Articles tagged chamber pop

Saltland - “Light of Mercy” (video) (premiere)

Saltland releases the stunning "Light of Mercy" video to highlight climate change.

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Saltland: A Common Truth

Rebecca Foon has managed to take what could have been a narrow exercise in chamber music and crafted something with real emotional depth and scope.

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14 Mar 2017 // 12:14 PM

ANOHNI - “Paradise” (Singles Going Steady)

ANOHNI sings as one caught between global concerns and her own personal, particular pain, lamenting the solipsistic confines of being but a single "point of consciousness".

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14 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Anohni: Paradise EP

While none of the tracks here are quite as immediate or undeniable as "Drone Bomb Me" or "4 Degrees", Paradise is a searing and compelling indictment of our global predicament.

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King Creosote: Astronaut Meets Appleman

Kenny Anderson, the mad pop genius behind the King Creosote moniker, begins his sixth decade of existence with this loosely cohesive, moderately trippy, and deeply enjoyable record.

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7 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Aufgang: Turbulences

For all its technical acuity and lavish spectacle, this album is decidedly lacking in emotional nuance.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

The Divine Comedy: Foreverland

With the Divine Comedy's 11th studio album songwriter Neil Hannon delivers romance, comedy, and 18th century Russian history.

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29 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ed Harcourt: Furnaces

With Furnaces, singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt continues his singular exploration of the lost art of creating a coherent album.

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10 Jun 2016 // 8:10 AM

Anohni: Hopelessness

Anohni didn't reinvent the wheel on her new album, but she did get it spinning in another direction.

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Miracles of Modern Science - “Bad Body” (video) (premiere)

Mean Dreams landed on PopMatters Best Pop Albums of 2015 list, and now the band premieres their danciest, most dramatic music video to date.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Tindersticks: The Waiting Room

The world's most cinematic band has invited a collection of film directors to interpret their latest record, to stunning effect.

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Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: The Bride on the Boxcar - A Decade of Margot Rarities: 2004-2014

It isn’t every day that a band puts out such an eclectic, encompassing, and ornate work for their listeners.

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Emilie and Ogden - “White Lies” (video) (premiere)

The Montreal act get the most out of their minimal set-up.

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The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger

The celebrated ‘60s psych pop practitioners return to life with songs that bear little resemblance to those of their glory days.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hurts: Surrender (take 1)

Hurts might have lost their little dark heart, but Surrender is still a rapturous collection of gospel-tinged pop pleasures.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Hurts: Surrender (take 2)

Faced with the ire of the notorious "Bean Counter Gang", Hurts had no choice but to surrender.

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5 Oct 2015 // 2:10 AM

Ben Folds: So There

The heightened focus on orchestral accompaniment, both grandiose and restrained, helps So There stand out from its predecessors.

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Miracles of Modern Science: Mean Dreams

Mean Dreams is a thought experiment of an album, a set of possible answers to an unsolvable problem.

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Miracles of Modern Science - ‘Mean Dreams’ (album stream) (premiere)

The band continues their quirky and marvellous innovation on their inventive and wonderfully catchy new album

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