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Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across...

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Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new...

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Popdose Prime: Three New Christmas Tracks to Add to Your Holiday Playlist

‘Tis the season, ya’ll! Seriously, where has this year gone? As 2017 comes to a close, I’m thinking back on all of the...

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A Fan's Notes, Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...

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Listmania: What Are Your Ten Favorite Pop/Rock Instrumentals?

Did your favorites make the cut?...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2017: 10 Albums for the Buy Curious

In the age of streaming, does anyone still care about someone else’s top albums list when every album in the known universe is at...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2017: Justin Vellucci’s Top Ten

Yeah, yeah, putting the final nail in the coffin of 2017 is a little premature, seeing as there’s still more than 30 days left in the...

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Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

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The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Year-End Best-Of Lists

Dw. Dunphy’s Year-End Clearance Sale!

It's the best (and some not-so-best) of 2016, a year when we really needed it....

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2016: An Aging Hipster’s Top Albums, EPs and Reissues

Year end album round-ups are no longer a consensus of the nation’s listening experience. We live in a hyper fragmented world —...

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Listmania: 10 Sexy Songs to Wash That Trump Right Out of Your Ears

I was working on this post, a celebration of the best new songs in the Fall of 2016, long before the latest Trump tape surfaced; but...

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Popdose’s Ridiculously Late Summer-of-2016 Music Roundup

Before we review a bunch of stellar new records, let’s have a quick recap of the year: fireworks, hangover, Bowie dies. Frey dies....

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Popdose 2015: 20 Music Trends That Probably Weren’t Actually Trends

After running down the best 2015 albums from classic rockers and taking a look at the rock/pop and country/rootsrecords you don’t want to...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries, Year-End Best-Of Lists

The Vinyl Diaries: 2015—Death, Ignominy and Necessary Voices

Rob Smith reviews sounds that sustained him in 2015, in his new "Vinyl Diaries."...

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Popdose 2015: The Worst Box Office Predictions of the Year

Sometimes I wonder, “Why doesn’t Hollywood call to ask my opinion about what kinds of movies they should be releasing? Surely I have...

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Best of 2015: Another Fine Year!

So it’s the time of the season, when I get into that reflective mood and begin working my way backwards over the year’s music,...

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Best of 2015: An Unintentionally Retro-Heavy List of the Top Albums of the Year

Give 50 music writers a forum to tout their top 50 albums of the year and you’ll probably see 45 or so unique bands and...

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7 Albums You’d Never Expect Needed Parental Advisory Stickers

Oh no! Bad words!! Wash my eyes with bleach!!...

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5 Musicians Who Were Kicked In The Butt By Love

Here are five musicians who were kicked in the butt by love...or rather, three and one double-dipper....

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Popdose 2015: 10 Movies to Look Forward to That Aren’t “Star Wars”

As I’m sure you’re aware if you’re a watcher of movies, if you were to put together a pie chart measuring anticipation...

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Best of 2014: A Plentiful Year

Since I didn’t do this last year, I’m throwing my hat in with every one of the fine folks here at Popdose as 2014 was one of...

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Best of 2014: Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list...

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Best of 2014: The 2014 Music Notable Awards!

Yes, at WickedLocal.com I’ve already run down my picks for the year’s standout albums, my 2014 mixtape suggestions and my ratings for...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries, Year-End Best-Of Lists

The Vinyl Diaries: Favorite Music of 2014

Rob Smith explores some fine 2014 vinyl releases....

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Best of 2014: The Best Reissues You’ve Never Heard

There’s no shortage of scrape the vaults, lost demos saturated, resist the urge overkill, 10-pound, 20-disc, collector’s...

Muppet Family Christmas, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Star Wars Holiday Special: All worthy of reconsideration.

Popdose Lists, Television

Popdose Prime: The Top Five Almost Forgotten Holiday TV Specials

With “A Charlie Brown Christmas” having already made its first appearance of the season, and ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas”...

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Best of 2014: Dw. Dunphy’s Top Albums of the Year

Top Ten lists are inherently flawed in that they are based completely upon subjective opinion. So don't start complaining that I didn't...

Star Wars Episode VII is coming. What else do you need? (starwars.com photo)

Current Events, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 24 Current Reasons to Be Thankful in 2014

Sure, the government’s a mess, the environment is spiraling out of control and American cities are actually burning. But that...

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Popdose Prime: Five Current Top 40 Pop Songs I Actually Like, So Sue Me

I drive my daughter Jackie to school in the morning, and because I’m a swell dad, I let her select the radio station. Occasionally...