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Monday, July 28 2014

The 18 Stock Ways of Begining and Ending a Song

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.


Thursday, July 10 2014

In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.


Wednesday, August 7 2013

‘Lucy in the Mind of Lennon’ Attempts to Psychoanalyze Art

Though a mixed bag, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon prompts some interesting questions about the interplay between art and scientific inquiry.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

Alyn Shipton’s ‘Nilsson’ Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man

For a story of this scope there’s neither a moment or word wasted, nor is there seemingly any stone unturned. Bravo to Shipton for not only giving us the first Nilsson biography, and maybe the only one we'll ever need.


Wednesday, July 10 2013

‘Help!’: Overlook the Plot, Stay for the Music

Help! is two films in one -- and if you can tolerate the first, you're bound to enjoy the second.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums

In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.


Thursday, June 14 2012

Seven of Paul McCartney’s Most Underrated Songs

In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.


Monday, June 11 2012

Texas Music Triumphs in the iTunes Era

Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.


Thursday, March 15 2012

Textbook Oppositions and Alternatives: Re-Thinking the Role of Race in ‘60s Rock and Soul Music

Black rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, and Arthur Lee (Love), as well as white soul musicians in the racially integrated bands playing on recordings of singers like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, existed during the '60s. So why is rock and soul so black and white?


The Year in Music: August 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Mar.11]
Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.11]
Christopher Hitchens’ Taste in Music (Sound Affects) [27.Jan.11]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1960s (Mixed Media) [29.Dec.10]
A Timely Musical Blessing From Soulive (Sound Affects) [15.Dec.10]
Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist (Sound Affects) [1.Dec.10]
Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon (Mixed Media) [7.Oct.10]
The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.10]
The Lost Art of the Non-Album Single (Sound Affects) [23.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney’s “Goodbye” (Mixed Media) [2.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney - “Teddy Boy” (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America” (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Oo You” (Sound Affects) [14.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Hot As Sun/Glasses” (Sound Affects) [28.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - “Every Night” (Sound Affects) [21.Jun.10]
Celebrating 68 Years of Paul McCartney (Mixed Media) [18.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - “The Lovely Linda” (Sound Affects) [26.May.10]
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