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    January 8, 2013

    2013: First Year of the Post-CD Era?

    Things haven't been looking good for CDs for years now. Ever since the introduction of Napster and the first portable MP3 players, the format has pretty much felt doomed. Since the turn of the century, the CD has hung on valiantly, but its disappearance has remained a question of when, not if. 20 ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    A Roundup of the 2011 Music Industry Based Strictly on Band Names

    XL/Columbia​Theologians love saying things like "Man is created superior to animals" and "Animals can't be equal with humans." And then we go scouring philosophy books to see if animals have immortal spirits and if this means we'll someday meet our pets in heaven. That's a bunch of horse dung. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Spinning the Black Circle

    Is the music industry stabilizing?

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do Hit Singles Still Help Sell An Album?

    J: Cole: Zero hit singles, 218K first-week sales.​​The music industry has been reeling from a host of ailments, none more severe than crippling record sales. Fortunately, 2011 has been a strong year so far, with CD sales on the rise. Spearheaded by the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Hustle Town

    Hustlers Brass Band brings hometown joie de vivre.

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    January 6, 2011

    Music Sales Down 2.5 Percent In 2010

    ​Nielsen SoundScan released its annual report on music sales Monday, and the results were less than surprising. Physical sales continued to decline, digital sales continued to rise, and crap pop continues to reign supreme both at the cash register and on the airwaves. During the period of Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Sublime Genius Of Heidi Montag

    "Are you being ironic, dude?""I don't even know anymore."​So I see Heidi Montag's album dropped a couple of weeks ago.There will be more than a few of you who feel compelled to ask "Who?" when they hear that name. In that case, the first thing I'd like to do is welcome my Chinese readers who ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Rotation: Plies' Da REAList

    Plies, Florida's 32-year-old snarl with a rapper hidden underneath, is nothing if not a work horse. Over the last 16 months he's released three(!) full-length albums: The Real Testament ("Shawty" feat T-Pain), Definition of Real ("Bust it Baby Pt. 2"), and, most recently, Da REAList. (That's three m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    This Just In: Radioheaded This Way

    If everyone who complains Dallas and Austin get all the good shows will kindly keep their mouths shut for the next few moments, Houstoned Rocks has a bit of happy news we’d like to report. Radiohead, those paradigm-busting, pitch-shifting Oxford rogues, released a list of cities for their upcoming ... More >>

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