Tuesday, March 10 2015
1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band may be the most overanalysed, overexposed album in history. In light of the Flaming Lips' affectionate reimagining, can the inescapable masterpiece ever be surpassed?
Thursday, November 20 2014
With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.
Monday, November 10 2014
More so than any other member of the Beatles, John Lennon wrote about himself. Through his songwriting, he described nearly every aspect of his personal life in a way that no professional biographer could.
Thursday, October 30 2014
Listening to the entire production on offer here means delving inside an artist's trajectory. Naivety, genius and clever pop.
Monday, August 25 2014
As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.
Monday, July 28 2014
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
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
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
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.