An erstwhile hobby spells success for this Parisian duo
And help some peeps out, too.
Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (Warner Bros.)
New Wave (Sire)
Bloc Party weaves dystopian nightmares on wax
Derek Trucks takes on the world
2006 Year-End Music Wrap-Up
Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.
West Palm Beach gets a Soulfull of big names.
Actual Fucking (Automation)
The Secret Life of the Veronicas (Sire)
Willie Nelson goes gay (for a song).
The Soweto Gospel Choir takes gospel back to the Motherland
Pass the Paxil
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long
We Have Sound (Star Time International)
The Shout Out Louds speak the universal language of pop
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
You Could Have It So Much Better (Sony)
Franz Ferdinand's hometown has a surprisingly rich musical legacy -- and we ain't talkin' bagpipes.
Shiny Toy Guns
By making beautiful music, Keith Michaud arms himself against adversity
If I were to say to you, "Jim Morrison ain't dead"
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records
White People (Atlantic)
The Killers move forward into the past
Franz Ferdinand (Domino)