Articles tagged pop

16 Mar 2017 // 7:30 AM

Ed Sheeran: ÷

There are plenty of fine songs here, as long as you can see them through the knobs and faders.

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15 Mar 2017 // 11:04 AM

Lorde - “Green Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Lorde's "Green Light" is the kind of song that will be remembered.

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Drug of Voice: Jack Savoretti’s Latest Work Ruptures With Jovian Emotion

Jack Savoretti's Sleep No More showcases what is arguably his most distinctive feature: his sweet and deadly singing pipes.

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Cotton Mather - “Better Than a Hit” (audio) (premiere)

Calling all pop fans, Austin's Cotton Mather is back with a massive 64-song project and great new tune "Better Than a Hit".

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9 Mar 2017 // 1:00 PM

Coldplay - “Hypnotised” (Singles Going Steady)

Listening to "Hypnotized", I often couldn't decide whether I was genuinely moved, agitated, or distracted by its unabashed commercial sweetness.

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The Way the Song Finds Its Way: A Conversation With Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips talks with PopMatters about new songwriting methods, her new EP, upcoming full-length, and yes, Gilmore Girls.

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Ethan Gruska from Belle Brigade Goes Solo for a New Album, ‘Slowmotionary’

For Slowmotionary, released Friday on Sire Records, Ethan Gruska largely limited himself to a single upright piano.

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6 Mar 2017 // 1:00 PM

Blondie - “Fun” (Singles Going Steady)

Androgyny, glitter, and good music make for an excellent combination and a great time, and Blondie somehow seems to have the same sky high energy it always has.

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3 Mar 2017 // 3:20 AM

Temples: Volcano

England's neo-psychedelic wonder boys bring grand vision and more explosions to sophomore release Volcano.

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27 Feb 2017 // 4:34 PM

Lana Del Rey - “Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"Love" is another wistful chapter in Lana Del Rey’s songbook, nostalgic, bittersweet, and benefiting from Del Rey’s affinity for all things heartbreaking.

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Stolar - “Paralyzed” (video) (premiere)

Soulful electropop artist Stolar finds his ultimate comfort in music, a place where he can confront his demons directly and honestly and maybe we can too.

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20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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Hayley Kiyoko - “Palace” (Justin Caruso Remix) (premiere)

Justin Caruso remixes "Palace", an earworm of a synthpop tune from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko.

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Katie Herzig - “I Want to Make You Proud” (video) (premiere)

Noted folk-pop songwriter Katie Herzig shares a rousing new anthem to celebrate the Women's March and democracy.

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15 Feb 2017 // 2:00 PM

Lady Gaga - “John Wayne” (Singles Going Steady)

The video is all saturated color, motion, and quick edits, part Death Proof, part two-fisted tribute to Wendy O. Williams, not subtle, perfectly apt, Gaga going for sensory overload above all else.

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Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now

Assertive and eloquent, Jesca Hoop’s Memories Are Now should have no trouble retaining fans that know her for her previous work with Sam Beam.

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6 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Lee Hazlewood: 13

Lee Hazlewood's 13 is an excellent -- if uncanny -- addition to his eclectic body of work, a fascinating document for devoted fans and curious newcomers alike.

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31 Jan 2017 // 3:29 AM

Erik Hassle: Innocence Lost

On Innocence Lost, Swedish soul-pop stalwart Erik Hassle brings out all the bells, whistles, smoke, and mirrors he can to make music that seems sculpted from the mortar that holds the Hot 100 together

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

Kehlani: SweetSexySavage

Kehlani's debut is by turns infectious, smooth, satisfying, and infuriating.

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18 Jan 2017 // 12:00 PM

Jesca Hoop - “The Lost Sky” (Singles Going Steady)

"The Lost Sky" is a gorgeous if troubled reverie, Jesca Hoop's smokey vocals a relentless stream of circular thoughts, memories, and admonitions

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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