The Vinyl Diaries: Aerosmith, “Done with Mirrors”

Remember when Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension was supposed to be the band’s return to rockin’ form, a Seventies-style throwback to the groovin’, Stonesy, Yardbirdsy, slap-happy lewdness of Toys and Rocks, complete with the full-album return of Jack Douglas, who’d been behind ...

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 ...

Top 10 Rock Songs About… Rock

Typically, writing a rock and roll song about rock and roll is a pretty lame move. It’s sort of like writing a poem about writing poetry. By virtue of the fact that we’re listening to a rock song we’ve pretty much established ...

The #1 Albums: “Led Zeppelin III”

On October 24, 1970, Led Zeppelin III blased onto the Billboard 200 album chart at #3. The next week, it knocked Santana’s Abraxas from the #1 spot and remained there four weeks, before Abraxas returned to the top. The album charted ...

Single Play (Week of 2/3/13)

It’s another week of dropping the needle on some songs that I can recommend you add to your music collection! This week, it’s not all new songs. Indeed, I don’t think there’s a “new release” in here at all. Rather, ...

Win a Copy of Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day”

Hey, Popdose readers. We’re at the midway point of Mellowmas and I’ll bet I know what you’re thinking: “Goddammit, I could use some good music right about now.” Well, you’re in luck. We’re giving away two copies of Celebration Day, ...

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: “Light and Shade”

For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore the best — and sometimes the worst — in pop-culture and celebrity ...

Mix Six: “Mmmm…Pie!”

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I guess you can say I’m a lucky one. I get to celebrate not one but two Thanksgivings.  Why?  Well, since I was born in Canada, the second Monday in October is Canadian Thanksgiving — and ...

Desert Island Discs With Munk Duane

Boston-based Munk Duane has been a fixture in the local music scene for years. The New York-born musician went to college at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His music has been featured in a variety of podcasts, movies and TV ...

Book Review: Phill Brown, “Are We Still Rolling?”

If I had to pick one person involved in the record business to craft a compelling story spanning several decades, it would not have been Phill Brown. Nothing against Brown, mind you, but the most interesting music tell-alls are usually written by ...

Beyond the Wonder: Up

I can say without any trace of snark or irony that to this day I will stop whatever I’m doing and start dancing like a moron (the only way I know how) any time Right Said Fred’s early ’90s mega-hit, “I’m ...

The Weekly Mixtape: Harry Potter Edition

So wizard rock is apparently a real thing, which is nice; I’m sure that the Moms of the various members of, say, Draco and the Malfoys are all very proud of them. But if you’re looking for something ...

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