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Thursday, January 22 2004

Dancing Queen: Donna Summer’s Journey Through the Heart of Disco

Disco is dismal, dire. Disco is done. But not Donna Summer. And the artist we know as Donna Summer is not so much a 'she' as a 'they.' She is one of the most under-rated vocalists of her generation, yet without the production genius of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it's possible we might never have heard the name 'Donna Summer' at all.


Wednesday, January 14 2004

Testing the Vertical Hold with the Color Bars

PopMatters speaks with Color Bars' Gerald Slevin about the new disc, the music business at large, and that often-hallowed New York scene. Just what is it about that city that makes it so musically special?


Friday, January 2 2004

Best Music of 2003 | Mitch Pugh

1. Fruit Bats, Mouthfuls (Sub Pop)Eric Johnson and Gillian Lisee produced one of the most enjoyable records of the year, full of charm and wonder


Best Music of 2003 | Devon Powers

1. The Decemberists, Castaways and Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars)First released by Hush Records in 2002, the Kill Rock Stars reissue of Castaways and Cutouts managed to


Best Music of 2003 | Ryan Potts

1. The Blood Brothers, Burn Piano Island, Burn (Artist Direct)Earlier this year, my friend gave me a piece of blank paper with the instructions, “I


Best Music of 2003 | Mark Anthony Neal

Booty Hops, Bionic Rappers and New Music from Planet Soul Brotha from the Lost Planet of Soul Anthony Hamilton, Comin’ From Where I’m From


Thursday, January 1 2004

Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


Now Hear This 2004

Can't figure out what to listen to? Listen to us. Once again, PopMatters' music team presents a highly opinionated, undoubtedly superlative but ultimately revelatory examination of 18 artists that demand your attention. NOW.


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