All posts tagged: Gnarls Barkley

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 some that crept in under doorway became obsessions. There were albums from other years that arrived and had the same effect, but for the purposes of this rundown, I have focused solely on releases from the calendar year 2010. So here we go! 10. TIE – How I Got Over – The Roots: It’s become a mantra around here – The Roots can do anything they want. On this album, they prove it once again. Something for Everybody – Devo: All Devo had to do was sound like themselves without flaccidly mimicking their older material. Amazingly, they pulled it off. 9. We’re Here Because We’re Here – Anathema: It doesn’t matter that they’re light years away from their black metal roots. Anathema’s return brings beauty, guitar firepower, positive energy and an incredible track like “Dreaming Light” to an already transformative discography. 8. Heaven Is Whenever – The Hold …

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 him being yesterday, but that’s besides the point. He’s nine. I remember being nine. Don’t you? I was big into music. I saw the Monkees that year. Weird Al opened. It was awesome. So it’s a formative time (for better or for worse). And Ethan needs some awesome music to accompany being nine years old. Only problem is, the most current thing I’ve listened to is that song Christopher Cross wrote for 30 Rock. (Which is totally wicked!) So perhaps I’m not the best judge of current music that a nine-year-old would dig. Thankfully, there are a lot of people on the Popdose staff who either listen to current music, or know what nine-year-olds dig (or should dig), or all three. So I asked them to help put together a mixtape to join Ethan in his …

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’00s

My apologies to anyone who’s been waiting with bated breath for me to wrap up this series – is there any such person out there? I left off in early August, with my review of songs that failed to wriggle their way past Mariah Carey and/or Boyz II Men to reach the top of Billboard‘s Hot 100 during the ’90s. Since then I’ve faced the same trepidation I had last year while surveying the Worst Number One Songs of the ’00s – namely, the fact that I feel less than eminently qualified to pass judgment on the Auto-Tune Era. Finally, though, as Woody Harrelson puts it so eloquently in Zombieland, I decided it was time to “nut up or shut up,” so here we are. Fortunately, I’ve got the artist kicking off our countdown to push me forward, and remind me why I took up this six-part (so far) endeavor in the first place. As always, I’ll conclude with a list of some other #2s from the decade. 11. “Work It,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. I …

Popdose Contest: Win Tickets to the New American Music Union Festival

This year’s newest music festival, the New American Music Union, takes place in Pittsburgh on August 8th and 9th — and Popdose has two tickets up for grabs! Created by Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and hosted by American Eagle Outfitters, New American Music Union will feature Bob Dylan & His Band, the Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, the Roots, Spoon, and others (but not Red Hot Chili Peppers, oddly enough). Stage Two will feature 15 college bands, competing for the chance to win a recording session in LA. The whole shindig takes place in Pittsburgh’s South Side Works. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to see Dylan, Cee-Lo, and ?uestlove on the same stage? We thought so. So here’s your chance to win two tickets to the festival — just answer this simple trivia challenge, devised by Popdose’s own Ken Shane … Connect Bob Dylan to Sitka, Alaska. First person to leave the correct answer (or a correct answer) in the comments wins the tickets! Please note that this concert is …