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The Big Hurt: The 'best' of Digital Songs

Let's check out Billboard 's Digital Songs chart, which tracks the most-downloaded songs in all genres. Should make for some interesting diversity, right? No! Actually, it's all the same crap from the Hot 100 in a slightly different order.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 18, 2011

Winning the future

When I dig into the press-release bin, I'm usually scavenging for cheap laughs and idiotic stunts. This week, however, I found something different: the melding of rock and literature. Incredible leaps in technology. Genuine advancements in the arts.
The week in press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 04, 2011
Black Eyed Peas at the TD Garden

Black Eyed Peas at the TD Garden

Some may be excited to hear that hip-pop guilty pleasure the Black Eyed Peas are bringing their "Boom Boom Pow" into town, though few fans...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  July 29, 2010

Homeboy Sandman | The Good Sun

If you’re not listening to Homeboy Sandman, you may be missing the most stylistically agile MC ever to spit. And if you don’t cop his official debut, then you’re depriving yourself of an album that’s worthy of more superlatives than could possibly fit i
Asylum (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010

Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010

Booka Shade | More!

Booka Shade get back to where they once belonged.
Get Physical (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 07, 2010

WIN tickets to see the Black Eyed Peas

WIN tickets to see the Black Eyed Peas

 Photo: DEREK KOUYOUMJIANVIEW more photos of the Black Eyed Peas Win tickets to see the Black Eyed Peas at TD Garden this summer. The Black Eyed...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  March 09, 2010

Photos: Black Eyed Peas at TD Garden

The Black Eyed Peas bring "The E.N.D." to Boston
Black Eyed Peas, live at TD Garden, February 26, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 05, 2010
Black Eyed Peas at the Garden

Black Eyed Peas at the Garden

Maybe the Black Eyed Peas' TD Garden show won't "completely change the way you experience music!" (as the press release claims), but it will be...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010

The Big Hurt: Aussie asses sued off

MEN AT WORK — best known for their 1983 hit "Down Under" — have just had their pants sued off by a dead schoolmarm and her 78-year-old Girl Scout song.
Plus creepy Macca spawn sings; iffy Ringo joke aborted
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 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


50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010

2009: The top 10 in pop music

Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 25, 2009

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

See spot run

The roughly 205,000 campaign ads that have run on American TV so far this primary season have undoubtedly played a major electoral role.
Candidates seeking the Oval Office are blitzing the airwaves with political ads. But only one seems to be making any traction.
By LESLIE SAVAN  |  February 13, 2008

Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007



The craziest thing about the new Macy Gray record, Big , is Gray’s choice of coiffure.
Introducing the new Macy Gray and Joss Stone
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 03, 2007

Crossword: 'Dude!'

You're getting a crossword
By MATT JONES  |  February 07, 2007

Dead, or immortal?

When Chuck D challenges the status quo, a bunch of fortysomethings nod their heads, but Nas can put the young rappers on the defensive.
Nas’s album title challenges a generation
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 24, 2007

On the racks: October 24, 2006

Plus Miho Hatori and Arctic Monkeys.
John Legend, Sparta, the Drones, and Albert Hammond, Jr.
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 24, 2006


Fergie taking leave from the Black Eyed Peas was as predictable as Gwen Stefani stepping out from No Doubt.
The Dutchess | Interscope
By KATHRYN PERRY  |  October 10, 2006


On the racks: September 19, 2006 DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 19, 2006

Crossword: 'Behind the music'

Butt seriously, folks
By MATT JONES  |  September 13, 2006

Jurassic 5

Major-label “positive” rappers like this decade-old crew have defended the old school like schoolmarms upholding the five principles of hip-hop as if they were as much fun as the three R’s. Jurassic 5, "Work It Out" feat. Dave Matthews Band  (Quicktime
Feedback | Interscope  
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 21, 2006

Going on sale: July 21, 2006

Black Eyed Peas, Los Lonely Boys, Gnarls Barkley, Massive Attack, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By EDITORIAL  |  July 18, 2006

32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne


Hype writers

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
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 08, 2006

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006

Rumble final

This year, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, which moved from the Paradise to the Middle East back in the ’90s, waited until the final to move from the upstairs where the preliminaries were held to the larger downstairs room.
Wild-card strike
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 27, 2006

The call of the future

As technology advances over the next two decades, cell phones will morph into new shapes and assume new features.
How the cell phone will go swiss army
By BOB PARKS AND JAMES P. MCQUOID  |  April 25, 2006