Idolator’s Top 10 Favorite Pop Mashups
It's a fast-paced world, and sometimes we find ourselves way too busy to listen to songs one at a time — which is why we love jamming out to mashups. It's called multitasking, people! One awesome song combined with another awesome song should get you twice the awesome in the same amount of time, right?
Toby Keith Way Too Much Of A Bad-Ass To Be A Leader
In today's wrapup of headlines: Toby Keith isn't ready to make nice with voters, Elton John says "goodbye" to Las Vegas' 10-karat-bricked roads, and Gregg "Girl Talk" Gillis is thinking about maybe engaging in the art of songcraft!
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.
No. 24: Girl Talk, “Feed The Animals”
The non-music media loves to write about mash-ups, because it allows them to talk about the niche concern of pop music without much discussing music at all. Because mash-up artists use existing songs, journalists trade the difficulty of understanding new artists for reliable classics. They can talk about all the non-musical aspects of music—MP3s, piracy,…
“Paste” Inspires Many A List-Watching Music Fan To Ask, “She & Him??”
Paste's 2008 best-of isn't unlike the magazine itself: largely predictable, but with a few surprises seemingly thrown in to confuse or distract. The list hews rather closely to their adult alternative aesthetic, but as likely obligated by law, they threw in Lil Wayne (No. 29). He's not quite as good as MGMT, in case you…
Ever wonder what Gregg Gillis would have to go through if he wanted to actually clear the hundreds of samples he stitches together on the albums he records as Girl Talk?
The Girl Talk dude is planning his final show for Dec. 21, 2012--the day that the world will end, according to the Mayan calendar. It'll be 24 hours long and "really make it bad for [the audience] for like 20 hours and ... kill it for four hours, and everyone will be really excited."…