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Column: The High End Theory - Why 50 Cent Finally Flopped

Curtis was back in the news this week discussing his new European club influenced album Black Magic. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to map out the reason his best album since Get Rich was his worst performance on the charts to date.

Back in 2002, 50 was the hottest thing in the streets. He was this ominous figure who survived nine gun shots. He was buzzing in the streets with Wanksta, and he had Eminem and Dr. Dre co-signing him. "Then In Da Club" came out and the music world was turned upside down.


Column: The High End Theory - The Wait Is Over

If you were on Twitter or any hip hop blog last Thursday night there was no avoiding it. The moment so many people have been clamouring for ever since So Far Gone dropped finally arrived. Drake’s first single was now making rounds online. The question was: did it live up to the hype?


Beard Of The Week #3: Scott Niedermayer

Beard Of The Week is a column of life, music, people, and their beards. Each week Lachlan Fletcher of The Subplot and Unabridged will give you a great beard and shed some light on its significance, hopefully helping both the bearded and unbearded alike down the road to enlightenment.

 

 

Scott Niedermayer

 


The Reaktion

THE REAKTOR’S MUSICAL PICS OF THE WEEK!!

 


Column: The High End Theory - A Luda State Of Mind

I never gave Ludacris a second thought when he first entered the game.

When Back for the First Time dropped in 2000 I was less than impressed. "What’s Your Fantasy" was a hit but there was nothing impressive about him. When Word of Mouf was released a year later I saw that he had enough, at least in terms of radio capability, to stick around for a while.


Beard Of The Week #2: Samuel Beam

Beard Of The Week is a column of life, music, people, and their beards. Each week Lachlan Fletcher of The Subplot and Unabridged will give you a great beard and shed some light on its significance, hopefully helping both the bearded and unbearded alike down the road to enlightenment.

Samuel Beam,

of Iron & Wine


Point/Counterpoint: Black Sabbath

Manley and Hastie go at it hard about a subject that keeps them up at night: Is Black Sabbath awesome, or merely pansies? The question is posed.

Point: Alexander Manley

I got into a bunch of hot water with Hastie a week or so ago. He was extolling the virtues of Black Sabbath (much as he extolled the virtues of DMX yesterday) and I was having none of it. He was all "Sabbath bla bla bla" and "Ozzy bla bla bla" and I was like "Nuh-uhh."


Beard Of The Week #1: Rick Rubin

Beard Of The Week is a column of life, music, people, and their beards. Each week Lachlan Fletcher of The Subplot and Unabridged will give you a great beard and shed some light on its significance, hopefully helping both the bearded and unbearded alike down the road to enlightenment.

Rick Rubin


CJLO Staff Picks of 2009

CJLO's finally compiled our year end chart for 2009! This year was packed full of some pretty sweet records but the one that stood out the most amungst many of our DJs and hit the coveted number one spot was none other than Face Control, the second album from Montreal's own Handsome Furs.


CJLO Comic Review Roundup: Vol. 2

So maybe this one was a little late, but late is frequently better than never (and lets be honest here...late releases are something comic readers should be used to right now.) To make it up to you though, not only have we got some reviews of some of the best comic books to land in the month of February (New Avengers #50 and Eternals #8) from some of CJLO's best and brightest comic dorks, but we also have we have the hilariously jaded debut of "THIS MONTH IN THE X-VERSE!" That's right, curious what the X-Men were up to this month? ALL of them?


CJLO Comic Review Roundup: Vol. 1

Every Wednesday, CJLO's resident comic dorks bring you the best in whats new and good in the world of comic books. However, since this is our first feature, we figured we'd throw you a bone with a ten point breakdown of the Marvel Comics Universe circa 2009 that may be necessary to understand some of the finer points of our rants...so, without further ado..

1. There was a Civil War amongst the Heroes that divided them into two factions.

      a. Registered Heroes recognized by the US government  - Mighty Avengers


Mastodon: A Condensed History

In anticipation of the mighty Mastodon returning to Montreal this May (brought to you in part by none other than CJLO RADIO), our very own harbinger of doom Brian Hastie (host of Countdown to Armaggedon) has laid down a little history lesson for those poor, unfortunate souls unfamiliar with the band's vibrant, nine year history. Read on...


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