Tag: U2

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Three

Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who've been a part of...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

A rollicking Popdose Roundtable that explains why you've been listening to Rumours in the wrong order, among other things....

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Two

For the second episode of “Songs of Freedom”, Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez focus on the Occupy movement, especially its beginning...

Music, Popdose

Popdose Presents: Songs of Freedom, Episode Two–Playlist

Here you will find mp3s for the artists and songs featured in Episode Two of the Songs of Freedom podcast....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Songs for a Weary Land

Rob Smith looks back at music that provided some small comfort after 9/11/2001, in this week's "Weekly Mixtape."...

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Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Penultimate Songs

We're such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs....

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Posies, “Going, Going, Gone” (1994)

Back in the 1990s, there were these things called non-sequel movies, and the people that made these movies promoted them with...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 54

Dave Steed takes a trip to land of U2, Midge Ure, Ultravox and more as he checks out '80s rock songs from artists beginning with the letter...

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Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Everything 1980s, Daniel Lanois Edition

Your pals over at Something Else! Reviews begin an occasional feature focusing on the best of the 1980s with a look at producer and...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “New Clear Days*”

Scared of nuclear fallout? Buying up iodine pills to protect your thyroid? Welcome to the new clear days! And thankfully, Popdose has a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: R.E.M., “Collapse Into Now”

With a new R.E.M. album in hand, Annie Zaleski tackles the difficult task of assessing the latest offering by her favorite band....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Popdose Flashback ’91 — The Beat Mix

  In between more timely projects and content, the Popdose staff are dissecting albums from 1991, which happens to be one of my...

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Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: New Year’s Edition

“This list makes me sad.” – Kelly Stitzel It started off as a good idea, doing a special FNV highlighting the top 100 of...

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Theatre

Popdose Roundtable: “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”

Molly Marinik – I am always pleased when theater gets to stand in line with the pop culture stories of the day.  It affirms its...

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Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1992

In the ever-evolving column we call Friday Night Videos!, there’s always room for expansion. This week, with Thanksgiving vittles...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

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...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Black Dub, “Black Dub”

Daniel Lanois is well known as a brilliant producer. His band Black Dub has released their debut album and Ken Shane thinks it's one of the...

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Music, Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: 50CCM50 Presents The Seventy Sevens

In conjunction with our mini-series 50CCM50 (check out the first installment here), Popdose is giving away a unique prize to a lucky...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: The Long Tail and The Big Head

The shift to electronic media not only means that fewer CDs and paperbacks will end up in thrift shops, but it also means that we can...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Alejandro Escovedo, “Street Songs of Love”

I’ll tell you one thing right from the jump; Alejandro Escovedo’s new album, Street Songs of Love (Fantasy/Concord Music...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Rock Gets Religion”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE When rock-and-roll reared its beautiful/ugly head, the backlash against it was pretty ferocious. The cultural...

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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: Stiff Little Fingers v. U2

All rise. The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...

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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: a-ha v. U2

All rise. The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...

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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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Music

The Ultimate Dubliners Drinking Mixtape

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Zack Dennis puts together a collection of Irish drinking songs to match the stories in James Joyce's...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “America”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE The theme of America in popular music has run the gamut of idealized notions of a land where one can pursue...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 94

Bottom Feeders tackles the letter U this week, which means we're in for lots and lots of Roxannes....

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Music

New Music: Black Dub, “Surely”

Ken Shane would like to introduce you to the music of Black Dub, the new band project from Daniel Lanois, Trixie Whitley, and Brian Blade....

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Robbie Williams, “Angels”

We in the States have grown accustomed to the idea that Robbie Williams can be safely ignored, but in his latest Death by Power Ballad, Rob...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: U2, “One”

You’ve watched the news footage, seen the photos and read the news tweets; you’ve heard the screams and pleas and shook your head at...