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Monday, August 26 2013

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.


Friday, May 3 2013

The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.


Monday, April 29 2013

Har Mar Superstar: Bye Bye 17

A change of direction which sees Har Mar Superstar ditching the synths and sex in favour of soul and sax.


Thursday, January 3 2013

After Mary Wells Dared to Leave Motown, Did She Fall Off the Face of the Earth?

Back when Martha (Reeves) and the Vandellas and the Marvelettes would have one big hit and then nothing much for months, and the Supremes didn’t have a hit among their first nine releases, Mary Wells was Motown’s reigning pop star, queen and cash cow.


Thursday, September 22 2011

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.


Tuesday, September 6 2011

In Appreciation of Nick Ashford: Love Songs, Unsung

Nikolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson stood for all that was true and eternal and clear-eyed about adult love and relationships. Romance resounded in every note.


Thursday, February 24 2011

El Debarge: Second Chance

The former '80s star says goodbye to his former life and hello to the future. Welcome back!


Thursday, October 7 2010

Phil Collins: Going Back

It's the album that shows Phil Collins following his heart. What more could you ask for?


Monday, August 23 2010

The Ruffin Brothers: I Am My Brother’s Keeper

The confused sexual politics of the era can be found in the mixed messages of the 1970 release. There’s everything from the patient and respectful to the down and dirty.


Tuesday, July 28 2009

The Supremes by Mark Ribowsky

Without these players actually telling the story firsthand, it starts to read a bit like a Wikipedia entry.


When Motown met Michael (News) [30.Jun.09]
20 Questions: Nona Hendryx (Features) [7.Jun.09]
Needles in the Haystack (Features) [29.Jan.09]
What It Was Like (Features) [29.Jan.09]
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Manufacturing Motown (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Our 25 Favorite Motown Singles (Mixed Media) [26.Jan.09]
Reflections: Motown in 1967 (Features) [16.Aug.07]
Lucky Soul: The Great Unwanted (Reviews) [8.Apr.07]
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