Sound Affects

March 2010

Masters of the Form: Funkadelic, 1978 - One Nation Under a Groove

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


iTunes Fails to Get to Know Me

The homogenization of music isn’t anything new. For ages, the less nerd-savvy customer service geek in corporate record stores has been twisted and trained


The Replacements: In Love with Alex Chilton’s Song

I have to confess, I’m not too familiar with the musical oeuvre of the recently-passed Alex Chilton. Most of what I know about the


Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Dear Mama” - Tupac

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


Not Nearly Too Much Posse

Now, I was taught back on my block...


20 Questions: Carole Pope

What does the original "anti diva" share in common with Orlando?


Alex Chilton R.I.P. (1950 - 2010)

Man, the American rock and roll scene just got discernibly smaller. I’ll defer to the bigger Big Star fans (of whom there are many)


Behemoth Frontman Faces Prison for Bible Destruction. Fair Charge or Foul Call?

Nergal, leader of Polish metal act Behemoth, is charged with offending religious beliefs in his home country. Are metal fans really justified in their outrage?


Larger Than Life: AEG Live’s 3D Concert Series

Back in December, AEG Live, Action 3D and Cinedigm released Larger Than Life in 3D. The 90-minute theatrical concert movie featured performances from Dave Mathews,


Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Lovesong” - The Cure

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


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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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