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Mope Like Me: One Final Mix Tape

This will be the last Mope Like Me column. In truth, I didn’t think I would be saying this, at least not this soon after launching...

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Mope Like Me: Tears for Fears, “Me and My Big Ideas”

Raoul and the Kings of Spain is the most maligned album in Tears for Fears’ catalog…and I totally get that. It is completely...

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Mope Like Me: Everything but the Girl, “Two Star”

I’ve always had good insight into other people’s relationships. I could figure out their friction points in seconds. I knew the...

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Mope Like Me: Grant Lee Buffalo, “Happiness”

“Never mind me, ’cause I’ve been dead Out of my body, been out of my head…” Grant Lee Phillips, you have my...

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Mope Like Me: Helen Stellar, “io (This Time Around)”

(With apologies to Ted, as there are no sob stories about failed relationships this week.) Let it not be said that Cameron Crowe’s...

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Mope Like Me: Divine Comedy, “The Certainty of Chance”

“A butterfly flies through the forest rain And turns the wind into a hurricane…” I was playing this song at work once,...

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Mope Like Me: PhD, “I Won’t Let You Down”

I will not rest until Simply Red covers this song. For someone who has gotten almost as cover-friendly in his autumn years as UB40,...

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Mope Like Me: Keane, “Atlantic”

“I dooooooon’t wanna be old, and sleep alone / An empty house is not a home.” The back half of that line is pure cliche,...

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Mope Like Me: Duran Duran, “Save a Prayer” (Best Remix Ever)

Yep, another Duran Duran post from Popdose’s resident DD fanboy (or Durannie, as we were once called). Between this, my White Label...

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Mope Like Me: Teenage Fanclub, “Alcoholiday”

My girlfriend Kim (a.k.a. College Ex #2) hated this song from the start. I can’t say I blame her, really. Not because the song is bad...

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Mope Like Me: The Waltons, “Heels Upon My Head”

Pull out the headphones for this one, kids. Otherwise, you laptop toters will hear nothing until the 19-second mark. I wonder if a label...

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Mope Like Me: George Michael, “Cowboys and Angels”

The public, by and large, did not respond well to George Michael’s first attempt at career suicide — he’s since found...

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Mope Like Me: Kate Bush, “Never Be Mine”

Kate Bush’s watershed moment is and always will be 1985’s Hounds of Love, and rightly so, but this week we focus on a song from...

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Mope Like Me: Julian Lennon, “Angillette”

Let us take a quick trip back to the land of Cutouts Gone Wild! and unearth a song that was heard by roughly 17 people upon its release in...

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Mope Like Me: ‘Til Tuesday, “David Denies”

Welcome to the latest Popdose column to address our overall lack of self-esteem, Mope Like Me. White Label Wednesday fans, fear not —...