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and now a short rant regarding the Beatles' later material

When I was in high school, the Beatles released three double CD albums called Anthology that presented outtakes, alternate mixes, live recordings and other previously unreleased material, and a tied-in series about the band aired on broadcast TV to a wide audience. 483 more words

Power Pop

Ex Hex: Rips

Rips, the debut album of Washington, DC-based pop-punk trio Ex Hex, is definitely not about breaking new ground. The song structures are familiar: on mid-album number “How You Got That Girl”, an upbeat first verse leads into an equally energetic chorus, complete with… 360 more words


Top 10 Songs of the Week (10/24)

This week, information surfaced about the types of music “smart” and “dumb” people prefer. While one’s ego might feel inflated knowing he or she has a fondness for the more “sophisticated” forms of music, the truth is that standout tracks come from across the “Music That Makes You Dumb” spectrum each week. 1,246 more words

CoS Exclusive Features

The Other Guy from Big Star. Album Review: I Am the Cosmos by Chris Bell

Rock elitists and hipsters the world over know Chris Bell as  other singer and songwriter of power pop outfit Big Star who quit the band after the first album, allowing Alex Chilton complete creative control. 575 more words

Album Reviews

Little Murders at the Yarra Hotel this Sunday

I’ll be playing guitar with the great Little Murders this Sunday at the Yarra Hotel, folks.

We’re supporting John Dowler’s Vanity Project (ex Young Modern/Zimmermen) and onstage at 4:30pm. 18 more words


Tune Of The Day

Here In Your Arms by HelloGoodbye

I fell in love, in love with you suddenly.


OK Go – OK Go (2002)
Power Pop


Ever since Here It Goes Again went viral I always enjoyed OK Go’s singles, mostly because they make fun music videos to them. 65 more words