Popdose Music Roundtable (June 2014)

Gather up your cattle because it is time for the monthly roundup once more. Witness as the very knowledgeable and worldly Popdose Staff talks you through what they were listening to in June, attempt to redeem the honor of The Knack, ruminate ...

Popdose Flashback 1993: Billy Joel, “River Of Dreams”

Dw Dunphy – Think about this. How bad might it be that, for a whole third of your career, your muse for your creations is permanently tied to them. Those who recognize you for what you’ve done will constantly bring ...

Ben Folds Five, July 20, 2013: PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Saturday, July 20 marked the last day of what was one of the most uncomfortable heatwaves the Northeast has seen in years. That evening, Platters That Matter podcasters Chris Holmes and Dw Dunphy attended the Last Summer On Earth Tour, with the ...

The Popdose Interview: Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer

It’s hard to think of two more beloved figures in the world of animation right now than Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer. For ten years the duo have written and produced four seasons of one of the most popular original shows on ...

Top 10 Popdose Articles Of All Time

2013 marks five years of Popdose bringing you pop culture news and debate, and we’re pleased as punch to still be here after so many site start-ups have “bitte eine dust” (I know it’s not correct German, but it worked for ...

Popdose Flashback 1993: Snow, “Informer”

Dw Dunphy – So, Chris. When you think of the music of the early 1990s — say, 1993 — what immediately springs to mind?

Chris Holmes – I remember thinking, “Oh God, I’m gonna have to hear this shit ...

Album Review: Rush, “Clockwork Angels”

Clockwork Angels, the 20th studio album by the Canadian power-trio Rush, makes its debut in North America today.  One thing about Rush is clear:  there’s no denying the impressive staying power of the band. From their Led Zeppelin-inspired beginnings in ...

How Tech Has Changed The Way We Listen: Vinyl Heart

“I’ve said many times one of my favorite aspects of vinly is that it forces you to make a choice and commit to it, and I stand by that. It’s more than ceremonial or nostalgic. That small bit of limitation ...

Popdose’s Top Albums (and more) of 2011

You wanted the best, you got the best. No, we’re not talking about the bazillionth Kiss cash in; this is the Popdose Staff’s picks for Best Albums of the Year.

Instead of going over the usual internal debates that ...

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

It’s generally agreed upon that if you don’t have any new flavor to add to the original, you shouldn’t bother doing a cover.  But what exactly are the ingredients for a great cover?

There’s no secret recipe.  Some of the songs below ...

Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Had To Warm Up To

Everyone has a band that just didn’t do it for them until they got to a specific song that won them over. Popdose’s very own Chris Holmes considered this idea back around Valentine’s Day, posting a Friday Mixtape extolling the virtues of ...

Bob Dylan: The Poet At 70

Bob Dylan is 70 years old. That statement is at once momentous, and irrelevant. Irrelevant because Dylan has always seemed to stand apart from any mere concept of time. While he has certainly aged physically, he is as alive in the flesh, ...

Bootleg City: Megadeth in Japan, May ’95

Opening day today. Baseball. College baseball.

Purists might turn up their nose at the game, with schools using cost-cutting measures like metal bats and pretty much only playing teams in the same region until tournament time. However, these people have to realize ...

Beyond the Wonder: Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs

Like a prehistoric bug trapped in amber, a truly great one-hit wonder serves as an historical record of its time. Take Carl Douglas’s smash novelty single “Kung Fu Fighting,” for example. From it we know that there was a time when ...

Wall of Voodoo: An Appreciation

The pop music landscape is littered with bands whose time in the limelight was cruelly short. And let’s be honest, most of them didn’t even deserve the little success they had. Wall of Voodoo, however, is not one of those groups.

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