Category Archives: 2000s

My favorite songs: “I Just Wanna Be Mad”

Canadian country singer/guitarist Terri Clark has never gotten the credit she deserves. From 1995-2004 she notched 10 top 10 country singles in the US, seven of those going top three (including a pair of #1s), but today she seems to have … Continue reading

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Do you wanna get rocked? The biggest and best of Def Leppard

No band in the ’80s sounded bigger than Def Leppard, and that wasn’t because of their riffage; that was thanks to “Mutt” Lange, sprinkling his magic studio dust over them in his pre-Shania years. On their biggest album and crowning achievement, … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, best of, rock

My favorite albums: ‘DJ-Kicks: Erlend Øye’

Well, if I’m doing a series on my favorite single records, why not a similar one for my favorite albums of all-time, those I truly can’t (and wouldn’t want to ever) live without? Connecting with my last post, Erlend Øye’s entry in … Continue reading

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My favorite songs: “Control Myself”

20 years into his career, Uncle L was still making bangers — in this case, thanks also due to Jermaine Dupri (god, what a great, underrated producer) and Jennifer Lopez (providing the perfect come-on vocals) — but most thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in 2000s, hip hop, my favorite songs

My favorite songs: “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl”

It’s appropriate that this Brooks & Dunn #3 country hit from 2003 is about a honky tonky woman, because this is by far the Stones-iest single of their career. The inspiration here is crystal clear, and it’s all the better … Continue reading

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