Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
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You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>
Jon Brion (le) poisson rouge Tuesday, October 4 Better than: Practicing Universal Interconnectivity. "As you might have noticed already, I'm OK with stupid." Jon Brionthe Grammy nominated film score composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalisthad just teased the crow ... More >>
I'm not interested in the paint-by-numbers ones designed to make a quick buck. Here are the six cover tunes that I feel brought the most originality and fresh energy to standard tunes, making it more than worth the effort to do the remaking. (6) "It's My Life" by No Doubt. (2003.) Gwen Ste ... More >>
Sometimes artists excel at re-doing what other artists already did pretty beautifully themselves. In the music industry, we call these "cover versions." Not that you asked, but my favorite covers of all time are:
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