Top 10 Late-Night TV Talk Show Bombs

The landscape of late-night television talk shows is an ever-shifting one, and seems to have been in a near-constant state of flux since the legendary Johnny Carson retired in 1992. But even before then, the list of failed talk shows over the ...

The 9 Worst Legacies of ’90s Pop Culture

The good thing about pop culture trends is that most of them, while shitty, go away eventually. But some of them, like that nasty case of herpes you picked up your freshman year in college, never really vanish for good. They either ...

Top 10 Ben Folds Five Songs

If you had told me just three or four years ago that not only would I get to hear a new Ben Folds Five album — and a damn fine one to boot — but see them on tour, I would have ...

Top 15 Brian May Queen Songs

Over the course of Queen’s illustrious recording career, Brian May proved to not only be an outstanding guitarist but an incredibly talented and versatile songwriter. While the late Freddie Mercury was the focal point of the band during the band’s glorious ...

Top 10 Stone Temple Pilots Songs

Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland – no further information is available at this time.

With that tersely worded statement, released on February 27, it seems that the book has finally closed on the fulfilling but ...

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

Ahoy mateys! Got an extra $650 to $1,800 burning a hole in your pocket? Do you long to be stuck on a boat with a bunch of musicians at least a decade removed from any cultural relevance? Then you’re in luck! ...

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Although he may not have been quite as prolific a songwriter as Andy Partridge, XTC’s Colin Moulding penned some of the great songs of the New Wave era and beyond. It would be rather easy, in fact, to put together a few unofficial ...

The 15 Best Rush Songs Since the 1990s

Well, the moment is finally here. Rush are finally members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whatever beef I may have with the Hall and their selection process, I can admit that it’s nice to see the band receive ...

Shameless Nostalgia: Rise of the Celebrity Chef

In 1993, CNN co-founder Reese Schonfeld and Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen changed the way Americans relate to food. They took the cooking show and gave it its own network, much in the same way MTV gave music videos their own network ...

Shameless Nostalgia: SimTower

In 1994, I could boot up my family’s PC, wait around ten minutes for it to warm up and then delve into, of all things, a real estate development simulator that engrossed me for hours as I transformed a humble ...

Shameless Nostalgia: When Rock Was Dead

Rock is deader than dead

Shock is all in your head

Your sex and your dope is all that we’re fed

So fuck all your protests and put them to bed

Marilyn Manson, “Rock is Dead”, 1999

 

For one, ...

Shameless Nostalgia: Daria

Shhh… wait, what’s that? Do you hear that? It’s… it’s… yes! We’re finally here! The moment when cultural nostalgia for the 1980s is no longer really a thing!

Oh, okay, so that hasn’t really happened yet. Movie studios are still ...

Finding Weird in the 90s

I love weird pop culture. I’m not talking about “so bad it’s funny/good” weird, but genuinely bizarre stuff that belongs in its own, special, thoroughly un-ironic corner of human artistic expression. It’s valuable both as a consumer and critic of pop culture ...

Beyond the Wonder: Blind Melon

Blind Melon never stood a chance with me.  When “No Rain” hit it big in 1993 (having been originally released in ’92), I was at the zenith of my heavy metal/prog rock love.  There was no way this ...

Bootleg City: The House of Love in Amsterdam, April ’90

The mayor’s office in Bootleg City was completely dark as I cracked open the door.

“Thank God,” I thought to myself. I had absentmindedly left my Cure reissues there before Christmas and was hoping to sneak in and pick them up without ...