Articles tagged pop

Justin Timberlake - “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Singles Going Steady)

"Can't Stop the Feeling" is a nonsensical but serotonin-pumping pop confection that cares more about uprooting your feet than animating your intellect.

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Phil Collins: 2016 Rhino Reissues (Part One)

Not all of Collins' solo material deserves reverence, but it's obvious that there are some forgotten gems in his discography, making even casual fans wonder if they truly have both sides of his story.

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11 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

ZAYN: Mind of Mine

It's not that Zayn's proving people wrong so much as he's proving himself right.

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10 May 2016 // 11:04 AM

Alicia Keys - “In Common” (Singles Going Steady)

"In Common" adds up to an exciting, intriguing comeback single for Alicia Keys.

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6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results.

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5 May 2016 // 8:43 AM

All Saints: Red Flag

With their second comeback, All Saints have grown up. It's a welcome return with a touch of pop class.

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4 May 2016 // 12:00 PM

case/lang/veirs - “Honey and Smoke” (Singles Going Steady)

The song is extremely well-crafted, sounding like some classic from the minds of Jimmy Webb or Bacharach/David.

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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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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

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"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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