Articles tagged pop, electronic, indie, starfucker

12 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Foxes: All I Need

All I Need does not aim to make Foxes stand out amidst an overcrowded pop scene, but it still guarantees some of the pop singles this year will see.

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12 Feb 2016 // 2:10 AM

Alex Smoke: Love Over Will

Electro-recluse Alex Smoke re-emerges with a long gestating new album that adds up to an engaging, if unsettling, minor masterpiece.

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Grammys 2016: Flying Lotus and L.A.‘s Experimental Music Scene Are Poised to Scoop Up Rewards

Flying Lotus is everywhere at this year’s Grammys, even when you can’t see him.

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10 Feb 2016 // 1:00 PM

Moderat - “Reminder” (Singles Going Steady)

Moderat return with a swirling techno soundscape that evokes Trentemøller’s music as much as it does In Rainbows-era Radiohead.

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Chris Hunt - “Plaster” (audio) (premiere)

Chris Hunt juxtaposes wide cinematic flourishes with elements of jaggy noise that almost create a heavy metal effect in his productions.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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10 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

Charles Murdoch: Point

Charles Murdoch first created a stir in 2013 and now returns to stir things up again with a record that is more emotionally complex than you might think at first.

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Gogo Penguin: Man Made Object

Gogo Penguin’s debut on Blue Note is a relentless, electronic-influenced collection of rhythmic jazz that would make Miles Teller jealous.

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Sister Sledge: Circle of Love (Special 40th Anniversary Edition)

By the time this record came out in 1975 Sister Sledge had been gigging steadily for some time and releasing small singles. There's little evidence of the powerhouse this quartet became.

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Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier.

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: An Interview With Dave Stewart

With his new memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This in mind, Stewart joins PopMatters for an in-depth discussion about his new book and his influential catalog of music.

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Benji Hughes: Songs in the Key of Animals

The beauty of the stream of consciousness that bleeds into both Hughes' lyrics and his melodies is that while it feels sporadic, it doesn’t ever become disjointed.

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5 Feb 2016 // 2:00 AM

Jamie Woon: Making Time

Jamie Woon’s Making Time is a diligently watched pot that, predictably, refuses to boil.

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4 Feb 2016 // 11:49 AM

For Elton John It’s a ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

In addition to his myriad accomplishments as an artist, Elton John has long maintained a reputation as a tastemaker.

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Anton Barbeau - “High Noon” (video) (premiere)

Respected indie popster Anton Barbeau is back with a new album, Magic Act, releasing Mar 4th on Mystery Lawn Music.

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4 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

nonkeen: the gamble

nonkeen's the gamble is a really impressive release given its context. Strip the album out of it and the listener will have something more humane and approachable.

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Ane Brun: When I’m Free

Ane Brun is capable of making strong records, maybe even great ones. But this isn't one of them.

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3 Feb 2016 // 8:40 AM

Underworld - “I Exhale” (Singles Going Steady)

Underworld is struggling a bit now to decide who they are outside of the club/trance setting where that freewheeling Dadaist ping-pong poetry matches the most acutely.

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2 Feb 2016 // 10:04 AM

Panic Is Perfect - ‘Cellspace’ (album stream) (premiere)

San Francisco's Panic Is Perfect are a pure pop band who pen super memorable hooks and create intricate layers of carefully composed music.

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2 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Your Friend: Gumption

Gumption is a pop album and an experimental work, with all of the deep charms of both.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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