Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged disco

Tuesday, January 7 2014

Disco Rock City: Kiss’ “I Was Made for Loving You”

Kiss has authored numerous crowd-pleasing rockers, but don't overlook how good their late-'70s disco detour is.


Wednesday, October 30 2013

From R. Kelly to ‘Reflektor’: The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?


Tuesday, October 22 2013

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Various Artists: Under the Influence Volume 3

Under the Influence weaves together sticky webs of funk, boogie, disco, soul, and early electronic musical forms from the '70s and '80s.


Friday, May 17 2013

Counterbalance No. 129: ‘Saturday Night Fever’

The 129th most acclaimed album of all time comes to you on a summer breeze, keeps you warm in your love, and then softly leaves. Call it the night fever, but the Bee Gees et al are the subject of this week's Counterbalance.


Wednesday, May 1 2013

Alice Russell: To Dust

Fifth solo album from authentic soul diva Alice Russell deserves to see her claim her rightful place in the vanguard of the current female singer-songwriter explosion.


Thursday, May 17 2012

The Queen and Her Crayons: An Interview With Donna Summer

Donna Summer has sadly passed away at the age of 63 and we offer this fabulous 2008 interview by way of tribute. Stay tuned tomorrow for more.


Thursday, November 17 2011

James Brown: The Singles Volume 11: 1979-1981

If you're looking for the Godfather singing disco, country, and a jawdropping 11-minute ode to cakes, this is the comp for you.


Thursday, September 22 2011

Tiger & Woods: Through the Green

The various tracks that make up Through the Green would have no problem keeping bodies on the dance floor, at least when played amongst other club tracks. As a full album, though, this is some damn repetitive shit.


Wednesday, August 24 2011

Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

What do you get when one of the most innovative dance producers working today tackles one of the most irritating music trends in the last 30 years?


Locussolus: Locussolus (Reviews) [19.Jun.11]
Squarepusher: Shobaleader One EP (Capsule Reviews) [23.Sep.10]
Yeasayer: Odd Blood (Reviews) [11.Feb.10]
Patrick Cowley and Jorge Socarras: Catholic (Capsule Reviews) [15.Dec.09]
Disco Inferno (audio) (Moving Citations) [18.Jul.09]
Disco’s Not Dead (Sound Affects) [13.Jul.09]
Morgan Geist: Double Night Time (Reviews) [15.Sep.08]
Boz Scaggs, Silk Degrees (1976) (Features) [7.Jun.07]
A Long Way from Wonderland (Features) [10.Apr.07]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.