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by PopMatters Staff

25 Sep 2017

The OK  Computer reissue keeps on giving with the new video for previously unreleased track “Lift”.

Steve Horowitz: Being detached from life and involved in it: what choice does one have? The narrator of this song watches and waits for something to happen. It never does. Radiohead musically delineates the Zeitgeist of living in a world that doesn’t make sense even when it seems to on the surface. We wait. We wait. What are we waiting for? Radio understands the waiting is all we have—and there’s solace in that. The melody and soft touch of sound bring comfort to those afflicted with feelings. [8/10]

by Sachyn Mital

25 Sep 2017

The 2017 Global Citizen  Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

Photos: Sachyn Mital

This year’s Global Citizen Festival still acknowledged extreme poverty and its goal to reduce the number of people living under such conditions. However, the festival has made poverty less of the focus and instead addressed many more of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (of which eradicating extreme poverty is the first of eight), including women’s rights (gender equality) and global partnership for development, plus other issues like sanitation, vaccination and the environment.

by Jonathan Frahm

25 Sep 2017

Maggie McClure's new  song is a sunny and sprightly jazz-infused tune about finding love and keeping it.

Breezy optimism pervades Maggie McClure‘s sugary sweet “You For Me”. Showcasing jazzy undertones with rollicking guitar melodies and catchy, mellow whistling, the song is positively beaming with hope as it loses itself within the entrapment of true love.

by Evan Sawdey

25 Sep 2017

The Waterboys ambitious  new double-album culls a lot of inspirations, but Mike Scott is happy to expound upon one of the key ones: Keith Richards and his most badass moments.

Photo: Paul MacManus

In many ways, the Waterboys remain one of the greatest cult bands of our time, with Scotsman Mike Scott developing a sound that helped bridge Celtic folk idioms into a modern rock context, his songs never anything if not wholly accessible. With over three decades of seminal songs under his belt, Scott has managed to evolve and develop his sound to keep up with the times, but never without that unmistakable Waterboys edge.

by Jonathan Frahm

25 Sep 2017

"Little Hands" highlights  Knight's brooding blend of soul, funk, jazz, and folk.

Photo: Ben Hackett

Rhyal Knight’s brand of Americana takes its influences from an idiosyncratic blend of retro soul, nuanced jazz, and subtle folk and funk overtones. You can feel as much in the brooding, understated groove in “Little Hands”.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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