Tag: Elvis Costello

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Dw. Dunphy’s Top Albums

2010 was a difficult year for music, despite there being so much of it to choose from. Some high profile albums made no mark on me, while...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Elvis Costello, “National Ransom”

“You can’t hold me, baby, with anything but contempt,” Elvis Costello sings amid dueling guitars on the explosive title track that...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/29/10 — Fiendishly Yours

This week, The Friday Mixtape has been specially super-sized in order to provide you with 31 fiendishly good songs to keep you grim and...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 14

What's the easiest way for a record company to take your money every holiday season? Box sets! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/22/10 — Peace and Love

Peace and love - they were meant to be together. With that in mind, Michael Fortes brings together a mix of 20 songs with "peace" and...

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Music

Rekkids: Elvis Costello & the Attractions, “The Ultimate Gangster”

I currently have 1,884 albums on my 160GB iPod. I will listen to them all, in no particular order, and write about them. Punch the Clock is...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 11

Week #11 brings us to the end of the letter C as we take a look at a ton of songs that hit the Billboard Rock Charts but failed to cross...

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Music

Six Artists We Wish Would Retire

For once, we agree with the Scorpions, who have announced that their most recent album will be their last. Here are six artists we wish...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “America”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE The theme of America in popular music has run the gamut of idealized notions of a land where one can pursue...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Graham Parker, “Imaginary Television”

Coming from the 1970s UK pub-rock scene, Graham Parker had to slip away from the shadows cast by Nick Lowe, the producer of his first album...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

On Episode 7 of the Popdose Podcast, your three favorite a**holes convene to discuss the science of a**holeology -- with a very special...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “The Other ’70s”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Quick!  Without looking at the list of artists below, what do you think of when you think of the ’70s? ...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Satisfaction”

Tina Yothers and Michael J. Fox weren't the only Family Ties cast members who knew how to pretend to rock in the '80s!...

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Music

Let’s Get It Started: Our Favorite Pop Culture Beginnings

The Popdose staff rings in the new year with a selection of classic opening moments from our favorite songs, movies, and books....

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Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of ’09: Five Albums You Should Have Bought This Year

Now, don’t get the wrong idea: This is not a “best of” list — that would indicate that I listened to every album released...

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Contests, Television

Popdose Contest: Win a “Spectacle” Prize Pack

The second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … is upon us. Year two of the acclaimed Sundance Channel music series debuted...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “1981 (Part Two)”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Last week we hung out with the rocker crowd from 1981, and this week it’s time to see what the new wave kids...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with … “

TV viewers who enjoy good conversation about, and performance of music will be pleased to know that Elvis Costello’s acclaimed series...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/18/09

Remember that mixtape from last week? One hundred Beatles covers? That thing was EPIC! It was freaking magnificent! Yup… That...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Woodstock’s Children”

All the Woodstock fever going around got Ted Asregadoo thinking about live music, so for this week's Mix Six, he headed out of the studio...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 8/14/09

Read that headline and weep, folks. In just two more weeks, the summer of ’09 will be finito. Yeah, I know technically summer has a...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/3/09

A-B-C! It’s easy as do-re-mi! Art Brut – Summer Job from Art Brut vs. Satan (2009) Bat for Lashes – Moon and Moon from...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Elvis Costello, “Spike”

1989 found Elvis Costello in the throes of a full-on identity crisis. He had always been more than what the general perception gave him...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Paul McCartney, “Flowers in the Dirt”

For much of his solo career, it was Paul McCartney’s peculiar fate to seem perpetually in need of a creative comeback. Chafing...

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Jesus of Cool, Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Marti Jones

To fans of her four albums of marvelous acoustic pop in the mid-to-late ’80s, Marti Jones seemed on the cusp of becoming the next...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music

Hooks ‘N’ You: The Click Five, “Modern Minds and Pastimes”

How can you tell the difference between a good music critic and a bad music critic with a single question? Well, your mileage may vary on...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 2/6/09

Mainstream Rock: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock & Roll” (1982) Zack: The only way this song to could get worse...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Bonus, Baby!

A funny thing happened in the middle of the 1990s: Record labels looked into their vaults and found that most of their best selling titles...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Lucinda Williams, “Little Honey”

Like many other people, I welcomed Lucinda Williams into my life with the release of the Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, in...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Bajafondo, “Mar Dulce”

Every summer, the city of San Francisco has a free concert series featuring noteworthy bands, and some that are yet-to-be-noted — at...