Thursday, October 16 2014
Johnny Marr's second solo album suggests a consummate musician becoming more comfortable with his solo status.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
As a young man, Billy Bragg reinvented punk rock with songs as fiercely political as they were emotional. Three decades after he released his first album, PopMatters counts down his ten best outings from those early years.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Even when compiling the band's entire catalog together, the same problems remain: too much overlap, not every song is actually represented. That said, Marr did a hell of a job on the remaster ...
Friday, July 1 2011
To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Smiths' masterful album The Queen Is Dead, PopMatters presents a list of the top 13 tracks by the legendary English quartet.
Friday, April 8 2011
Some Smiths records are bigger than others -- The Queen Is Dead, for example, comes in at No. 28 on the Acclaimed Music list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. Bigmouths Klinger and Mendelsohn strike again with another edition of Counterbalance.
Monday, April 20 2009
Finally, a superproducer/veteran pairing that yields dividends. Sorry, PETA, Pet Shop Boys aren't going anywhere.
Tuesday, February 10 2009
Sunday, October 19 2008
Jimmy Page wrote a song about him. Paul and Linda McCartney sang back up for him. And now, after decades of languishing as "the longest running underground act in the world", Roy Harper is reissuing his entire catalogue to a world that may just finally be ready for him.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
Billy Corgan isn't the only one reviving a popular band name this summer.