Articles tagged pop

Shawn Mullins: My Stupid Heart

With his new album, Mullins draws ever closer to a breakthrough, thanks to some of the strongest songs he’s ever written.

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14 Jan 2016 // 9:55 AM

Sia - “Reaper” (Singles Going Steady)

This is very much a mid-tempo, MOR pop jam, but also serves as a bit of levity from Sia.

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A Great Big World: When the Morning Comes

A Great Big World's versatility as musicians will carry them through accusations of mediocrity and sameness.

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Lee Hazlewood: The Very Special World of / Hazlewoodism: Its Cause and Cure / Something Special

These records tell a fascinating story of a compellingly eccentric artist given the chance to shine and experiment with his craft.

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The Great I Am: Magic, Fascism, and Race in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’

Blackstar addresses the tension between David Bowie’s avowed attraction to ideologies of blood and soil, and his equally committed obsession with African American musical forms and tropes.

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Neil Finn + Paul Kelly: Goin’ Your Way

Two-disc document of the Kiwi/Aussie legends' 2013 joint tour gets a belated worldwide release. Expect many good tunes and few surprises.

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7 Jan 2016 // 11:16 AM

Brett Harris - “End of the Rope” (audio) (premiere)

Brett Harris bases his career out of the pop triangle where they still believe in pure pop with sparkling melodies, catchy choruses and jangly guitars.

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6 Jan 2016 // 11:00 AM

20 Questions: Zachary Cale

He's one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters, after only a decade of recorded output. But success hasn't changed Cale, who still loves cowboy boots, climbing trees, and swapping song titles, Robert Pollard-style.

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Sara Bareilles: What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress

Fans of Sara Bareilles will want more than a slice of her in What's Inside: Song from Waitress, a more than fair record from the talented musician.

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16 Dec 2015 // 11:31 AM

Squeeze - “Cradle to the Grave” (video) (premiere)

Legendary English pop band Squeeze offer up a new video that displays their never-ending gift for catchy melodies.

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14 Dec 2015 // 3:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase Two

Phase Two boasts enough classic Prince moments to sufficiently wash the worst memories of its vapid predecessor out of fans’ memory banks permanently.

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Tom Jones: Long, Lost Suitcase

Tom Jones' latest once again finds Ethan Johns behind the boards with a new stash of standards ripe for interpretation.

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Doctrin - “Give Me Love” (video) (premiere)

The popular Australian artist sets her sights on America with her new video.

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Marc Almond - “Snake Charmer” (audio) (premiere)

The great singer-songwriter contributes a dazzling performance to the new Hannibal soundtrack.

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Rachael Sage - “Hanukkah in the Village” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter serves up a gorgeous new Hanukkah song, and a lyric video that's just as pretty.

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The Best Pop Albums of 2015

This wasn't just a great year for pop music, it was the year when pop music was solely responsible for nearly all of 2015's best albums.

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Many Strings to a Fiddle: The (Other)Worldly Sounds of QViolin

An astonishing performer of mixed heritage, Quetzal Guerrero (QViolin) finds a balance between down home earthy blues and the simmering elegance of otherworldly Latin rock.

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay originally fell to the altar of their influences before finding their voice. Now they rip off other songs so blatantly that you wonder if a lawsuit is waiting around the corner.

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1 Dec 2015 // 3:02 AM

Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

Given that it’s been 21 years since the release of Cover Girl, Uncovered could be considered a sequel of sorts.

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Deanna Devore - “I Tried” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter releases a video for her Chance the Rapper-approved new single.

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