Thursday, May 22 2014
Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.
Sunday, July 28 2013
Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.
Wednesday, August 22 2012
Seven days. Two letters. And one angry animals rights group. The Mother Monster's recent struggles highlight how possible it is that Lady Gaga's rein at the top is possibly nearing its end.
Sunday, March 4 2012
The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.
Thursday, October 6 2011
New Jack Swing was the soundtrack to young America of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the same vein that Motown was the soundtrack to young America of the 1960s.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.
Friday, September 9 2011
In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
When he wasn’t collaborating with wife Linda, working in Wings, doing a duet, or disguised as the Fireman, Paul McCartney was going at it alone post-Beatles. In honor of his 69th birthday and the recent reissues of McCartney and McCartney II, here’s a look at his best solo work.
Friday, April 1 2011
With over 140 trillion copies sold, it’s no surprise that Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller would wind up on Acclaimed Music’s Big List. Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn would just as soon not be startin’ somethin’, but here we are.
Friday, February 4 2011
Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.