Saturday, December 31 1994
In an admittedly ineffective attempt to duplicate the churningly chaotic spirit of Slayer’s worldview, let’s put the CD player on random and see
If At The Drive In is the more hip and more musically challenging cousin of Rage Against the Machine, then Soulfly would be the more
I first heard Super XX Man in a little shop in Shinjuku, Japan about three years back. It was a cut on a little 7-inch
There is nothing that’s particularly bad about Stir’s Holy Dogs and that seems to be part of the problem. Despite first impressions and
Janet Weiss, Corin Tucker, and Carrie Brownstein are musicians that take on political issues of identity from positions of agency, and All Hands on the
This is about as honest as mainstream alternative rock gets right now. Sure all the derivative shit is in place—enough Athens, Seattle, Chapel Hill
Over the past decade, the strict boundaries of musical genres, largely put forth by profit hungry corporate music companies for easy radio play and consumer
Sensitive guy rock is all the rage at the moment and Austin’s Silver Scooter is yet another boy pop band jumping on the bandwagon.
I never thought I’d say this, but I’d never noticed how great a track the Beatles’ “Revolution #9” from The White Album really is.
Sound like one of those dreadful trailers for a dire VH-1 Behind the Music episode? Yes, having covered the true giants of the pop music
I’m going to start throwing dance parties whenever my shipment o’ CDs from PopMatters arrives. It’s difficult to gauge the effectiveness of a
In the lack of anything new to add, the current band’s musical failings overshadow their angry insistence on their personal shortcomings.
Hey, Spyglass, why don’t you just lighten up a little bit? Nine songs here on this Strategies for the Stranded and they all make
The latest import from Jamaica to heat up your chill blue winter comes in the form of a super-catchy ragamuffin named Shaggy, whose hit, “Lonely
Somewhere out there in the great, big world, there are some people who just can’t get enough of trance, and who need one more
One thing I have to comment Joe Satriani on is his liquid ability to change with the times, and still retain his amazing ability as
Shalini’s debut album We Want Jelly Donuts would have almost definitely yielded airplay on college radio and MTV’s 120 Minutes had it come out
Arena rock with melody and without cliches. The Who in the 70’s without the attitude. What The Move would have sounded like if they were
When does mimicry end and innovation begin? It is perhaps superfluous to comment that nothing is original in the 21st century pop music scene. Not
Hyped primarily as a British export, drum ‘n’ bass is flourishing in the U.S., as evidenced by the new release by New York producer