The 13 Best Pop and Rock Albums of 2013, What Are Yours?

More than 70,000 albums likely hit the market this year — along with just as many year-end “Best Of” lists. While word “best” is subjective at best, here are the discs that got the most plays and yielded the most enjoyment on ...

13 Digital Album Deals For Cash Strapped Hipsters

Tis almost the season for giving, so before you trek out to the malls to take care of your loved ones, why not give yourself a little treat? Now this piece might seem like a shameless flogging of Amazon MP3, but why ...

10 Most Awesome 80’s New Wave Comebacks Ever

Ready for an excellent adventure? Fire up the Delorean, pad your shoulders, grab a turbo dog and bag of corn nuts, we’re about to bend the polyester fabric of space and time.

Can music sound totally retro and modern at the same ...

OMG! NEW OMD! ON CD. In 2013!

It’s hard to believe the original incarnation of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper) has been back together for close to eight years. If they blew apart again after 2010’s ...

Download Now: J.P. Rose “What If I Were You?”

J.P. Rose gave up the blustery winds of San Francisco, where he fronted electro/pop outfit Hot Challenge, for the sunny shores of Los Angeles. The easy, breezy, beautiful LA weather informs the instantly addictive tracks on his new ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 36

Another week, another full letter as we check out the letter “O” with songs that hit the Billboard rock charts in the ’80s — but only those that didn’t also cross over into the hot 100. Share your stories about ...

Popdose 2010: Will Harris’s Top Albums and Songs

I don’t even know why I’m here, frankly. I think it’s pretty well documented that all I do these days is write about television and interview people for Bullz-Eye ’til the cows come home. I’ve barely had time to write ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 65

This past Monday my ability to come up with future IGMs (Inappropriate Ghetto Moments) was squelched by the po-po. No longer will I be able to drive through the ghetto on the way home with my iPod on Shuffle ...

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Mainstream Rock: Mike + the Mechanics, “Silent Running” (1985)

David Medsker: I love Paul Carrack as much as the next guy, but is what I refer to as a non-song. Not a ...

Jesus of Cool: John Hughes, Sixteen Candles, and a Kiss…of Death

If you were a GenXer coming of age in the 1980s, moviegoing meant heavy doses of Harrison Ford, too much Tom Cruise, an occasional journey into the unhinged eraserhead of David Lynch…and multitudes of Molly Ringwald. John Hughes’ hugely successful teen flicks ...