This New Zealand trio's debut album is considered one of the best of the year already, and in a revealing 20 Questions, tell us about a kinship with Peter Pan, a desire to revolutionize the hospitality industry, and how irritating it is to be emotionally manipulated by American Idol ...
The 119th Most Acclaimed Album of All time always goes out dapper like the Harry S Truman, and it’s madder than Mad's Alfred E. Neuman. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are the subject of this week’s Counterbalance.
Rakim packs a lot into 50 couplets; get in the flow and you can picture like a photo.
This Canadian trio has been slowly building up a following for their quirky indie-pop sound, and now with a Juno nomination, their first charting single, and a boatload of "bronies" in tow, Hey Ocean! are on the verge of blowing up big, and talk to PopMatters in doing so ...
Like the 118th most acclaimed album of all time, Counterbalance will lay us down. Sail on, Silver Girl...
There are very few negative adjectives more brutally crippling than "pretentious". Very few can whittle away any pleasure from that description, and it’s often the kiss of death word when analyzing anyone’s artistic work.
Tortoise's music is nearly impossible to pin down. So, let's try to do just that, shall we?
David Woll's Transit is a perplexing and beguiling album that explores a lonely life on the road travelled by the strange, the hopeful, and the hopelessly lost.
Capping off the eminently diverse Houses of the Holy is the riff-loaded “The Ocean”, a Zeppelin classic that reminds us that no matter how far the band may veer off into other realms, when it comes down to it, rock and roll is their brand of noise pollution.
You lively up yourself and don't be no drag. You lively up yourself, 'cause this is the other bag -- the 117th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Bob Marley makes his first Counterbalance appearance with his 1974 breakthrough.