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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: A Tori-fic Finale

It’s time to wrap up this series for a variety of unimportant reasons, but before I go, it’s time to pay a debt. Nearly three years...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Sloan, “Underwhelmed”

There’s a formula for power-pop success that simply isn’t used as often as it should be: Have a killer hook, simple and...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Poe, “Haunted”

The music industry is cruel to … well, pretty much everyone. But it’s especially awful to women who make music-industry men...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Judas, “Heaven on Their Minds”

We’re raising the ante in this month’s installment of What’s THAT Supposed to Mean? — this month’s singer is...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Belly, “Shiny One”

It’s 1993. “Alternative music” is not yet just the genre where we stick anything semi-popular that isn’t R&B or...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Veruca Salt, “Shutterbug”

They did warn you about the Seether. Three years after coming out of nowhere with a powerful series of rock hooks on their debut...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: The Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping”

Creativity is a funny thing. You can work all your life to create something on your own terms, only to find that the quick throwaway thing...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Beastie Boys, “Gratitude”

A killer bass line fed through one of the fuzziest pedals ever invented. A heavy dose of wah-wah on a two-note guitar solo. A powerful...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: XTC, “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead”

In an era full of quirky bands, XTC may have been the quirkiest. Their debut album featured primary singer/songwriter Andy Partridge...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Blondie, “Long Time”

Some people get crankier when they get older. They drift off and sit in front of whatever TV shows best reinforce their stereotypes and...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: “The Green Fields of France”

This month’s entry is being dictated by the times. We’re still marking the 100-year anniversary of the most ghoulish, pointless...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Green Day, “Jesus of Suburbia”

And there’s nothing wrong with me, this how I’m supposed to be, in a land of make-believe that don’t believe in me....

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Silversun Pickups, “Panic Switch”

Are you pistol-whipped? Do you release the glitch? Can you fall asleep with a panic switch? What’s THAT supposed to mean? Quite by...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Aimee Mann, “Lost in Space”

But I am the stuff of happy endings / Though mostly bluff, belief suspending / But close enough for just pretending / To care? What’s...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Rush, “Witch Hunt”

Silent and stern in the sweltering night. The mob moves like demons possessed. What’s THAT supposed to mean? In 1974, Rush replaced...

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The Cheer-Up Is On: Songs to Break the Gloom

Your friends are liars., your family in pieces, and your country is confused. What do you do next?...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Monkees, “Good Times!”

So this obscure thing came out last week we're sure you know nothing about....

Film, Television

Staff Meeting: Our Favorite (?) Movie and TV Cliches

The best of the worst of movie and TV cliches. If you've seen 'em once, you know 'em all!...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Tori Amos, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”

Boys on the left, boys on the right, Sister Ernestine, just bring your son? What’s THAT supposed to mean? Tori Amos wasn’t always so...

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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Live, “Lakini’s Juice”

He shared an evening with the sun, took the water from the toilet and yelled out “Let me ride!” What’s THAT supposed to mean? Welcome...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Pink Floyd, “The Endless River”

The Popdose staff discusses Pink Floyd's swan song....

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Album Review: “Weird Al” Yankovic Bids a Fitting Adieu to the Album Era With “Mandatory Fun”

Here's why pop's premiere parodist has recorded the last album we'll ever need....

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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."...

Sports

The Year In Moderately Popular Sports: Are You Impressed?

For those of us who look beyond American football, basketball and baseball, even-numbered years are usually our time to shine. We get...

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Popdose Sports: Can You Call It Hype If No One Actually Reads It?

A journalist confesses the truth: There's really nothing we can tell you in Super Bowl week that you don't already know....

2006 Olympic biathlon venue

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Popdose Sports: Why Aren’t Americans Really, Really Into Biathlon?

Guns, fitness, snow parties ... what's not to like? Beau Dure preaches to the not-yet-converted....

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Book Reviews, Books, Soccer, Sports

Book Review: “Long Range Goals”

The United States’ performance in the World Cup last month, and the attention if brought, caused many commentators, sports and...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 1/23/09

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 9/2/72

Welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK!, everyone! Sick of the ’90s? Sick of the ’80s? Sick of … uh … the...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 8/01/08

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/0KL_fgWgK40" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / Mainstream Rock: Mike + the...