Articles tagged pop

Hydrogen Child - ‘Sirens’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Louisiana band Hydrogen Child create some gigantic '80s pop hooks on their exuberant new EP.

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19 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Giorgio Moroder: Deja Vu

With his first solo album in 30 years, iconic electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder tries his hand at contemporary EDM with mixed results.

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19 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mika: No Place in Heaven

No Place in Heaven is Mika's most assured and confident set of tunes since his debut, Life in Cartoon Motion.

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Adam Lambert Brings a “Ghost Town” to a Rooftop Warehouse Rave in London (video)

From his new single "Ghost Town" to his Kermit the Frog impersonation, former American Idol Adam Lambert brought the entertainment to a special performance in East London.

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Bird - “Girl Can’t Decide” (audio) (premiere)

Echoes of digital reggae emanate from the glossy-synth-pop of Bird's glossy synth-pop number "Girl Can't Decide".

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Plain White T’s - “Pause (Live at Guitar Center)” (video) (Premiere)

The Plain White T's bring their earnest and hummable brand of pop to the At: Guitar Center webseries with their tune "Pause".

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Daisha - “Hiyah (F.O.H.)” (audio) (Premiere)

Confrontational and playful, Daisha's aggressive new single "Hiyah (F.O.H.)" wants to be your dance jam of the summer.

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16 Jun 2015 // 11:10 AM

Baio - “Sister of Pearl” (audio)

Christopher Baio has played bass with Vampire Weekend since 2006, but now he's stepping out on his own with an album of pure pop deliciousness.

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John Mark Nelson - “Dream Last Night” (audio) (Premiere)

With a Dire Straits-esque chime in its guitar, "Dream Last Night", the lead single from John Mark Nelson's I'm Not Afraid LP, is about realizing that "nothing is ever as simple as it appears".

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Counterbalance: Billy Joel’s ‘The Nylon Curtain’

This week's Counterbalance looks at what is most likely Billy Joel's weirdest album, 1982's The Nylon Curtain, which has yet to make the Great List, and probably never will.

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Cooper - ‘Cooper’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Bountiful hooks and a heavy sing-along vibe define the self-titled debut LP by the Australian musician Kate Cooper.

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Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence Welch is still the master of massive choruses, but on How Big How Blue, How Beautiful, she also finds restraint.

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10 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

Rumer: B-Sides & Rarities

This odds and sods collection finds the Karen Carpenter-esque Rumer making these soft rock/pop classics largely her own.

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Andrew Gold: The Late Show Live 1978

A pop music journeyman gets his critical due with this live release, captured at the height of his commercial, if not critical, success.

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From the Bleachers to Cheer Captain: The Devolution of Taylor Swift

Whereas universality and populism mark Taylor Swift's early years, with her recent LP 1989 she has become the cheer captain she once railed against.

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Chris Stamey: Euphoria

By looking backward, Chris Stamey manages to see a bright, euphoric future, one colored just as much by his influences as his own illustrious career.

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Dion: Recorded Live at Bitter End, August 1971

An archival recording of a transitional period in Dion’s eclectic career, this record offers a smattering of the styles for which he’s best known to varying to degrees of success.

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Shelby Lynne: I Can’t Imagine (take 2)

This is Lynne’s show, and when she sings her voice is always the lead instrument, but she lets the layers of music carry her forward. Sometimes she gets wordlessly overwhelmed and resorts to sounds to express her emotions.

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John Newman - “Come and Get It” (video)

UK neo-soul crooner John Newman flashes off his skill in crafting a huge pop chorus with his latest single "Come and Get It".

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Tracey Thorn: Songs from the Falling EP

Thorn wrote and performed the score completely by herself using musical instruments one would find in a school band room (piano, guitar, recorder, bass, percussion) to fit the ambiance of the movie.

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