Tag: Matthew Bolin

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

Music

Over the Covers: Ten Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs

The first article in the new series "Over the Covers" focuses on artists who re-recorded their own songs, thereby covering themselves. ...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Two

For the second episode of “Songs of Freedom”, Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez focus on the Occupy movement, especially its beginning...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Popdose Presents Songs of Freedom: Episode One

In the first episode of "Songs of Freedom", Popdose music contributor Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez look at R.E.M., P.J. Harvey, and...

Music

Bob Dylan: The Poet At 70

Bob Dylan is 70 years old, and the Popdose Staff has pulled together a massive post to honor him. Here are 70 of our favorite Dylan songs,...

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Popdose Flashback ’91: Sting, “The Soul Cages”

In 1991's The Soul Cages, rock legend Sting simply became Gordon Sumner again, a boy grieving over his father's death....

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The Second Day of Mellowmas: Warm Lovin’ Mellowmas

Mellowmas has just begun and already Jason has become weak (and nauseous). See why as the dynamic duo listen to some warm lovin' Wilson...

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Popdose’s Greatest Bits: Billy Joel

Some artists are world renowned for their hit songs, others may never have had a hit at all, but they’ve recorded music that has lasted...

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Popdose Flashback ’90: Lou Reed/John Cale, “Songs for Drella”

It's been 20 years since Lou Reed and John Cale set aside their differences to pay tribute to their former manager, Andy Warhol. Matthew...

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The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

On Episode 7 of the Popdose Podcast, your three favorite a**holes convene to discuss the science of a**holeology -- with a very special...

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Popdose Flashback, or When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Don Henley, “The End of the Innocence”

This week's Popdose Flashback doubles as the return of a much-missed series -- Matthew Bolin's When Good Albums Happen to Bad People -- and...

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Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: Our Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years

It all started back in September, when Robert Cass sent an e-mail to the staff telling us Billboard had announced that Chubby...

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A Note From Producer Tom Werman

Note: Back in April, as part of Matthew Bolin’s ongoing series, When Good Albums Happen to Bad People, Popdose ran a post that...

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Spooky Songs: Two from Todd Rundgren

To me, Todd Rundgren’s 1972 Something/Anything? is kind of the white Sign ‘O’ the Times. Like Prince’s masterwork,...

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Spooky Songs: The Rolling Stones, “Beggars Banquet”

Last week I talked about the Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece, The White Album; this week, I’m talking about the Rolling Stones’...

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Spooky Songs: The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long”

1968’s The Beatles, aka “The White Album,” is the Beatles at their most frightening: the sound of drugs, of implosion, of...

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Spooky Songs: Gordon Lightfoot, “If You Could Read My Mind”

I don’t think any other song scared me more as a child than “If You Could Read My Mind,” the moody ballad that became...

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Spooky Songs: The Shangri-Las

With summer moving towards fall, and the greatest and creepiest holiday of the year now less than two months away, I thought I’d take...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/11/73

This week’s chart is being covered by Popdose’s own Matthew Bolin. Boy, it seems like only yesterday he was giving Popdose...

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When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Roger Waters, “Amused to Death”

You probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that this has been the hardest post for me to write since Popdose started. I mean,...

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When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Rick James, “Street Songs”

When thinking about Rick James nowadays, it seems easy to slip into one of two moods: One is the enjoyment of the way Dave Chappelle...

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When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Diana Ross, “Diana”

Berry Gordy is a powerful man. Not only did he found Motown Records, building a musical empire that allowed blacks to crossover into what...

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Music

Hall of Fame Week: Leonard Cohen

“That’s Leonard’s Jeep,” Robert said as we walked his dog past the monastery. My wife and I had driven north about...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Eight

You know who’s good for breakups? Bruce Springsteen. He’s also good for budding romances, weddings, funerals, long walks on the...

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Redeeming Rod: “Broken Arrow” (1991)

Rod Stewart’s 1991 cover of Robbie Robertson’s “Broken Arrow” (download) is perhaps the biggest hit that I’ll...

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All Wham! All Weekend: Sunday Brunch

When I was 17 years old, I had my first serious makeout session. When George Michael was 17, he wrote the song that has arguably led to...

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All Wham! All Weekend: Saturday Night

It’s Saturday night, and it’s time to get back out on the dance floor as the all Wham! weekend continues. This time around,...

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All Wham! All Weekend: Friday Night

Backstory: About fifteen years ago, I was visiting my hometown outside of Los Angeles, tooling around with a couple of friends around the...

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Redeeming Rod: “Leave Virginia Alone” (1995)

The first single from Rod Stewart’s album A Spanner in the Works, the Tom Petty composition “Leave Virgina Alone,” could...

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Redeeming Rod: “If We Fall in Love Tonight” (1996)

In 1996, Rod Stewart released a collection of his ballads over the years, entitled If We Fall In Love Tonight. Or rather, Warner Brothers...