Articles tagged pop

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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24 Aug 2016 // 3:00 AM

It’s Bold to Be Honest: An Interview With Lowell

“There’s more than just my story.” Lowell struggles to find her place in a larger narrative.

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22 Aug 2016 // 9:25 AM

Katy Perry - “Rise” (Singles Going Steady)

Boy is this song dumb. Have faith and you will rise. Tell that to the vultures.

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18 Aug 2016 // 11:05 AM

Britney Spears - “Make Me…” ft. G-Eazy (Singles Going Steady)

If you're a Britney Spears fan from back in the day, you'll likely be all over this steamy ballad.

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18 Aug 2016 // 10:05 AM

John Newman - “Olé” (Singles Going Steady)

John Newman has crafted a harmless, fun summer single that is undoubtedly pop.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Look Park: Look Park

Fountains of Wayne's lead singer Chris Collingwood's new band sounds like a low-key version of his old band. This is a good thing, regardless of Collingwood's attempts to present Look Park as a distinct project.

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Beginners - “Stereo” (audio) (premiere)

"Stereo" is a tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify

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Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).

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12 Aug 2016 // 11:00 AM

Rihanna - “Goodnight Gotham” (Singles Going Steady)

The video has Rihanna turns celebrity on its head here and makes her fans the stars.

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The Bangles: Ladies and Gentleman… the Bangles!

These earliest recordings of the Bangles showcase their chops as a live group and an excellent grasp of songwriting and melody writing. It's a must-have for die-hards and those wishing to delve deeper into the group's discography.

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Megan Slankard - “Bones Live Forever” (video) (premiere)

Guitars yelp and wail over Slankard’s affected snarl, purely-distilled verve animating their dizzying distortion.

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Elvis Presley: Way Down in the Jungle Room

Way Down in the Jungle Room is more than just yet another repackaging of the King’s work, instead showing how vital a performer Presley remained right up to the end.

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Nikki Y - “I Know Sorry” (audio) (premiere)

“I Know Sorry” tumbles forth, long sentences cascading on Yanofsky’s caramel voice and an electric horn arrangement.

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Impressions of a “Real People” Life: An Interview with Chris Collingwood

Look Park isn't Fountains of Wayne, and it's a good thing. Chris Collingwood tells us why.

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4 Aug 2016 // 12:00 PM

Tegan and Sara - “BWU” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Horowitz: This bit of ear candy begs to be put on repeat. The sweetness never gets cloying. Heck, this could be early ‘60 Ricky Nelson

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EXES - “Like You” (audio) (premiere)

Hollow, chilly, and full of love, “Like You” fits the pop landscape of 2016 to a T.

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1 Aug 2016 // 2:00 PM

Rihanna - “Sledgehammer” (Singles Going Steady)

Rihanna's vocal soaring provides the requisite goosebumps.

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Esh - ‘Esh’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Pop is always interesting when it takes a turn for the ominous, and Esh is no exception to that rule.

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28 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Justin Llamas: Gold

Gold is an auspicious debut that feels like the beginning of something special.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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