You’re Dead to Us…Blockbuster Greatest Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

In the ‘50s and early ‘60s, the singles market and ...

Popdose Flashback 1983: Introducing The Compact Disc

1983 marks the year compact discs go on sale for the first time in the United States. They had been first released in Japan the previous October, and their arrival and existence would signal several major changes in ...

Top of the Charts – March 8, 2012

First, let’s just get this out of the way.

We Are Young – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Glad You Came – The Wanted
Part Of Me – ...

Dw Dunphy On…”Crying”

This generation does not have its Roy Orbison and is, therefore, deprived. Oh sure, we still have songs of pain and heartbreak, and singers that are trying to get across the extremity of their miseries, but it just isn’t the same. ...

A Few Qwik Thoughts on the Netflix Split

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings left a present in subscribers’ email inboxes last night. It reads, in part:

It’s hard to write this after over 10 years of mailing DVDs with pride, but we think it is necessary: In a few weeks, ...

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 ...

CD Review: Weird Al Yankovic, “Alpocalypse”

Familiarity is, as they tend to say, the breeder of contempt which makes life much harder for the career of a part-time professional parodist. And so it is double-trouble for Weird Al Yankovic. His latest, Alpocalypse, has to work with songs ...

50CCM50 Giveaway: iTunes Edition

The giveaway train rolls on and, tomorrow, we pull into the station with the last installment of our mini-series.

Many have asked why we never ran a Friday Mixtape with these artists and the plain, simple truth is that many ...

50CCM50 Giveaway: Bacon Edition Part One

Friend of the author, and of Popdose, Craig Bacon graciously offered some items for a 50CCM50-related giveaway and I thought the timing would be right for a lead-in to the last of our series, coming this Friday.

The first giveaway ...

Fixing a Hole: The Beatles’ Imaginary Post-1970 Albums, Part 13

Part 13: Private Salt’s Accompanied Spades Unexclusive Solo (2001)

What does the title mean?  If it isn’t already obvious, my idea for this album name came from the impression that I think Flaming Pie would have left – that the Beatles were ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/28/11

I miss the days of going to the record store and eagerly snapping up every version of a single released so that I could collect all the non-album tracks of my favorite artists. While I like the remixes, ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 1

This is something we’ve been talking about doing for a long time — in fact, we really thought we’d be debuting the Popdose Podcast over a year ago. It wasn’t until we were finally able to trick our friend Dave Lifton into ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 30

You know, I don’t rant in public too often (yeah, right), but I’ve been getting really annoyed with iTunes and my iPod lately, so I think it’s time I let it out.

You see, I love my iPod. It ...

Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Album

Okay, this is how I think it’s going to go down: before the end of the year, a major player in the music industry will announce that it’ll no longer sign bands to make albums. It’ll institute ten-song deals versus three albums, ...

Sugar Water: Robert’s Rules of Order

I didn’t mean to take a three-week vacation from writing Sugar Water, but here I am with my first post for the month of April, which is already on its way out the door. But did you see that ...

Dw. Dunphy On…Vinyl

My mom, God rest her soul, hit the nail on the head. She always used to ask me, “Why must you do everything ass-backwards?” She had a point. Shoes went on before pants, finalizing efforts always preceded initializing efforts, and have ...