Sound Affects

April 2010

Blur - “There’s No Other Way”

Throughout the course of its storied career, Blur more often than not seemed to be playing a role. While the Britpop group’s incarnations as


A Cold Day in Springtime… Damon Albarn Is My Hero

In a weekend where Gorillaz closed out Coachella and Blur released its first single in a decade, one man swoons over the force at the center of it all.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Strawberry Letter 23” -The Brothers Johnson

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


My Decade in Music

They are simply the albums that shaped my musical landscape, for which I know every lyric of every song backward and forward, that I would take with me to that mythical desert island we music lovers always talk about


Two Door Cinema Club Releases Solid Debut with “Tourist History”

There's a youthful embrace for all things synth in Two Door Cinema's Tourist History.


Interview with Miike Snow @ Metro, Chicago (video)

PopMatters meets the men behind the masks before their sold-out, April 5th appearance at Chicago’s Metro Theater.


De La Soul Is Dead: Long Live De La Soul

Stressed out and defiant, De La Soul set out to destroy what made them famous on their second album. Almost 20 years later, De La Soul is Dead remains a benchmark of how career suicide albums should sound.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Consequently” - Kid Creole and the Coconuts

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


Radio Is Doing Fine… Online

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.


World’s Famous - The Death and Life of Malcolm McLaren

Through a string of genre-hopping musical explorations, he was at best a visionary, at worst a journalist in thrall to the sights and sounds of the streets, whether those found in the Bronx or Johannesburg or Vienna.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Anticipation and Expectation in Game Marketing: The Art of “Anti-Hype”

// Moving Pixels

"Watch the trailer for No Man's Sky and then for Frostpunk. There is a clear difference in the kind of expectations each creates in its audience.

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