ALBUM REVIEW: Mango Dreamers, “Mango Dreamers”

If you’re like me, you’ve sort of missed that easygoing, loungey, ethereal pop sound that was circulating in the 90s indie scene. Artists like Sean Lennon (his first album, Into the Sun, is a perfect example) and Cibo Matto, now experiencing ...

5 Musical Genres Overdue for a Comeback

In our lifetimes we’ve already seen ’80s New Wave/dance pop, ’70s garage rock, and ’60s chamber/Baroque pop enjoy a revival of sorts. And surely we all remember the heady days of the Swing Revival of the mid-1990s, yes? Those were some ...

Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

Dan Wiencek: It is conventional wisdom (as well as bleeding obvious) that when sequencing an album, you start with a strong track — maybe not the best song, maybe not the single, but something to get people excited and keep them listening. ...