The 25 Greatest Country Songs of the 1970s
Pop stars like John Denver and Olivia Newton-John crossed over regularly onto the country charts and future chicken salesman Kenny Rogers became a superstar in the genre.
The 25 Greatest Country Songs of the 1960s
“It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” by Little Jimmy Dickens did not make this list…” so says Crawford before going all country on us…
Wedding Day First Dance Songs
Three years to the day, he brought me back to the place we met and proposed. We couldn’t agree on a song. Sea of Love came on the radio during a trip back to NY from Newport. Wanting to check something off the ‘wedding to do list’ … yes, it’s great
Spotify's Top 20 Most Streamed Songs Of The Summer, 2013
rock nyc has written about em non stop all summer long but made one mistake in the Top Three, we didn’t like “Radioactive” and discounted it, and we didn’t like “Can’t Hold Us” in the top five, so we ignored them both and claimed the # 3 spot for Daft Punk.
John Anderson -The Essential List
He separated himself from the Nashville assembly line crowd by writing and performing not just traditional hard country music (which was a pretty daring artistic statement in 1980), but also by incorporating elements of rock and bluegrass
Thirteen Unlucky Reasons to Love Freedy Johnston
After more than two decades of recording, he’s established himself as a King of Heartbreak, The Melodic Marvel of Melancholy
20 Essential Songs from the Silver Fox
Nobody could figure out how to let a white blues singer from Colt, Arkansas follow his artistic vision and simultaneously make money.
50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now: Rolling Stone Lame Feature They'd Be Ashamed Of If They Had Any
50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now, Rolling Stones current best of, is completely ridiculous, a snap shot of heavy touring outfits plus their perennial favorites
Top 10 Rock And Roll Movies Of All Times
the excesss of the rock and roll and the excess of the movies don’t mesh so hot
Thank You Peter: People Who Introduced Me To Bands I Love!
Yes, no man is an island and no, it takes more than a rock critic to introduce us to a world of music
Who Will Write The Trayvon Martin Protest Song
At least Hattie Carroll’s murderer got six months.
Top Five Songs Of Nostalgia
Here the desire is for a return to place where the vitality of youth isn’t sapped by the decay of age
Musicians I Haven't Seen On Stage But I'd Really Like To
Stuck in a wheelchair for decades the former Soft Machine musician is on a whole other level
Elvis Costello's Top 500 Albums Reaches It's End W-X-Y-Z
Waits get a healthy FIVE ALBUM PICKS. That’s more than Stevie Wonder. A risable conclusion by any standards.
Elvis Costello's Desert Island Discs N – V
This is kinda interesting, Elvis produced THREE of the albums here, the Pogues, the Specials, and Squeeze!!!
Entertainment Weekly Lists the Top 100 Albums Of All Time
Right now citizens of Great Britain are having a cow because Sgt Peppers isn’t on the list. Why? Who really cares what Entertainment Weekly thinks.
Frank Turner Covers Foo Fighters' "All My Life"
Look under the M’s… no McCartney-Costello collaboration on “Flowers In the Dirt” so we will include it here
Elvis Costello's 500 Must Own 500 Albums – F – H
A huge hole where hip hop should be. I am not a Jay-Z fanatic but cmon, where is Reasonable Doubt and Hark Knock Life, Vol 2??
Elvis Costello's 500 Albums You Need To Own A – D
Then I thought I might write about the first time I’d become aware of him. 1982, Elvis Costello covered “Two steps from The Blues” on the Imperial Bedroom tour (I think, something around that time) and blew me away and so i started listening to him
Color Me Impressed: In Anticipation Of The Replacements Reunion Two Pros Offer Up A Setlist
I asked Bill Holdship, who wrote the liner notes to the extended Replacements reissues at the bands request, and Rob O’Connor, the Yahoo Music columnist and maybe the best rock critic around, to tell me what their favorite songs were.
A Year Ago Today… This is What I Was Listening To
The surprise here is how not one band on this list compiled from 2012 listening habits, am I listening to in 2013. Regina had a disappointing year, Maps & Atlases still haven’t broken pop. Best Coast had a sales slump, Against Me went from controversy to norm. And Ceu should’ve been the next Shakira.
Not More About Kanye West: The "Yeezus" Track List Leaked
In this world, it is very hard to make money when you are this far off the grid and on just first listens and a viewing of the track list? This is off the charts weird.
Albums That Changed My Life
I would not be a rock critic without the Sex Pistols, I would not be alive without Elvis Costello. Some albums shake you to your foundations, they change you in some fundamental way the way a death in the family or a love affair gone wrong can change you
The Top 10 Star War Songs
Too much of it is like a background sound in search of a screen and that is with all due respect to williams work. But the truth is even for star wars it isal the equivalent of underlining a sentence for emphasize
Popdusts Top Five Songs On April 2013: Snoop No, Paramore Yes… Drake Always
Popdust (because pop stars are fun!) is just a great big fluffy pink cotton candy and it is sugary and sweet with a side of smark (smarmy and snide)
The Essential Songs Of George Jones
Jones imparted gravitas to everything he sang. Knowing sin and salvation, he could effortlessly convey anguish, hope, and humor. He stuck to his knitting
Friday I Got Monday On My Mind: First Day Is The Worst Day
I begin dreading Monday around 11pm on Saturday nights. I don’t think I ever see the weekend on the horizon without a sense of existential dream. Of course, not having work the next day, is much much worse. Weekends mean nothing without a break from work. Monday is the death day, we dread it but without it the weekend has no meaning
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Miguel Among The 100 Most Influential People In The World According To Time Magazine
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Miguel are among these 100 most influential people in the world! Jay-Z received the accolade from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg who wrote that the rapper has ‘proved that the American dream is alive and well’
TV Guides 60 Best TV Theme Songs!
If 1939 was Holly wood movies greatest year, was 1959 televisions highlight. Did we never get better than Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Lucille, George And Gracie… it really is an age that resonate with me much more than 2013
Pop Stars Who Found God
I was walking one day, just doing my rock and roll thing making millions of bucks, you know success and everything, addicted to drugs and then the next day I had Revelation of Christ and I was like, everything changes right now!
Data Lounge Post And We Grade Famous Musician's Personalities
The Data Lounge aka the daily fix of gay gossip, news and pointless bitchery made a thread of brushese with greatness aka meet a famous musician, the good, the bad and the buggered
BBC's Radio 2 Top 10 Albums Of All Time (Annotated)
As part of a “Golden Age Of The Album” series, the listeners voted on the best albums of all time and what the hell Coldplay’s relentlessly mediocre second album is doing on the # 1 spot is beyond me. Not one album would’ve made my top ten (though several might have made my top 20)
Actors Who Became Rock Stars
Sure, it’s a little on the random side, but what with SJo forming a GoGo’s like rock band and with news, gossip, music and shows being at a minimum, well, here you go folks: actors who decided all you need is a microphone and a a huge “Q Score” and you too can be a great musician.
With U2 And Coldplay On A Break, Who To Tease Mercilessly?
There is nobody like Bono. Nobody. This is the funniest thing I’ve heard in my life. The putz is addressing the nation? What a rabid egotistical nitwit. What am I going to do without him or Chris Martin to mock? It won’t be easy. Who can replace them?
The Worst Tempered Men In Rock N Roll (UK Edition)
According to Gigwise these are the ten grumpiest men in rock and roll UK division (mostly, though I doubt you can perform one of these types of lists without including Lou Reed) and what do they all have in common? More money than brains? A disproportionate sense of self worth? All of the above????
More Musicians I've Never See Live! Yeah, That's No Doubt!!!
And that’s just off the top of my head and not reaching for the hall of Iman shame, Armstrongs and Presleys and Lennons! The good news hear is I just know I’ll get round to three of the names here and add My Bloody Valentine to the list! And maybe Steve Leckie will bring back Viletones!!
Jim Morrison And Other Dead Rock Stars Live On Stage
especially in his early sober days