Beck poses a timely question when he asks what makes a “Soul of a Man”, as some fans might wonder why so many present seem to lack the soul to get up and groove.
09 Aug 2017
The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.
24 Jul 2016
The most intriguing moment of the opening day to Governors Ball came during an organ-only ballad from the Strokes.
07 Jun 2016
With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.
27 May 2015
The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".
Evan Sawdey and Brice Ezell
18 Mar 2015
AC/DC opened the telecast with a song called "Rock or Bust", a prophetic ultimatum that was answered all too quickly by a cavalcade of performers who seemed to be tripping over themselves to see who could be the most uninspiring of them all.
09 Feb 2015
Forecastle rounded out its 2014 installment with aplomb, proving that it is only going to get bigger and better from here on out.
23 Jul 2014
A coffee house fixture in Los Angeles, Beck nearly got lost in the deluge of alt-rockers with his left-field hit "Loser". Then his follow-up album put him in the category of musical visionary. Ranging from barely-contained chaotic works to seamless masterpieces, here are his ten best efforts.
26 Feb 2014
Day 2 at Governor's Ball NYC presented a maturing festival--in both its lineup and execution. And that was a good thing.
28 Jun 2012
Although Demolished Thoughts was released before the announcement of the breakup of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, it is unavoidably a document of this personal and professional transition.
19 Dec 2011
Jon Spencer talks about the reissues of the Blues Explosions' mid-1990s landmarks Orange, Orange Experimental Remixes and Acme and the hip-hop obsessions that shaped them.
07 Feb 2011
In the context of the movie almost all of these songs are great. But as a soundtrack album, Scott Pilgrim doesn't quite reach the same level of greatness.
25 Aug 2010
In his interview with PopMatters, crooner and electronic producer Jamie Lidell talks about his upcoming tour, his new album, and starting to care about lyrics four LPs into his solo career.
13 Jul 2010
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