Author: Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes joined the Popdose writing staff only after enduring a humiliating series of hazing rituals. One day he'll write a tell-all book, and then they'll all pay. Until then, you can also catch him at his regular home, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, or you can follow him on Twitter.

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Dengue Fever, “Cannibal Courtship”

With their alluring blend of vintage Cambodian pop and surf rock, Dengue Fever's latest release, Cannibal Courthship, earns praise from...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 4/8/11 (Old School Metal)

Chris Holmes offers up this week's Popdose mixtape, featuring some of his favorite old-school heavy metal tracks of all-time. Raise those...

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Music, The Cassingle Vault

The Cassingle Vault: Queensrÿche, “I Don’t Believe in Love”

Chris Holmes steps into the Cassingle Vault to look at an offering from prog metal stalwarts Queensrÿche – 1988's "I Don't Believe In...

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Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Brian May

Chris Holmes reviews some of the most notable musical guest appearances by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/4/11 (Five-Star Jazz)

This week's Popdose mixtape, presented by Chris Holmes, offers up 20 of the greatest jazz songs ever recorded....

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Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Just Another Day in Paradise

Chris Holmes examines a buried treasure from the golden age of soft rock - Bertie Higgins' 1982 solo debut Just Another Day in Paradise....

Megadeth

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part Two

Chris Holmes offers the second part of his overview of thrash-metal legend Megadeth's discography, covering 1997's Cryptic Writings through...

Megadeth

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part One

Chris Holmes offers the first part of his overview of thrash metal legends Megadeth's discography, covering their first ten years and seven...

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Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Blind Melon

Chris Holmes delves into Blind Melon's 1992 debut album to see if there are any other nuggets past the hit single, "No Rain."...

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Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Greetings From Timbuk3

Chris Holmes travels back to 1986, a time when one-hit wonder Timbuk3's future was so bright they indeed had to wear shades....

Be Bop Deluxe

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Be Bop Deluxe

Chris Holmes provides an overview of '70s rock band Be Bop Deluxe. Led by guitarist extraordinaire Bill Nelson, Be Bop Deluxe produced...

Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs

Chris Holmes looks at the debut album from one-hit wonder Carl Douglas to decide if he has more to offer than "Kung Fu Fighting."...

Wall of Voodoo

Music, Popdose Guides

Wall of Voodoo: An Appreciation

The pop music landscape is littered with bands whose time in the limelight was cruelly short. And let’s be honest, most of them...