Thursday, September 1 2011
PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.
Thursday, June 16 2011
Tuesday, April 19 2011
I wouldn’t change a thing about Coachella. Even the stuff that irritated me.
Monday, April 18 2011
Thursday, October 21 2010
By 1986, Duran Duran had achieved international superstardom, then embarrassed themselves to the edge of irrelevance. Plus, they were down to one Taylor. How could they possibly survive?
Wednesday, October 13 2010
Mark Ronson's new album is sometimes bogged down by interesting but ultimately pointless instrumental interludes. But like anyone's record collection, Record Collection has more hits than misses. It's future pop with a foot firmly in the past.
Thursday, July 22 2010
EMI, like so many major labels, is circling the drain, buried beneath a mountain of debt and public indifference. The label is wise to plumb the back catalog and offer fans of its key artists the opportunity to pick up fancy versions of their favorite albums with loads of extra stuff. But has its attitude soured the fans on future purchases?
Monday, May 3 2010
Tuesday, November 24 2009
Duran Duran in the 1980s: Not just yachts and supermodels.
Tuesday, November 4 2008
Behind the scenes, beneath the make-up and Anthony Price suits, the book lacks a sense of depth.