By Isa Jones
By Mary Willson
By Brian Turk
By Drew AIles
By Taylor Boylston
By Bree Davies
By Emerald O'Brien
Abrupt Alt-Rock Resurgence
The frightening realization that the best power-pop record of 2006 is the Gin Blossoms' Major Lodge Victory.
Paving the way for the great Spin Doctors revival.
Jay-Z and Dale Earnhardt Jr.: What do you think these two talked about between takes on the set of Jay's new video?
Probably Project Runway.
Album of the Year This Week
The frigid, unstoppable brilliance of Junior Boys' So This Is Goodbye.
"In the Morning" is the jam.
Getting punched out on stage by Jeff Fucking Tweedy.
Infinitely more humiliating than Nolan Ryan vs. Robin Ventura.
The ignoble demise of Tower Records.
Funeral bouquets of plastic flowers will be manufactured for a dime apiece and retail at $18.99.
Cathartic Band Breakup
The drug-addled demise of the Darkness.
Contrary to prior belief, one cannot snort cocaine ironically.
The Internet's abysmal failure to produce a halfway-decent Blood Brothers song-title generator.
Just rig a fill-in-the-blanks form combining naive, childlike whimsy with unimaginable violence -- e.g., "You're the Dream Unicorn," or "Set Fire to the Face on Fire." (Gonna be hard to beat "Huge Gold AK-47," though.)
The way Rick James says "What you got against Shawwwwwn Cassidy?" in the "Battle of the Album Covers" video.
Better impression than Dave Chappelle.