The lyrics scan like a battle cry — so why does Aerosmith’s “Dream On” sound like defeat?
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Let’s review the top 10 songs from Ben Folds Five, shall we?
OK, so how good is “The 20/20 Experience?” I mean, really?
This week’s spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny.”
The third Platters That Matter podcast looks at the third album from this great trio. Whoooooa!
In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with “Mr. Bass Man.”
Duke was the album that changed how the world viewed Genesis. Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy look at this game-changing record on Platters That Matter.
This week’s column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial.
As you may or may not know, writing for Popblerd is merely what I do during the day; at night, I dive headfirst into the glamorous world of karaoke, where I make my money congenially badgering people into singing in front of strangers. (I also do the “Cupid Shuffle”, like, a lot. It’s a dance comprised of four simple steps, which really speaks to my whiteness dancing abilities.) But the simple fact remains that, while karaoke has gained a lot [...]
Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks.
In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released.
There was musical life before the Beatles, and Before We Was Fab has the proof.
Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn’t mean it’s not an all-time great.
Let’s take a look back at the 10 finest moments from XTC’s catalog as written by Colin Moulding.
Download the new single from Boston’s Parks.
With this, the fourth installment of our look at AM Gold: 1979, the Digging for Gold series comes to a close. Thanks to everyone for reading, listening, and mellowing with us!
One more. Just one more installment of Digging for Gold after this week’s and our journey through Time-Life’s AM Gold series is at an end. Here we go with the third batch of tracks from AM Gold: 1979.
Thanks to this week’s “Digging for Gold,” in which we look at the second batch of songs from AM Gold: 1979, you can now cross the words “shriveled testicles” off the list of phrases you thought you wouldn’t read on the internet today.
It’s 1979! That also means it’s the final year of our look at the AM Gold series.
That’s a wrap on AM Gold: 1978, friends. That means we have just one more year of Time-Life treasures to explore before our little experiment comes to an end. But as a wise man once said, all mellow things must come to an end. Or something like that.
This week’s installment of AM Gold: 1978 features no Bee Gees songs, but two songs written by the Brothers Gibb.
In the words of our own Jason Hare, esteemed curator of all things mellow, this second part of AM Gold: 1978 is, “seriously, the Mellow Goldiest list of all.”
Muse’s sixth studio album includes some genre-hopping, but doesn’t fail to delight.
We hope you’ve been enjoying our collective journey through the fields of AM Gold so far, because the end is nearly in sight.
It’s the beginning of the Carter Administration and the malaise has started in the world of AM Gold.
One song in this room just filled the expanse with methane. Can you guess which one? – Dw. Dunphy, on seeing the second batch of songs for AM Gold: 1977.