Tag Archives: year-end round-up

The Best Music of 2014

The Dilemma: Is this the year I officially turned into Rolling Stone? Am I David Fricke now? Because most of the music I really liked this year was from established acts. A couple legit old-timers, yes, but also indie/alternative bands with multiple albums under their belt that appeared to be on the downswing. In addition to those listed below, I enjoyed albums from the Old 97s, Jenny Lewis, The Both (Ted Leo and Aimee Mann), Ryan Adams, and others.
old-man-portrait-1920-1080-7973The Dilemma, ca. 2014

Continue reading

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under David Simon Cowell, Music Has AIDS, The Dilemma, Uncategorized

62 Days Late and a Dollar Short: The Best of 2013

The Oscars are over, so now we can FINALLY lift the PCHA embargo on discussing the best films of 2013.

jk, you guys.

Actually, I sent David Simon Cowell my year-end lists a while back so we could do a joint post. But here’s the thing about DSC: he’s a perfectionist. He’s been holed up in his writing den for months now, writing and re-writing and editing and re-editing and vising and revising his lists and responses. He works so hard on his posts — he feels his responsibility to Pop Culture Has AIDS so deeply — that he sometimes gets lost in the writing process. He demands that every word, every transition, every comma services not only the post but the mission of PCHA as a whole. It’s his blessing and his curse.

As such, we are moving on without him. The best music, TV and films of 2013, according to me and me only, coming right up.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Film Has AIDS, Music Has AIDS, Television Has AIDS, The Dilemma

The Top 12 PCHA Comments of 2013

Well, we may not have written much in 2013 but that hasn’t stopped you guys!

As usual, your almost impossibly high level of discourse and repartee have kept this site ferociously alive and brimming with the electricity of rhetoric.

As such, your top 12 comments of the year.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Internet Has AIDS, The Dilemma

Now That’s What the Dilemma Calls Music 2012!

Now-Thats-What-I-Call-Music-40

Happy New Year, PCHA-ers!

It’s time once again to present my annual mix modeled after the abysmal Now That’s What I Call Music series.

As always, this mix is not intended to be a pure rundown of the best songs of the year — it’s a mix of the best songs of the year run through my own “Now”-style filter. These are the hit singles that play on the imaginary radio station in my alternate universe where people have good taste. So it’s a CD-length (approximately) playlist of my favorite songs of 2012, heavily weighted toward the upbeat, the singles and the songs I played over and over again throughout the year.

Forthwith, the music.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Music Has AIDS, The Dilemma

The Top 20 PCHA Comments of 2012

Pop Culture Has AIDS isn’t a lecture. It isn’t a monologue. It’s not a polemic or a soliloquy. It’s a conversation.

This blog is as much yours as it is ours, and you guys are what makes this a great place to live, work and write. You are the reason we do this. David Simon Cowell and I like to say that we have the best commenters on the Internet, and we often spend our limited time together poring through the comments section, letting you spark discussions and ideas and the best kind of intellectual fulfillment.

This is your time to shine. We turn the spotlight to you for the very best comments of the year on Pop Culture Has AIDS. Take a bow, you beautiful creatures. You’ve earned it.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Internet Has AIDS, The Dilemma

2011: The Year in (More) Lists

Well, we’ve counted down our favorite films, TV shows and music of the year, but some loose ends still need tying. Let’s look back at 2011 one final time, and look at how pop culture did in its ongoing battle against the ravaging effects of the AIDS virus.

More lists! You know you love them.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under David Simon Cowell, Film Has AIDS, Music Has AIDS, Politics Has AIDS, Sports Has AIDS, Television Has AIDS, The Dilemma

Now That’s What The Dilemma Calls Music 2011!

Confession time: at the end of every year, I make a mix modeled after the abhorrent Now That’s What I Call Music series.

These aren’t mixes of the best songs of the year — they’re mixes of the best songs of the year run through my own “Now”-style filter. These are the hit singles that play on the imaginary radio station in my alternate universe where people have good taste. So it’s a CD-length (approximately) playlist of my favorite songs of 2011, heavily weighted toward the upbeat, the singles and the songs I played over and over again throughout the year.

This year, I’m going to share my mix with you. Because I’m open like that.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Music Has AIDS, The Dilemma