Category Archives: Pop Musik

  1. In Defense of Schlock

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    May 27, 2014 by admin

    Journey, rated by Dave Marsh, in The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1983

    In a 166-word blurb in the 1983 edition of the Rolling Stone Record Guide, Dave Marsh, the Bruce Springsteen biographer and …
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  2. Epic Tuesday Reads #4: Five Years, Two Million Words

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    In the last five years, there have been nearly 3400 songs covered from over 60 countries, with about 30,000 individual …
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  3. Epic Tuesday Reads #3: Why We Fight About Pop Music

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    In 2007, the Canadian music critic Carl Wilson published a book-length experiment in extreme aesthetic sport: a sincere and shockingly …
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  4. Epic Tuesday Reads #2: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

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    April 15, 2014 by admin

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    Ideally, any effective genre chart—be it R&B, Latin, country, even alt-rock—doesn’t just track a particular strain of music, which can be marked …
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  5. On the “Greater Mysteries Contained Within”

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    April 6, 2014 by admin

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    “Critics write about pop music because many of them actually love it, and even when they don’t, they want to …
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  6. Pop as Self-denial

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    April 5, 2014 by admin

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    “I’ve long suspected that those who rail most vehemently against the banalities of mainstream pop do so because they can’t …
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  7. Pop as a Sickness

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    April 5, 2014 by admin

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    “People sometimes ask why a serious, well-educated, intellectual fellow such as me wastes his time and enthusiasm on the most …
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  8. On the “Pernicious Rise of Poptimism”

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    April 4, 2014 by admin

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    “Poptimism now not only demands devotion to pop idols; it has instigated an increasingly shrill shouting match with those who …
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  9. Singles Jukebox Comment Competition

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    March 18, 2014 by admin

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    The Singles Jukebox turned five this week, and to celebrate this achievement, they’re having a contest: “So for the next …
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  10. Pet Shop Boys, Critically (4)

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    November 25, 2013 by admin

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    In light of recent and future Pet Shop Boys podcasts around here, this post from a couple years ago is …
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