Sound Affects

August 2009

One Hit Wonder: Dancing with the Stars Edition

The upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars features two official one-hit wonders and one wannabe.


Scabby Witches from Glasgow: Strawberry Switchblade

For some acts, even the title of “One Hit Wonder” is too extravagant an honor. For self-proclaimed “scabby witches from Glasgow”, Strawberry Switchblade, OHW status


What Made the Wedding Present Great (1985-1991)

The genius of the early Wedding Present was the tense interplay between David Gedge's heartfelt yet quotidian lyrics of love and loss and Pete Solowka's mad, banjo-like strumming.


New CDs This Week: Richard Thompson, Joe Henry, Terence Blanchard…

Richard Thompson - Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009) The best box set of the past few months has nothing to do with Woodstock.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Nina Simone

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


One Hit Wonder: Alison Moyet

The story of a golden-voiced one-hit wonder who always felt invisible.


“These Are My Twisted Words”: Yet Another New Radiohead Track?

Let it not be said that the members of Radiohead don’t know how to employ the element of surprise. Just a few short days


Rashanim: Healing Music for Unrighteous Times

Rashanim's work is quite clearly grounded in tradition (both religious and musical), but their invocation of other places and times are very rooted in a modern sensibility: it’s definitely jazz and it is certainly imbued with a distinctively Jewish sensibility. Above all, it rocks.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Gary Numan - “Cars”

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


One Hit Wonder: Sinead O’Connor

The one-hit wonder that destroyed her career live on national television.


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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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