Twas the Shut Up, Dude before Christmas when all through the blog not a reader was trolling not even RubJohn. This week D'Angelo messed up our Best Albums Of 2014 list, but his surprise LP doesn't…   Read Story »
This makes two years in a row now that an actual Album Of The Year contender has been released in the pre-holiday murk, a time traditionally reserved for Christmas compilations and extensive box…   Read Story »
Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It's always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new…   Read Story »
Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for…   Read Story »
Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly…   Read Story »