Author: Rob Gaudio

Ranking Songs Named ‘Rockstar’

Now that Post Malone’s ‘rockstar’ seems to have run its course on the radio, it can be placed forever in the canon alongside all other rockstars singing about rockstars. Ever since the greatest mashup of all time and my favorite video of 2017, I’ve been obsessed with finding a true victor of the Rockstar battle.

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How Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Introduced Me to Hip-Hop

Sometimes you hear an album and suddenly everything you thought you knew about music goes out the window. In 2010 I was that kid who was raised on classic rock and turned his nose up at hip-hop. I enjoyed indie and I’d just begun to get my feet wet in the Philly music scene with the

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The War on Drugs: A New Mold For Modern Rock

Recently, The New Yorker asked, “Is The War on Drugs Rock’s Next Torchbearer?” Well, The War On Drugs won’t sell out festivals or pack arenas. They don’t dress like rock stars or trash hotel rooms. So if being the next “torchbearer” is what really matters to Adam Granduciel and Co., you’ll find it in the music. In their new album, A

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Meek Mill Goes Mask Off

All things considered, Philadelphia has had a pretty good year. The city won the Super Bowl, NCAA Championship, hosted the DNC, got the first round pick in the NBA draft, and are looking at one of the biggest public works projects in the city’s history. Who would’ve thought another win for the City of Brotherly Love would come from its

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Frank Ocean’s ‘channel ORANGE’ Still Feels Fresh, Five Years Later

In 2005, when his hometown was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, Christopher Francis Ocean (Frank Ocean) moved to LA. Over the course of six years, he wrote for Brandy, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, joined Odd Future and released his critically acclaimed mixtape, nostalgia ULTRA. In 2012, Frank Ocean delivered his first LP. Plenty of albums have come in strong

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