Articles tagged pop

23 Oct 2017 // 2:05 AM

So Much Light: Oh, Yuck

So Much Light veers toward the depressed and lonely end of the pop spectrum.

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Alexis Babini - “Everybody’s Drunk But Me” (audio) (premiere)

Everybody needs an anthem, including the man or woman with everyone's car keys.

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18 Oct 2017 // 2:20 AM

Pink: Beautiful Trauma

Indulgence and cliché were never attributes we've used to describe peak-era Pink, but on this languid, ballad-heavy effort, they fit perfectly.

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Jerry Yester: Pass Your Light Around

The songs reflect the '70s, the time from which they emerged. This music recalls the soft pop of that era.

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Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

Long eclipsed by the works of many country contemporaries, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge’s first album, Full Moon, gets a new look

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Sunbathers - “Honeysuk” (video) (premiere)

Light, danceable track from D.C./Baltimore group runs deeper than you think. But don't let that stop you from shaking it.

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Lydia Loveless: Boy Crazy and Single(s)

A reissue of her 2013 EP Boy Crazy serves as a reminder that Lydia Loveless has always lived at full volume.

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Backtrack to Center: An Interview with Wild Cub’s Keegan DeWitt

"We made the first [album] as a bunch of kids in a house, so we're just really happy that we've gone through this process to make this big, emotionally and artistically dense record."

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Sprung from a $36 Ukulele: ‘Joni: The Anthology’

If Joan Baez was the purest folkie, Judy Collins the chanteuse, then Joni Mitchell was probably the siren.

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Nona Hendryx Inaugurates Joe’s Pub at the Public’s Vanguard Residency Program

Grammy-nominated funk/rock icon will mix music, media, and artists during yearlong programming partnership with Joe’s Pub at the Public in New York.

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Carole King: Tapestry - Live in Hyde Park

Carole King’s seminal 1971 album Tapestry forms the core of this live album celebrating her long career and immense legacy as influential songwriter and musician.

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Counting the Stars: Treasured Singer-Songwriter Brenda Russell Shares Her Story

A composer of the Tony-winning musical The Color Purple, Brenda Russell revisits her rare solo album Love Life (1981), while legends like Roberta Flack, David Foster, and Valerie Simpson join PopMatters for an exclusive tribute to her career.

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Ane Brun - “I Wanna Know What Love Is” (video) (premiere)

Ane Brun recreates Foreigner's famous "I Wanna Know What Love Is" as a gorgeous and affecting folk-pop song.

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‘The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums’ Is Not the Last Word on the Subject

Will Friedwald writes subjectively and is not afraid to be cheeky when he thinks audiences have misunderstood an artist or a release.

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The Orchids: Who Needs Tomorrow… a 30 Year Retrospective

Their influences were out in the open for all to see, but this Orchids retrospective sums up the sweet joy of these jangle-pop stalwarts.

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DEMAR - “Wild Ride” (audio) (premiere)

DEMAR's emotionally-charged electropop song with soaring vocals reflects on a "sometimes incredible, but mostly heartbreaking situation".

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Lindsay Latimer - “Prom Queens” (audio) (premiere)

Lindsay Latimer blends a range of influences into an unsuspecting pop anthem package.

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East of Eli - “Glow” (audio) (premiere)

Encouraging alt-pop bursting with positivity made to inspire the next generation.

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27 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Christian Lopez: Red Arrow

With Red Arrow Christian Lopez proves that his sights are set far beyond the parameters of Americana.

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22 Sep 2017 // 3:00 AM

The Flipside #7: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

With "Look What You Made Me Do" and other songs soon to be plastered over the airwaves, the Flipside boys look back on Taylor Swift's 1989 and whether it lives up to its reputation.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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