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The Dirtiest, <i>Sexiest</i> Album Covers That Do Not Feature The Female Anatomy

anthonyjmiccio | April 23, 2008 12:15 pm
anthonyjmiccio | April 23, 2008 12:15 pm

Frampton.jpg In honor of Madonna’s “highly sexed up” cover for Hard Candy, Gigwise put up a list of 50 album covers they consider the “dirtiest and sexiest” ever. Unsurprisingly, naked women outnumber naked men by a rather large margin. But with rare exception, the appearance of a naked man is used as comedy. What, no shirtless Jim Morrison? No I’m In You? Check out what passes for beefcake with these guys (NSFW!!).

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mariasci | March 12, 2008 9:30 am
mariasci | March 12, 2008 9:30 am

Blender, the mag where you come for the reviews and leave quickly before you see how bad the features are, has a list of the “20 biggest record company screw-ups of all time.” Some are obvious, like the industry’s inability to deal with the internet (No. More »


Karaoke Turns (OK, Times) 21

mmatos | July 12, 2007 1:05 am
mmatos | July 12, 2007 1:05 am

We’re suspicious of the claim made in this article in the webzine Smith: The piece’s compiler, Rich Knight (can’t really call it “authorship,” can you?), says that he “scour[ed] approximately 4.2 billion” karaoke videos to come up with the 21 doozies offered up for delectation and favorite-voting. More »



Highlights From Last Night’s Liveblog Of “AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies”

Brian Raftery | June 21, 2007 9:32 am
Brian Raftery | June 21, 2007 9:32 am

7:56 P.M. It’s almost time! We can’t wait to see what Davey picks as his top choice–will it be The Crow? The Hunger? Maybe even The Adventures Of Milo & Otis? The suspense is killing us! 8:24 P.M Okay, something weird’s going on. More »


Introducing Canon Fodder: Idolator’s Look At The Ever-Revolving Music-Dork Dogmas

Brian Raftery | June 4, 2007 1:10 am
Brian Raftery | June 4, 2007 1:10 am

canonfodder.jpgEd. note: Every two weeks, it seems, some magazine, TV network or blog releases its “Top 100 So-and-so music things of all time” list. Often, these rankings simply recycle the same set-in-stone music-geek beliefs that were established years ago–Pet Sounds rules, as does London Calling, etc.–but because there are often shifts in the critical canon, we’ve asked alarmingly frequent Idolator commenter (and occasional guest editor) Chris “dennisobell” Molanphy to start keeping track of them for a new column we’re calling “Canon Fodder.” In this debut column, he reacts to this weekend’s interminable glut of “It was 40 years ago today…” navel-gazing, and it’s the last thing you’ll ever want to read about Sgt. Pepper.

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Year-End Analysis: The Critical Consensus Marches On

noah | December 14, 2006 3:31 am
noah | December 14, 2006 3:31 am

As the 2006 year-in-music critical polls continue to roll in, our cranky kvetching continues to roll out. Today, we look at best-album picks from three national heavy hitters–Rolling Stone, Spin, and The AV Club–and give our take on each list’s hits and misses.

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“NME” Year-End List: Someone Out There Still Believes In The Strokes

noah | December 6, 2006 9:51 am
noah | December 6, 2006 9:51 am

The NME best-of-06 list is out, and if you’re the one person who didn’t think the Arctic Monkeys would hit No. 1, well, aren’t you a sucker. More »


Information Leafblower’s Blogger Top 40 Confirms Our Worst Fears

noah | November 16, 2006 2:04 am
noah | November 16, 2006 2:04 am

Information Leafblower’s Top 40 Bands In America list, which surveyed 25 bloggers about their favorite American musicians, came out yesterday; the full list of nominated bands, which inexplicably includes Stellastarr*, is here. More »


Best Albums List Compiled By Critics Who Have Only Listened To Reissues (And Kanye West) Since 2000

noah | November 14, 2006 5:00 am
noah | November 14, 2006 5:00 am

The All-TIME 100 Albums [Time, via Paper Thin Walls] More »



The “Uncut” Best Of 2006 List: A Sign Of Consensus To Come?

noah | November 7, 2006 1:53 am
noah | November 7, 2006 1:53 am

It’s November, and we’ve spotted our first 2006 critics’ poll, courtesy of the across-the-pond rock aficionados at Uncut: Bob Dylan’s Modern Times topped the list, which must have been put together in, say, late September, in order to accommodate magazines’ long lead times. More »