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Expect the Unexpected: A Conversation with Sparks
12 Sep 2017 // 9:34 PM
For nearly half a century (and a new album to boot), the Mael brothers Ron and Russell have been confounding listeners' expectations with their ever-changing, stylistically broad brand of artfully rendered pop.
Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu
21 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
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.
9 Jun 2015 // 10:30 PM
Virtually every song on FFS unfolds with boundless energy and hooks aplenty. It could almost be called “zany”, but these songs are a little too poignant for that.
Sparks: New Music for Amnesiacs, the Ultimate Collection
23 Oct 2013 // 9:06 PM
If you’re new to the group, and have no inclination to wade much further than the hits and better album cuts, this collection might be tailor made just for you.
Sparks - "The Final Derriere" (Singles Going Steady)
16 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM
This is a freaking brilliant video matched by an impressively sublime song.
FFS - "Piss Off" (video)
9 Jun 2015 // 6:23 AM
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have merged forces for the FFS album releasing today (our review comes tomorrow).
Mutual Fans Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Team for 'FFS' Album and Tour
9 Jun 2015 // 7:15 AM
This week, the bands that span two generations and two continents are releasing FFS, a full album of songs written and recorded together after more than a decade of appreciating each other’s music from afar.