Articles tagged pop

29 Apr 2016 // 2:00 AM

Prince and Michael Jackson: The Rivalry and the Revolution

Deemed As polar opposites by the media, part of what made the Prince v Jackson rivalry so compelling was their similarities.

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28 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Beyoncé: Lemonade

Lemonade is that rare work where you will remember exactly where you were and exactly who you were with the first time you hear it.

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On Going Preadolescent Batshit With Prince’s ‘Batman’

Prince was my chaperone away from the music of my parents’ generation towards something forbidden, dangerous, pleasurable, weird, and shockingly modern.

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Santigold and Her Complicated Relationship With Pop Music

Santigold's latest album is both her most pop-oriented and also one of her most cutting and incisive, a critique of the corporate pop world her music strives to infiltrate.

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15 Apr 2016 // 11:45 AM

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Boy Problems” (Singles Going Steady)

"Boy Problems" isn't reinventing the pop song, but it's pop music done well.

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14 Apr 2016 // 11:38 AM

Katy B - “I Wanna Be” (Singles Going Steady)

Katy B's "I Wanna Be" is one of the reasons why pop music is considered by many to be generic and bland.

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14 Apr 2016 // 10:09 AM

Soft Ethnic - “Prints” (video) (premiere)

Soft Ethnic has a great sound that's an amalgam of synthpop, electro soul and queer no-wave.

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Andrew Shapiro - “Bash Street Worlds” feat. Neil Gaiman (premiere)

Classically trained composer Andrew Shapiro possesses a deep love for melodic pop alongside his more high brow pursuits and he has a real sweet spot for synthpop.

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Dr. Robert (The Blow Monkeys) - “A Bottomless Pit” (video) (premiere)

Prolific Blow Monkeys frontman Dr. Robert has a new solo record coming May 2nd and here's the first single.

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David Bowie - “I Can’t Give Everything Away” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a mesmerizing soundscape of synths with occasional flourishes of lush guitar and sci-fi effects that recall Bowie's early character of Ziggy Stardust.

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight

Would it be too much of a mouthful to say that you might just catch Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever fever after hearing this EP?

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11 Apr 2016 // 8:53 AM

Joshua Winstead (Metric) - “One Heart” (video) (premiere)

Metric bassist Joshua Winstead creates his own uplifting soulful pop on his new solo LP releasing in June.

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7 Apr 2016 // 9:34 AM

Cyndi Lauper - “Funnel of Love” (Singles Going Steady)

Cyndi Lauper made a good choice in covering rockabilly filly Wanda Jackson’s "Funnel of Love" from 1961.

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Not a Common Man: Duncan Sheik and the Crafting of an American (and London) Pyscho

After winning a Tony for his work on Spring Awakening, pop craftsman Sheik now tackles bringing American Psycho to the stage.

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Ronnie Spector: English Heart

Yes, there are backup singers and playing, but Ronnie’s vocals are front and center. There are many times when it is just her soloing, or just a few quiet instruments behind her. The results are surprising.

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Various Artists: Looking Stateside: 80 U.S. R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets

A copious collection of '60s deep cuts pulled from the vaults of a diverse and exciting catalog

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Pet Shop Boys: SUPER

Thirty years since "West End Girls" launched their career, Pet Shop Boys are back with a thrilling new album produced by Stuart Price, SUPER.

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Always Cry 4 Love, Never Cry 4 Pain: Prince’s 30-year ‘Parade’

On Parade, Prince allows an openness to ideas and collaboration to a degree he’d never experienced before, and it brings out the best in him.

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28 Mar 2016 // 4:00 PM

Sia - “Cheap Thrills” (Singles Going Steady)

"Cheap Thrills" is probably the best song on Sia's latest album.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:25 AM

Seinabo Sey Is Off to a Fast Start

Seinabo Sey: "The artists I love, like Jill Scott and Common, they are great storytellers who help people with their songs."

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