Spring is just around the corner and that means the season of music festivals is almost upon us. Coachella, SXSW, and Bonnaroo are just some of the events to look forward to this coming season since, as we all know, music festivals are a great place to meet hot girls. Everybody is either drunk or doped up, wearing nearly next to nothing because of the heat and totally enthralled with the music.If you want to pick up chicks in between sets or capitalize on the free flowin' emotions during one, follow these five easy tips that coincide with the fest you're attending. Read our full guide to picking up chicks at the various music festivals after the jump!
Tonight BroBible and Windows Phone are throwing down in Austin, TX at South by Southwest for "From Austin With Love", an exclusive evening of performances by Chiddy Bang, RJD2, and Hoodie Allen. BroBible will transport you to a time and place where sophistication, international intrigue and the most intelligent mobile gadgetry power the modern gentleman. Space is limited so if you haven't RSVP'd yet do so immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find event details after the jump!
Those crazy Russians, am I right? Seems they're always surprising us with their knowledge about space and passion for trippy music. I honestly didn't know drumstep existed before this morning. I assume it's the reason 2002's Drumline was made? Anyways, this video has the feel of something that would pop out of the womb of Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job, which relies heavily on its editing for its humor. Whatcha know about video editing software? Peep the video after the jump!
Last week, we had a three way tie for favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW") between Saigon's "Come On, Baby", Radiohead's "Lotus Flower", and The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers". No one voted for Diddy's "Coming Home", which surprised me. Now, the Madness of March is upon us so what could be more fitting for championship week then five certified high seeds in any musical championship tournament? Without further ado, here are Al Jones' songs of the week. Listen to the songs and vote for your favorite after the jump!
The journey from real-life street thug - with six years in the slammer - to reel-life rap gangsta - on HBO's Entourage - was a learning experience, not a glamorous fairy tale for the artist known as Saigon. His talent for hip-hop later garnered attention from Atlantic Records, plus helped land him a recurring role on the hit HBO series. But a disinterest in making pop records and a controversial physical altercation with another well known rapper would eventually grind the release of his touted debut full length record to a complete halt. Read our full interview the up-and-coming rap star after the jump!
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No matter how hard you try, there's one thing in the world that you'll never come back from if you're an up-and-coming rapper, it's blowing chunks on stage. Case in point: this guy at an amateur rap off. Any dreams he had of drinking Cristal out of a Crunk Cup while rolling in a customized Rolls Royce with stupid hot women have washed away in a surge of orangey red vomit. Not being able to hold down your Four Loko? NOT gangsta. See him toss his career out the window and his stomach after the jump!
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On March 9th, 1997, the world lost an icon, an entertainer, a father, a beloved member of the hip hop community, a visionary, a lyrical genius, and a true urban legend. That was the day Christopher George Latore Wallace, but known to many as Biggie Smalls, aka Frank White, aka the Notorious B.I.G. died and the hip hop world has not been the same since he left, but his legacy will live on forever. To honor his memory, Al Jones runs down his top 10 Biggie tracks. See the full list after the jump.
We knew about Collie back in 2007 when he released his music video for "Mamacita". In mid-January, Collie Buddz released his latest album, "Playback" and offered free downloads to visitors on his official website. Yesterday, he released the new music video for the title track off his album, "Playback". Then, this morning the reggae / hip hop star announced dates for his upcoming national tour. You can check them out here. It's no wonder chicks love this guy - just take a look at the pics we found along with the new music video after the jump!
Last week, Young Blood Chiddy Bang remix by The Naked and Famous took the top spot in our poll, garnering 59% of the total votes. This edition of "Songs of the Week" ("SOTW") features singles from Diddy's return to greatness, a track from Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told, some alone time with Hall & Oates, a lullaby from The Beatles, and Radiohead's latest from "The King of Limbs". See Al Jones' picks after the jump!
There is a student at the University of Delaware named Ian Cali has Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Instead of getting pissed about his condition he decided to book four high profile recording artists at the 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the University of Delaware campus all... by... himself. COED will join Ian alongside Flo Rida, Sam Adams, Wale, White Panda and Miss COED Laurel Jones for "Fist Pump to Beat FOP", a concert event that is already being called, "The Party Of The Year". All proceeds will go to Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) research. Read the details after the jump!
Rev Theory is one a dem rock 'n' roll bands from NYC whose members include Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey, and Rikki Lixx. The day after Valentine's Day, they released their third studio album, Justice, which included the song "Hangman" - it's now a theme for WWE's Smackdown. It's important to note that in 2005 they were on the Girls Gone Wild Rocks America tour, so you can rest assured they know how to spot a hottie or five. Check out their list after the jump!
We've been pretty nostalgic here at COED lately. Earlier today, we showed you candid pics from the 61st and 62nd Academy Awards. In early February, we showed you yearbook photos of a former fat kid turned skinny rock star comedian and a beautiful blonde who went from hoodies to hot hand bras. Now, we turn our attention to the music industry with yearbook photos of 41 famous "rock stars". While you may notice not everyone in our gallery can be categorized as "rock", you have to admit they underwent a "rock star" transformation. Can you guess the identities without looking at the captions? See the pics after the jump!
As you know we're big fans of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central. His stand up comedy special, "Happy Thoughts" premieres Sunday, March 6th on Comedy Central with the DVD coming out on March 8th. We were lucky enough to get our hands on an advanced copy but we're not greedy, so we decided to host a contest. You might be familiar with Slim Thug's "Like a Boss". Lonely Island produced a parody song also called, "Like a Boss", which was then followed by "Like a Bosh". Well, since Daniel loves Twitter so much, we're asking you to tweet "Like a Tosh". Don't know what we're talkin' about? Read the details after the jump!
With 58% of the total votes, COED users selected the Eminem-Dr. Dre-Skylar Grey collabo “I Need A Doctor“. Could be...
You've all probably seen this by now, but holy sh*t is this lip dub video the gayest, funniest thing to prance across my desk in a long, long time. One of my friends posted it on Facebook and I didn't know what to think at first, but I was oddly compelled to keep watching. Like a really long joke that you have a good feeling about the punchline. The 3:20 mark or so is where I lost it. I know. In internet time, that's like 5 years. See the video along with a bonus video featuring Playboy Playmates and power tools after the jump!
If you plan on attending this year's festival, SPIN magazine has a whole buncha emerging artists to check out. Even if you don't go, you should probably illegally download their albums asap so you can impress your friends with your insider knowledge. Read more after the jump!
It's usually no big surprise when movies get nominated for the Oscars, actors or actresses maybe, but films? Usually the big contenders are ones that are either critically acclaimed, released in the fall or released in very limited markets. But every now and then the Academy will throw a rather odd nomination into the mix just to shake things up. They usually don't win, but it's interesting that they recognize them. Here are a few movies that have found their way into the Oscar nominations that are considered either bad, campy, cult or just plain not Oscar material. See the full list after the jump!
It's been an exciting couple of weeks on COED's Facebook page. We had two monster Killzone 3 prizes to give away, we exposed a LOVE-ly Mystery Hottie, we got to the bottom of a difficult debate on which NBA powerhouse's pom pom pushers were hotter, we wondered what the HELL was going on in a pic of Laura Bingle in a bikini, and you told us your favorite songs. Read more after the jump!
Today would have been Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday. Almost 18 years after his tragic death, his legacy continues to grow. Rolling Stone ranked him as the 12th greatest guitarist and 45th greatest singer of all time. MTV ranked him 7th in the "22 Greatest Voices in Music". In 2005, a sign was put up in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington that read "Welcome to Aberdeen — Come As You Are" as a tribute. In 2006, Cobain took the place of Elvis Presley as the top-earning deceased celebrity. As our tribute, we've pulled together 31 rarely seen photos and videos of Kurt with his fellow band members.
Linkin Park’s February 4, 2011 concert from Madison Square Garden will air in HD on Fuse tonight, February 18, beginning at 9:30pm ET. I had the pleasure of attending that extremely sold out show and it was incredible! Linkin Park had the entire arena on their feet as they rocked the sh*t outta everyone's faces. The highly anticipated broadcast will feature fan favorites along with songs from their latest album, A Thousand Suns. It'll have limited commercial interruptions thanks to Coca-Cola. See pics and a sneak peek video after the jump!
As "Black and Yellow" continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 charts as the #1 song in the country, rap sensation and weed extraordinaire Wiz Khalifa has announced the "Green Carpet Tour" - a concert series that will kick off just days after the March 29th release of his album "Rolling Papers" and will stop at 17 colleges. See the full breakdown after the jump!
While most of us single dudes will be hitting up the bar for some chicks with low self-esteem tonight that doesn't mean you can't show them a night of passionate puddin' pumpin' to renew their faith in love. For those with significant others, we feel for ya. Gifts are cool, but when it comes down to crunch time, MUSIC makes the people COME together (if you smell what the Rock is cookin'). In honor of this day's mushiness (and smooshiness) resident music expert Al Jones made this ultimate love mix to make the girl you plan to gut weak in the knees. See Al's playlist after the jump!
Radiohead will release their eighth full-length album, King of Limbs, online Saturday. Between Arcade Fire's big win at the Grammys and the release of the 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue, Radiohead's surprise announcement has made a great week even better. Unlike In Rainbows, King of Limbs has a set price - $9 for the MP3 version and $14 for the WAV version. There's also a hard copy Newspaper Album set to be released in May. You can pre-order the album here.
Last week, Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" crushed the competition as it garnered 72% of the total votes. This week's featured songs include joints by Destroyer, Guns N' Roses, Neon Trees and collaborations from Kanye & Jay-Z and Dr. Dre & Eminem with newcomer Skylar Grey. Read Al Jones' pics and see the videos after the jump!
February 14th, 2011 is Monday for the majority of us, but for many it's Valentine's Day, our
least favorite holiday! If you're still pondering on what to get your boo, side piece, wifey, or the chick you just met, don't worry we've got you covered! Flowers, chocolates, and jewelry have been the norm for centuries. Why not go flip mode squad and think outside the box? Check out our list of the best valentine's day gifts for girls after the jump!
n the topsy turvy, funkdafied den of dancing, each of us can be placed into one of the following categories: loves to dance, hates to dance, only dances when drunk, and fist pumps. Two (possibly three) of those crews either have tried one of the many dance moves on this list or, at the very least, know about their existence. Why should you care so much about them? Studies show chicks love dancing and they love good dancers. Why? Apparently it's good indicator of your abilities in bed. Now, get to steppin'. See our picks after the jump!
Today's WTF news items feature doctors putting poop back into their patients, 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell's bid to become the new mayor of Miami, and a country taking their love for horses to a whole 'notha level. Read more after the jump!
By now, you've probably heard Wiz Khalifa's song "Black & Yellow" about 1 brahgrillion times. As with most anything that blows the eff up in pop culture, it usually gets the spoof or parody treatment. The deluge began with Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks aka Chet Haze with his Northwestern Remix "White and Purple". Since then, many more have stepped up to the plate with the most notable remix coming from Lil Wayne with "Green and Yellow". So, we scoured za YouTube to collect the very best remixes to ask you guys which one is most legit. You know a song's blown up when UPS and Black & Decker throw their hat into the ring. Btw, be prepared to HATE this song once you're done reviewing our entries. Vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, we had a three way tie for your favorite Song Of The Week ("SOTW") - Jay Z's "Dream", Fitz and the Tantrums "MoneyGrabber", and Two Door Cinema Club's "What You Know". Another week has gone by, as we are slowly but surely closing out the first month of 2011. Hopefully you don’t have to deal with the snowpacalypse that is destroying the northern east coast. I’ve never seen so much snow! But, what are you going to do? I can’t control mother nature, but I can control what goes into my head phones, thus allowing me to bless you with another edition of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week. Read more after the jump!
With music-based video game franchises like Rock Band and Guitar Hero becoming more niche with their releases (Beatles, Aerosmith, Metallica, etc.) and titles like Michael Jackson: The Experience becoming more prevalent we thought we'd compile a list of other music acts that should make the leap to the digital domain, with some ideas about what kind of game they belong in. Read who made the final cut after the jump!
Last week, Lil Wayne's 6 Foot 7 won the fan vote for favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW)". This week's five songs will stand out like a Bart Scott sound bite. “CAN’T WAIT!!!” They will cause a bigger stir than any inappropriate zinger that Ricky Gervais can throw out at a nationally televised awards telecast. Awkward. They will bring a bigger right hook than Sami Sweetheart clocking Ron Ron in the jaw from this week’s Jersey Shore preview. Enough of all the jibber-jabber, let me now introduce you to the latest installment of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week.
On a gloomy weekday, one’s mind wanders to the delicious anticipation of that drink to finally send the week packin’....
This edition of SOTW (Songs of the Week) features Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Cory Gunz, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, and The Black Keys. Hopefully these tunes will spark a flame in your ear drums. Check out why they made the cut after the jump!
Today's WTF news items feature a rapper's cute yet cold-blooded tattoo on his mug, a new use for lint that has all the Jesus freaks rushing to the laundromat, and an animal that's seen "Furry Vengeance" one too many times. Read more after the jump!
There's a new URL shortner on the scene and it might just change the way you view websites FOREVER. That would never happen, you say? Well... never say never... because thanks to Bieber.ly, now you can not only shorten your URLs but you could also get a beautiful overlay of the 7th most popular woman on the web, Justin Bieber. After seeing this report on Mashable, we decided to take matters into our own hands and Bieberfy a few sites that the owners of Bieber.ly might not find very becoming. So, if you're Stuck In The Moment, about to go Overboard, or ever thought That Should Be Me, here's a little pick me Up that will Make U Smile, Baby. Be sure to pass it on to Somebody You Love.
Musicians are like today's Greek Gods. They're rich, good looking, crazy, and can get laid whenever and wherever they want. For us mere mortals though, being in a band can sometimes be a really bad idea. Read more after the jump!
My roommates and I have been listening to 90's music all day. Here is a list of the songs we've listened to in no particular order. Music lists are all a matter of opinion so add some of your favorite songs in the comments then I'll post a complete list on COED this week. Check out Our 64 Favorite 1990's Songs right here!
For the last 2 years music man Alex Jones has been dropping a song of the day (SOTD) for all his friends on Facebook. It's become such a staple for everyone's morning that if he misses a day, all hell breaks loose. People LOVE it. So, COED gave him the opportunity to expand SOTD into a weekly column, so instead of his highly touted and anticipated SOTD, he's now providing COED readers with his Songs Of The Week. And, if you want to see us turn it into a SOTD, let us know in the comments!
2010 was coming out party for artists like Sleigh Bells, Hesta Prynn, and Owen Pallett. Meanwhile, other artists who were on a slew of Watch Lists for 2010 didn't make a peep. Ah, the beauty of making predictions - so hit or miss. So, which recording artists appear to be on the path to superstardom in 2011 in COED's crystal ball? See our picks after the jump!
It's that time of year again, when we look back on the year and recount our favorite memories. Our favorite movies, our favorite TV shows, and even our favorite music, and this year, we had a lot of great albums. But don't worry, I won't be going on and on about how great the new Kanye album is, nor will try and debate with you Pinkerton loving elitists how great the new Weezer albums were because it'd be like talking to a brick wall. What I will do, however, is tell you about the 30 best albums from this year you need to hear.
Teena Marie passed away in her sleep at her home in Pasadena, California yesterday. Also known as Lady T, was an American singer, songwriter, producer, and protégé of funk legend Rick James. She was also one of the few successful white R&B performers and the first white person to be signed to the Motown record label. In her memory, we pay tribute to her by taking another look at her mentor, Rick James, with this unforgettable Dave Chappelle skit and photo gallery.
Looking for something more exciting than a keg of Pabst Blue Ribbon or spending $150 at a bar where all the well drinks are obviously watered down? From New York to California, major artists are lining up special appearances at iconic venues to help everyone ring in 2011 with a bang, sure to leave everyone bleary eyed and tired when the tunes and booze finally stop flowing in the early a.m. hours. Check out some of these explosive shows if you’re in the area, especially if you’re somehow able to score tickets.
One of the best things about Christmas time is the music. It's bright, colorful, and warm; just what you need to get through the cold winter months. I, being a young angry man, have the punk rock attitude of going a bit against the grain. While I do appreciate the likes of Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and even the wholly depressing "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon, I prefer my diet of Christmas music to be a bit more modern. So today I bring to you, some of my favorite modern Christmas tunes. Enjoy!!
Each year we men find ourselves another step closer to enlightenment; the complete understanding of the female species. Unfortunately, just as we feel as though we've made huge advancements towards the aforementioned enlightenment, they go and pull the rug from under our feet, leaving us just as clueless as ever. Here are 5 things we learned about them this year. 2011 is looking pretty bleak...
Finals suck. They suck so much you question why the f*ck you even decided to go to college. All the reading, writing, and 'rithmetic can drive a young scholar insane. You pull all nighters, hopped up on adderall and Four Loko, hoping that you'll just pass the f'n course so you don't have to see that creepy TA again. The stress is enough to make you drop out. Well, don't. Runner Runner guitarist Nick Bailey jotted down his ten most important reasons for going to college in the first place. Trust us, work blows. Milk school for all its worth, baby.
For anyone who follows Bruce Springsteen or Arcade Fire, (and that's a lot of you) you might notice they have a mutual appreciation for each others music. Aside from being featured on the cover of SPIN magazine together, Bruce & Arcade Fire have shared the stage a couple of times, including performances for President Obama. Arcade Fire frontman, Win Butler, recently compiled a list of his top 14 Springsteen songs. How do Win's ranking stack up against yours? Let us know after the jump!
The A-Team releases on DVD and Blu-ray today. Unfortunately, it underwhelmed at the box office and failed to meet expectations for most fans. It's another example of a Hollywood remake of a classic TV show that gets everyone super amped only to be disappointed with the end result. Why? Because for some odd reason studios seem to think they have to give the old formula a new twist. Too often it just doesn’t work. However, there's one twist that would most definitely rock: AN ALL-FEMALE A-TEAM!
New York City is one of the top travel destinations for a plethora of hot girls from around the world. Thousands flock here to take pictures of the tops of buildings, walk aimlessly in Times Square, ride a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, and buy what they think is a hot dog from a street vendor. Fortunately, as a New Yorker, you are appalled by such actions. What they're really looking for is an authentic New York City experience. This puts you in a special position to be their tour guide to activities that are truly New York. All it will cost them is their dignity.
Growing up is hard. Especially when you're famous at a very early age. Many child actors are unable to lead a normal childhood and turn to the fast lane, Hollywood lifestyle of drugs and booze. Some, like Drew Barrymore, are able to pull out of the tailspin, some fade into oblivion (to the dismay of their fans), and others look like they've never aged! Hell, you might be watching a child star on your TV or in the theater later and not even know it! So, buckle up, hop in our DeLorean, 'cuz we're doin' a little time travel with these "Then and Now" pics of famous faces.
MTV.com reports that Katy Perry will take her husband Russell Brand's name. The breastest singer in the world made the announcement during a taping of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show today. Do we smell a new show in the works - American Brandstand - in which large chested women show off their singing abilities? This news item gives a whole new meaning to Brand Marketing aka using cleavage to sell your product. Send your Katy Brand jokes to email@example.com.
New Jersey's really gotten a bad rap lately thanks to "real" housewives, the Shore and all things Guido. People tend to forget the lovable, wild and weed inspired GOOD rap from the Garden State's Greatest, Redman. His first name might be "He Ain't Sh*t" but we think he's the exact opposite. To celebrate the release of his new album, Redman Presents... Reggie (OUT TODAY) we've assembled his ten best lyrics. WARNING: Videos and lyrics are obviously too cool for you aka NSFW. Don't contribute to the unemployment rate.
Day 6 of our 8 Days of Hanukkah Hotties features the future Mrs. Marilyn Manson, 23 year old actress, model, and singer Evan Rachel Wood.
Day 6 of our 8 Days of Hanukkah Hotties features the future Mrs. Marilyn Manson, 23 year old actress, singer, and model Evan Rachel Wood.
Not sure if that's true, but holy crap, has there ever been a more random assembly of celebrities from A-list right on down guest stars on 70s sitcoms? Friend of mine sent this video to me on Facebook. Apparently, it's a music video that promotes the Norwegian TV show "Golden Times".
BroBible.com is hosting a holiday event that's sure to cure those wintertime blues - the Winter Elixir concert. Side effects include Big Boi, a DJ set by Calvin Harris, LA Riots, and The Knocks. It all goes down Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Terminal 5 in New York City. To buy your tickets now, go to Ticketmaster.com!
The Next Three Days came out this past weekend. The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a woman accused of murder. Her husband, played by Russell Crowe, attempts to clear her name. The thriller got us thrilled about all the crazy wives and girlfriends who could potentially murder someone, whether it be their mate, their extramarital date, or Jon and Kate Plus 8. Sure, we all get upset at our significant others once in a while and maybe we even fantasize about doin' some damage but a lil' thing called reason comes into our head and we chill the F out. We're not so sure the same would happen for these wild WAGs.
Huey Lewis and the News released their night studio album, "Soulsville" earlier this month (11/2), so to commemorate we're remembering the best songs featured in films. The band has 19 top-ten singles and has sold 30 million records worldwide. They were referenced in a memorable scene from American Psycho and they also had a series of highly successful MTV videos. If you've been to a hockey game recently, you might've heard their song come on after a goal (da-na-na-na-na-na HEY! da-na-na).
2004 was the year pop stars and rockers started loving the ‘80s, Green Day became opinionated adults, and Jay-Z said he’d retired. At least two of these things are still consistent in the present. Back in 2004, your homecoming playlist might have consisted of a bit of hip-hop, some ‘80s-influenced rock, and a pop song or two with a dance beat. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
2006 was the year of Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and dance-pop songs. If you were putting together a playlist at the time, at least one, if not a combination, of such tracks would’ve been added. Even if you didn’t think Justin Timberlake really brought sexy back, someone at you party probably thought differently. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
2008 was a tough year for a lot of people as the subprime mortgage crisis from the year before really started taking effect. While most people were upset and depressed, Michael Phelps helped to keep America's spirits high by winning 8 Olympic gold medals in one summer. The world's largest haldron collider is finally completed and used at CERN. On the other side of the world, a series of terrorist attacks effectively shut down the whole city of Mumbai. We also had the death of Heath Ledger and his unbelievable performance in The Dark Knight. Movies weren't the only thing popping off though, as TI would show the world that jail couldn't stop him from being one of the greatest rappers in the game. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
It doesn’t seem that far away, and musically, not much has changed over the past year. Lady Gaga’s still scoring hits, and La Roux’s “Bulletproof” is an armored tank climbing up the Top 40 charts. From the synths and strong drum beats on every pop track over the past year, could pop and electronic have merged? Sounds like it – until you check out Deadmau5 and Boys Noize. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
Lady Gaga gets too much credit for merging pop and dance music. This combination can, in fact, be traced back to 2005, in which nearly electro-pop diva went for an ‘80s vibe, and Madonna, Depeche Mode, and New Order revisited their classic sounds. A playlist from five years ago wouldn’t be complete without a synthpop track or dance remix to give that 1980s-but-modern direction. Duran Duran might be dated, but the latest Madonna track? It was the ‘80s without the big hair. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
It seems like a long time ago, but the year started on a low note with the massive Haitian earthquake. A volcano in Iceland volcano erupted, disrupting flights all across Europe. In other awful news, the oil platform exploded, leaking oil everywhere. Thanks, BP. Not all was bad though, as the 33 Chilean miners were saved after a record 69 days. If you can't remember the sounds of 2010, then you've got serious memory issues - but it saw the second (or third/fourth) coming of electronic music. Check out this class's suggest playlist after the jump!
In retrospect, 2003 is the year of reinvention of the pop star. No longer were Disney kids like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera turning out cutesy songs for the under-17 set – or going through a “Can’t Be Tamed” phase. Instead, both Timberlake and Aguilera – as well as Beyoncé – knew that to have lasting careers, they need to produce songs to appeal to all ages – or at least to those under 30. In 2003, you didn’t need to be embarrassed to add “Crazy in Love” or “Rock Your Body” to your homecoming playlist alongside the latest trance track or The White Stripes. After all, everyone else had been listening to them all summer long, anyway. Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
2002 – that transition between nu-metal and bland alterna-rock, before pseudo-indie acts like The Strokes, after boy bands and before tween Disney stars, and a few years before a clear 1980s influence. Call it the doldrums or a musical dead zone. For any college kit putting together the perfect homecoming playlist at the time, this meant hunting high and low – at the record shop or on KaZaa – for the right dance tracks. Considering the most popular singles of the year were by Nelly, J. Lo, Chad Kroeger, or Avril Lavigne, taking a Top 40 approach made you look like a too-eager-to-impress and doltish high schooler, while going too obscure meant seeming like a snotty music nerd. Check out this class's suggested homecoming party playlist after the jump.
Sometimes, a year in pop music ends up a disappointment. After the year of Timbaland that was 2006, 2007 kind of seemed to limp along. Electro acts, such as Groove Armada and Junior Senior, developed a taste for disco, while alternative rock, characterized by The Killers and Franz Ferdinand just a few years ago, went limp and soft. “Indie” might be more introspective, but does that mean less party-friendly, as well? Check out this class's suggested playlist after the jump.
We all have our favorite songs to listen to while we put ourselves under the influence while we're out on the town. What is better than that, is when those songs are actually about getting messed up. It's the ever-impressive double whammy. These are the top fifteen songs from that category.
Death metal was once was "underground" and "niche". Now it's on the verge of tearing through America's sternum. Adult Swim's Metalocalypse finishes up its third season this Sunday, so to honor the genre, we take a look at the Scariest Bands of All-Time. Hail Satan!
Hip Hop, it's some of the best music on Earth. Not to be confused with rap, which dominates the airwaves and is rife with bad lyrics, dance instructions and outrageously lavish music videos (where most high priced items are rented and the money's fake). Here are seven albums that truly define how Hip Hop should sound. If you HAVE heard these albums, spread the love. Run and tell that!
While actresses and female pop stars are spending all their time and money doing all that they can to get noticed (Lindsay Lohan -- I'm talking to you), it seems like the men are sitting back enjoying the ride, proving that it's great to be a guy in Hollywood!