Popdose 2013: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2013

 

If these records could talk …

1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern

The last time I saw her, she was standing in a doorway, about to go inside and do something—something, that is, in addition to transitioning from a physical presence to a ...

The Twenty-First Day of Mellowmas: Ariana Stardeath Pudding Mix

Jeff: Hey, Jason!

Jason: Hey there, Jeff! Man, the air is crisp today! I’m feeling good!

Jeff: Oh, I was hoping you’d say that.

Jason: This fucking holiday is almost over! December 26th just gets closer and closer.

Jeff: Yes, and then ...

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 ...

2011 Outlook: Thomas Dolby, the Raveonettes, and More

On March 28, Thomas Dolby breaks his longstanding silence with a 3-song EP, Oceanea, followed by a full album this summer titled A Map of The Floating City. The album is, in a way, a soundtrack to a Facebook video game ...

The Weekly Mixtape: Ethan’s Mix

Hi! This is Ethan.

Well, technically, he’s Super Ethan in this picture. Which makes sense, ’cause Ethan is my super-awesome nephew.

Ethan turned nine years old last month. Which means that he’s approximately six years older than I remember ...

Cratedigger: The Uglysuit, “The Uglysuit”

I tend to reserve this space for albums that I remember fondly from a bygone era, but there is a lot of worthy new music around these days, and once in awhile, I like to feature a ...

CD Review: The Flaming Lips, “Dark Side of the Moon”

I spent close to a decade playing songs from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on the radio every single day.  I’ve bought the album about five times in four different formats.  I’ve scribbled the album art onto countless notebooks and ...