Spin Cycle: Mumford & Sons, Babel

Scottish hitmakers Mumford & Sons are back with another agreeable, hooky collection of stomping folk-rock. How does “Babel” stack up to “Sigh No More”?

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/21/11 (Blue Period)

Blue Period: Songs for the New Same Old Depression

The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
And it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues


The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff.

Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a “special gift” on Christmas morning 2009 with zero fanfare. Is it any wonder that so few knew something was waiting ...

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 ...

Cratedigger: Simon & Garfunkel, “Bookends”

1968 was one of the most epochal years in American history. There is no need to go into the history again here, but believe me, it was a whirlwind. While most of the events of that year – war, assassination, the ...

CHART ATTACK!: 11/3/73

Folks, I’ll be the first to tell you that our last CHART ATTACK! was just a little depressing. Marky Mark? Ugh! Color Me Badd? Ugggggh! Bryan Adams? Uggggggghhhh!  Good news, though: I’m pleased to report that this week’s Top ...