The Popdose staff discusses Pink Floyd’s swan song.
This article can be summed up in one quote: “I will pay someone to shoot you, Walsh.”
Chris Holmes and Ted Asregadoo talk to David Bottrill about mixing “Vapor Trails Remixed.”
In 1993 Billy Joel made people feel awkward and sad.
Platters That Matter podcasters brave the summer heat for Ben Folds Five live.
In anticipation of the June 2nd premiere of The Venture Bros., season 5, co-writers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer chatted about the show with Chris Holmes.
And when the cupboard’s bare, will you still even care?
Five years! Longer than many marriages, yet Popdose is still here and still going.
Wherein Holmes and Dunphy make like The Carpenters and go on hurting each other.
Members of the Popdose staff review Rush’s 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels” — and come away with mixed feelings.
Vinyl is the beginning. Sure, wax cylinders came before, but the true concept of the album is a vinyl joint.
Much like our 100 Greatest Covers post last year, this was a collaborative effort for the Popdose staff. Although our list of nominees was a bit smaller – only 300 songs – the voting was every bit as competitive, with our #7 and #8 songs being separated by just one tenth of a point. As a collective, we wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, whether you’re a member of a Bizarre Love Triangle, a pair of Two Hearts, or even if you’re a member of the Lonely Hearts Club. Love to all. — Zack Dennis If you’re listening on Spotify, you can find a link to versions of all of the songs here. 100. “You Belong to Me” – Bob Dylan. Of all the things that can cause friction in a relationship, physical distance can be one of the hardest to endure. It softens a couple’s strengths, and makes every single problem – even the smallest ones – harder to address. Without a definitive end in sight, very few long-distance relationships survive. And yet, almost …
The mother of year-end lists: Popdose’s Top Albums of 2011.
Chris Holmes and Scott Malchus take a look at the two fantasy series that premiered just before Halloween.
Last week, we published a compilation of the 100 greatest cover songs of all time, as voted by the Popdose staff. Of course, our way of tabulating the results (you can see the original spreadsheet here, if you’re really, really, really curious) meant that plenty of worthy songs were going to be left off the final list. So we decided to include a few more songs that some of the staff felt deserved an “honorable mention.” Each of the songs below is special to at least one of us, and even though none of these had broad enough appeal to make our Top 100 list, we thought they were good enough to at least get a tip of the cap. Opelousas (Sweet Relief) – Maria McKee. Originally performed by Victoria Williams. Taken by itself, Maria McKee’s cover of Victoria Williams “Opelousas” isn’t all that remarkable of a song. It’s a nice update to the low-key original, with a much bigger sound and scope, but what makes this cover great, and the reason why I included …
Look, Ma! We can count to a hundred!
In conjunction with Chris Holmes’ fantastic Friday Mixtape, here are more Popdose musical turning points.
Rock stars? Grace and dignity?! Bwaahhh haaahhh haaahhh! (Here are a few reasons why not, provided by the Popdose Roundtable.)
Your Popdose staff gathers ’round the new Chickenfoot single and can’t help arguing about Van Halen. Again.
Bob Dylan is 70 years old, and the Popdose Staff has pulled together a massive post to honor him. Here are 70 of our favorite Dylan songs, one for each year.
Matthew Boles presents a Megadeth concert from May 29, 1995, and gets excited about Bootleg City Community College’s new, ridiculously tricked-out baseball stadium.
Chris Holmes looks at the debut album from one-hit wonder Carl Douglas to decide if he has more to offer than “Kung Fu Fighting.”
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. Yes, I’m talking about that “Mexican Radio” band. Wall of Voodoo released just six records (four studio LPs, one live LP, and one EP), five of which are currently out of print. And while not every track they released is essential, they have been unfairly written off as one-hit wonders. In truth, the band has much more to offer, as we shall discover here. But first, a bit of history. The band known as Wall of Voodoo took root in Los Angeles in 1977, where it began as a partnership between synth player/vocalist/composer Stan Ridgway and guitarist Marc Moreland. The duo formed a short-lived music production business called Acme Soundtracks, which specialized in off-kilter scores for films that were about as far away from John Williams as you could get. Ridgway’s love of bebop …