PopMatters celebrates the polymaths who have devoted their life's work to a multitude of artistic endeavours and in turn, emphatically etched their own legend in the annuals of underground metal. This is a list of the genre's most influential bands/artists in existence today. Kneel in reverence; the Gods are amongst us...
This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.
Often written off as a one-hit wonder, Nada Surf proves to be a band with depth, tenacity, and an enviable work ethic.
The most stylistically New Wave cut from This Year's Model, the somewhat dated and overplayed "Pump It Up" serves as an arch between the lyrically-effusive "The Beat" and melodramatic "Little Triggers", a transition that otherwise wouldn't be as fluid.
As punk music history verifies, American citizenry are not all shiny, happy people. These 20 songs reflect the other side of patriotism -- free speech brandished by the brave and uncouth.
Nearly all of "The Beat's" magic lies in its glorious, impressionistic lyrics; everything else seems like sort of an afterthought.
This week’s Counterbalance runs the voodoo down with Miles Davis’ electric masterpiece -- the 88th most acclaimed album of all time.
Brendan Benson is a musician a lot of history behind him and was more than willing to speak to PopMatters about his roots and his early influences, and how they progressed:
To commemorate Paul McCartney's 70th birthday this past week, here is a list of one writer's favorite songs from each proper Beatles album.
"This Year's Girl" is much-welcomed cool-down after This Year's Model's comparatively raucous opener, "No Action"