Articles tagged pop, electronic, indie, starfucker

22 Sep 2017 // 3:00 AM

The Flipside #7: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

With "Look What You Made Me Do" and other songs soon to be plastered over the airwaves, the Flipside boys look back on Taylor Swift's 1989 and whether it lives up to its reputation.

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Stills & Collins: Everybody Knows

Their voices blend together well, especially on the title song. The roughness of Stephen Stills’ leathery vocals meshes well with Judy Collins’ velvety crooning and fits the black humor of Cohen’s lyrics.

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Randy Newman: Dark Matter

Randy Newman puts together a variety show with comedy, tragedy, and romance (and, yeah, some farce).

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on ‘One on One’ Tour

McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie returns with Love What Survives, introducing post-punk elements to its electronic core, and in the process producing its finest record to date.

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Hype Williams: Rainbow Edition

To listen to Rainbow Edition is to constantly be waiting for the next thing.

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Paul Weller’s Impossible Idea

One of the UK's most revolutionary rock figures isn't showing any signs of slowing down. His insatiable thirst for the new leads to the creation of A Kind Revolution. Weller talks with PopMatters about his new music and career.

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Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)

In the age of climate science denial, synth legend Gary Numan offers up a bleak dystopian landscape as a cautionary tale.

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Late Night Episode - “Golden Age (Acoustic)” (video) (premiere)

A shimmering pop-rock anthem about keeping on the sunny side, recorded in the streets of NYC.

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Gabrielle Papillon - “Keep the Fire” (audio) (premiere)

Gabrielle Papillon continues to be one of today's best singer/songwriters with this title track from her upcoming sixth studio LP.

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Hundred Waters: Communicating

Hundred Waters' third album has many appealing parts, but a core that feels unstable or even nonexistent.

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British Electronic Artist Burial Releases 12-Inch Single “Rodent”

Burial is back with "Rodent" and a Kode 9 remix of said tune.

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Various Artists: Sweet As Broken Dates - Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

Sweet As Broken Dates showcases a golden age of pre-civil war Somali pop music -- and it's a new kind of groovy.

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Iris Lune - “Paper Mache” (audio) (premiere)

Iris Lune converses with inner demons on this captivating electronic track.

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Broken Bellows - “In the Deep” (video) (premiere)

Ethereal electropop melds with pop punk sentiment on Broken Bellows' "In the Deep".

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Zen Champ: An Interview with Iglooghost

Defying the very limits of genre (as to be expected when signed to Flying Lotus' label), Iglooghost's eclecticism is primed for a breakthrough.

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Antwood - ‘Sponsored Content’ (album stream) (premiere) (interview)

Antwood returns with his second Planet Mu album and it's a brilliant, experimental one bursting with ideas. Tristan Douglas gives us a track-by-track of the record as well.

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Technology Is the Servant of the Human Beings: The OMD Interview

At the turn of the postmodern era, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was on top of the world. They were the cutting edge of pop music, whether they hate to admit it or not.

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6 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

Zola Jesus: Okovi

Zola Jesus takes a confident and empowering stance on matters of life and death in her supremely dark but undeniably uplifting new album.

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OMD: The Punishment of Luxury

On their third post-reunion album, the synth veterans' triumphs more than make up for a somewhat dated message.

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