Archive: December 23, 2007 - December 29, 2007

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 7: Even Christmas Doesn't Excuse the Chipmunks Edition

Hey, I never thought that Steely Dan would claim the top spot on one of these lists either. But in a relatively weak field, "Reeling in the Years" takes top prize, barely beating out Daltrey and Townshend, who get points docked for making a mockery out of the song's most...

By David Malitz | December 28, 2007; 5:51 PM ET | Comments (4)

Best Shows of 2007, Redux (This Time With Acts You've Actually Heard Of!)

Hey, Morrissey, get off my lawn! (Gerald Martineau/TWP) Mr. Malitz has already weighed in with his Top 10 Concerts By Kinda-Sorta Obscure Artists list, which is heavy on acts that many of you apparently haven't heard/don't care about/etc. And now, for my own not-quite-Top 10 list, which is loaded...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 28, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (8)

10 Best Indie Rock Songs You Didn't Hear In 2007

It seems that each week another dozen blogs pop up, and they all claim to have the GREATEST SONG EVER by the NEXT BIG THING! So true hidden treasures can be hard to find, but here are 10 songs from this year that probably didn't appear on most radars. Download...

By David Malitz | December 27, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

Best Shows of 2007

The Pope of Mope: Live performer of the year. 1. Morrissey, Wolf Trap, July 2 and Constitution Hall, Nov. 2 I won't go as far as saying that my first 26 years on this planet were a complete waste because I wasn't a fully-fledged member of the Cult of...

By David Malitz | December 26, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Christmas Tribute: James Brown

Last year was not the most merry of Christmases. On that day the music world - heck, the world - lost a true original when the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, passed away. (You can read Richard Harrington's wonderful appreciation, "Eternal Soul," here.) So in honor Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest...

By David Malitz | December 25, 2007; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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