Articles tagged marvin gaye

How to Make Political Pop Without Trying

"Dancing in the Street" did not seek the kind of greatness ascribed to it -- it simply woke up one morning and found that greatness bestowed upon it.

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28 Jul 2013 // 11:06 PM

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.

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Various Artists: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love

The music is uniformly solid, even groovy. But there’s a sweetness to the singles.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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Counterbalance No. 6: Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

At number six on the list, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On has been called the greatest soul album of all time. But is it truly "right on"—or maybe a little bit "jive"? Counterbalance’s Mendelsohn and Klinger find out what's happening, brother.

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All Cried Out: A Queer Ear for Blues’ Wailing and Recovery

As a kid I listened to my favorite high-voiced divas croon and trill through lyrics of love and loss and recovery as if I had

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11 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.

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30 Mar 2009 // 2:00 PM

The Things They Carried

From Sunday’s New York Times: On March 29, 1973, the last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam

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What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?

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What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s Liberation from the Motown Sound

When Obie Benson of the Four Tops brought him a song he had co-written with Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye found something that had reflected the way he had been feeling ever since Tammi Terrell's death -- anger, sadness, and disillusionment about his friend's death and the chaotic world around him.

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Twirling the Dial: My Motown Memories

For those of us in tune with the sounds of the genre-redefining decade, a transistor radio was the seminal social sidekick. We loved listening to that little mono wonder, its tiny shrill speaker sparking a hundred journeys directly into the center of our mind.

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Dancing in the Street: Our 25 Favorite Motown Singles

From the Four Tops and the Temptations to the Marvelettes and the Velvelettes, we narrow down our favorite singles from the "Sound of Young America" era to 25 indisputable picks.

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10 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Marvin Gaye: Here, My Dear

Gaye put his frustrations and anger into one of the most painfully intimate song cycles in musical history and then released it to the public, creating a time-delayed classic.

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18 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best Re-Issues of 2007

From '60s soul to bluegrass and Krautrock to post-punk, PopMatters counts down the year's best re-issued albums.

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Various Artists: Slow Jams for Christmas

Recipe for a romantic Christmas -- light the candles, pop the bubbly, hang the mistletoe, and play this CD.

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Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live in 76 [DVD]

Marvin Gaye sure knew how to woo his audience. Although he exuded sexuality, it was his great songs that gave his shows substance.

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16 Aug 2007 // 10:59 PM

Reflections: Motown in 1967

The latest installment in Hip-O Select's impressive reissue series, The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 7: 1967 collects every A-side and B-side released that year, including planned and deleted singles, as well as alternate and promotional mixes -- 120 tracks in all.

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22 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On [SACD]

So what the hell can I say about Let’s Get It On—a work of art that is firmly woven into the American fabric—

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10 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On [SACD Hybrid]

Let’s get this straight: this is no review of Gaye’s classic 1973 classic homage to “sex between consenting anybodies”. As spiritual and compassionate as

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	Marvin Gaye: Love Songs: Bedroom Ballads

Marvin Gaye has long been acknowledged as the “Crown Prince” of the Motown Corporation. Beginning as a session drummer for the label (after a brief “

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

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"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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