Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged popmatters pick

Tuesday, June 3 2014

Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin

Legends like Bob Mould are held to a different standard, and Beauty & Ruin has just raised his bar higher.

Tuesday, May 13 2014

Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.

Monday, October 28 2013

John Newman: Tribute

The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.

Tuesday, April 23 2013

Laura Stevenson: Wheel

Here's your apocalypse song. Laura Stevenson's stunning brand of Americana pop translates the 21st century breakdown into something worrying and sweetly touching.

Tuesday, April 6 2010

Mose Allison: The Way of the World

Blues/jazz icon returns with his first new disc in 12 years, a brilliant song cycle produced by Joe Henry.

Monday, April 5 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way

Those tough lessons have settled deep in Jones' voice; the hard rasp is sanded down some, the emotions subtler than on the previous record -- but perhaps more volatile in their restraint.

Yoijimbo & Sanjuro

Humor and irony evoke moral complexity in these classic films, now available in a truly stunning Blu-Ray transfer from Criterion.

Friday, April 2 2010

The Thorn in the Heart (L’épine dans le coeur)

The film watches mother and son looking back, their interconnected but also disparate processes made visible in interviews, home movies, and reenactments.

Thursday, April 1 2010

Black Tambourine: Black Tambourine

Black Tambourine's self-titled, appended reissue of their entire output is indispensable listening for anyone with even a passing interest in indie pop's past or current renaissance.

Wednesday, March 31 2010

Autechre: Oversteps

Oversteps is nothing less than Autechre's latest masterpiece.

Mad Men: Season Three (Reviews) [29.Mar.10]
Hicksville (Reviews) [25.Mar.10]
Bulletproof Salesman (Reviews) [24.Mar.10]
Scuba: Triangulation (Reviews) [22.Mar.10]
Toy Story (1995) / Toy Story 2 (1999): Blu-ray (Short Ends and Leader) [21.Mar.10]
Bioshock 2 (Reviews) [11.Mar.10]
Up in the Air (Reviews) [11.Mar.10]
The Question #37 (Reviews) [11.Mar.10]
Howards End (Reviews) [9.Mar.10]
Lawrence Arabia: Chant Darling (Reviews) [8.Mar.10]
We Live in Public (Reviews) [8.Mar.10]
Eluvium: Similes (Reviews) [4.Mar.10]
Pantha Du Prince: Black Noise (Reviews) [3.Mar.10]
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (Reviews) [28.Feb.10]
October Country (Reviews) [12.Feb.10]
Damages: Season Three Start (Reviews) [8.Feb.10]
Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM (Reviews) [31.Jan.10]
Patty Griffin: Downtown Church (Reviews) [26.Jan.10]
45 (Reviews) [26.Jan.10]
Various Artists: Ghana Special (Reviews) [24.Jan.10]
Vampire Weekend: Contra (Reviews) [18.Jan.10]
Alan Lomax: Alan Lomax in Haiti (Reviews) [13.Jan.10]
35 Shots of Rum (35 rhums) (Reviews) [7.Jan.10]
A Serious Man (Reviews) [11.Dec.09]
Will Stratton: No Wonder (Reviews) [11.Nov.09]
Slayer: World Painted Blood (Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted (Reviews) [3.Nov.09]
Loot (Reviews) [1.Nov.09]
White Denim: Fits (Reviews) [19.Oct.09]
Brother Ali: Us (Reviews) [8.Oct.09]
October Country (Reviews) [5.Oct.09]
Miranda Lambert: Revolution (Reviews) [27.Sep.09]
Slavic Soul Party!: Taketron (Reviews) [24.Sep.09]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks

© 1999-2015 All rights reserved.™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.