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September 2009

Discover: Isosceles…

In a recent PopMatters post, I highlighted the importance of the Glasgow music scene – and its historical relevance to the world of music. Like musical


Kanye West: No Sign He’ll Ever Learn Anything

The reaction to rapper Kanye West’s interruption of singer Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech had snowballed in interesting ways. Even


One Hit Wonder: Rosanne Cash

The daughter of a legend was also a successful singer in her own right.


Courtney Love, Ex-Nirvana Members Blast ‘Guitar Hero 5’ Cobain Avatar

The latest entry in the popular Guitar Hero video game series has now hit store shelves, but there has been some public discontent over the


Troubled Times by Holcombe Waller

Holcombe Waller is one of those underground artists that doesn’t seem to care about what is happening on the surface of the popular music


Paper Planes: Doris Day (Single)

In the UK music scene, the city of Glasgow is the stuff of legend. Considered by many to be a Mecca for discovering new talent,


Adorable - “Sunshine Smile”

Retrospective accounts of British alternative rock circa 1991-1992 have it that the domestic indie scene was filled with faceless hordes of shoegazers with no ambition


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Eminem - “White America”

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


Shelleyan Orphan’s Century Flower

Sitting in a coffee shop the other day, I heard “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura, and while I knew the


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