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by PopMatters Staff

5 Jun 2009


Hip-hop to get you movin’ on the treadmill. Andrew Martin gave his take back in May on De La Soul’s sport mix, the latest in a series from Nike.

De La Soul
“Big Mouf” [MP3]
     

PopMatters is 10 years old this year and we’re celebrating all year by remembering the culture of the year we were born. Look for a special music of 1999 special section in just a few weeks. In the meantime, we’ll start kicking things off here in Mixed Media.

The Dixie Chicks released their sophomore album (Fly) in the current incarnation with Natalie Maines in 1999 and “Goodbye Earl” was clear highlight, giving voice to female rage and empowerment. The video is pretty great too with Jane Krakowski, Lauren Holly and Dennis Franz.

Twenty-five years ago this week: Bruce Springsteen released the seminal album Born in the U.S.A., which spawned seven singles and becomes one of his biggest commercial successes, having sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

 

“Dancing in the Dark” [May 4, 1984]

New Zealand’s the Clean is putting out their first new music since 2001’s Getaway. Mister Pop releases via Merge Records on 8 September. Their trademark jangle pop is very much in evidence on this download, “In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul”, from the new record.

SONG LIST
01 Loog
02 Are You Really on Drugs?
03 In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul
04 Asleep in the Tunnel
05 Back in the Day
06 Moonjumper
07 Factory Man
08 Simple Fix
09 Tensile
10 All Those Notes

The Clean
“In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul” [MP3]
     

Maybe the most horrible thing I have seen this year, but someone sure looks comfortable dancing around in his pumps. Joe apparently drew the short stick, but is doing a parody of Justin Timberlake doing a parody of Beyonce really even remotely funny? This hopefully will detract anyone from buying their stupid record.

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