Get ready for Record Store Day Part II!
Nirvana, welcome to the rock hall (oh, like they won’t get in…)
1nce again…Tribe is back (for two shows.)
This is fucking awesome.
Guess who’s back? Back again? Guess who’s unexcited?
In this special edition of the Popblerd podcast, Zack (“ Gonzo “) and Tristan are joined by special guests Brandon Szuminsky and Matt Albright (of Hyped Up Hockey fame) as the group chats about five years of AMC’s Breaking Bad, lauded as one of the best TV dramas of the last decade. We laugh, we guffaw, we do some armchair analyzing of the series, and truthfully, we just scratch the surface of this drama-rich program in this spoiler-rich podcast. -We start off with our visceral reactions to the show’s [...]
When Fall Out Boy ended a four-year hiatus this spring with the release of fifth album Save Rock and Roll , audiences and critics were clearly happy to hear their unique blend of verbose, baroque pop-punk on the airwaves again. (Lead single “ My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) ” hit No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 – rarified air for a rock band in the 2010s.) If you’d told fans they’d follow up Save Rock and Roll with a taut, grimy EP of punk tunes, it might’ve been hard to believe. [...]
New Wave legends Tears for Fears surprised fans with their first new recording in nine years: a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.” It might be crazy to call a band with 16 U.K. Top 40 hits “underrated,” but Tears for Fears – to this writer – have only seemed to earn the respect they truly deserve in recent times. In the last decade, Gary Jules and Michael Andrews had a U.K. chart-topper with a mournful cover of the band’s “ Mad World ,” [...]
“Blurred Lines” vs. “Got To Give It Up.” Does the Gaye estate have a case?
From the “out of nowhere” file, a new Guns n’ Roses track is now making the rounds online. With no contexts provided, it’s unclear as to whether this is a brand spankin’ new cut, an outtake from the abominable Chinese Democracy album, or some other unknown project. Truthfully, I wanted to hate “Going Down.” But lo and behold, it’s actually a decent track. Nothing groundbreaking, but a good listen, save for Axl’s “harmonies.” Current (as far as we know) bassist [...]
All signs point to Danity Kane reuniting at next Sunday’s MTV VMAs.
What, Lady Gaga getting naked in a promotional video for some new agey mind and body exercise wasn’t enough for you? FINE. Here’s here new single, rushed to radio following a rash of leaks over the weekend. “Applause” is the first single from Gaga’s forthcoming ARTPOP album, due November 11th. “Applause” is unfortunately more of the same from Gaga, and could just as easily be a leftover from 2011′s enjoyable but tepid Born This Way. Like that LP, “Applause” is a competent but fairly by-the-numbers dance [...]