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Friday, April 17 2015

Emile Haynie: We Fall

Underground-turned-super producer Emile Haynie (KiD CuDi, Lana Del Ray, Eminem) stunt-casts his debut like crazy (Randy Newman?!) and against the odds crafts a very firm pop record out of the attention deficit.


Thursday, April 16 2015

Seth Glier: If I Could Change One Thing

Seth Glier abstains from pretense and offers instead an album filled unbridled pop perfection.


Thursday, April 9 2015

Kylie Minogue: Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm of Love / Let’s Get to It

On these reissues of Kylie Minogue's first four records, the singer starts to figure out who she is, no matter how little her producers/hit-making assembly lines seemed to care.


Tuesday, April 7 2015

Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure

No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.


Friday, April 3 2015

Janet Devlin: Running with Scissors

An Irish singer-songwriter learns how the shine of her voice can transform angst into maturity.


Wednesday, April 1 2015

Pop Unmuted Podcast: Max Martin and Ellie Goudling’s “Love Me Like You Do”

Episode 10 of Pop Unmuted looks at legendary pop producer/songwriter Max Martin, his 30 year career, and his latest hit with Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do."


Friday, March 13 2015

‘The Wrecking Crew’ Celebrates One of the Music Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.


Wednesday, March 4 2015

The Rua - “I’m OK” (video) (Premiere)

The final installment of PopMatters' six week series on the UK up-and-comers of the Rua concludes with an upbeat number about moving on and being confident in oneself, "I'm OK".


Thursday, February 26 2015

Bob and Martha - “We Leave” (audio) (Premiere)

The Brooklyn duo Bob and Martha came together "an explosive firework of creativity and kittens". One spin of their newest tune, "We Leave", makes it evident that description is no exaggeration.


Monday, February 23 2015

Starling Glow - “Ignite (Acoustic Version)” (video) (Premiere)

The Orange County-based pop group Starling Glow, helmed by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Liz Hill.


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