Articles tagged pop

21 Oct 2016 // 8:25 AM

Lady Gaga: Joanne

Even with all her extracurricular endeavors paying off cultural dividends, Gaga's greatest achievement is yet to come, and Joanne, flaws and all, feels like the necessary step to get there.

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20 Oct 2016 // 12:42 PM

Bastille - “Send Them Off!” (Singles Going Steady)

Bastille are a band that goes for the grand and bombastic most all the time, and "Send Them Off!" is no exception.

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19 Oct 2016 // 11:31 AM

Kimbra - “Sweet Relief” (Singles Going Steady)

Kimbra's voice is always powerful, and here, it may even be at its strongest, a warm blend of soul, jazz, and pop.

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Lowering the Boom: An Interview with Boz Boorer

Although an acclaimed collaborator of Morrissey's and Adam Ant's, Boz Boorer still has a focused solo career, and speaks to PopMatters about Age of Boom, his latest salvo.

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Two Separate Memoirs Tell the Singular Tale of the Beach Boys

Now two key figures in the Beach Boys have emerged with memoirs that offer conflicting histories of one of America’s most revered bands and their contributions to it.

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13 Oct 2016 // 11:36 AM

Joan Armatrading - “The Weakness in Me” (audio) (premiere)

British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading returns with a new live release, as well as music for a Shakespeare production in London.

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The Flat Five - ‘It’s a World of Love and Hope’ (album stream) (premiere)

Chicago vocal pop supergroup the Flat Five releases their debut LP on Friday, but you can get your dose of pop nuggets right now.

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30 Sep 2016 // 11:43 AM

Kanye West - “Fade” (Singles Going Steady)

Kanye West samples some of the best house and soul from the second half of the 20th century.

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29 Sep 2016 // 9:15 AM

Johnnyswim - “Drunks” (audio) (premiere)

If "Drunks" is any indication, Americana/pop duo Johnnyswim has a thrilling new album, Georgica Pond, releasing on October 14th.

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David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974/1976)

The second in the lavish series of box sets surveying David Bowie's career contains some essential classics, but is stretched a little thin and has some disappointing omissions.

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27 Sep 2016 // 11:52 AM

Sia - “The Greatest” (Singles Going Steady)

Unlike the extraverted bangers on This Is Acting, "The Greatest" is rawer and more psychological.

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27 Sep 2016 // 10:32 AM

20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook

Randy Newman is a national treasure, and this lavish vinyl box set is a fitting showcase for his many musical and lyrical gifts.

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22 Sep 2016 // 9:19 AM

Rumer - “Walk on By” (audio) (premiere)

Rumer records a gorgeous tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

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21 Sep 2016 // 10:46 AM

Beyoncé - “Hold Up” (Singles Going Steady)

"Hold Up" is a slice of art that engages the senses of sight and sound, and it's beautiful.

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Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - “Side to Side” (Singles Going Steady)

"Side to Side" is one of the most unabashedly infectious tracks Grande has put out, subbing her typically refined style of pop for something a bit less pristine, a bit sweatier.

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Dusty Springfield: Reputation (Expanded Deluxe Collector’s Edition)

This might suffer from too much anonymous dance filler, but there are enough reminders why Springfield's place in the all-time vocal pantheon is fully merited.

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Adam Clark - “King of the Sky (Anthony Dircson Remix)” (premiere)

Adam Clark is back again, and this time with a brand new collaboration alongside Danish electronic recording artist Anthony Dircson.

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The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups.

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24 Aug 2016 // 7:48 AM

Liz Longley - ‘Weightless’ (album stream) (premiere)

Liz Longley returns with album number two, a '90s inspired effort loaded with pop gold.

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