Rob Tannenbaum

  1. in conversation
    Liz Phair on Being Misunderstood, Ryan Adams, and the Dawn of Girlville“My theory was, if I say the dirtiest things in the world, but like a little girl, will anyone actually hear it? That was the game I was playing.”
  2. dad rock
    Joe Scarborough’s Debut Album Is All About Drugs, Decadence, and Bad GirlsOne surprised music critic reviews Mystified.
  3. How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Voting System, by a VoterIn any given year, if you want to know who will definitely get in, find the most popular white rock band on the ballot. They’re a clinch.
  4. The 32 Greatest Talk-Show Hosts Ever, RankedLet’s be clear: If your favorites aren’t on this list, it’s not because we forgot to consider them.
  5. playlist
    Your La Monte Young Listening GuidePerfect for your Fourth of July BBQ.
  6. music
    Minimalist Composer La Monte Young on His Life and Immeasurable Influence“It’s not just a work of genius — I did things no one ever dreamed of and I set up an approach to sound that parallels universal structure.”
  7. long story short
    How Azealia Banks’s Broke With Expensive Taste Finally Got ReleasedA short history of how it came together.
  8. horror week
    Freddy Lives: An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm StreetDon’t sleep on this.
  9. oral histories
    The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell’sIn the pantheon of important New York City rock clubs — Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, the Bottom Line — Maxwell’s ranks as high as any, even though its legal address is New Jersey.
  10. reevaluations
    In Defense of Third Eye BlindIn the wake of inflamed debate, we asked former ‘Blender’ music editor Rob Tannenbaum to evaluate the legacy of 3EB.
  11. last night’s gig
    Tasty! Steely Dan Brings the Guitar Solos, Male PonytailsRob Tannenbaum on the band’s ongoing Beacon Theatre residency.
  12. mj
    Rob Tannenbaum: The Alien Michael JacksonThe most popular singer in America would be black, but not too black; male, but not masculine; sensual, but not sexual.
  13. Chill FactorColdplay’s Chris Martin is one repressed, neurotic pop star. But his angst pays off on X&Y.
  14. Her Life Is a CabaretNellie McKay, the 19-year-old with one of the winter’s hottest records, writes lyrics like a gonzo Cole Porter, sings like an attitudinal […]
  15. Comedy SchlubDave Attell’s Insomniac kicks off its fourth season this week. A conversation with TV’s funniest fat, bald, booze-loving […]
  16. New York Awards 2002Vibrant, creative, edgy, demanding (only sometimes!), smart, funny. For this year’s awards, we’ve chosen eleven New Yorkers who not […]
  17. L.A. Comes to New YorkWhen L.A. Reid replaced Clive Davis as head of Arista Records, the industry reeled, artists threatened to walk, and staffers snubbed him. Half a […]