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Happy Birthday, Maura

Happy birthday today to Maura Johnston, editor of Idolator. While I imagine she's going to find this post embarrassing and dreadful, Maura's one of my favorite people on earth, and an excellent writer/editor/blogger/whatever as well. In her honor, a stack of Sugababes videos below the cut.
By: Dan Gibson / May 28, 2008

We Are All Mariah: The Internet Responds To Mimi’s Astounding Album Title

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. It speaks for itself. You already know what's about to follow with this post. Mariah Carey unveiled that awkward, strangely self-aware album title and the Internet predictably lost its collective shit. And yes, the Internet…
By: Carl Williott / May 1, 2014

Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Announcement: 18 Funny, Bitchy, Curious & Monstrous Twitter Reactions

Much like when a sassy child in need of a proper spanking tosses a baseball at a hornet's nest, Lady Gaga, She Of The Internet Frenzy-Starting, has dropped news of her ARTPOP HausAppRaveTech-a-paloozajandro online, and nothing for Little Monsters 'round the universe will ever be the same again. The first single, in case you…
By: Robbie Daw / July 12, 2013

A Note To Our Readers

Thanks for all of your comments, including the really colorful and nasty ones. By now it’s clear that we’ve made some changes to Idolator.
By: admin / November 11, 2009

Which Song Has The Best Chance To End The Black Eyed Peas’ Reign Of Hot 100 Terror?

Now that the summer has ended, and the Black Eyed Peas have reached the half-year mark at the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100, it's time to start thinking about who could knock them off. While looking for insight on which artists could achieve this heretofore-impossible feat, I ran across a Newsweek…
By: Maura / October 5, 2009

Spinnerette Causes Rock Critics To Go Back To The Stone Age

This week, our look at the closing lines of the biggest new-music reviews takes a spin through reactions to Spinnerette, the self-titled full-length from Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle's latest project. Although you wouldn't know that she actually had a music career before marrying Queens Of The Stone Age head dude Josh Homme if you only…
By: Maura / June 15, 2009

Where Were You When You Heard That Kurt Cobain Died?

This week marks the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death in 1994. You could argue that Cobain's suicide was a generation of late-twentysomethings and early-thirtysomethings' version of the JFK assassination... and pretty much remained our defining cultural event until 9/11. So, we'd like to hear your stories. Share where you were, what you were doing…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 7, 2009

“American Idol” Gets Blown Out At Studio 57

Last night's American Idol was organized around the very loose idea of "Popular Downloads," a night that resulted in some contestants seeming way older than they were, others annoying the judges for not fitting into the boxes constructed around them during the auditions lo…
By: Maura / April 1, 2009

80 ’08 (and Heartbreak): Announcing Idolator’s Year-End Extravaganza

What were the 80 most important musical recordings, artists, trends, events, and performances of 2008? What were the eight things this year that broke our hearts—or, at least, our ears? We're happy to announce 80 '08 (and Heartbreak), Idolator's year-end overview. The list is below the jump.
By: Michaelangelo Matos / December 31, 2008

Live-Blogging The 2008 Video Music Awards: No Britney, No Peace

Oh HI! It's dickdogfood. I welcome you to Idolator's liveblog of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Now before I became a quasi-anonymous commentator legend, I was known as Michael Daddino. (I still am, in certain obscure circles.) Once, during that long-gone era, I watched 24 hours of MTV and wrote about…
By: Maura / September 7, 2008

Which Alt-Rock Classics Do We Hate Most?

Earlier today, the R&B blog SoulBounce came up with an idea we're kicking ourselves for not having come up with first: the editors' and their friends' (and their comments box's) choices for the "Universally-Adored Soul Classic That [They] Hate." (Funniest moment: site editor nOvaMatic's dis of Frankie Beverly and Maze's "Before I Let Go,"…
By: Michaelangelo Matos / August 13, 2008

Letter From The Editor

Hi everyone! If you Google Blog Search the term "idolator" as often as I do, you've probably heard that Gawker Media has sold the site you're currently reading to the social-networking site/Pete Wentz blog host Buzznet, and that I'll remain in the driver's seat through the change in ownership. There's not much…
By: Maura / April 14, 2008

Godless Alternative Rocker “Charmed” By Next Crazed Christian Set To Rule Us All

Which '08 prez candidate did R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe recently claim to be weirdly, conflicted-ly smitten with after a late-night TV appearance? The one who's hellbent on denying him his civil rights, among other hilarious schemes to upend our way of life once he beats the lady or the African-American guy.
By: jharv / January 7, 2008

No. 1 (And No. 1): Backyard Tea Parties And Blue Balls

Our year-end countdown ends with a pair of songs that are, when you get right down to it, pretty much polar opposites of one another. But we wouldn't have it any other way.
By: Maura / December 31, 2007

Idolator Editorial Team

Editor: Maura Johnston | E-mail…
By: Maura / November 1, 2007

Meet The New Boss

Hey everyone-- Brian, the lame duck here. As some of you may know, Friday will be my last day at Idolator, and I'm extremely pleased to announce that Associate Editor Maura Johnston will be taking over the site.
By: Brian Raftery / June 26, 2007

Gerard Vs. Bear: Who Is This Animal, Anyway?

For those of you still slightly bewildered by the Gerard Vs. Bear saga, a quick recap: He (or she) is an anonymous music blogger (or blogette) who enjoys nothing more than smacking around other music bloggers. In the last few weeks, GVB has been posting more than ever, becoming semi-famous enough to inspire some…
By: Brian Raftery / November 17, 2006

Idolator On “Idol” On NPR

Yesterday on All Things Considered I talked about new albums from a few Simon Cowell-shepherded artists with host Guy Raz: Carrie Underwood's Play On; Kris Allen's self-titled debut; Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment; and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream. (This segment has caused some consternation among the more insane Idol fans out there,…
By: Maura / November 9, 2009

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By: Maura / January 21, 2009
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