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The Popdose Guide to Chicago

Taken together Chicago's catalog is fascinating, frustrating, brilliant and awful all at once. Read on and judge for yourself....

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The Popdose Guide to the Melvins

Dave Steed takes the long journey through the odd career of the legendary Melvins. ...

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The Popdose Guide to New Edition

A comprehensive look at the careers of the members of one of the most influential R&B acts of all time....

The Popdose Guide to The Beach Boys

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The Popdose Guide to the Beach Boys

A look at the songs and the story behind 50 years of the Beach Boys, American's greatest pop band....

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The Popdose Guide to Babyface

Exploring the whip appeal of one of the most prolific hitmakers of the '80s....

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The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 3

Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel conclude their look at Madonna's career by discussing the odds and ends of her discography and...

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The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 2

Join Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel as they continue their look at Her Madgesty's illustrious career....

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The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 1

In celebration of Madonna's 53rd birthday, Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel take a look back at her incredible -- and controversial...

They Might Be Giants

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The Popdose Guide to They Might Be Giants

To celebrate TMBG's new album, out this week, Mark Feldman looks back at the duo's long, eclectic career....

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The Popdose Guide to Journey

Adored by their fans and scorned by critics, Journey never attempted to be more than they are: a rock band out to entertain you. As they...

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The Popdose Guide to Papas Fritas

The Boston-area band released only three albums before breaking up in 2000, but have reunited for a series of shows in Europe. Robert Cass...

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The Popdose Guide to Duran Duran

With a new Mark Ronson-produced album about to hit shelves, Popdose puts Duran Duran under the microscope to examine their strange,...

Megadeth

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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

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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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The Popdose Guide to Raphael Saadiq

In anticipation of Raphael Saadiq's new album, Mike Heyliger celebrates the career of one of R&B's most captivating -- and often overlooked...

Be Bop Deluxe

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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...

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The Popdose Guide to Ice Cube

With Ice Cube's new album hitting stores today, we look back at the musical life and times of a hip-hop legend....

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The Popdose Guide to Buckethead, Part Four

Just like when I did the Popdose Guide to Prince I’m a little sad to see it come to an end but I certainly won’t need to hear...

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The Popdose Guide to Buckethead, Part Three

We’ve moved on to part 3 of the Popdose Guide to Buckethead. Parts 1 and 2 consisted of his solo works while parts 3 and 4 are going...

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The Popdose Guide to Buckethead, Part Two

In part one we took a gander at the first 13 Buckethead “solo” albums. We’ll close out with the final 15 before moving on...

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The Popdose Guide to Buckethead, Part One

Call me crazy, but I kind of liked the thought of a Popdose guide to Buckethead. Crazy of course because if you told me the guy recorded a...

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The Popdose Guide to Devo

Are they not the subject of our latest career-encompassing guide, complete with mp3s? They are Devo!...

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Four

On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Mike Heyliger concludes his four-part guide to Jackson's music....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Three

Mike Heyliger's tribute to the King of Pop moves into the Jackson 5's post-Motown era -- and some of their greatest success....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Two

Mike Heyliger continues his guide to Michael Jackson's discography with a look at the King of Pop's early solo years....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part One

On the eve of the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Mike Heyliger begins his look back at the King of Pop's discography....

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The Popdose Guide to Donnie Iris and the Cruisers: It’s a Rough World

For most people, the story of Donnie Iris begins and ends with his feelings for a girl named Leah. D.X. Ferris aims to change that....

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The Popdose Guide to the Steve Miller Band, Part 2

Steve Miller slowed down in the '80s, and the hits did too -- but he didn't stop making music, as Rob Hoffman recalls in the conclusion to...

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The Popdose Guide to the Steve Miller Band, Part 1

Before he started fooling around with pompati, Steve Miller was Stevie "Guitar" Miller -- and Rob Hoffman says he's more than just a...

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The Popdose Guide to Prince, Part Three

Dave Steed's jaw-droppingly comprehensive look at Prince's discography reaches its bittersweet conclusion this week, with a trip back...