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Popdose Roundtable: Saving the Media in a Post-Fact World

What happens to the media in a “post-fact” era? Can we discern truth from propaganda? Has Russia simply hacked American journalism, in...

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Popdose Roundtable: HBO Cancels “Vinyl”

Popdose's staff discusses the failure of HBO's "Vinyl."...

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Popdose Music Roundtable: July 2014

This time out, the staff sorta slips down the Grohl hole and Don Henley may be a p****....

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Popdose Music Roundtable: June 2014

This article can be summed up in one quote: "I will pay someone to shoot you, Walsh."...

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Popdose Music Roundtable: April 2014

It’s the Popdose Music Roundtable for April 2014 — wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the...

Chris Stamey

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Popdose Music Roundtable: March 2014

It's the Popdose Music Roundtable for March 2014 -- wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the...

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Popdose Music Roundtable: February 2014

It's the Popdose Music Roundtable for February 2014 -- wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the...

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Popdose Music Roundtable: January 2014

It's the Popdose Music Roundtable for January 2014 -- wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the...

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Popdose Roundtable: Rush, “Vapor Trails Remixed”

The band Rush finally has Vapor Trails, a poster-child for too-loud modern mixes, spruced up. Was it worth it?...

Ben Affleck

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Popdose Roundtable: Ben Affleck as Batman?

Following yesterday’s surprise casting announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman film, it took all of...

Sugar Ray

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Popdose Roundtable: Set Sail on the Seas of Bad Music!

Want to relive the world of mediocre '90s alternative rock? No? What if you could do so on a boat?!...

Queensrÿche

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Popdose Roundtable: Queensrÿche and Geoff Tate Split

The Popdose staff weighs in on the departure of vocalist Geoff Tate from venerable progressive metal band Queensrÿche....

White noise

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How Tech Has Changed the Way We Listen: Ownership

The increased portability of music is, in the end, all about a shift in power....

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How Tech Has Changed the Way We Listen: Vinyl Heart

Vinyl is the beginning. Sure, wax cylinders came before, but the true concept of the album is a vinyl joint....

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How Tech Has Changed the Way We Listen: Progress

The digital revolution has been the music equivalent of sequencing the human genome....

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Popdose Roundtable: Movies Ruined by Their Own Marketing

Flops you can blame on the jerks in marketing...

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Popdose Roundtable: Broken Axl

Axl Rose sent a (no) thank you card to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Popdose staff couldn't help but analyze it....

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Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

A rollicking Popdose Roundtable that explains why you've been listening to Rumours in the wrong order, among other things....

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SMiLE-ology: Inside The Beach Boys’ SMiLE Sessions

Literally almost fifty years in the making, last week saw the release of The SMiLE Sessions, a boxed set of material from the Beach Boys...

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Popdose Roundtable: The Sad, Strange Saga of J.D. Fortune Continues

via Spinner: INXS singer J.D. Fortune has been kicked out of the band for the second time in under four years. Fortune replaced original...

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Who’s More Evil: The Doors Or The Eagles?

On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like these two bands have a lot in common, but look beyond that: These mainstays of classic rock radio...

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Popdose Roundtable: Does Music Need to Get Political Again?

There's a noted lack of political commentary in modern pop music. Is that such a bad thing?...

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Popdose Roundtable: “Chaos Cinema” and Today’s Crappy Action Movies

We love action. We'd love it more if it didn't leave us feeling queasy and confused....

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Popdose Roundtable: Over-merchandised Artists

From chicken to coffee and Jimmy Buffett to Ryan Tedder, the Popdose staff recounts those musicians whose merchandising presences are...

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Popdose Roundtable: Ticketmaster Joins Forces with Facebook

From Mashable: Ticketmaster, the event ticketing property of Live Nation, is enhancing its interactive seat maps so that ticket buyers and...

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Popdose Roundtable: A Musical “Ghost” Haunts Broadway

There was no immediate warning about whether audience members in the first five rows might be spattered with stray bits of clay, but on...

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Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Had To Warm Up To

In conjunction with Chris Holmes' fantastic Friday Mixtape, here are more Popdose musical turning points....

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Popdose Roundtable: When Rock Stars Aren’t “Rock Stars” Anymore

Rock stars? Grace and dignity?! Bwaahhh haaahhh haaahhh! (Here are a few reasons why not, provided by the Popdose Roundtable.)...

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Popdose Roundtable: Penultimate Songs

We're such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs....

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Popdose Roundtable: Sondheim vs. the New “Porgy and Bess”

Bob Cashill: He loves the original Gershwin production, but — as he makes clear here — is less than thrilled with a revised...