Many genres collided in the pop realm in 2013, and the result (mostly) sounded great.
It’s a party, it’s a party song, its purpose is to maintain the impression that Prince’s new band can put on one hell of a show.
It's the same for any hippie, bum, or hillbilly out on the street. Just remember the 153 most acclaimed album of all time, and never carry more than you can eat. A 1969 country-rock classic is this week's Counterbalance.
The '90s-loving alt-rock of Mansions is quite timely in 2013, what with the ongoing success of Popstrangers and Yuck. Yet Mansions have their own vibe, and in sitting down with PopMatters, they tell us about their academic approach to album listening and their open drink invite to Bill Clinton ...
Last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 16 contenders for its Class of 2014. Sound Affects picks five artists from a very strong ballot that it would vote for.
He's one of electronic music's rising stars, and now with an extraordinary debut and a budding friendship with Damon Albarn, Kwes tells us how he still has a legitimate fascination with Jar Jar Binks, despite having never really seen any Star Wars films ...
Traffic horns, double negative,s and the word “psyche” populate one of Diamonds and Pearls' most frivolous songs.
It could all be so simple, but you'd rather make it hard. Loving the 152nd most acclaimed album of all time is like a battle and we both end up with scars. Or maybe not. Counterbalance investigates.
Bassist and songwriter Chris Zasche of the wildly popular group the Head & the Heart speaks on the new record.
She releases some of the most forward-thinking electronic pop music during the day, goes out in ball gowns in the night. Glasser tackles PopMatters' 20 Questions, and the results are predictably wonderful.