Sound Affects

December 2009

10 Years Later: Robbie Williams’ The Ego Has Landed

A decade after landing on our shores, this gem still hasn't gotten its due.


Where Are the Ladies at on the Best of the Decade Charts?

For a decade that prided itself for breaking down musical barriers, there is a noticeable lack of female presence on this decade's most highly-regarded albums.


Masters of the Form: Rage Against the Machine 1999 - The Battle of Los Angeles

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.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Diane Birch

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


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

In 1994, alternative rock ruled rock music.  At the time, some in the music press occasionally remarked that punk rock had finally “won” due to


The Feelies, Reconsidered

After a short chat with Feelies co-chairman Glenn Mercer, co-leader of The Feelies, writer Kieran Curran started thinking about the seminal rock band's place in our modern times...


Paint It Black (Sabbath)

A case could be made that Sabbath is by far the most misunderstood and underrated band. Ever. (Indeed, I've already made that case. Now I'm going to make it again.)


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.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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