The connection between J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' books and Led Zeppelin is one of rock's most well-established curiosities, but to this very day it manages to surprise longtime fans of the band.
Like the Kinks? Handclaps? Harmonies? Don't pass this by.
So you want to write about music. Dear God, why? At least read this LIST of 38 tips first.
Hip hop is a very big genre, bigger than most people know. kingcobweb breaks it down.
Everett True recoils from America's Biggest Rock Export.
What's crackelating, rap fans? Welcome to Randy's Rap Report, your one-stop info shop for the urban sensation that's sweeping the nation! From the dangerous streets of gangster-rap pioneers to the computer-filled cubicles of "nerdcore" swagger-jockeys, if it happens in the world of rap music, you'll read about it on Randy's Rap Report!
DFH checks out Sufjan Stevens' latest entry in the 50-states series, 'The Age of AZ.'
For most touring musicians, strange situations are a daily occurrence; a result of traveling, meeting crazed fans, and spending time with other performers in varying states of sobriety. Sometimes, though, a day on the road goes beyond quirkiness and enters the realm of the truly spooky.
The Something Awful Guide to Screamo.
Everett True rails futilely at a cold, crumbling gravestone.
I've been listening to The Corin Tucker Band's debut album "1,000 Years" for a few weeks now, thanks to a publicist who was kind enough to overlook my terrible nickname and mistake me for an actual music writer who knows what he's doing.
Daryl 'Fucking' Hall takes on nerdcore, 8-bit, nerd-rock, and all that other bullshit.
Does the world need a second greatest-hits album from Soundgarden? Wait, did it need a first?
You are a person reading about music on the Internet. From this, I deduce you are prejudiced against many things, one of which is the practice of moving one's body in a rhythmic fashion ("dancing"), especially if the music is conductive to such movement ("dance music"). Disco is the first modern form of dance music: You can't stand it. I pity you.
Using science - infallible, unbiased, numbers-and-beakers-and-everything science - to break down the band's characteristics and determine whether the Beatles were the best at the traits that defined them.
Everett True delivers what the headline promises; nothing less, nothing mo- well, maybe a bit more!
A video that features old-people sex, and three others that are much worse. Enjoy!
A rather random guide written by one of that country's newest citizens.
Young hedonists like Kings of Leon hope to become the next perverted legends.
What, ya'll thought ya'll wasn't gonna see her? She's the ol' Cyrus of this shit!
Confessions of a reformed fan.
Grouping bands together by gender is fun!
Everett True takes aim at what 'sophisticated radio listeners' have been digging so far this year.
Beware: The ugliest batch yet! (At least in terms of screencaps.)
A girl-boy duo that uses distortion as a musical tool, huh? Now, that's original.
Do your dad a favor and listen to some of his favorite music on HIS special weekend!
New contributor Everett True revamps his Animal Collective rant.
European thugcore, and other abominations.
Daryl 'F'in' Hall runs down this summer's hottest, hippest, rockingest tours and festivals!
The magic that we'll feel is worth a lifetime.
Bloggers somehow destroy our ability to find new music by finding new music and showing it to us.
Back with a fistful of crap!
Welcome to Metal City! Quality: Declining.
Mac Lethal looks at where we've been, where we're going, and why it's all so annoying.
One's a prog act, one's a jam band. Which is which? The answer might surprise you.
MGMT's new album isn't an 'ambitious failure' so much as a 'failed attempt to sound ambitious.'
Don't show me the Carnifex!
Death to all but metal! Also, some metal.
Joanna Newsom bashers are somehow more annoying than her crazy fans -- and her music itself.
One of the videos Sgt. D and I discuss this week was BANNED! If only they all were.
Metal is the best genre! Except for when it's not.
Horse The Band's Erik Engstrom discusses insect run-ins, crabgaze, and the Domino's Pizza Turnaround.
In "Skipping Stones", Splinter ruminates on the act of throwing rocks at water. Although the giant rat's speaking voice is wisened like Liam Neeson in Star Wars or Fallout 3, here Splinter's singing conjures the essence of a poor man's Bryan Adams.
Sgt. D and I watch female bodybuilders, Frankenshredders, and Christian trancecore.
I go one-on-one with Daryl 'Fucking' Hall to break down the Grammy contenders.
Daryl "Fucking" Hall describes the "Contra" combatants, none of which are superior soldiers possessing almost superhuman drive and ability."
SA talks to the one and only Andrew W.K.
These songs might actually be good -- depends on whom you ask.