Tag: R.E.M.

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Music

Six Artists We Wish Would Retire

For once, we agree with the Scorpions, who have announced that their most recent album will be their last. Here are six artists we wish...

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Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Del Amitri, “Tell Her This”

Since you’re all so wrapped up in Mellowmas right now, I thought it would be a good time to remind you all that music can, in fact, be a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Vic Chesnutt, “Skitter on Take-Off”

How much do you know about Vic Chesnutt? You might know that he currently resides in Athens, GA, and that his first two albums were...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Rain”

Ted Asregadoo offers a musical rain dance to the stingy Californian weather gods with a Mix Six featuring songs from R.E.M., Roxy Music,...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 73

It’s week number two of the letter R, as we continue to look at the bottom three-fifths of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy”

Last week, in my review of Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, I said that in most cases, tribute albums are a hit-or-miss...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Indigo Girls, “Indigo Girls”

Hey, guys, remember that girl in college? The one whose intellect was sometimes intimidating, but sometimes eye-roll-inducing, depending on...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Marshall Crenshaw

It’s been a busy time lately for Marshall Crenshaw: He released his 10th studio album, Jaggedland, last month; it’s his first...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Regina Spektor, “far”

I have to admit that I am not one of the people who jumped on the bandwagon for Regina Spektor’s last album, the 2006 breakthrough...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Duets and Collaborations”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE A few weeks ago, I took my family down to a train wreck of an event called the Great American Food and Music...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/11/87

Hi, everybody! This week’s CHART ATTACK! takes us back a whopping 22 years, and wow, do I feel old, considering I remember hearing...

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Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Gardening

R.E.M. – “Gardening at Night” Tears For Fears – “Sowing the Seeds of Love” — n {democracy:33}...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: One Final Mix Tape

This will be the last Mope Like Me column. In truth, I didn’t think I would be saying this, at least not this soon after launching...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “W’s iMix”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Howdy to all the ‘Merican people! George W. Bush here.  Well, I’m almost outta here, and...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: “Produced by Don Dixon”

Last week’s column opened by noting that, when you hear the name “Don Dixon,” you’re probably more likely to think...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Don Dixon, “(If) I’m a Ham, Well You’re a Sausage: The Don Dixon Collection”

When you hear the name “Don Dixon,” you’re probably more likely to think of him in terms of his production career than...

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Music, Phagz on 45

Phagz on 45: Episode Six

Here we go again — John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle impersonator, a.k.a. his buddy Matty (or...

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Music

The Year in Rock: 1996

Welcome to a series I began at He’s A Whore and am proud-as-punch to continue here at Popdose. While not able to mention everything...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Will Hollywood Matter in 2008?

“Who cares what I think? I’m not the president. I’m just a storyteller, man.” So says Bob Dylan — or, at...

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Music

Hey You Kids (Have a Happy New Year And) Get Out Of My Yard!

With Popdose having just rolled off the showroom floor all shiny and new, still full of that “new car smell,” I am chuffed to...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Pop”

Welcome to it, Popsters! Each week I hope to delight you and yours with some musical goodness mixed the old fashioned way: with thought...