Ike Turner's Lurid Life and Other Assorted Goodies

Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain:

In case you didn't hear, Ike Turner died last week. Here are some lurid remembrances of the hard-partying, wife-beating icon.

As humanity approaches the point where every possible band name/nom de tune is taken, pieces like this helpful primer on the difference between The Prodigy and Prodigy will become ever more necessary.

The year nears its end, and the lists just keep coming. This one compiles the worst lyrics of 2007, in convenient slide show form!

The ever-amusing Drenched in Blog is forced to take drastic measures in response to Jet magazine's recent cover-model horror show.

One brave music critic faces the shameful truth: he really likes Billy Joel.

Thanks to the miracle of YouTube, this blog brings you a chuckleriffic Beyonce-gasm in video form.

It's better than meeting Cthulhu ... it's a Tool show review.

Are you in the mood for some non-traditional Christmas music? Read all about the "most bitter holiday song of all time" and then give it a listen and judge for yourself, by clicking here.

The Village Voice's Tom Breihan gets thoughtful on the subject of Britpop and savages the Brit Box for failing to capture the good bits.

Did I mention year-end lists are coming thick and fast? Room for one more? Ok, here's a list of the ten most over-hyped albums of the year, in delightful haiku form. -- Cory Casciato

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