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Imperfect Circle: R.E.M. Sums Up A Career In 40 Songs

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.

The Personal Shopper

Chris Brassington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Brassington

The challenges for most retailers today are almost a replay of the ecommerce beginnings just played out at a faster pace on a splintered web and fragmented mobile ecosystem.

Vinyl Is Forever: In Praise of Indie Record Stores

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

This piece was originally posted at the MTV Music Blog For those who only buy their music on iTunes,, or other online digital music servic...

11 Years After His Death, "New" Music From Frank Sinatra

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Three new releases, Live At The Meadowlands, My Way, and Classic Sinatra II should please hardcore fans and newbies alike.

The Top Five Boneheaded Music Industry Moves Of 2008

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.

Springsteen Sells Out -- To Wal-Mart!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

There are a number of reasons Springsteen's move to sell exclusively through the mega-retailer is, um, really confusing, if not downright contradictory to the Springsteen hagiography.