There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that’s why they succeeded.
Inez and Charlie Foxx scored a big hit in ’63 but never fully broke out of the novelty box
Let’s be good — and loud — to each other.
Ken Shane selects his favorite albums of 2015
It’s New Year’s Eve! Everybody’s waiting for The Midnight Hour
The stars aligned in Muscle Shoals and produced a big hit for R.B. Greaves
Superstars, secret stars, rising stars, and a ghost from the past hovering over it all.
In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature…
Singer/songwriter Alexander Fairchild lists his five Desert Island Discs.
Will the second installment of our list of the ’70s best albums leave your knickers in a bunch? Don’t worry, the Popblerd team won’t take you on the highway to hell!
Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface’s wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer.
You knew this was coming
1973 didn’t end on such a high note for our humble AM Gold series, so maybe 1974 will pick things up nicely. Maybe.
As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just enjoy some great tunes.
Want the whole story? Here it is, come and … oh never mind.
Carly Simon’s song from Working Girl was the first Oscar-winning song in a decade not to be a smash hit, and also it was by the iconic Carly Simon. What gives?
A double serving of tasty tunes smothered in gravy. Served over-cooked and much-loved. (and truly hyphenated)
Dave Steed moves on to the letter T this week, with the Talking Heads, Tesla and the hair metal transformation of Andy Taylor.
Arnold McCuller calls “Soon As I Get Paid” his musical autobiography. He could haven’t chosen better songs or better players to help him to tell his story.
Singer/songwriter Marc Pinansky imagines himself on a desert island and comes up with 5 discs to make the trip with.
Joseph Jon Lanthier rounds up reissues and remasters for the month of October 2010. Among the rambunctious little doggies lassoed are the Apple Records Box Set and Brute Force’s Confections of Love.
In January of next year, Tom Rush will be 70 years old. The New Hampshire born folk-rock pioneer is still out there on the road, and still releasing albums, as…
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 Smith shows us the error of our ways.
Bottom Feeders has reached the letter T, which means lots and lots of … the Temptations?
Screw gingerbread and eggnog — today, Lemmy proves that the real taste of Mellowmas is whiskey and unfiltered cigarettes. Hide your pets and daughters!
Greenpeace has released a two-disc set of the live, re-mastered recording Amchitka: The 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace. The CD is available exclusively through Greenpeace, and all proceeds will benefit…
Two years ago, when I was working on this column’s debut, I wrote about Bruce Springsteen’s “Book of Dreams” and what the song means to Julie and me. During the…
Four years ago GRP/Verve released Best of George Benson Live, recorded at a concert the veteran jazz guitarist and singer gave in Belfast, Ireland, in 2000. The set drew mainly…
Goodness gracious — Ken Shane has made his way through every moment of Neil Young’s ten-disc Archives, Volume 1. What will you get for your $280? Read his review to find out.
Jason Hare is back for another installment of Chart Attack! — and this week, he takes us all the way back to April 22, 1972, and a top 10 featuring Neil Young, Aretha, and Baba Booey. Wait, what?