Articles tagged what's going on

What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s Liberation from the Motown Sound

When Obie Benson of the Four Tops brought him a song he had co-written with Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye found something that had reflected the way he had been feeling ever since Tammi Terrell's death -- anger, sadness, and disillusionment about his friend's death and the chaotic world around him.

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Whats Going On

This set by New Orleans transfusionists reworks the stuff of a 30-year-old Marvin Gaye album of the same name, "recorded in a nation torn by war, ecological disaster and poverty." Guess why!

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23 Dec 2006 // 5:00 AM

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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