Michaelangelo Matos

A Moment Of Gratitude (With An Assist From Big Star)

Maura | April 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

As you might have noticed, this is a bittersweet week around here; because of budget cuts, we’ve had to say goodbye to pretty much all the Idolator contributing writers, from columnists to daily bloggers. The site is going to go on as a solo project of sorts, although the news cycle might run at a… More »


A Project X Family Reunion

Michaelangelo Matos | May 22, 2008 - 3:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he sits down with his family for the fourth time to analyze last week’s Billboard Top 10:

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Project X Turns On The AC

Michaelangelo Matos | April 28, 2008 - 4:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. In this installment, he flips the dial to the nation’s Adult Contemporary stations and finds a lotMore »



Project X Tries To <em>Reason</em> With Fuse TV

Michaelangelo Matos | April 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. In this installment, he tries to sort the factual errors from the intentional comedy from the planMore »


Project X Spins Top 35 Rock Lists Compiled By “Spin”

Michaelangelo Matos | March 25, 2008 - 11:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. In this installment, he looks at an issue of Spin from 1990 that attempted to tell rockMore »


Eddie Is a Zune Man

Michaelangelo Matos | March 13, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Iron Maiden plans to release its greatest-hits-of-the-’80s compilation, out in mid-May, as free 320kbps downloads. The catch: the files will be in WMA, not MP3, and they’ll evaporate from your HD after you’ve played them three times. (There will also be a no-DRM option for actual purchase.) More »



Idolator Asks: Who Watches Bonus DVDs Attached To Albums, Anyway?

Michaelangelo Matos | March 13, 2008 - 2:00 am

So Blu-Ray has won out over HD-DVD in the future-of-how-we-rent-movies-for-home-viewing technology sweepstakes. Since I have no horse in this race whatsoever–I’m still behind watching all the movies I DV-R’ed from TCM’s month of Oscar-winners–I mention it only as the pretext to an Idolator poll. Not the critical kind–the kind where you, the reader, answers a… More »


Project X Goes Indie (Sort Of)

Michaelangelo Matos | March 12, 2008 - 10:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he looks at the Britain’s ever-shifting definition of “indie,” with a BBC chart thatMore »


Project X Gets Festive With The Legacy Of John Peel

Michaelangelo Matos | February 26, 2008 - 10:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he looks at the legacy of British broadcaster John Peel’s annual Festive 50 countdown,More »



Project X Goes To England

Michaelangelo Matos | February 18, 2008 - 10:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he looks at the Top 10 UK Singles for the second week of February,More »


Project X Takes Two For The Books

Michaelangelo Matos | January 31, 2008 - 10:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Idolator Critics’ Poll editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he looks at two books aimed at list fanatics, one intermittently entertaining but flawedMore »


Project X Takes On A Culture Bully

mmatos | December 31, 2007 - 10:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he examines the health of the bootleg mash-up thanks to a list compiling the year’sMore »



Project X Presents <em>Sense and Sensibility</em>, Starring Kim Gordon and “Fact” Magazine

mmatos | December 17, 2007 - 1:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he tries on a pair of very different sensibilities thanks to 2007 Top 10 listsMore »


Second Spinning Some Rock And Roll Classics, Spaced-Out Disco, and Trad African Beats

mmatos | December 7, 2007 - 9:30 am

In the current climate of ruthless blog scrutiny, good records can easily disappear with little or no press and supposedly major albums are forgotten within weeks of release. With that in mind, we bring you Second Spin, where we’ll take a look at records that have either slipped between the hype cracks or re-evaluate albumsMore »


Project X Gets A Little Bit Country (And Brings The Family Along)

mmatos | November 26, 2007 - 1:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he takes a break from Thanksgiving to sit down with his family and listen toMore »



Project X Goes Looking For Some Replacements

mmatos | November 12, 2007 - 1:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, a list from the 1995 Spin Alternative Record Guide provides a proverbial springboard to explainMore »


Project X Looks For The Good Ol’ Days

mmatos | October 29, 2007 - 1:30 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he watches 10 films from the cusp of the 1970s that offer a variety ofMore »


Disco Angels, Brokebacks, And Skoozbots (Oh My)

mmatos | October 22, 2007 - 11:30 am

In the current climate of ruthless blog scrutiny, good records can easily disappear with little or no press and supposedly major albums are forgotten within weeks of release. With that in mind, we bring youSecond Spin, where we’ll take a look at records that have either slipped between the hype cracks or re-evaluate albums afterMore »



Project X Is Just About To Lose Its Mind

mmatos | October 17, 2007 - 1:15 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he counts down the best and worst charts of the 1960s:More »


Project X Has Been Downhearted, Baby

mmatos | October 1, 2007 - 3:45 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he travels back to his least favorite year of the ’90s, and said year’s attendantMore »


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