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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.