Metric Albums From Worst To Best

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Metric occupy a curious place in the modern rock landscape. If they had come up ten years earlier, they certainly would have had a different story. But as they exist now, their legacy will probably be that they were the most successful of the crop of bands that emerged from Toronto in the late-’90s, the … More »

Let’s Revisit Billboard’s First-Ever Modern Rock Tracks Chart Published 30 Years Ago Today

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Modern Rock Chart 1988Thirty years ago today, Billboard launched the “Modern Rock Tracks” chart, which currently exists under the Alternative Songs nomenclature. The chart tracked songs that received heavy airplay on college and modern rock stations, rather than more mainstream airplay, and as the very nature of “modern” and “alternative” rock music changed over the past few decades, … More »

7 Classic Sing-Alongs From That ’70s Show

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KISS Appears on That 70's ShowThe ’70s ended nearly 39 years ago, but That ’70s Show began 20 years ago today. Throughout its eight seasons and 200 episodes, the series exemplified the “Me” Decade’s stereotypes, cultural prejudices, and appreciation for shag carpet car interiors. It’s more of a superficial reading of the ’70s, yet succeeds in its timeless embodiment of … More »

10 Great Aretha Franklin Deep Cuts

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I had tickets to see Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall once, a few years ago. The show was cancelled, and the make-up date was inconvenient, so I opted for a refund instead. Part of me has regretted that decision every day since. More »

20 Great Aretha Franklin Moments

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Aretha-FranklinWhen a truly iconic music figure dies, a eulogy can never tell the full story. Sometimes, you learn more about this person’s impact on the world when you dig through the flotsam — random TV performances, soundtrack appearances, half-forgotten duets. We’ve collected moments like these in the past for recently departed musical legends like More »

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2018

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Song Of The Summer 2018The ballots have been tallied and we have a winner in our annual Song Of The Summer poll. We think you’re gonna like it! … More »

Pharrell’s 18 Biggest Hits From Worst To Best

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Pharrell Williams 1998Twenty years ago this past weekend — on July 8, 1998 — something very predictable happened on the Billboard Hot 100: Mase’s “Lookin’ At Me” became the third consecutive single from his Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum album Harlem World to break into the chart’s top 10. Label boss Puff Daddy was in his opulent, shiny-suited prime, and … More »

22 Dave Matthews Songs That Don’t Suck

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Dave-Matthews-BandTwenty-five years in, it’s still hard to know how to talk about the Dave Matthews Band. Since the 1993 arrival of Remember Two Things, their independently released debut preceding the blockbuster Under The Table And Dreaming in 1994, Matthews and the band that bears his name have been building up one of those classic, strange … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Listen To These 10 Tracks From May We Think Went Under The Radar

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Can you believe that we are already in the month of June!? Its full-blown summertime here in the US and with summertime comes tons of new music. Artists love to release music around this time of year in hopes to be that festival or summer anthem. With that being said, May was a month LOADED

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