Articles tagged pop rock

Barenaked Ladies - “We Took the Night” (audio) (premiere)

Barenaked Ladies keep on trucking with the refreshingly fun-loving and adventurous "We Took the Night".

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18 Oct 2017 // 2:20 AM

Pink: Beautiful Trauma

Indulgence and cliché were never attributes we've used to describe peak-era Pink, but on this languid, ballad-heavy effort, they fit perfectly.

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Tori Amos Finally Lets Her ‘80s Flag Unfurl and Reissues “Y Kant Tori Read” After Three Decades

As she prepares the high-profile release of her new studio album Native Invader, Tori Amos sneaks out her almost forgotten '80s debut that has been officially unavailable for three decades: Y Kant Tori Read.

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Tori Amos: Native Invader

On her 15th studio album, Tori Amos dispenses wisdom and evokes complex, unspeakable emotions with inimitable skill.

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As the Haim Sisters Hit the Road, California Sounds Will Follow

Haim makes shimmering, intricately detailed pop rich with echoes of classic California acts like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

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Still Those Songlines Sing: Tori Amos Talks About ‘Native Invader’

Tori Amos talks about some of the themes and inspirations behind her new record Native Invader, and why her upcoming tour will see her become “the rock ‘n’ roll Angela Merkel".

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Hey Violet: From the Outside

From the Outside is a modern masterpiece that declares one’s choices in life are one’s own. That may be self-centered and even purposely self-delusional, but it serves a higher truth,

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21 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Haim: Something to Tell You

These songs remain as tightly constructed, propulsive, and personally relatable as ever, and it's hard to deny the talent Haim has for hooks and intricate songwriting.

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Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie: Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac - Stevie Nicks = Buckingham/McVie. Typical Fleetwood Mac math, yet somehow it adds up to a pretty-good album.

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Explain How They Wound Up As a Duet

It's those dreamy love songs, all written by it’s those dreamy love songs, all written by Christine McVie, that have come back into vogue lately among stylish young admirers such as Haim and Phoenix.

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Chastity Belt’s ‘I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone’ and the Power of Termite Art

Chastity Belt's latest is a killer album, laid back but upbeat, honest and laser sharp, a highly unified piece of work by four people who know exactly what they want to say and how to say it.

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18 May 2017 // 12:32 PM

HAIM - “Right Now” (Singles Going Steady)

Haim's energy here takes this song to the next level and makes you want more, proving pop is best when it retains some human elements.

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18 Apr 2017 // 2:19 AM

Texas: Jump on Board

Texas strike some interesting new shapes, but don't stray too far from their comfort zone and therein lies the problem.

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Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night

Somehow, time and a fresh remaster have turned Tango in the Night's digital sheen and cool, clinical professionalism into virtues. How'd that happen?

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Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

Happily, all is not melancholy here. The songs’ characters may be unloved and disturbed, but aren’t we all?

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21 Mar 2017 // 9:29 AM

Ed Sheeran Is Essentially the English Ginger Drake Now

÷ is the final step in Sheeran’s shift from baby-faced ginger kid whispering about class A’s over acoustic guitar to England’s version of a man who constantly refers to himself as "The Boy".

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16 Mar 2017 // 7:30 AM

Ed Sheeran: ÷

There are plenty of fine songs here, as long as you can see them through the knobs and faders.

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9 Mar 2017 // 1:00 PM

Coldplay - “Hypnotised” (Singles Going Steady)

Listening to "Hypnotized", I often couldn't decide whether I was genuinely moved, agitated, or distracted by its unabashed commercial sweetness.

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Bic Runga: Close Your Eyes

Made up of ten dreamy covers and two dreamy originals, Bic Runga's latest is a gentle reminder of the versatility and skill of one of New Zealand's national treasures.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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