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American Music Awards 2014: Watch Lorde, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and more

Lorde performs at the 2014 American Music Awards. Photo by Kevin Winter Getty Images.

The 2014 American Music Awards managed to bring some impressive performances from Lorde, Sam Smith and more.



Flying Lotus’ unlikely path to stardom: How his experimental sound caught on with larger audiences

Flying Lotus performs at SXSW on March 15, 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Flying Lotus’ music is hardly accessible, yet he’s found success in an industry that typically favors artists with mainstream appeal. How did Flying Lotus defy the pop music industry to become a welcome face in large venues, festivals, video games and on TV?



Ariel Pink “pom pom” review: weird, wonderful and divisive

Ariel Pink's wonderfully weird "pom pom" is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year's best and worst of lists.

Ariel Pink’s wonderfully weird “pom pom” is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year’s best and worst of lists.



One Direction: Our gut reaction to every song on “Four”

One Direction and 5SOS @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

The new One Direction album, “Four,” came out today, effectively changing the lives of teen girls across the world. We listened to it. Here’s what happened.



The Elliott Smith you might not know

In his new movie, "Heaven Adores You," Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith's life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter's darker final years. What he reveals of Smith's unsung days might be a surprise to fans.

In his new movie, “Heaven Adores You,” Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith’s life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter’s darker final years. What he reveals of Smith’s unsung days might be a surprise to fans.



Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: “We considered if we were ready to hang things up”

Ahead of the band's show at 1stBank Center on Nov. 19, Judas Priest's Rob Halford talks to Reverb about the new album, nearly hanging things up and its breath of new life.

Ahead of the band’s show at 1stBank Center on Nov. 19, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford talks to Reverb about the new album, nearly hanging things up and its breath of new life.



15 songs to listen to on Spotify that aren’t Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift @ Pepsi Center

Who needs Taylor Swift on Spotify? Listen to these 15 songs instead.



Denver hip-hop artists react to election results

Wheelchair Sports Camp performs at Lost Lake Lounge on March 9, 2014. Photo by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

Jonny 5 of Flobots, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp and more Denver hip-hop artists react to the 2014 elections.



Election Day playlist: 10 songs about voting, democracy and the end of political ads

Outkast performs during the Mad Decent Block Party at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on August 22, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

It’s Election Day in Colorado, meaning you’ve probably already mailed in your ballot (hopefully) and, more importantly, the constant assault of political attack ads (on YouTube, Hulu, TV, Spotify) are over! To celebrate, we made a playlist, because that’s what we do.



Halloween playlist: 10 songs that are actually good and actually scary

GWAR played a sold out show at the Summit Music Hall on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com

Use our Halloween playlist and impress your friends with some music that’s unexpected, and as good as it is scary.