'The Poetry of Pop' Takes a Scholarly Look at Lyrics Both Profound and Vapid

'The Poetry of Pop' Takes a Scholarly Look at Lyrics Both Profound and Vapid

By Jordan Blum

The Poetry of Pop is a testament to the power, craftsmanship, and worthwhile intent of even the most ostensibly thin tunes. 22 Aug 2017 // 9:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kinky: Reina

It’s official: Kinky are now the Mexican Beck.

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The Panda Band: This Vital Chapter

This Vital Chapter is a huge-hearted, trippy adventure through spaced-out cacophony and endless melody; it's addictive, derivative, and immensely enjoyable.

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Jucifer: If Thine Enemy Hunger

Faster Amber Valentine, Kill! Kill!

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Mercy Killers: Bloodlove

Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

White Whale: WWI

A land-locked indie supergroup finds the spirit of the sea.

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Polyphonic: Abstract Data Ark

That comparisons to obscure electronic artists come quite readily to mind could either add to the excitement or the frustration of listening to Abstract Data Ark.

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The Wind In the Willows: The Feature Films Collection (1983)

A truly precious visual experience for the viewer of any age.

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17 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Pop Levi: Blue Honey

Pop Levi has had a stint in Ladytron, but Ladytron wouldn’t be caught dead doing this low-fi, primal, boogie-fied blues rock Mr. Pop has

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17 Oct 2006 // 6:00 AM

Harper Lee: He Holds a Flame

He Holds a Flame is an EP that draws you in, wraps you in blankets, and serves you hot cocoa.

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17 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

Judah Johnson: Be Where I Be

Recorded over a mere five days, Judah Johnson’s latest release is a tad more polished and refined than previous efforts. Songs like “Warm Air

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'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

// Short Ends and Leader

"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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