Sound Affects

January 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Jude Johnstone

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


My Top Ten CDs of 2009

PopMatters has unveiled its list of the Top 60 Albums of 2009. And as testament to the diversity of taste here at PM, I found exactly ZERO


20 Questions: Bruce Sudano

What did Bruce Sudano say to President Obama in Oslo? What wine goes well with rigatoni? The Nashville-based singer-songwriter tells PopMatters in this edition of 20 Questions.


20 Questions: Ludovico Einaudi

You’ve heard Ludovico Einaudi’s music in the trailer for The Reader, in an ad for American Airlines with Kevin Spacey, in the 2009 NBA


Remembering Vic Chesnutt

The regrettable tendency for audiences when any great artist dies is to hear that person’s music in the past tense. Songs one used to


Strange Currency: One Staff Writer’s Seven Year Journey to Sell the Most Toxic Used CD of All Time

Monster sells for a penny on the Internet and used record stores can't give the album away. But at one moment, it was good enough to gain four million buyers.


December 2009

Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Basket Case”

Before I begin, is anyone going to argue that “Basket Case”—Green Day’s second Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number one hit, the result of


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Pulling Teeth”

After five potent doses of heady pop-punk, “Pulling Teeth” is the first track on Dookie that really allows the listener to catch his or her


This is Fela Kuti’s Time

You may have heard that Fela Kuti is now on Broadway. No really I’m not sure what to make of a musical celebrating the


What do civil rights, tree frogs, & Watergate have in common?

The answer, of course, is Moses Asch. This month marks the 104th birthday of Asch, who founded Folkways Records more than 70 years ago along with


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