Please Release Me: In Search Of The Great Scots From Aberfeldy
Welcome to another edition of "Please Release Me," in which your Idolators request--nay beg--that an out-of-print, delayed or held-up-in-customs album be issued stateside: Artist: AberfeldyHometown: Edinburgh, ScotlandAlbum: Do Whatever Turns You On, 2006What is it?: For the...
Universal Chairman Throws Himself A Pity Party
Universal Music CEO Doug Morris has garnered considerable attention for his fire-breathing dislike of technology, as well as his company's copyright-infringement lawsuit against MySpace. But what's this?
Ending On A Good Note: Thursday’s MP3 Roundup
PICK TO CLICK: Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul - Fallin' [more info] +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating (Remix) [more info] Aberfeldy - Need To Know / Someone Like You [more info] Air Miami - Dolphin Expressway [more info] Brand New - Degausser [more info] Papoose - 50 Shots [more info] Gwen...
Listening Station: Amy Winehouse Sends Hot Chip To “Rehab”
This reworking of British singer Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," which pairs the salty chanteuse with Idolator favorites Hot Chip, sweetens the original just a bit, adding a few glitchy touches while stretching Winehouse's detox-resistant track out to almost twice its original length.
The Vault: Zolar X’s Out-Of-This-World Ways
When the space-age glitter rockers Zolar X touched down in the '70s, they were notorious for keeping one foot in the stars at all times--they'd speak to each other in an allegedly astral dialect, although their songs, like the glammy romp "Rocket Roll," were in English.
Get Ready To Be Miserable: Introducing The Emo Sommelier
While your Idolators do their best to cover every possible genre of music imaginable--hip-hop, indie, even the occasional Christian-rap jam--there's one form of music that's always made us shudder with disdain: Emo. "What are these dudes so miserable about?" we'd ask. "And why do their voices always sound like they just had their deviated septum…
The Vault: Salt-N-Pepa Talk About Partying, Sex, And More Partying
Because our back-in-the-day Salt-N-Pepa collection was limited to a few badly dubbed Maxell cassettes, we were taken aback when we walked by a stoop sale and saw a copy of Blacks' Magic, the cover of which looks like the poster for a Tyler Perry-directed Harry Potter movie.