Sound Affects

December 2009

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.


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.


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The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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