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Wednesday, July 6 2011

Was It All in Her Head?: An Interview with Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips set up a subscription service for her fans to get entire EPs of new music before she had anything even written. Not only did she survive, but she's produced some of most daring music of her career, and tells PopMatters all about it ...


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.


Monday, December 8 2008

In Praise of Older Women: The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over

The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 13 2013

Sam Phillips: Push Any Button

Sam Phillips impresses once again with her pointedly short Push Any Button after her musical subscription project.


Thursday, August 9 2012

Sam Phillips: Martinis and Bikinis (Reissue)

Phillips' seminal work is a shining example of how she is the societal conscience that exists within the fringes of our mind.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

Sam Phillips: Solid State - Songs from the Long Play

Phillips manages to create a conflicting compilation album admired for the beauty of the music -- but with a disappointing physical packaging.


Monday, April 4 2011

Sam Phillips: Cameras in the Sky / Long Play

Sam Phillips' year-long project of intricate multimedia comes to an end on a high note with the full-length release of Cameras in the Sky.


Tuesday, June 3 2008

Sam Phillips: Don't Do Anything

Phillips relishes the inscrutability the material provides. This is song noir, whose low-key, chiaroscuro-style shadings of musical effects heighten the psychological reality.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 25 2011

Sam Phillips - "Baby I Can't Please You" (video)

Today, Sam Phillips delves into five of her songs, with discussions of the videos.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Sam Phillips Plays a Tune on 'The Gilmore Girls'

Today, Sam Phillips delves into five of her songs, with discussions of the videos.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Sam Phillips - "Don't Do Anything" (video)

Today, Sam Phillips delves into five of her songs, with discussions of the videos.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Sam Phillips - "Magic For Everybody" (video)

Today, Sam Phillips delves into five of her songs, with discussions of the videos.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Sam Phillips - "I Need Love" (1994) (video)

Today, Sam Phillips delves into five of her songs, with discussions of the videos.


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