Top Ten Albums of 2000
invasions from overseas
come to a close, and with it the 20th Century. Find out what were
the best albums we heard in this closing year. Was it Limp
Bizkit? Christina Aguilera? Nope - this year had some great stuff...
if you knew where to look.
Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums of 2000
the urban dance squad keeps it
2000 was a
rather uneventful year in hip-hop, or at least in quality hip-hop;
unless you went underground. There were, however some gems that
any hip-hop fan shouldnt' do without. And some of them were on
MTV... which goes to show that MTV doesn't suck 100%... Only 99.9%
the Best Music is the Hardest to Find
a taste of new music by Torben Floor
Floor just may be the best band you have never heard. Their
style is a mix of Radiohead, Bob Dylan, and Neil
Young. Read for exclusive info on their new work as well as
download 2 unreleased tracks on mp3!
- American Pie
A Modern Version of a Classic Song
taken this classic piece of music and transformed it into a modern
style that has sparked controversy, something Madonna is accustom
Amos : The Faerie Queen
A Look Back at a Decade of Tori
Tori has become
a veritable force for women in music. Her music has touched some
and moved others. Join us as we take a look back at a decade of
R. Smith's Lists of the Last 1/4 Century
What Was Hot the Last 25 Years
One of our
pop music reviewers, Michael R. Smith shares his lists of what
he felt were the best albums over the last 25 years, including
his top four from 1999.
B4 U Crossover
A Social Commentary on Crossovers in Music
Sofia Quintero takes a look at crossing over of ethnic and racial
lines in music today. Focusing on stars such as Jennifer Lopez
and Ricky Martin, but also going deeper into the issues.
A Commentary of Sorts
Kenny Love tackles the world of Payola - a world in which the
rich artist (or record label) survives through under-the-table
methods of purchasing favors. A look at the dirty side of the
music industry - and how to avoid being caught up in it.
Created the Revenue Star
How MTV Works with Major Record Labels to Create
MTV has become
a driving force in the music industry. Those artists embraced
by this music television mogul enjoy increased sales, as they
are pushed into the mainstream. Find out what goes on behind the
scenes, and why MTV exposure has become vital to the survival
of a music artist.
Three Rules to Live By
A Handy Guide to the Grammys
If you have
been watching the Grammys for the past five years, (and if you
have, you must REALLY love awards shows), you might have noticed
that when it comes to handing out Grammys, there are three basic
rules to live by...
Grammy Winners of 1999
February 24th marked the 1999 Grammy Awards show. Hosted by Rosie
O'Donnel and including performances by Alanis Morissette, Luciano
Pavarotti, and Madonna. A complete list of the winners.
Music is Today
What exactly is classical music?
to Billy's article about the future of music (link).
Reader John J. Ryan has made some important points we all need
to take in. The main rule a lot of people don't get is this -
Classical Music is music that we still listen to today, not just
any old music.
Retroactive Musical Progression
What is the future of music?
chief, Billy, shares his ideas on where music has been, where
it is now, and where it may be going. Why is swing such a big
hit, but why will it die out just as quickly? The music scene
changes faster than we can keep up, maybe there is reasoning behind
it. But then again, maybe it is just an organized chaos.
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