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The Big Hurt: Lep, Squire, Cee-Lo, and Sufjan duke it out
There's no end of lameness in music news this week, but here are a few of the highlights.
| May 20, 2011
WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010
WFNX listeners voted online at wfnx.com for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF
| January 07, 2011
Ray LaMontagne impresses People
You know, the "Sibilance" staff just happened to be glancing through a copy of PEOPLE magazine (not that we read it — our wives do!) when we came across a 3.5-out-of-4-star review of the new RAY LAMONTAGNE album. No wonder it sold 100,000 copies i
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| September 10, 2010
The Big Hurt: Tila gets shat on
Did anyone really expect better of Juggalos, or wish better on Tila? I'm sure we'd all rather the two parties just didn't exist.
Plus Faithless sell out, plus Jay Electronica vs. Lil B, and props for Cee Lo
| September 03, 2010
Review: Anthony Hamilton | The Point of it All
Anthony Hamilton is like a latter-day Bill Withers, with a gruff, straight-talkin' voice that can holler at you from across the room and then downshift to a gentler, fatherly tone once you draw close.
| December 16, 2008
The stirring pop hits of the day can’t help but reflect the refracting cracked mirror of our nation’s increasingly emotion-laden psyche.
Fables of deconstruction
| September 08, 2008
Gnarls Barkley + Hercules and Love Affair
To the cynic, the scene milling around in front of the sold-out Wilbur could merely have been proof of the power of a hit single.
Wilbur Theatre, August 6, 2008
| August 12, 2008
’Round the outside
Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
| May 19, 2008
For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
| October 22, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
Justify my love
Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
| February 05, 2007
The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
| December 28, 2006
One third of the legendary Organized Noise production team, and best known for guesting on the upbeat, brilliant-if-overplayed “The Way You Move” from Big Boi, Sleepy Brown is no Pharrell muscling in on the real talents at the mic.
Mr. Brown | Virgin
| November 28, 2006
Sense in the sound
In Stephen Sondheim’s old formulation, opera is about music and musical theater is about words.
When it comes to singing (jazz and otherwise), it's about more than words
| September 20, 2006
On the racks: August 15, 2006
. . . plus mothafuckin' snakes
Christina Aguilera, Panic Channel, Skycycle . . .
| August 17, 2006
Gnarls Barkley: Rebirth of soul
I’m probably not the only one who went to the Gnarls Barkly show Friday night at Avalon wondering if the costumes would be the most interesting part. Slideshow: Gnarls Barkley at Avalon, August 11, 2006
Gnarls Barkley at Avalon, August 12, 2006
| August 14, 2006
St. Elsewhere has songs about Inspector Gadget, Transformers, necrophilia, and various kinds of monsters. Fun fun fun. Fantastic Voyagers: your soundtrack to summer . By Nick Sylvester
Gnarls Barkley punch all the right keys
| June 08, 2006
There was a time, not that long ago, when the two-or-three-day rock-festival experience was reserved for the Brits.
Hanging with Giant Drag at Coachella
| May 12, 2006
The Camden MC talks real slow, but he’s quick with the metaphors, and more empathetic than preachy.
LOVE LIFE? | Counterflow
| January 13, 2006
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