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Tuesday, March 18 2014

Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once

Kylie Minogue's 12th studio album Kiss Me Once is a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and who’s to argue with that at this point in the game?


Tuesday, October 22 2013

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.


Monday, October 21 2013

Katy Perry: Prism

Katy Perry is still very much in her songwriting groove with Prism, but the more time you spend with it, the more apparent it is that she's actually stuck in a rut.


Tuesday, October 1 2013

Jeff Lynne: Armchair Theatre (Deluxe Re-Issue)

A true testament to his musicianship and longevity in the business, Jeff Lynne's forgotten classic, Armchair Theatre, returns -- and it sounds better than ever.


Monday, September 9 2013

Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.


Tuesday, August 13 2013

Katy Perry’s “Roar” Is Surprisingly Tame

After breaking records and becoming one of the biggest millennial pop stars in the world, Katy Perry's big comeback single is surprisingly safe, timid, and -- worst of all -- just plain boring.


Sunday, August 11 2013

KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.


Wednesday, August 7 2013

Barbarossa: Bloodlines

As reserved as it is remorseful and romantic, Bloodlines is a moving, grand achievement.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.


Sara Bareilles: The Blessed Unrest

Sara Bareilles shows grand ambition and excellent musicianship on The Blessed Unrest, though she sometimes overreaches.


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Someone like Adele: ZZ Ward (Sound Affects) [10.Apr.13]
Theme Park: Theme Park (Reviews) [1.Apr.13]
CHVRCHES: Recover EP (Capsule Reviews) [25.Mar.13]
Nicolette - “Fascination” (Mixed Media) [28.Jan.13]
Naytronix: Dirty Glow (Reviews) [8.Oct.12]
Asa: Beautiful Imperfection (Reviews) [25.Oct.11]
Gabe Dixon: One Spark (Reviews) [19.Oct.11]
Jon Regen: Revolution (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Dala: Everyone is Someone (Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Tea Leaf Green: Radio Tragedy (Reviews) [4.Oct.11]
Krista Muir: Between Atoms (Capsule Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
The Gift: Explode (Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
OK Go vs. the Muppets (Mixed Media) [24.Aug.11]
The Very Best: Super Mom (Reviews) [14.Jul.11]
Wild Beasts: Smother (Reviews) [19.May.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP (Reviews) [21.Mar.11]
Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes (Reviews) [28.Feb.11]
Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Reviews) [21.Feb.11]
Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde (Reviews) [27.Jan.11]
The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
Aias: A La Piscina (Capsule Reviews) [30.Nov.10]
Girl Talk: All Day (Reviews) [17.Nov.10]
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The Extra Lens: Undercard (Reviews) [20.Oct.10]
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