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Smashing Pumpkins Rock for Revolution at Irvine Meadows

You know Corgan isn’t just going to play a greatest hits set and that’s to his credit, for a formidable catalog of deep cuts the Smashing Pumpkins have.

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Simon Spence’s Biography of the Happy Mondays Is ‘All Excess’

This is an excellent biography of the defining band of the ‘chemical generation’.

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“Why Don’t You Try Writing Your Own Songs?”: ‘The Bends’ and Its Cover Songs

Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.

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Pop Unmuted 6: Listening to the Internet and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

On Episode Six of Pop Unmuted, we discuss the effects of online music streaming and the postmodernism of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk".

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Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)

Part One and Two of Justin Timberlake's epic pop experiment The 20/20 Experience form a portrait of a man who's reached the top of the world only to find he's not sure exactly what to do with all he's gained to get there.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.

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Smashing Pumpkins: The Aeroplane Flies High (Deluxe Edition)

Despite a wealth of songs, the tactile experience associated with The Aeroplane Flies High disintegrates when translated to a digital format. A once prized item becomes empty.

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The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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29 May 2013 // 11:30 PM

In Defense of Kanye West

On the heels of his sixth solo studio album, it's time to take a look at why Yeezy remains relevant, and why his antics, obnoxious as they can be, never grow old.

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28 May 2013 // 11:06 PM

Tricky: False Idols

False Idols carries the credibility of a survivor, and is looking back honestly at the damage left by his journey.

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15 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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In Defense of the Return of ‘Arrested Development’

In theory, it shouldn't be hard for those who care about Arrested Development's comeback to actually root for it to succeed.

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In Defense of the Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer.

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Me and JT: Narcissism and ‘The 20/20 Experience’

It was with great anticipation that all of us got our first listen to Justin Timberlake's new album at some point in the past few weeks. Here are four takeaways I have picked up from three weeks of listening to The 20/20 Experience.

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28 Jan 2013 // 7:25 AM

Nicolette - “Fascination”

Electronic-pop chanteuse Nicolette bounces back with the life-affirming funk of her newest, ear-pleasing single.

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Knight Music: The Top 10 Batman Music Tracks

As the World's Greatest Detective is set to triumph at the box office yet again this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Sound Affects shines a Bat-Signal on one of the most essential components of any Batman film or TV series -- the music.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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The Album That Changed Everything: Massive Attack’s ‘Blue Lines’

Even now with all our understanding and acceptance of genre-mashing, Massive Attack’s opening salvo remains as bold and eclectic, as utterly assured a musical message as it was upon release.

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15 Landmark Dance Tracks from 1991

As a precursor to PopMatters' upcoming retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at 15 pivotal tracks from the year where dance music's potential to amaze seemed boundless.

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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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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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