The 121st most acclaimed album of all time is cold as ice cream but still as sweet. Dry your eyes, Sunday girl, and join us for another edition of Counterbalance.
If 1967 characterizes a high point in rock music, it also initiated an explicit realignment of what was possible in the genre -- for better or worse.
Their band broke up three weeks before a recording session with super-producer Dave Newfeld, so this trio formed On An On out of their ashes and recorded with him anyways. The result? One of the best debuts of 2013 and a fascinating 20 Questions to boot (drunk bike riding highly encouraged).
In its newest Between the Grooves series, Sound Affects explores No-Man’s 2003 tome poem, Together We’re Stranger, one of the truest examinations of heartbreak and loss ever seen in music history. The album's stark, ambient opener depicts a person just having experienced ultimate loss.
The 120th Most Acclaimed Album took all my money, wrecks my new car. Now it's with one of my good time buddies, they're drinkin' in some crosstown bar. A double live landmark is this week's Counterbalance.
Here they come (again), the beautiful ones. As Suede returns with its first studio album in 11 years, PopMatters ranks the top a-sides by the influential yet seldom imitated band that kickstarted Britpop two decades ago.
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 ...