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Thursday, October 16 2014

Johnny Marr: Playland

Johnny Marr's second solo album suggests a consummate musician becoming more comfortable with his solo status.


Thursday, October 9 2014

Five Observations About the 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

The House of Love: She Paints Words in Red

Nearly all of this album feels circular. The songs do not take advantage of the chance to escape, but prefer to keep within safe sight of where they start.


Thursday, October 20 2011

The Smiths: Complete

Even when compiling the band's entire catalog together, the same problems remain: too much overlap, not every song is actually represented. That said, Marr did a hell of a job on the remaster ...


Friday, September 9 2011

Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.


Friday, July 1 2011

Still Ill: The Best 13 Songs by the Smiths

To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Smiths' masterful album The Queen Is Dead, PopMatters presents a list of the top 13 tracks by the legendary English quartet.


Wednesday, June 15 2011

Morrissey Premieres Three New Songs with the BBC


Friday, April 8 2011

Counterbalance No. 28: The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’

Some Smiths records are bigger than others -- The Queen Is Dead, for example, comes in at No. 28 on the Acclaimed Music list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. Bigmouths Klinger and Mendelsohn strike again with another edition of Counterbalance.


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(500) Days of Summer—The Music (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.09]
Queen Is Dead: Album Under Review (Reviews) [16.Jul.08]
The Smiths: Hatful of Hollow (Reviews) [26.Sep.04]
The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (Reviews) [15.Dec.02]
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