Tuesday, November 8 2011
A classically Pumpkins evening, and perfectly Billy Corgan. He’ll do exactly what he wants, but he knows just what he has to do to pull you right in.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
It was during the period between the Rodney King beating and subsequent court verdict that Ice Cube cut Death Certificate, a chilling glimpse into the anger and frustration South Central Angelinos were feeling.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Listening to De La Soul Is Dead means immersing oneself inside a funny but terrifying universe, where brutality and self-destruction exist side by side with smart-ass jokes and sex talk and good music.
Monday, October 10 2011
Hood films are a jarring eviction notice for traditional Civil Rights rhetoric and, possibly, leadership -- in other words, "What has the Civil Rights movement done for me lately?"
Friday, October 7 2011
New Jack Swing was the soundtrack to young America of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the same vein that Motown was the soundtrack to young America of the 1960s.
Thursday, October 6 2011
On Out of Time, R.E.M. wasn't too big to be cool -- yet.
1991 was a significant, even historic year, for country music, giving a strong indication of the direction it would take from then on to now.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
Twenty years ago, there was no question about who one of the most talked about bands of the time. So yeah, let's talk about Jesus Jones, then.
Monday, October 3 2011
In a year when so much remarkable music was released, it's hard to choose just 20 memorable songs without a few omissions. Still, you'll be hard pressed to quibble with the picks of the PopMatters music staff and guest contributors.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.