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Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood & More Perform For ‘American Idol’

A star-studded finale. More »

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1995 (Featuring New Interviews With Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Kylie Minogue, Monica, Ace Of Base & More!)

We revisit and rank the 50 best hits from the year 1995, plus interview artists like Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Monica, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Saint Etienne, Ace Of Base and more in the process. More »

Well, Slap Me Silly And Call Me A Lamestain: Gen X Radio Debuts

ok_soda_-_canClear Channel has flipped one of its Louisville stations to a format called “Louie,” which the bigwigs are actually saying is the first firmament in what will be come to known as “Gen X radio.” Yes, the generation that inspired so much Boomer disdain is finally getting a format to call all its own, although the music associated with it may not be what you necessarily think of when you think of slackers and Singles. Quoth CC market president Bill Gentry: “It’s focused on a musical experience… [that] crosses cultures from grunge, hip-hop, hair bands, boy bands and more.” And another CC higher-up has this to say: “[Louie will] capture how 30-somethings listen to music, and it ignores genres and categories.” Sounds sorta Jack-y to me, but then again, perhaps that ill-conceived marketing will inspire further nostalgia for those 30somethings who remember all too well being ineptly pandered to back in the day. The playlist of Louie’s inaugural hour after the jump. More »

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