Best Jams of 2016

Because I can't get enough of the constant barrage of year end Top 10 lists, I feel the need to add to the endless parade by creating my own each year, based on the jams that made my face melt, made me forget about Trump, or had some other profound effect, during the course of the year.

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Failure to Launch

What's the most important aspect of a successful album? The album launch gimmicks, of course! With more musicians relying on the release party to build hype for new albums we're going to continue to see many different strategies to create buzz. If the White Lies fans have a strong cross section of retro gaming nerds/programmers then their new album hijinks are spot on. Maze your way through the details of the new White Lies.

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Peppered

It's time to smile. The Red Hot Chili Peppers take on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. Hilarity, wrestling and sing alongs ensue. Does anyone know why was Will Ferrell in the back seat?

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Axl eats the Internet

Tearing down celebrities is one of the great American pastimes. We build you up to break you down. It was only a matter of time before the return of Axl Rose turned sour. The internet has devoured some of Axl's unflattering tour photos and the meme 'Fat Axl Rose' has been born. Paired with Guns n' Roses lyrics, these little nuggets are a good five minute binge, but not everyone is enjoying them. READ ON →

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We’re Evolving

Human beings are fickle by nature. Fads come and go, musical taste changes, Madonna sports a new hair color and then the remix is born. The great thing about tracking human nature's seemingly incoherent musical taste is that you can get a feel for where we've been and where we are going as a culture. Want to take a tour of our musical evolution over the last twenty years? Surf the peaks and valleys of popular music through How Music Evolved, and if you really want to go down the rabbit hole there is a hotbed of statistics to absorb.

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Farewell, Hag

It seems like we're losing too many music legends too fast these days. Two of my heroes, B.B. King and David Bowie, died within the past year, and we, unfortunately, added another name to that list with the passing of the mighty Merle Haggard.

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Must resist

It's so hard not to jump onto the Apple bandwagon as soon as their shiny new products roll of the line. Apple Music has been dangling that 30 day free trial in front of me whenever I hit the gym or want to set the mood around the house. I want to jump on board, but why should anyone take the plunge when you're already using Spotify? READ ON →

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Heading South

Do Kanye and Kim realize that children are not accessories? As if naming your child North West isn't bad enough, the hits just keep coming from Kanye West. Hits, as in reasons to despise him on every possible level. The latest on the TMZ feed of celebrity vile has Mr. West primed for a battle with The Pirate Bay over the illegal downloads of his latest album. It probably has nothing to do with his $53 million in debt. READ ON →

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Best Tunes of 2015

Because I can't get enough of the incessant year end Top 10 lists, I feel the need to add to the endless parade by creating my own each year, based on the jams that made my face melt, or had some other profound effect, during the course of the year.

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Rock Blocks

Would you consider Ween to be more Crust Punk, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock or Avante Garde? Gene Ween probably couldn't answer that question and neither can we. Doing some interactive digging could help shed some light on the subject - why not click through some musical history with 100 Years of Rock Visualized? READ ON →

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