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P.J. Harvey

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 40-31

    The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Backbeat's five most listened-to songs and albums, week of September 5, 2012

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    PJ Harvey, Drive-By Truckers, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, released last week on Vagrant, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and claimed the sixth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 20. The Drive-By Truckers, meanwhile, debuted at number one at Albums with their latest effort Go-Go Boots, also relea ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Le Divorce

    Pull Yourself Together EP
    Self-released

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    May 6, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinetix and Broken Social Scene top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Discharge top seller at Wax Trax

    British hardcore veterans Discharge topped Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending April 26 with the band's latest album, Disensitise. PJ Harvey & John Parish, Metric and Wolves in the Throne Room were also in the top five while local bands Bum Kon, the Omens and the Local Anesthetic com ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 13, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs top seller at Twist & Shout

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs' brand new album, It's Blitz, topped the best seller charts Twist & Shout for the week ending April 6 while new albums by Diana Krall, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Leonard Cohen and the Decemberists also grabbed slots in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    October 23, 2008
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    October 22, 2007

    Care Bears on Fire And Other Assorted Goodies

    Here’s a sample of the week’s best music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: Okay, you can go to your gig, but be home by 9:30, it’s a school night: A fantastic piece on Care Bears on Fire, a pre-pubescent punk trio. Satan, self-mutilation, porn stars, a mind-bogglingly sel ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007

    Radiohead, In Rainbows: A Review, Upon First Listen, Track-by-Track Style

    You know, Radiohead, I was just about to go to sleep when I checked my email one last time. And lo and behold, the download code for your new CD, In Rainbows, popped up in my inbox. *sigh* I didn't need sleep anyway. Since the rest of the blogosphere is racing right now to review Rainbows, I figure ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    PJ Harvey

    White Chalk

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    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith Festival, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Day one -- and my expectations. Before I even arrived for day two I was filled with fear and loathing of the stairs. I still hadn’t recovered from the first day’s exertions, so I celebrated my arrival by literally ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, September 18, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7624.

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    November 30, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    March 30, 2006

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Show Your Bones (Interscope)

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    October 6, 2005

    Dresden Dolls

    Wednesday, October 12, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    May 12, 2005

    Scout Niblett

    Kidnapped by Neptune (Too Pure)

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    March 24, 2005

    Best New Band

    Matson Jones

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    November 11, 2004

    Victory at Sea

    Wednesday, November 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    November 4, 2004

    Knife & Fork

    Miserycord (Cutting Board Records)

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    October 14, 2004
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    June 24, 2004

    Carina Round

    The Disconnection (Interscope Records)

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    November 7, 2002

    Backwash

    Yellow Second and Mary Beth Abella unleash two fine samples of local sounds.

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    September 13, 2001
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    February 1, 2001

    Goldfrapp

    Felt Mountain (Mute)

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

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    June 4, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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    March 20, 1997

    Name That Style

    Do the members of Morcheeba make trip-hop? No--they make music.

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    January 16, 1997
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    November 7, 1996
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    July 18, 1996
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    March 28, 1996
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    January 17, 1996

    THE ENVELOPE PLEASE

    HERE'S WHAT GRAMMY HOPEFULS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR.

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    December 27, 1995

    THE GOODS

    THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.

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    October 4, 1995

    POLLY JEAN, GIANT

    TINY P.J. HARVEY HAS A MIGHTY BIG TALENT.

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    October 4, 1995
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    September 6, 1995
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    August 30, 1995
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    August 23, 1995
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    May 17, 1995
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    March 22, 1995
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