Category Archives: announcements

Hot 100 Roundup—8/25/12

As of today, and I hope forever, the Hot 100 Roundup will be running in the Village Voice. I’ll note here when each one goes up, and I’m planning to create an archive for each year. Thanks to Voice music … Continue reading

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For Completists Only

Just a quick note to let people know that I’ve finally done something I’ve meant to do for a long time: created a page for the entire current Hot 100, all reviews included. Some of the records have been on … Continue reading

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Some Things Are More Important Than Others

i.e., Tom Zé recording is more important than just about anyone else recording:

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I don’t make lists. I’ve made a list.

Even before they became the bane of the internet, I was never big on lists. Sometimes I enjoy them, and if they’re well done they can serve as a spark to thinking about things in a different way, but too … Continue reading

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Executive Decision

This morning I listened to the latest tracks from Glee to enter the Hot 100. There are five of them, they’re the five top debuts this week, and they’re terrible. I’ve been dreading this moment all summer. I had a … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—8/29/10

Administrative note: For the sake of clarity, I decided to change the name of this column so people dropping in from Venus will know what they’re getting from the start. Part of the reason is purely mercenary; I figure it … Continue reading

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Goin’ Back to Indiana

Jaq and I are are visiting her family in Indy for the weekend, so Hot 100 and Top Ten updates won’t be posted until Monday. Since Michael Jackson’s records don’t qualify for inclusion in either, the charts this week won’t … Continue reading

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New This Week

My intention from now on is to provide short reviews of every record to hit the Hot 100. Most of these will only be a sentence or two. Some, as you can see, will be longer. It all depends on … Continue reading

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Pardon the Mess

I’m in the midst of redesigning the site.  The old site can be found here.  I hope to archive it all properly sometime in the future.

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