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The Popdose Guide to Chicago

Taken together Chicago's catalog is fascinating, frustrating, brilliant and awful all at once. Read on and judge for yourself....

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The Popdose Guide to the Melvins

Dave Steed takes the long journey through the odd career of the legendary Melvins. ...

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The Popdose Guide to Raphael Saadiq

In anticipation of Raphael Saadiq's new album, Mike Heyliger celebrates the career of one of R&B's most captivating -- and often overlooked...

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Four

On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Mike Heyliger concludes his four-part guide to Jackson's music....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Three

Mike Heyliger's tribute to the King of Pop moves into the Jackson 5's post-Motown era -- and some of their greatest success....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Two

Mike Heyliger continues his guide to Michael Jackson's discography with a look at the King of Pop's early solo years....

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The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part One

On the eve of the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Mike Heyliger begins his look back at the King of Pop's discography....

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The Popdose Guide to Donnie Iris and the Cruisers: It’s a Rough World

For most people, the story of Donnie Iris begins and ends with his feelings for a girl named Leah. D.X. Ferris aims to change that....

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The Popdose Guide to the Steve Miller Band, Part 2

Steve Miller slowed down in the '80s, and the hits did too -- but he didn't stop making music, as Rob Hoffman recalls in the conclusion to...

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The Popdose Guide to Patty Griffin

To celebrate Tuesday's release of the new Patty Griffin album Downtown Church, Popdose looks back at the catalog of one of...

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The Popdose Guide to David Bowie, Part Two

It took him almost two months, but Anthony Hansen is back with the final installment of his guide to David Bowie's recording career. Let's...

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The Popdose Guide to Utopia

Missing the Popdose Guides? You'll be pleased to make the acquaintance of Anthony Hansen, who makes his debut with the Popdose Guide to...

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The Popdose Guide to Jimmy Smith

For all the Hammond-deficient Memorial Day barbecues out there, Mojo Flucke has prepared a treat: The Popdose Guide to Jimmy Smith....

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The Popdose Guide to Marti Jones

To fans of her four albums of marvelous acoustic pop in the mid-to-late ’80s, Marti Jones seemed on the cusp of becoming the next...

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The Popdose Guide to Juliana Hatfield

Listening to rock radio in the early ’90s — particularly the college and ‘alternative’ varieties — was an...

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The Popdose Guide to the Pogues

In The Pogues’ breakthrough 1988 single “Fairytale of New York” (download), songwriter Shane MacGowan and guest vocalist...

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The Popdose Guide to Del Amitri

A drunk, an atheist and a poet walk into a bar. They’re all the same guy, and there is no punchline. Welcome to Del Amitri! Anchored...

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The Popdose Guide to Badfinger

Few bands in the history of rock n’ roll have been simultaneously as lucky and doomed as Badfinger. Lucky because they were not only...

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The Popdose Guide to Matthew Ryan

Yes, gentle readers, we treated you to an interview with Matthew Ryan on Monday, and today — which just happens to be the day his new...

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The Popdose Guide to Chris Whitley

(This guide was originally published in 2005, before Chris Whitley’s passing. It’s been expanded and edited, but may still...

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The Popdose Guide to David Mead

He hasn’t released nearly as many albums as most (all?) of our previous subjects, but David Mead is a perfect Popdose Guide artist...

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The Popdose Guide to Nick Lowe

Doesn’t look like the godfather of punk, does he? Well. Maybe not the godfather, but perhaps a kindly uncle. Either way, Nick...

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The Popdose Guide to Al Jarreau

What, you thought we were kidding around with the whole “Al Week” thing? Shame on you. And while we’re at it, shame on...

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The Popdose Guide to Toto

I love rooting for the underdog. In almost any scenario, whether it’s sports or politics or just plain real life, I root for the...

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The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

He doesn’t write them anymore — in fact, they aren’t even online anymore — but truth be known, it was my good...

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The Popdose Guide to Lloyd Cole

Editor’s Note: I just checked, and it was November 24, 2005 when I got an e-mail from Ken saying “If you ever want someone to...

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The Popdose Guide to Ornette Coleman

I am not one to toss around the word “hero” lightly. It takes extraordinary courage to earn such a designation. I am also not...

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The Popdose Guide to The Call

Welcome to the Popdose Guide to The Call, a semi-forgotten group that had a couple of hits in the ’80s, but has seen its catalog fall...

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The Popdose Guide to Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith is arguably the most important folk-music artist of her generation. That statement is risky not so much because there are so...

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The Popdose Guide to John Mellencamp

Act I: Johnny Cougar Chestnut Street Incident (1976) purchase this album (Amazon) I remember finding a cassette of this album back in the...