Sparks
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 1 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

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.

//Reviews

FFS: FFS
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.

//Blogs

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).

//News

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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