2014 Music Wrap-Up, Lest We Forget

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean Christmas. I mean it is the time of year when reviewers look back on all the materials they received in the year, and have to come up with their Top Ten Lists, ...

Dw Dunphy’s Top 10 Albums Of 2014

It’s that time of year again, when music reviewers attempt to convince you that their ten favorite records either are better than your ten favorites, or serve to justify your opinion of your own taste, or more likely justify your discrediting music ...

11 Great Songs in Honor of Veterans Day

Today, in case you have not bothered to check your calendar, is November 11. Specifically, it’s Veterans Day. It’s one day out of the year — but hopefully not the only one — where we can put aside our personal or political ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 71

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 ...

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 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

Paul McCartney’s Top 10 Solo Deep Cuts

I kept refreshing Popdose on June 18, 2012, looking to see what would be posted to celebrate Sir Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday. The results….nada.

Popdose, I am disappoint.

Far be it from me to interrupt the seemingly endless stream of pimping the ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Happy End’s “Kaze wo Atsumete” (1971)

An unlikely song hit #1 on the U.S. in 1962: “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto. It’s the only song in Japanese to top the charts in America, and that’s especially surprising since it’s not in line with Western music tastes of the time. ...

Desert Island Discs with Trey Lockerbie

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from asking music ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/25/11

It’s funny how, as I get older, I’m losing track of time the way everyone said I would. I didn’t believe it, but here I am dropping the ball as often as I juggle the others. If you do not recognize ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 38

In the midst of record miles of blizzards, ice storms and shitty weather across the country, one thing is certain — without fail we bring the rock!  More songs from the letter “P” this week that hit the Billboard Rock ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

Happy Black Friday! If you’re a sensible human being, you’re reading this post shortly after waking up instead of reading it on your way back from a four-hour shopping spree at Best Buy. Perhaps you’re at work ...

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part Five

There’s been a lot of comments about this series and I want to thank everyone, even the folks who are incensed that I didn’t make The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway the #1 choice. The beauty of the Internet democracy is ...

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part Three

So after having posted a couple editions, and having offered up some wildly unorthodox examples of what I believe progressive rock to be, it now falls on me to clarify my choices. The first indicator is always that the band is ...

Basement Songs: Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”

I have a hammock.

Last week, upon returning home from work, I shut off the Jetta and got out of my car, sweating and tired. The side gate was open. As I retrieved my things from the backseat, Julie ...

CD Review: Various Artists, “Live at Knebworth”

Live albums, more than any other, date themselves immediately, and not merely because the date is plastered all over the recording. Multiple artists on a roster are even more susceptible. If the choices of songs don’t lock you into a particular era, ...

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