Monday, October 28 2013
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, October 22 2013
Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.
Thursday, September 26 2013
Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.
Thursday, September 12 2013
With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.
Monday, September 9 2013
A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.
Listeners who enjoy deep soul will find a fresh fix.
Friday, September 6 2013
Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.
Omar continues to look to the '70s for musical inspiration.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
Myron & E incorporate some indie pop-sounding strings into their brand of '60s soul.
Friday, August 16 2013
Darkest of night with the moon shining bright, there's a set goin' strong, lotta things goin' on. The 137th most acclaimed album of all time has an air of great power. The dudes have envied it for so long. Curtis Mayfield's masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.