Call for Feature Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged not really scared

Friday, February 7 2014

Sun Kil Moon: Benji

The brilliantly-crafted sixth studio album from the celebrated indie folk troubadour might possibly be the most beautifully candid record he has recorded under the Sun Kil Moon guise or any nom de plume.


Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow

The London based indie-rockers try their hands at more psychedelic sounds and end up with a hand full of winners.


Thursday, February 6 2014

The Sounds of Upwardly Mobile Africa

While Sub-Saharan Africa is not the first place associated with cutting edge innovation, its people have a long history of adapting, adopting, and re-imagining ideas from abroad.


The Dream Syndicate: The Day Before Wine and Roses

The Day Before Wine and Roses is an impressive testament to the band’s intensity as a live unit, even though their debut album hadn't been recorded yet at this point in time, reissued just in time for their recent tour.


Wednesday, February 5 2014

Parker Millsap: Parker Millsap

Road tunes and leavetakings are a fitting metaphorical trope for this album, because Millsap is clearly going places.


Tuesday, February 4 2014

The Future Is Always Now: ‘21st Century Science Fiction’

Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.


What Is Not Erased: Kafka and Lynch and Their Gift of Death

Eraserhead is very much of the same ilk as The Metamorphosis, and could be described to be a dark(er) twin of that novella.


Andrew Bird: I Want to See Pulaski at Night

Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.


Monday, February 3 2014

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - “Untouchable Pt. 1” and “Untouchable Pt. II”

The first two tracks off of Weather Systems serve as the first of many emotional rollercoasters, bursting with touching lyrics and gripping arrangements.


Band of Horses: 30 January 2014 - McKittrick Hotel, New York (Photos)

The second Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show saw Band of Horses perform acoustic in the intimate McKittrick Hotel. You were basically standing next to the band as they performed.


Broken Bells: After the Disco (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Mark McGuire: Along the Way (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Jake Bugg: Shangri La (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
It’s Not Hip to Be Hip Anymore (Reviews) [31.Jan.14]
The Top 10 Beyoncé Singles of All Time (Sound Affects) [15.Jan.14]
Clear Soul Forces: Gold PP7’s (Reviews) [14.Jan.14]
Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy’s Big 4 (Reviews) [13.Jan.14]
Guessing the 2014 Grammys (Mixed Media) [10.Jan.14]
Steven Wilson: Drive Home (EP) (Reviews) [10.Jan.14]
We Are Hex - “Tongues” (video) (Mixed Media) [9.Jan.14]
Melt-Banana: Fetch (Reviews) [8.Jan.14]
Man Up! (Reviews) [7.Jan.14]
The Best Noise Rock of 2013 (Features) [2.Jan.14]
The Best Metal Albums of 2013 (Features) [27.Dec.13]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.