Articles tagged musicology

‘Back to the Fifties’ Points the Finger Directly at the Rise of Ronald Reagan

Back to the Fifties sheds light on the politicized motivations behind the pop cultural revisionist view of the Fifties in the wake of the tumultuous Sixties.

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On the Artifice, Ostentatiousness and Camp in James Bond Songs

Every time a new song is premiered ahead of the film, well, plus ça change. Then again, perhaps that makes a Bond song the perfect metaphor for the music industry.

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Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980

As one of the first of the French punk groups, Stinky Toys grappled with authenticity, illustrating the pitfalls that French musicians experienced while navigating their place in the genre.

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‘Litpop - Writing and Popular Music’ Suffocates From a Lack of the Lively Air of Opinion

This anthology is meant to study two of the most lively artistic fields on the planet, and yet it's bogged down by articles of no great substance and no great joy.

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Black Sabbath’s Old Riffs Sound Much More Evil Than Their Contemporaries’

Black Sabbath invented metal. There was no metal, and then there was Sabbath, and now there is metal. If you need more proof than that, it can be found in this overly-academic book.

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26 Apr 2007 // 3:52 AM

When he was 13 years old, J.S. Bach copied out Dietrich Buxtehude’s most complicated organ work in the same florid, sophisticated music script that

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9 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

Prince: Musicology

While Musicology isn’t a brilliant brushstroke or a complete return to his past, it is without a doubt the best record Prince has made in a long time, a release that provides plenty to be excited about while he continues to find his way back to pop bliss.

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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

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"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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