Tag: U2

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

Drake

A Fan's Notes, Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...

Kendrick Lamar

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar, “Damn.”

Does "Damn." live up to the hype? Iman Lababedi provides the answers....

Music

The Cheer-Up Is On: Songs to Break the Gloom

Your friends are liars., your family in pieces, and your country is confused. What do you do next?...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

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Music

5 Songs That Inspire Musician and Social Commentator Vince Grant

When I first told you about Vince Grant almost a year ago, he’d just release his album, My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me, a...

Film, Music

Excess and Perversity: The James Bond Theme Songs

Radiohead released their rejected James Bond theme song over the holidays. How did it stack up against the accepted songs of the series?...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 11, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 17, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Mylets, “Arizona”

Now, that is what the fuck I’m talking about. From the first grungy, then vaguely pixelated, guitar chords of album-opener “Trembling...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 27, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2014

Ken Shane's favorite albums of 2014...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: November 14, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review, U2, “Songs Of Innocence”

Now that the long national terror has abated, we can talk candidly. ...

Books, Legendary

Legendary: Chapter 30

After breaking up with Kate, Brian drives back to the party....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 96

It doesn't get any bigger than this in Bottom Feeders with 2Pac, U2 and Usher showing up to steal the show. ...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998”

The crossroads between youth culture and Amnesty International came together in the mid-70s with a series of concerts that included members...

Soul Serenade - Mel Carter

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mel Carter, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”

One unforgettable song made Mel Carter immortal...

Willie Nile

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 24: Willie Nile

Singer/songwriter Willie Nile drops by the Radio Hour to talk about his new album, American Ride....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 9, 2013

5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Shuffle! Join in this week's Friday Five....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 12, 2013

It's Friday, and you know what that means: time to unwind with this week's Friday Five!...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: U2, “The Joshua Tree”

Rob Smith ruminates on high school, time, energy, and U2....

Current Events, PopSmarts

PopSmarts: The Judas Gospels

 And so we come, by the turning of the year, to the end of Shrovetide and the beginning of the Christian liturgical calendar. When I was a...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: R.E.M., “Automatic for the People”

Rob Smith reflects on R.E.M. in the latest "Vinyl Diaries."...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: End of the World Edition

Well, it's been fun. Last one out, make sure to turn out the lights. ...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 21, 2012

Shuffle into the holiday weekend with this week's Friday Five!...

Popblerd!

The Blerd & Gonzo Cover Convo: “Baby Don’t You Do It”

It's Marvin vs. The Who vs. The Faces vs. The Band in the latest Cover Convo. Will the power of Keith Moon put the British legends on top?...