The Friday Five: May 30, 2014

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 ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 68.5

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, enjoy and ...

10 Movies…With Amusing Fictional Presidents

As Americans we like our president to be some combination of likable and better than us. Our last two presidents got in this way, albeit in very different ways — Obama shoots hoops and cracks jokes, but he also used to be ...

‘Face Time: Songs for Mamas

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 ...

Greatest Un-Hits: The Coup’s “Everythang” (2001)

Rap shifted out of the gangsta and East Coast/West Coast stuff in about 2000 and into a more rounded world where different styles had a shot at the mainstream. Outkast, Eminem, and Missy Elliott, for example, all enjoyed critical and commercial peaks. ...

Friday Night Videos!: New Year’s Edition

This list makes me sad.” – Kelly Stitzel

It started off as a good idea, doing a special FNV highlighting the top 100 of 2001, what will be ten years ago tonight. And then we took a look at the list of ...

Listmania: Top 20 Songs of Summer (#20-11)

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in ...

CD Review: Big Boi, “Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty”

While his partner in OutKast, Andre “3000” Benjamin, indulged increasingly bizarre flights of fancy, ranging from grass skirts and shoulder pads to Beatlesque jangle pop, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was the one who ultimately became responsible for maintaining the group’s street credibility. ...

The Thirteenth Day of Mellowmas: Hayo! Haya!

We know, we know: sure, Mellowmas is filled with Christmas dreck — but what about the Jews?  Well, today, the Jews be representin’.  Although after hearing this one, you may want to renounce religion altogether.

Peter, Paul & Mary — Hayo, ...

Chartburn: 9/12/08


Mainstream Rock: Robert Palmer, “Simply Irresistible” (1988)

Dw. Dunphy: Simply inescapable. It’s a big old, synth-laden AOR kind of rocker that does what it has to do. I can’t say that I ...