Articles tagged pop

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

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

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Hopefully Not Lost in Translation: A Brief Chat with Cornelius

The Grammy-nominated soundscaper Cornelius is back with his first new non-soundtrack solo record in over a decade, and has stories of crazy fans and Spotifying with kids to go with it.

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Richard X. Heyman: Incognito

Heyman's catchy guitar lines and pleasant vocals create an agreeable sound without ever getting buried under their own weight.

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Conversation Peace: An Interview with Bruce Sudano

While "impostors to the throne" hold court, chart-topping songwriter Bruce Sudano searches for common sense and compassion on 21st Century World.

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Nick Mulvey - “Mountain to Move” live (video) (premiere)

British indie pop artist Nick Mulvey shares a paired down performance video of his hit "Mountain to Move".

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Dusty Springfield: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions - A Brand New Me

Two recording sessions separated by one album are compiled on this collection to represent the cohesive recordings Dusty Springfield made with production team Gamble and Huff.

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11 Aug 2017 // 7:43 AM

Kesha: Rainbow

Forged out of difficult circumstances, Rainbow emerges with such absolute confidence of vision that it instantly goes down as one of the best pop albums of the year.

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Sara Diamond - “Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Montreal pop/soul singer Sara Diamond shares a new video "Unsure" about the uncertainties in trying to form romantic relationships.

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Randy Newman and the Magic of the Unreliable Narrator

After 45 years, Randy Newman's Sail Away remains one of the most beautiful, difficult, evocative testimonies to lust, desire, and America's collective racist past.

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8 Aug 2017 // 9:00 AM

Jessie Ware - “Midnight” (Singles Going Steady)

"Midnight" brilliantly balances between an atmospheric R&B dream setting and an upbeat, old-school soul chorus. Some hear "Bennie and the Jets".

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Randy Newman Weighs in on Putin, Science vs. Religion and More in New ‘Dark Matter’ Album

Randy Newman has set his artistic crosshairs on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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2 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

John Mayer and the Nothing Search

John Mayer wants to sell out and still retain his street cred, a foolhardy goal that you must at least credit him for trying.

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1 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Cornelius: Mellow Waves

Cornelius returns with Mellow Waves, his first album since 2006’s Sensuous.

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

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

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