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My Tumblr Blog...Five Star Jamz

My Tumblr Blog…Five Star Jamz

I’m talking about every single 5-star song in my iTunes library. Take a trip with me!!

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1984

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1984

Greatest year in pop music history? Perhaps!

Songs in the Key of Life: "Stress"

Songs in the Key of Life: “Stress”

                I’m addicted to stress, that’s the way that I get things done When I’m not under pressure then I sleep too long and I hang around like a bum I think I’m going nowhere and that makes me nervous A confession, then, to kickstart this edition of “Songs in the Key of Life”: I am stressed. I hear the familiar chorus rising once again. “Join the club,” you all say, unimpressed. “Welcome […]

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/28/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/28/13

So long, September! Check out what we’ve been listening to at Popblerd HQ this week. What’s been moving the molecules in your room?

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/21/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/21/13

Heard ya missed us, we’re back! Thank you all for your patience as we navigated rugged terrain while migrating our site host. We now return you to your regularly schedule Carlton Shuffle!

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/7/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 9/7/13

School’s in kids, and the new release schedule is starting to heat up! Alongside a few classics, this week’s shuffle showcases new music from Nine Inch Nails, The Julie Ruin, and Moderat. Give it a spin, take some time to chillax this weekend, and let us know what you’ve been listening to this week!

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/31/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/31/13

Goodbye August, Hello September! It’s been a busy week, and we here at Popblerd hope that you are able to enjoy a well-deserved three-day weekend. As a soundtrack whatever r&r you’re hopefully engaging in, we bring to you this week’s edition of The Carlton Shuffle. Fire it up!

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/10/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/10/13

It’s Saturday morning, and thus once again time for the Carlton Shuffle! Here’s some of the music that got the Popblerd staff through the week. What got you through work this week?

Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines: Album Review

Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines: Album Review

“Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer. That’s not mere conjecture; that’s almost scripture at this point. “Blurred Lines” is a big old Smash Hit, the kind we only get a couple of a year, the kind that everyone knows the words to. They know T.I.’s vowel-heavy guest rap, Pharrell’s every “whoo!”, the sly way Robin Thicke himself barely conceals a chuckle as he croons “what rhymes with hug me?”… the song’s massive, and why shouldn’t it be? With […]

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/3/13

The Carlton Shuffle, 8/3/13

Turning the calendar to August sends my system into a bit of a shock. Partially saddened that summer is fading fast, partially energized to make its remaining weeks count. Whatever this summer weekend has in store for you, give The Carlton Shuffle a spin while you’re getting ready, and check out what the Popblerd staff has been digging this week!

Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail: Album Review

Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail: Album Review

If you’ve grown up with Jay-Z as a consistent presence in your life, it’s difficult to be critical of him. That might have to do with his fairly remarkable record – although he’s only released a handful of stone-cold classics (Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint unimpeachably, and I’d argue for The Black Album too), he’s released plenty of good albums, with few (if any) clunkers in the bunch. I mean, sure, Kingdom Come and American Gangster weren’t really what anyone […]

The Popblerd Halftime Show: Drew's Best of 2013 So Far

The Popblerd Halftime Show: Drew’s Best of 2013 So Far

Halfway through 2013, we’ve come to an interesting impasse: moreso than the last several years, the music of this year has been largely awesome. I don’t say this to suggest that I’m one of those curmudgeonly sorts that thinks new music blows; it’s just, we’ve been in a bit of a lull. Much of 2012 was boring on the album front, and 2011 was only marginally better. And yet, here we are at unlucky ’13, and I’ve already doled out […]