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by Tyler Gould

10 Nov 2009

This version of “Keep Me in the Dark” is from Take Me Round Again, a digital-only re-imagining of the Furnaces’ excellent I’m Going Away, based at least in part on fan descriptions of the album before it came out. This alternative universe album is out right now on Thrill Jockey.

The Fiery Furnaces
Keep Me in the Dark (Eleanor Friedberger version) [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

10 Nov 2009

After helping yourself to the smattering of Please Please Me videos below, why not dig into our feature on all their early albums?

PopMatters will be featuring the Beatles all week, so dive right in and plan on losing a couple hours.

by Katharine Wray

10 Nov 2009

25 years ago this week: Madonna’s sophomore album, Like A Virgin came out and delivered hits “Like A Virgin”, “Material Girl”, and “Dress You Up”, along with plenty of controversy to go with its 21 million copies sold.

“Like A Virgin”

 

by Jason Gross

10 Nov 2009

People don’t listen to the radio or buy CD’s and mostly listen to music on computers now.  Or so we think.  Actually, a new Nielsen study (quoted in Billboard) says that’s bullshit.  Young people are even buying CD’s and listening them much more than iPods.  All of which doesn’t necessarily mean good news as the market for physical product is still shrinking.  But it’s nice to have a reality check like this every now and then about the state of the biz to correct some misconceptions.

by Katharine Wray

10 Nov 2009

The Pixies stopped by Conan’s new set to plug the upcoming release of their box set, Minotaur. The band’s continuing reunion tour promises to be full of nostalgic hits, if not new material.

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Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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