Led Zeppelin Airplane portrait

Since We’ve Been Loving Them

written by: Taylor Brennan on May 10, 2011

Fans were familiar with the electrified sound of hits like “Whole Lotta Love,” “Communication Breakdown” and “Heartbreaker,” but Page and vocalist Robert Plant wanted to try some folk arrangements on the upcoming LP.

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Rebecca Black Friday

A Song for Every Day

written by: Tyler Remmert on May 6, 2011

We get it—Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is an awful, terrible song. But let’s not forget that the song is about one of the most anticipated days of the week.

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Tears for Fears

Head Over Heals

written by: Kevin Kern on May 5, 2011

It’s one of those rare albums that—regardless of whether you’ve actually heard it straight through—you’ve probably encountered almost in full just by flipping through radio stations.

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Girl Fight: Europe FTW

written by: Tyler Remmert on May 4, 2011

Lady Gaga has arrived to ruin pop music forever, with trailer-trash icon Ke$ha and good Christian bitch Katy Perry on her leash, ready to clear out the opposition for her takeover of radio, but a trio of women seems equally hell-bent on saving us from ourselves

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The hippest cat around: Vincent Leon

written by: LeeAnn DiSanti on May 3, 2011

In a little more than a year, HipCats Entertainment has grown to be a local Phoenix staple, putting on concerts at Phoenix First Fridays, Scottsdale, Ariz., Third Thursdays.

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Grandaddy Captures Y2K Zeigeist

written by: Abby Johnston on May 2, 2011

While Grandaddy’s disenchanted view of technology has not come to fruition thus far, its intuition about the future of indie pop was dead-on.

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Feminism, with a Side of Spice

written by: Sarah Myers on April 29, 2011

Spice offered some hypnotizing pop songs that were catchy and PG for the kids, but provocative enough for the older listeners. It was the album that launched the girl group into pop stardom.

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Adele Rolls Deep

written by: Kevin Kern on April 27, 2011

Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” offers nostalgia at its best.

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Music’s Most Obnoxious Couples

written by: Kevin Kern on April 25, 2011

Hate ’em or tolerate ’em, they’re here to stay, and we’ve got a sweet little list of the music industry’s most obnoxious duos.

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David Byrne’s Ironic Dystopia

written by: Drew Hunt on April 22, 2011

Byrne describes scenes filled with “nothing but flowers,” a kind of oxymoron meant to illustrate society’s misguidance—as if flowers are a bad thing and entirely inconsequential to the glory of fast food and microwaves

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