Category Archives: Pop
Pop is Love
What a beautiful, tender song. Christina could have a hit with this one. Especially if they did a remix radio could play. Although I'd kind of hate for them to do that because it's so precious as it is. But I really want Christina...
On the off chance that someone reading this isn’t already aware, Brandon Flowers is The Killers’ lead vocalist, who also plays guitar and keyboards, although not on every song. With the band, he’s released four original albums (Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, Day & Age and Battle Born), a rarities compilation (Sawdust) and a...Read more
Sóley Stefánsdóttir was born in Hafnarfjörður, a small town just outside Reykjavík, Iceland but she now lives in said Capital. A singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer, she created every note on her second full-length album, Ask The Deep, herself. As a child, she studied jazz piano. Later, she attended the Icelandic Art Academy, where she studied composition...Read more
Make The Girl Dance is a French group that’s probably best described as danceable electro-pop, though their bio indicates that they’re influenced by things like 60’s French films, hand claps and the Eurythmics. Oh, and Voodoo music! Can’t forget the Voodoo music! Extraball is MTGD’s second album following the hugely successful Everything Is...Read more
Elliphant is nothing if not original and I love her for that. "If loving you was a crime / I wouldn't mind to do the time," she sings in the backseat of a car here, her hands and ankles tied together with duct tape as her lover...
"I'm a fool for / I'm a fool for you," sings Ryn Weaver during the chorus of her spectacular new single "The Fool." As the chorus goes on, and she sings it over and over again, she hits higher and higher notes, eventually reaching so high she...
Juliet Simms is one of the most talented artists ever to grace a singing competition. (She was the runner up on the second season of The Voice.) A truly remarkable singer and songwriter. With any luck, this one will end up on the radio and...
Róisín Murphy has been one of the most peculiar figures in modern pop music for several years now. She started off as the frontwoman of Moloko, but soldiered on as a solo artist after the band called it a day. During the next few years, she released two excellent solo albums, Ruby Blue...Read more
Before The Maine even hit the stage at the House of Blues in Boston on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 the concert was a big success. There were three opening bands, all young and hungry, bursting with kinetic energy, and they each had plenty of fans in the house. The first up was Technicolors....Read more
In 2013 Eliza Hull released a critically acclaimed EP called The Ghosts You Never Catch. The lead track “Christopher” appeared on MTV’s Awkward — the funniest show on television — and she proceeded to tour with the likes of Owl Eyes, Hayden Calnin and SAFIA. She spent 2014 writing the songs that appear...Read more
First, I have to admit something here: until a few months ago, the only Spandau Ballet song I knew was the ballad “True.” It was released in 1983, which happened to be the year that I discovered heavy metal, so I probably thought it was garbage. At some point, though, it began to...Read more