Tags
Music

Exploring Chicago: 'Chicago X'

If it were possible to both love a song for its beauty and hate it for its oversaturation and slushiness at the same time, “If You Leave Me Now” would be Exhibit A.

Recent
Music

Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Golden Age of Roots: 'Police and Thieves'

The international success of 'Police and Thieves' made it ubiquitous for fans of reggae and punk alike, but the album's roots are particular to the inner workings of vital, very-much-Jamaican studios like the Black Ark.

Music

Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Golden Age of Roots: 'Super Ape'

From the irresistible call of the opening drums to the indeterminate farewell of the last, fading chant, 'Super Ape' incarnates a sonic world, a microcosm of rhythm, mix, melody, and toasting that, whatever your personal tastes, stands replete and to itself.

Music

Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Golden Age of Roots: 'War Ina Babylon'

Max Romeo's 'War Ina Babylon' was just the beginning of a tremendously fertile period for producer Lee Perry. In less than two years he would produce an impressive batch of albums, several of which remain absolute classics. 'War Ina Babylon' can measure up to all of them in one way or another, and that is the main reason it is remembered as an essential piece of the roots reggae canon.

Music

'Blue Sky Mining' and 'Fear of a Black Planet': Celebrating 20 Years of Righteous Anger

Twenty years ago, two albums addressed a man made environmental disaster and a racial divide that never seemed to close. You'd think these albums would sound dated today...

Music

Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1989 - Disintegration

By 1989, Robert Smith had grown a bit weary of his new found pop stardom and was determined to swim out of the mainstream back into what he thought were the deeper waters of the band's earlier work.

Music

Playing with Precise Abandon: The Buzzcocks in NYC

The Buzzocks storm New York playing their first two classic albums and associated singles and PopMatters chats with frontman Pete Shelley and cohort Steve Diggle.

Music

Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1987 - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

The Shield Around the K

Call it a childlike naiveté or a disregard for professional musicianship, but Beat Happening’s playful and whimsical approach whisked in a new era of change within the music industry.

Music

Neil Innes on Tour - A Legend That Will Last a Lunchtime

You may know Neil Innes’ name, or perhaps some of the seemingly endless list of classic music, film and television pies he’s had his talented fingers in over the decades with Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Band, and the Rutles, but he’s by no means a celebrity, and that’s perfectly alright with him.

Music

Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1985 - The Head on the Door

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Funkadelic, 1978 - One Nation Under a Groove

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Parliament, 1977 - Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Parliament, 1976 - The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Parliament, 1976 - Mothership Connection

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Funkadelic, 1975 - Let's Take It to the Stage

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Rage Against the Machine 1999 - The Battle of Los Angeles

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Paint It Black (Sabbath)

A case could be made that Sabbath is by far the most misunderstood and underrated band. Ever. (Indeed, I've already made that case. Now I'm going to make it again.)

Music

Masters of the Form: Rage Against the Machine 1996 - Evil Empire

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: Rage Against the Machine (1992)

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: The Rolling Stones, 1971 - Exile on Main St.

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: The Rolling Stones, 1971 - Sticky Fingers

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

Masters of the Form: The Rolling Stones, 1969 - Let It Bleed

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Music

The Rolling Stones, 1968 - Beggar's Banquet

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.