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by PopMatters Staff

5 Jun 2009


Blur
Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide to Blur
(EMI)
Release date: 28 July 2009

SONG LIST

CD 1
1. Beetlebum
2. Girls & Boys
3. For Tomorrow
4. Coffee & TV
5. Out of Time
6. Blue Jeans
7. Song 2
8. Bugman
9. He Thought of Cars
10. Death of a Party
11. The Universal
12. Sing
13. This Is a Low

CD 2
1. Tender
2. She’s So High
3. Chemical World
4. Good Song
5. Parklife
6. Advert
7. Popscene
8. Stereotypes
9. Trimm Trabb
10. Badhead
11. Strange News From Another Star
12. Battery in Your Leg

A video collection after the jump…

by Sarah Zupko

5 Jun 2009


Steve Earle pays tribute to Townes Van Zandt, his friend and mentor, on the Townes. Earle stopped by Letterman this week to play “Colorado Girl” from the record, sporting some mean acoustic guitar and shout-outs to my former hometown and state.

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]
     

by Sarah Zupko

4 Jun 2009


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.

by Sarah Zupko

4 Jun 2009


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]

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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