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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.
| 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
| February 04, 2011
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...
| 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
| 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
| May 21, 2010
Booka Shade | More!
Booka Shade get back to where they once belonged.
Get Physical (2010)
| May 07, 2010
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...
| 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
| March 05, 2010
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...
| 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
| February 19, 2010
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...
| 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
| 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
| 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?
| 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.
| February 13, 2008
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
| 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
| April 03, 2007
You're getting a crossword
| 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
| January 24, 2007
On the racks: October 24, 2006
Plus Miho Hatori and Arctic Monkeys.
John Legend, Sparta, the Drones, and Albert Hammond, Jr.
| 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
| October 10, 2006
On the racks: September 19, 2006
...plus DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
| September 19, 2006
Crossword: 'Behind the music'
Butt seriously, folks
| September 13, 2006
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
| 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
| 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
BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART
| June 08, 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
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
| May 26, 2006
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.
| 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
BOB PARKS AND JAMES P. MCQUOID
| April 25, 2006
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