Tag: Elvis Costello

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #61: “Summer” Songs

In which we say farewell to summer - and title-themed shows, for now - with a title-themed show about summer. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #49: Days of the Week, Vol. I

Thursday needs to fire its publicist....

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose 2015: 20 Music Trends That Probably Weren’t Actually Trends

After running down the best 2015 albums from classic rockers and taking a look at the rock/pop and country/rootsrecords you don’t want to...

Allen Toussaint

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Darlene Love, “Introducing Darlene Love”

It was a canny move on the part of producer Stevie Van Zandt — he of E Street Band and “Sopranos” fame — not to try...

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1994: Joe Jackson, “Night Music”

For all the cries of Joe Jackson's "forsaking" pop, 1994's "Night Music" says otherwise....

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival celebrated 60 years in grand style...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: October 18, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Elvis Costello and the Roots, “Wise Up Ghost”

“Now we’re in a hall of mirrors With my secret fears and terrors” –from “Come The Meantimes” by Elvis...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Five

There's a riot goin' on...in our list of the 100 best albums of the '70s. Find out where Sly places...and what else made the list!...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Four

Who needs any stinkin' Crosby, Stills or Nash??...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 4, 2013

It's the first Friday Five of 2013, what is shuffling through your speakers?...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 17

One of Dave Steed's all time most hated bands shows up this week and amazingly they aren't led by Scott Stapp. ...

Music, News, Television

New TV: Front Row Center

A new PBS music program promises no Celtic nothing...but gives you Train instead. Who has failed?...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Paul McCartney’s “Young Boy” (1997)

The Beatles are kind of always in the not-distant background, as they are the goddamn Beatles. But every five years or so, there’s a...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Bill Frisell

Guitarist Bill Frisell, the jazz guy, issues a terrific tribute to John Lennon today, titled All We Are Saying. But this isn’t,...

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Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Used to Love (And Why We Stopped Loving Them)

The Popdose staff sits down for an in-depth discussion of how much it hurts to break up with a favorite artist....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “I’ll Take You There”

Ken Shane will be covering the Newport Folk Festival for Popdose again this weekend. Among the artists he looks forward to seeing is soul...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Graham Parker’s “Local Girls” (1979)

Not that it’s a bad thing at all, but Graham Parker sounds almost exactly like Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Jam, and...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Paul Simon, “So Beautiful or So What”

We've come to expect great songwriting from Paul Simon. Ken Shane thinks that his new album is his best in a long time, and the finest...

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Music, News

Live Music: 2011 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced

Last night, the lineup for the 2011 Newport Folk Festival was announced at a live event in Cambridge, MA....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/25/11

Popdose.com, The Weekly Mixtape. Need we say more?...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: David Ackles, “American Gothic”

David Ackles released his masterpiece, "American Gothic," in 1972. Critics loved it, but the public didn't get it. Ken Shane remembers this...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice” (1981)

This column usually presents semi-obscure or forgotten songs that should have been hits. “Walking on Thin Ice” is different, because if...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/21/11 (Blue Period)

When it hurts so bad, you need a soundtrack of songs that that put your pain to music. This week's Weekly Mixtape is a deeply blue playlist...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Demos”

Extra! Extra! It's a bunch of demos you thought were left in a closet somewhere to be forgotten. This week's Mix Six dusts them off just...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Elvis Costello and the Attractions, “Get Happy”

Whether he was atoning for racial intolerant comments or simply following his muse, Elvis Costello's 1980 album "Get Happy" remains among...

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Mike Duquette’s Best Reissues

Even in a year where a lot of great new music was released, it’s still been a blast to revisit artists and albums of old through those...