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The 18 Stock Ways of Begining and Ending a Song
By Chris Kopcow
Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them. [28.Jul.14]
Storm in a Teacup: An Interview with Bedouin Soundclash's Jay Malinowski
Canadian artist Jay Malinowski takes to the high seas for his lushly sprawling sophomore effort Martel. [28.Jul.14]
Just Hate Nostalgia: Revisiting the Misanthropic Genius of Luke Haines
The Auteurs transcend the music of their time and place and subvert the notion of Britpop, Britishness, and the whole darkness of humanity. [25.Jul.14]
The Music Playground Presents: The Two Man Gentlemen Band Live on PopMatters
By Conor Kelley
Two Men. Eight Strings. Those are the base ingredients in a party when we’re discussing Andy Bean and Fuller Condon, aka The Two Man Gentlemen Band. [25.Jul.14]
I Never Believed in Background Music: Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes
Rich Robinson was half of the Black Crowes, but as a solo artist, he's finally flown into his most distinct, powerful effort to date. [24.Jul.14]
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OK, I’m going to sound a little G.O.P., but ComicCon is a public good and must be defended. And you’d never guess from what…[24.Jul.14]
By Jonathan Crossley
Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.[23.Jul.14]
Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.[23.Jul.14]
By PopMatters Staff
To mark Merge Records' silver anniversary, PopMatters picked 25 memorable albums that help tell the label's remarkable history.[22.Jul.14]
They're the electronic group that looked for a challenge, tried tape analogue tape recording, and made their most acclaimed disc yet.[21.Jul.14]
In 2014, Telluride is the perfect encapsulation of where it has been and where it is going to be in the future.[21.Jul.14]
Sometimes, as Stuart Moore writes in Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, you just gotta disappear.[18.Jul.14]
By Joe Sweeney
They were backup singers for Feist. A remix project happened between them. Now, Sylvan Esso's debut album is a thing to behold.[18.Jul.14]
By Nelson George
Soul Train boldly went where no show had gone before, showcasing young African Americans and the fashions and music that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel. [18.Jul.14]
By Julian Chambliss
Creative force Brandon Easton talks with Julian Chambliss about his newest documentary, the state of comics today, and the questions nobody ever asks.[17.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo." [17.Jul.14]
By Ciarán Ó Muirthile
How can a character without voice or choice connect with players on an emotional level? [16.Jul.14]
I wrote a piece wondering why OK Go's videos were so good but their songs seemed to be lacking. It generated a lot of great responses -- and then OK Go's Damian Kulash decided to give me a ring.[15.Jul.14]
Sexual rights in America remain both provisional and cynical; we know everyone should have them, but we are beholden to cowardly, outmoded, theocratic institutions that are fearful of egalitarianism. [14.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox.[14.Jul.14]
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