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The Best Albums of 2016 (so far)

July 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hard as it may be to believe, 2016 is already more than halfway over. And despite what the Trump campaign or British xenophobia may have you believe, it hasn’t all been terrible this year either, at least not music-wise.

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Our highly analytical breakdown of the most likely Song Of The Summer finalist for 2016

What’s Going to be The Song Of The Summer 2016?

June 13, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

A few weeks ago as I sat my desk, hunched over my computer, a young child came up to me and exclaimed,“April showers bring May flowers!”

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Our panel of experts answer the age-old question.

Who are the 100 Greatest Shitty Bands of All Time?

November 13, 2015 / by , , , , , , , / 4 Comments

There are a lot of shitty bands out there. And, much like snowflakes or KISS solo albums, each shitty band is uniquely shitty in their own special way.

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Why waste time watching a full-length early 2000s music video when you could watch the gif version?

How Well Do You Know Your Classic* Music Videos?

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Let’s face it: We millennials have the attention span of a goldfish. We’re not interested in anything that takes longer than 5 seconds to do [insert sex joke here], so why waste time watching a full-length music video when you could watch the gif version?

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Ryan Adams' song-for-song cover album of Taylor Swift's '1989' is just about what you'd expect, which is pretty great.

Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ is exactly what we wanted it to be

September 23, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Turns out both Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams are liars.

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Determining the most likely candidates to be this year's Song of the Summer

What’s Going to be the Song of the Summer?

June 06, 2015 / by / 8 Comments

Each year in late Spring, the murmurs begin. “Is this it?” the people ask cautiously, afraid to be heard but too excited not to speak. “It just may be,” others respond, nervously looking side to side.

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Hip hop is pop music, and there's one man to thank: Lloyd Banks

Lloyd Banks Is the Most Important Man in Music

March 16, 2015 / by / 5 Comments

Hip hop is pop music, and there’s one man to thank: Lloyd Banks(?!?!)

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2009.

2010 in Music: A Power Hour Review

December 08, 2014 / by / 16 Comments

A few years stick out over the course of history as high water marks for recorded pop music. That nebulous time period between Korea and Vietnam when rock was being perfected, 1968, 1975, 1991/92, and 2001 all come to mind as years where the (broadly-speaking) pop music scene coalesced to crystallize the sound of their generation’s zeitgeist.

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We listened to the first minute of the top 60 songs from 2008, because, well, because we wanted to.

2008 in Music: A Power Hour Review

November 07, 2014 / by / 25 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2008.

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Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, and Soulja Boy, oh my. We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2007.

2007 in Music: A Power Hour Review

October 29, 2014 / by / 19 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2007.

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