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.
“Gett Off” ranks among the many examples in his discography of Prince twisting and turning his voice in unexpected ways.
The 151st most acclaimed album of all time is built like a car. It’s got a hubcap diamond star halo. It’s dirty and sweet. Oh yeah. A 1971 cornerstone of glam rock is this week’s Counterbalance.
There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?
Anna Domino made a tiny dent in the alternative music scene of the '80s with her moody, literate art-pop. While she languished in obscurity for much of her career, her music managed to strike a chord with those who tapped into the emotional strengths of her work. Still flying low under the radar years later, her music is no less potent.
Self-expression and individuality are again a theme, but so is voyeurism. Prince needs someone to watch him.
Is the 150th most acclaimed album of all time a Gen-X milestone? Counterbalance discusses the 1993 hip-hop masterpiece that spawned a genre all its own.
Classical and compositional music has continued to thrive in the 20th and 21st centuries, reaching new heights of both dissonance and beauty.