The Friday Five: May 1, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll ...

The Friday Five: March 27, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll ...

The Friday Five: February 20, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

POPDOSE Top 40: 2014’s Best Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list celebrates amazing albums that deserve new fans, continued spins and deeper listening long into 2015 and beyond.

If this list missed your favorites, add ...

The World’s Worst Music Snob Can’t Get Laid

I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading Lefsetz recently in the name of self-preservation, and on those rare moments when I bothered to open his e-mails I’ve simply laughed ...

The Friday Five: November 15, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

‘Face Time: Janet Jackson, “Thinkin’ Bout My Ex”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

Popdose’s Latest Bits: Madonna

It’s that cold kind of moment when an act moves from a pioneer to a legacy artist, known more for the road behind than ahead. A lot of these artists close up the studio and just go out on the eternal tour, ...

‘Face Time: Nightliners, “Love Fool”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 53


With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, ...

Bob Lefsetz is a Sexist, Racist Pig!

When we last left Bob Lefsetz, he was complaining about companies he’s done business with direct marketing to him via e-mail. Presumably he cleaned out his Inbox enough to have time to watch the Super Bowl, or (since ...

Download Now: Yulianna “Don’t Take Your Love Away”

One of the hottest topics debated around the POPDOSE roundtable is the severe lack of quality pop stars coming from Kazakhstan. Well, that’s all about to change with the February 13th release of Californ-i-a, the sophomore outing from Yulianna.

Like Madonna, ...

‘Face Time: The Whispers, “Rock Steady”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Madonna, “Take a Bow”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

Songs of Freedom: Episode 5

The fifth episode of Songs of Freedom continues the discussion from the last episode on politics and female recording artists.

Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez enter into the conversation this time by talking about the similar career paths of Sinead O’Connor, ...

Pulling Rank: Kelly’s Favorite Music of 2012

Pulling Rank is a column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll probably ...

Songs of Freedom: Episode 4

The fourth episode of the podcast is the first of two parts on the female politic, or more specifically, female artists in popular music and their relationships to the political, either through their music or image.

Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez ...

The Friday Five: July 27, 2012

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: Independence Day Edition

What’s happenin’, cool kids? Have you missed ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party? I know it’s been a minute, but I didn’t want a mid-week holiday go by without having given you a slew of fun ’80s tunes to soundtrack your ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/4/12

Last year, not long after I started the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party, I created a very lady-centric mix. Since we seem to getting the full brunt of a whole ton of bullshit lately — from folks wanting to control our bodies ...

Album Review: Madonna, “MDNA”

I recently sat down with Madonna over tea to chat about her new album, MDNA. I was a little scared to talk to her at first, considering she’s one of my idols, but she was extremely pleasant and fun to talk ...