Sound Affects

December 2009

Could It Be True?

I will admit it. One of my guiltiest guilty pleasures is The X Factor. It is essentially the British version of American Idol. It is


Our Hearts Still Beat For You: An Interview with Anna Ternheim

Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim takes a moment to chat with PopMatters.com about her musical output and the current Swedish music scene.


November 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Steve Arrington

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


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Chump”

How many times in your life have you have loathed that one guy just because you “knew” he was an utter tool (not like you


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Having a Blast”

“Having a Blast” highlights one of the great fascinations that frequently captivates adolescents: the thrill of blowing things up.  Green Day lyricist Billie Joe


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Burnout”

The first in a 14-part series analyzing and showcasing the entirety of Green Day's 1994 pop-punk masterpiece Dookie.


Transfer - ‘Future Selves’

On the TV show Project Runway, hopeful designers are given challenges to make fabulous fashions on a shoestring budget. Their faces invariably crinkle in dismay


Gem Found: Dave Fischoff

Pandora's Kevin Seal takes over this week's column, and reveals a gem in sonic collage artist Dave Fischoff.


Depeche Mode - “Master and Servant”

Forget all about equality: this is one of the greatest productions of the 1980s.


All Cried Out: A Queer Ear for Blues’ Wailing and Recovery

As a kid I listened to my favorite high-voiced divas croon and trill through lyrics of love and loss and recovery as if I had


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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

// Moving Pixels

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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