December 26, 2019

Bruno Mars, courtesy of Kai Z. Feng/Atlantic Records

It is that time of the decade once again – a time in which we compile best-of lists to commemorate the last 10 years. And now, it is my honor to evaluate the top songs of the 2010s.

But unlike a conventional best-...

December 3, 2019

Van Halen, courtesy of Joe Bielawa/Wikimedia Commons

During an interview segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the host was running through artists from a generation before Billie Eilish's birth. Though the 17-year-old was evidently familiar with Madonna, Eilish responded, “...

September 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek may have been the most important rock and roll frontman of the late-1970s/early-1980s new wave movement. The Cars combined the pop chops of Blondie or Duran Duran with the eccentricity of Talking Heads or Devo, remaining cool enough for the artsy crowd and i...

August 19, 2019

Photo courtesy of Will Fresch/Wikimedia Commons 

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “Definitely Maybe,” my favorite album ever. This isn’t to say that Oasis’s debut is the best album ever, but it is the one which most spoke to me.

I wa...

May 21, 2019

It should come as no surprise that a hockey team called the St. Louis Blues produces a fan experience in which music is an integral part. For every home game during their 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs run, in which the Blues have won more games than in any other season in...

May 8, 2019

Categorizing music by decade is an arbitrary practice. The 1960s began with Marty Robbins, a country singer, topping the pop charts, and ended with psychedelia. The 1990s began with hair metal still in style, yet also saw the peaks of grunge, gangsta rap, Britpop and e...

December 1, 2018

In 2015, as a teenager, Alessia Cara released her debut album, “Know-It-All,” a sleeper hit, which would lead to a Best New Artist Grammy-win three years later. 

The record ranged from somewhat retro singer/songwriter tracks to positive message songs like "Scars,"...

November 9, 2018

Since Wembley Stadium re-opened in 2007, three bands that rose to prominence in the 21st century have headlined shows at the legendary London venue: Coldplay, the Killers and, most frequently, Muse.

The U.K. trio, which has found success in a less-than-fa...

October 19, 2018

No quintessential classic rock band has always been a classic rock band. The Eagles may be classic rock staples in 2018, but they were 20-something men performing the hot, popular music of the day. 

Today, some people love classic rock instead of modern and alternative...

November 10, 2017

In the storied lineage of pop music rivalries, Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West is among the strangest. Beatles vs. Rolling Stones is defined as clean-cut mop-tops against rough-and-tumble street toughs, but they were ultimately different shades of the same basic framework....

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