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Dancing Till the World Ends: Why Does Contemporary Pop Love War?
28 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM
The Europop renaissance in Top 40 music has ushered in a peculiar fascination with the sounds, smells and visions of war. Seeing pop as a kind of warfare, or warfare in pop, provides a psychic escape for the listener.
Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
22 Jan 2015 // 8:06 PM
This uptown ain't so special; honestly, you're better off staying downtown.
Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki
21 May 2014 // 8:04 PM
A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.
Midas Touch: Succumbing to the Allure of Bruno Mars' "Treasure"
4 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM
As I consider the music of the past year, I find a newfound admiration and affection for an '80s throwback I had discounted months ago.
The hits just keep coming for pop’s stylish wunderkind Bruno Mars
4 Aug 2011 // 1:55 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Bruno Mars, pop's most dangerous quintuple threat, is accustomed to juggling. On a recent day, he was spending his first day in a recording
Bruno Mars launches rhythm-based iPhone app
11 May 2011 // 3:25 AM
Fans of Bruno Mars can now play along with the Grammy award winner in a new rhythm-based iPhone and iPod game. "Bruno Mars Revenge," released