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Scott Interrante currently pursuing a master’s degree in musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender and genre in contemporary pop music. He is the host of the Pop Unmuted podcast.


Features

Tuesday, January 27 2015

A Song Can Be About Anything: An Interview with Dan Wilson

In 2014, former Semisonic frontman and "Someone Like You" scribe Dan Wilson released a solo album, re-released his pre-Semisonic band Trip Shakespeare's albums, and challenged his fans about the fact that a song, in fact, can be about anything.


Monday, September 22 2014

The Legends We Were Meant to Be: An Interview with Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche dealt with a difficult divorce going into the sessions for his latest album, Please, but it's the greatest thing he's ever done, and tells us about the saxophone solo that may have changed his life (yes, it's on the record).


Thursday, December 19 2013

K-pop's Generation

If 2013 has proved anything, it's that K-pop's worldwide appeal is much more than a passing fad like "Gangnam Style".


Reviews

Monday, December 2 2013

Toy Soldiers: The Maybe Boys

The Americana rockabilly sensibility of Toy Soldiers' The Maybe Boys instantly transports you to an old barn that has been converted to a dance bar where you've already had a few too many drinks. Recorded "mostly live," the album feels more like a party you're enjoying than a collection of songs you're listening to, which is certainly not a bad thing.


Monday, October 14 2013

The 1975: The 1975

With emo melodies dressed up in disco guitar grooves and '80s rock reverb, the 1975's self-titled album makes for one of the year's most compelling, if flawed, debuts of the year.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

Ariana Grande: Yours Truly

With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Emerson String Quartet: Journeys

Joining together string sextets by Tchaikovsky and Schönberg, the Emerson String Quartet excellently highlights the journey from Romanticism to Modernism, and their own journey to a new chapter in their career.


Blogs

Monday, March 2 2015

Pop Unmuted Podcast: Signifiers of Korean Pop and 4Minute's "Crazy"

On Episode 9 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the differences between Korean pop and Western pop, and the new 4Minute single "Crazy".


Monday, February 16 2015

K-Pop Roundup: January 2015 - Life After the 'K-Pocalypse'

After K-pop's dark and turbulent 2014, January 2015 may have marked the beginning of a new direction for the industry.


Monday, February 2 2015

Pop Unmuted Podcast: Chart to Chart and Rihanna's "Four Five Seconds"

On Episode 8 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the importance of charts both Billboard and the new collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, "Four Five Seconds".


Thursday, January 22 2015

11 Sufjan Stevens Songs to Get Ready For His Comeback

Sufjan Stevens recently announced his first solo album in five years, Carrie & Lowell. This list of 11 of the best songs in his eclectic catalog is sure to get you back in the Sufjan mood.


Tuesday, December 30 2014

Pop Unmuted Podcast: Feminism in 2014's Pop Music

On Episode 7 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about women in pop music in 2014, covering Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and some of our personal favorite moments.


K-Pop Roundup - November 2014 (Sound Affects) [4.Dec.14]
K-Pop Roundup - October 2014 (Sound Affects) [6.Nov.14]
K-Pop Roundup - September 2014 (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.14]
K-Pop Roundup - August 2014 (Sound Affects) [9.Sep.14]
K-Pop Roundup - July 2014 (Sound Affects) [5.Aug.14]
K-Pop Roundup - June 2014 (Sound Affects) [10.Jul.14]
K-Pop Roundup - May 2014 (Sound Affects) [3.Jun.14]
K-Pop Roundup - April 2014 (Sound Affects) [6.May.14]
When I Grow Up: 'The Beach Boys Today!' (Sound Affects) [31.Mar.14]
K-Pop Roundup - March 2014 (Sound Affects) [27.Mar.14]
K-Pop Roundup February 2014 (Sound Affects) [27.Feb.14]
January 2014 K-Pop Roundup (Sound Affects) [4.Feb.14]
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