20 Awful Album Covers (from Artists Who Should Know Better)

Look, I won’t insult your intelligence by pretending that there aren’t already at least three or four lists of the worst album covers ever out there on the internet. You know it and I know it. But this one is different, I ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 69


With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, ...

The Vinyl Diaries: Juice Newton, “Juice”

A couple years back, I was charging my iPod at work, and had iTunes open on my PC desktop. A colleague wandered into my corner of the cubicle ghetto and, out of curiosity (I suppose), took my mouse and clicked the iTunes ...

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight

The official date night lyrics re-write of “Love the One You’re With.” (Except you can’t really sing them to Stephen Still’s song. Follow along anyway).

“If you can’t be with the one you love, ...

Film Review: “Joyful Noise”

When I first saw the trailer for Joyful Noise, I did a double take.

“Did I just watch the trailer for a movie starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton?” I posted on Facebook, demanding that someone corroborate what I witnessed ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 22

 

Oh hi. Do you like our new look? We feel this one is more accurate, mainly because we do all actually have that much chest hair (yes, even Jason) and Jeff actually sported that haircut a couple of summers ...

A Proposed Track Listing for Chicago’s Next Stupid Christmas Album

Chicago Releases Very Special Christmas Record, ‘O Christmas Three,’ On October 4

Features Dolly Parton, America, Steve Cropper, and BeBe Winans

Chicago, the legendary “rock and roll band with horns” who Billboard has called the top American rock group of ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Like sands through the hourglass, time marches inexorably on in our look back at Time-Life’s AM Gold series. And like sand in your swimsuit, you won’t be able to completely get rid of this next batch of tunes from 1963. We’ll ...

Filminism: Female Friendships

If you are a woman, the relationship you have with your best girlfriends is special. It’s different than any you have with your parents, siblings, romantic partners or even other friends. Your best girlfriend almost always knows you better than anyone else. ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1994

Hello again, everyone! Welcome to week three of revisiting past Best Original Song nominees! I hope you had as much fun reading last week’s post about the 1985 nominees as I did writing it. What a crazy year for Best Original ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1981

I love awards season. It’s my version of the playoffs in sports. The first big game is the Golden Globes, and the Super Bowl or World Series or whatever the fuck other big championship-game analogy you want to come up with is ...

The Nineteenth Day of Mellowmas: Dollytoe’s Revenge

Jeff: I do want to say that I think it’s funny how often we keep coming back to Dolly. Is this the second or third time we’ve covered something Parton-related? I think it’s the third.

Jason: I thought it ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 67

Well, here’s another week of the letter P. And while I hate to say it up front, I think this might be the weakest post of the series.

I know that’s not the best way to promote something, but ...

CHART ATTACK!: 2/14/81

Howdy, everybody!  Happy Friday and welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK! This week’s mix is relatively eclectic, yet — as was often the case in the early ’80s — completely inoffensive.  And you’ll find references to John Lennon in ...

How Bad Can It Be?: “The Hee Haw Collection”

I’m always amazed by the crap that people hold onto. I have a lot of enthusiasms — music, comics, film — but I’ve never had the urge to be a completist about any of it. Every year or so, ...

Into the Ear of Madness: Week 9 — Bill, Dolly & Alice

Over the next year Terje Fjelde has agreed to listen to nothing but David Foster on his iPod. He’s loaded the thing with over 1,200 songs produced, arranged, composed, and/or played by David Foster. A deal with the devil? ...

Chartburn: 3/28/08


Mainstream Rock: Lenny Kravitz, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)

Zack: I remember when Lenny Kravitz was first thrust upon the music world by a few cynical record company executives. It ...