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…
Air Miami was the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it follow-up band for two-thirds of Unrest, and they lasted long enough to big-up the World Cup and put out the full-length gem Me. Me. Me. in 1995.
- Geri “Ginger Spice” Haliwell retires from music, saying that she wants to give aspiring pop stars the opportunity to fill up Web sites’ space on slow news days.
It’s been a week of bad timing for Rolling Stone: First, their new cover pin-up gets busted for drugs and gun possession just as the new issue goes to press, making the story instantly out-of-date; and today, their website has a story about how the members of Eagles Of Death…
“Incendiary” doesn’t even come close to describing “50 Shots,” the new single from Brooklyn rapper Papoose.
Time for another installment of the Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files, where we raid our cassingle collection in search of a lost gem.
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?
The word is getting out about our Jackin’ Pop poll–and in a few days, so will the ballots.
Ah, the poor Rolling Stone blog. They got so spooked by Suge Knight’s threats, their vision blurred and they saw a vision of him in a picture of Rick Ross. That must have been followed by a fainting spell of some sort, because they haven’t switched the incorrect photo yet …
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…
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.
Now that Tower Records stores around the world are closing their doors, we’ve dispatched some specially trained consumer-crazed hobgoblins to the discount bins, in search of a good deal. Alas, all we’ve found so far is a lot of so-so crap. But it’s cheap so-so crap!
We honestly didn’t think we’d be mentioning good ol’ Glenn at all this week, let alone twice, but this tip just landed in our inbox from a Danzig-tour insider: the Danzig tour truck [was stolen] with all the gear last night.
“Announcing my Presidential run on your next mix tape? A perfect idea. I like your style, kid.” Obama, Ludacris Talk About Guiding Kids [AP via NYT] [Photo: Associated…
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.
If you know where to look, you’ll be able to find Gwen Stefani’s yodel-addled new album The Great Escape, which has gone and done leaked itself onto the information superhighway.
With Three Six Mafia and Eminem taking home the gold over the past two years, the Oscars’ Best Song category may finally be out of its Randy Newman-induced daze.
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…
Jay-Z’s Kingdom Come entered the Billboard 200 in the top spot this week, with the post-retirement opus moving 680,000 copies in the United States. The tally resulted in the Def Jam president’s highest single-sales week ever, and his ninth No. 1 album.
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.