interview by Michael McCarthy I won’t brag about the volume of music we receive on a daily basis now, but I will say that it’s often overwhelming. And it takes a lot to please me these days. Being good or even great doesn’t necessarily cut it. I have to fall totally in love...Read more
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Singtank is a French duo who mostly sing in English, such as during the above song, "Can You Hear Me," which is a precious blend of synthpop, electropop, dance pop and... reggae! Chances are it's going to be the most original song you've heard, and will hear,...
We'd never heard of Anna of the North before, but The Chainsmokers have been sending us tracks to post since long before they had a mega-hit with "#SELFIE" and they've never disappointed us once. One thing we like about them is how their remixes never quite sound...
The first thing that I have to say about Simian Ghost’s new album The Veil is WOW. And it takes a lot to wow me lately. I generally choose to review things that I feel positively about, but I am not so easily impressed. This album, however, is nothing short of glorious and...Read more
Oh, Neil Diamond, how we love you here at Love is Pop HQ. You're a true icon, a living legend. And this new song of yours, it's just further proof of that. We're so glad that you're still making music. You're like the pop...
I’m always listening to new music, picking things that stand out among the crowd to review for Love is Pop. The problem is, sometimes you have to listen to a lot of mediocre music before you find something truly marvelous. I was having one of those days when everything I listened to seemed quite dull...Read more
Shortly after Doe Paoro exited the stage following her superb set at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts Monday night, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band emerged from backstage, playing just about every type of horn instrument in existence along with drummers and even a flutist. And their outfits were as loud as their instruments,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy On September 10th I saw Doe Paoro open for Sylvan Esso at their sold out show at The Sinclair in Boston and was immediately impressed by her incredible talent. By the time she was done her second song, “Hypotheticals,” I found myself thinking that she should be headlining her...Read more
Maroon 5 have sure changed a lot since their 2002 debut Songs About Jane. I suppose selling 10 million albums worldwide will do that to you. But whenever I listen to V, the experience is overshadowed by the fact that I know that most of these songs were not written by the whole...Read more
Pixie Lott’s 2009 debut Turn It Up was one of the year’s most promising — and downright infectious — debuts. With gems like “Mama Do” and “Boys And Girls,” which both topped the UK singles charts, she was a pop star tour de force. Or, a force to be reckoned with. And while...Read more