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Ten national pop acts that will dominate fall charts

When working on a sophomore follow-up to a successful debut, most bands react to the extra dough and time-as-luxury bounty given to them by trying to cram as much as they can into the confines of their new grooves.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 21, 2012

Review: Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium


Marotta is on a well-deserved vacation far, far away -- leaving the bossman to ruin his indie cred by reviewing country music on the blog....
By Carly Carioli  |  June 27, 2011
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The Big Hurt: A Swift descent into Cake, Broadcasting death, and Steven Tyler's Idol

It was a minor tragedy when blameless young TAYLOR SWIFT scored the worst-selling #1 album in recorded chart history. But the humiliation didn't end there: the poor kid's record was shattered only a week later by quasi-novelty dorks CAKE , who manage
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 28, 2011
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2010: The Year In Pop Music

Music may exist to express emotions, dreams, and nightmares, but beyond its loftier aims, it's a means of escape.
A schizophrenic year of rock and pop
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 24, 2010
Taylor Swift: Pines for Romeo, Dates Every Other Man in the While

Taylor Swift: Pines for Romeo, Dates Every Other Man in the While


No wonder Ms. Swift's cheeks are imbued with such a natural tint of red: from her own admissions on her next album, it seems Goldilocks...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  October 25, 2010
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The next great young singer you need to know: Amy Allen

Just after graduating from Waynflete and off to college this fall, Amy Allen joins an impressive cadre of young female singers (Clara Berry, Amanda Gervasi, Aly Spaltro, Marie Moreshead) doing great things locally.
Chasing Amy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2010


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New entries in the Hot 100

We're mining further for nuggets of interest in the Hot 100 this week. Just to keep things fresh, let's check out this week's brand new entries.
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 27, 2010

Crossword: ''Rumble in the Bowl''

Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
By MATT JONES  |  June 25, 2010
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Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010
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Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Say anything

It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 09, 2010


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Championship vinyl

You have a better chance of hearing Taylor Swift songs banging out of Kanye’s tinted windows than you do of hearing either of their pop asses on the Good Life speakers during Fever.
Flavorheard, Frank White, and Mister Jason are Fever  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 02, 2010
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Must Flee TV?

If Jersey Shore and Last Comic Standing had a threesome with Curb Your Enthusiasm in the men’s room of Great Scott, the bastard issue might look a little something like Quiet Desperation .
With his new ‘reality sitcom,’ the artist formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer tries to stop the Allston hipster brain drain
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more


Most of you were probably too busy personally livetweeting last night's Grammy Awards to actually watch the performances or pay attention to what pop stars...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 01, 2010
Fletcher's six essential songs of 2009 (October edition)

Fletcher's six essential songs of 2009 (October edition)


As STUFF's official music consultant, I've been telling you what "essential" songs you should obtain (legally of course) so that by the end of the...
By Fletcher  |  October 19, 2009
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The Bigmouth strikes again

Given all the conflicting emotions, it was tough to form an opinion on Kanye West's VMA bum rush against Taylor Swift.
Kanye acts like himself; nation loses shit
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 25, 2009


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Review: Boys Like Girls | Love Drunk

Local power-pop foursome Boys Like Girls were initially viewed by some critics as the next Panic at the Disco.
Columbia (2009)
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 18, 2009

Kanye West proves himself worthy of Unsexy listing -- again


For those who missed the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Kanye West made an ass out himself, again. He continues to prove himself worthy...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 14, 2009
Who needs a Twug? 20 Must-Read Celebrity Tweets from the Kanye West-Taylor Swift Fiasco

Who needs a Twug? 20 Must-Read Celebrity Tweets from the Kanye West-Taylor Swift Fiasco


It's all here: the self-righteous celebrity outrage, the half-apologetic apology, the instant "Kanye West Is A Bitch" t-shirt. You know it's a Cultural Moment when...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 14, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Checking the Billboard Hot 100

As usual, I won't be able to make it through the full 100, but seven is just as good, right?
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 28, 2009
Burrito, MRTPQ, Podcasts and WTF

Burrito, MRTPQ, Podcasts and WTF


  The Info Burrito, a Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query about kids in bar rooms, the Podcast Bonanza, and the WTF Line are all...
By Charlie  |  July 20, 2009


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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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'Who Charted'

Having paid my dues by wading through the alt-rock and godawful-country charts, I've earned the right to tackle the steamy stuff.
Billboard's Hot Adult Top 40
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 24, 2009


Grammy Night: What the Celebs are Twittering

Grammy Night: What the Celebs are Twittering


Get the Pipes: Twitter Friend Timeline (Slight Tweak) widget and many other great free widgets at ...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 08, 2009
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Going on sale: April 13, 2007

Page McConnell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  April 09, 2007