2003 was a great year for music. Despite issues within the industry over file-sharing, album sales and the future of the business, the albums released last year put all that aside and really dove into the work.
Few rappers have the experiences of Paul da Aposta. From his days as a McDonald's fry boy to his current nationwide church tour, Paul is bringing a unique blend of hip-hop to people who see a bit of choirboy in him.
No Greatest Hits DVD would be complete without topless female mud-wrestling -- at least that's how English synth-junkies Duran Duran see it.
This collection compiles nearly two decades worth of glitz, from 1981's self-titled debut to 1997's Medazzaland. The glam band's biggest success laid in constant MTV rotation, and these music videos emphasize their expert exploitation of the medium.
1980s music specialized in cheesy special effects, synths, heavy beats and weird hair.
Angie Aparo's got a beef with the record industry. The singer/songwriter -- known for hits "Spaceship" and "Hush" off 2000's The American -- is currently between labels and has been unable to garner radio play.
Punk rock is quite an amusing genre, especially because of its fans. They'll support their groups whether the crowds have five people or 100, but once you start inching towards 200, well, you're a sell out.
Blink-182 is one of many punk bands who slaved away at making mediocre punk rock before hitting it big with a poppier album.
Lauryn Hill, Pras and Wyclef Jean have walked very different paths since The Fugees broke up. Hill was a hit with both critics and fans with her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Her follow-up, an MTV Unplugged album released four years later, was met with much head scratching.
British Sea Power's Yan is so cool that he doesn't need another name. When not talking to Street on the phone in a sometimes indecipherable accent, Yan scours the forests for trees and shrubbery to adorn BSP's live act.
Prepare to dance in your undies again -- the Madonna of alt-country is back and louder than ever. With his first official follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gold, Ryan Adams has managed to successfully re-invent himself.