This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Thursday, December 29
Better than: A Republican debate.
Chris Webby has "203" inked across his right side, a gothic "Connecticut" burned into the skin beneath his neck. There are the scattered images of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mario Brothers and Transformers a ... More >>
It's been a little over a decade since Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water became the fastest-selling rock album of all time, a record that's at this point unlikely to be broken. Generally speaking, being a cultural phenomenon on that scale for even a fleeting mome ... More >>
The phrase "the calm before the storm" appears in virtually every chart-related story this week. That's because the latest edition of the Billboard 200, which covers sales from the week ending May 22, is topped by Adele's 21. That album is No. 1 for the ninth and (presumably) final week befor ... More >>
Yes, apparently May 12 is the day where you're supposed to grab someone (whether a friend, a "friend," or a stranger) and, to quote the people putting this holiday on, "take a few minutes to enjoy what is probably the most singularly positive human experience ever." Hey, it's not a holiday that was ... More >>
It begins. Tonight scores of idealistic youngsters will descend on the clubs of New York City for CMJ 2010, vying to find, amid this year's slate of thousands of challengers, this year's Surfer Blood, Sleigh Bells, or, uh, Black Kids. The official showcase schedule is here. Have at it. But le ... More >>
In honor of hip-hop super-producer Swizz Beatz' triumphant contribution to Kanye West's "Power" remix (seriously, go listen to that again), beloved friend-of-SOTC Sean Fennessey has compiled a homemade Swizz best-of, spanning two discs (from "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" to "On to the Next One") with ... More >>
Mike Patton may've teased the sold-out crowd at Monday night's Faith No More show by calling us "hipsters," but the malnourished layabouts who normally sashay down Bedford Ave really weren't the show's demographic. The East River Park was far more populated by aggro jocks, khaki cargo shorts, ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
America: A Tribute To Heroes was a true television feat--put together merely 10 days after the 9-11 attacks, presented without commercials on over 35 channels, raising millions of dollars for the families of WTC vict ... More >>
--Krist Novoselic is running for public clerk in Washington as a member of the Grunge Grange Party, a community service-driven group that was popular among farmers in the 1870s. Novoselic, who is the chairman of the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party, is not running to win, but to promote the party. ... More >>
Relive the magic.
Read it (i.e. limpbizkit.com) and weep, suckas: The boys are gettin' the old band back together. From Fred Durst and Wes Borland's joint statement:
"We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other. Regardless of whe ... More >>