the cover in a photograph captured by art director Drew Goren; the magazine named the band's release, Elephant album , its Album of the Year. A second festival, the CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest, took place in Cleveland in and ; in April , organizers canceled the event, citing strains on financial and staffing resources. CMJ New Music Monthly was a monthly music magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features published from  to
When XTC released in Nonsuch Geffen in , it was already a veteran band raging against a younger alternative tidal wave. Still, its stinging, satirical songs like "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" helped secure the band's position as masters of intricate pop the album peaked at 3 on CMJ's Radio top Due in large part to a bitter legal battle with its former U. Partridge describes Apple Venus as an "orchustic" record, as it is built almost exclusively on acoustic instruments with symphonic backing. As a long-time fan, Burgess is excited and flattered to work with the band, but he is not blind to the obstacles ahead. But Burgess is also encouraged by the overall quality of the album.