Articles tagged pop rock

14 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bastille: Wild World

Wild World sounds big, but it also sounds like more of the same.

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The Turtles: All the Singles

This collection is for the completest or the historian.

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The Minus 5: Of Monkees and Men

Of Monkees and Men is a tangential journey through the Technicolor mind of Scott McCaughey

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The Bangles: Ladies and Gentleman… the Bangles!

These earliest recordings of the Bangles showcase their chops as a live group and an excellent grasp of songwriting and melody writing. It's a must-have for die-hards and those wishing to delve deeper into the group's discography.

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The Tragically Hip: Man Machine Poem

This may be this inventive Canadian outfit's swan song, but you don't have to cry. It's as good, if not better, than any of the band's past glories.

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Of Sweaty Basements, Short Skirts and the Paisley Underground: Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

The Bangles surveyed Los Angeles in the aftermath of punk and forged a new way. A new compilation looks back on that time as Vicki Peterson remembers the thrill of hearing herself on the radio for the first time and the terror of the group's first tour.

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20 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Keith Urban: Ripcord

Keith Urban is a 48-year-old student of the game (popular music). This album is his playground. He’s trying out various things -- adapting -- while staying very much the same.

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17 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Goo Goo Dolls: Boxes

Expectations are a dangerous thing.

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Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

Despite popular narratives, Tusk isn't all druggy, unabashed excess. Instead, this new sets shows the record as a deeply self-conscious document, the sound of a band that didn't rebel against success so much as it misunderstood the privilege it brings.

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OMC Pauly Fuemana’s Bizarre Life

An at turns moving and bizarre account of a pop star's troubled life, author and music manager Simon Grigg recounts the life of OMC's frontman Pauly Fuemana.

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The Doobie Brothers: The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983

Sure, the Doobie Brothers story is really about two separate bands, but let's be honest: it truly is hard to have a bad time when listening to the Doobies.

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Carly Simon: Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition)

Yuppie drama in expanded version of Carly Simon’s Spoiled Girl. Cult masterpiece or cult disaster?

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Mini Mansions: The Great Pretenders

Melodic, dark, contemporary music with delightful twists and turns, Mini Mansions's The Great Pretenders offers fans a bit of psychedelic swirl amalgamated with sensible, fairly sophisticated, fun pop rock.

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Andrew Gold: The Late Show Live 1978

A pop music journeyman gets his critical due with this live release, captured at the height of his commercial, if not critical, success.

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Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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23 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

Jesse Marchant: Jesse Marchant

Brooklyn singer-songwriter finds solace in reflection with his self-titled full-length.

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17 Oct 2014 // 1:30 PM

Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP

Nashville quartet tackles grandiose indie pop-rock with aplomb across four-song EP.

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Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland

Memory loss. Death. Being under water. A lot. Counting Crows' latest features some of Adam Duritz's best moments ever, and it's now been more than 20 years after their debut.

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30 Oct 2011 // 9:58 PM

Cherri Bomb: Stark

There's no way Stark is the last we hear of Cherri Bomb.

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overlord: In Soviet Russia, My Heart Breaks You

Impossible as it seems, the title of the album is actually descriptive of what's inside.

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