Tag: pop

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Taylor Upsahl, “Visceratonic”

This 16-year old from Phoenix, Arizona has a sweet and soothing voice yet writes songs with a veteran’s sense of structure and...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM: The Aurian Haller Band, ‘House of Words’

Personally, one of the most enriching parts of music is not only the ability to blend styles, genres, and perspectives, but also languages...

Album Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Monks of Mellonwah, ‘Disconnect’

Last May, I profiled up-and-coming Australian pop outfit Monks of Mellonwah’s single “Never Been Good,” a taste of their...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Shannen Nicole, ‘Captive’

Talent – real, raw talent – can’t be taught; it’s in your blood, uncontrollably flowing throughout your life, work,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Furious Seasons, “My Love Is Strong”

From the beginning of time, we have told stories through music. Whether it’s an epic battle of good vs. evil or a tale of woe and...

Album Reviews, Music

Review: Jim O’Rourke – “Simple Songs”

Jim O’Rourke can resemble a complicated musical chameleon. Since the late 80s, he has blended a patchwork career in the avant-garde with...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Anne Steel, ‘What’s Mine’

A mainstay of the NYC cabaret and nightclub scene for the past half-decade, Anne Steele’s music is infectious, liberated, and...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

CD REVIEW: Arrica Rose & The …, “Wavefunction”

The word “concept” album took on a negative connotation by the end of the ’70’s.  However, this isn’t the...

Music, Songs That Kill

Songs That Kill: Des’ree, “You Gotta Be”

You gotta be...kidding me....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Tia Bocker of Sinsanity

One-time pop singer Tia Bocker has always been in love with rock, through better and worse. The Sinsanity frontwoman tells Popdose.com why....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Affirmation From the Mountain of Madness: Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

The lyrics scan like a battle cry -- so why does Aerosmith's "Dream On" sound like defeat?...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Christina Rubino, “Alive From The Scrapheap”

Some artists claim to be deeply personal, but present only cloudy snapshots of their inner thoughts. Kind of like reading a diary only on...

Just Jesse Belvin

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Jesse Belvin, “Guess Who”

When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll...

David Brewis


New Music: School of Language, “Between the Suburbs”

When when of my favorite new bands, Field Music, went on their first hiatus in mid-2008, David and Peter Brewis made it clear that they...

Ben Folds Five

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Ben Folds Five Songs

Let's review the top 10 songs from Ben Folds Five, shall we?...


Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: Spin Cycle

OK, so how good is "The 20/20 Experience?" I mean, really?...

The Everly Brothers

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny”

This week's spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, "Poor Jenny."...

Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner

Music, Podcast

Platters That Matter, Episode 3: Ben Folds Five, “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner”

The third Platters That Matter podcast looks at the third album from this great trio. Whoooooa!...

Johnny Cymbal, "Mr. Bass Man"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man”

In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with "Mr. Bass Man."...

Music, Podcast

Platters That Matter, Episode 2: Genesis, “Duke”

Duke was the album that changed how the world viewed Genesis. Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy look at this game-changing record on Platters...

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, "Percolator (Twist)"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, “Percolator (Twist)”

This week's column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial....

Chicago (1970s)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks....

The Flamingos (1959)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”

In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released....

Bobby Vinton - "There! I've Said It Again"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Bobby Vinton, “There! I’ve Said It Again”

There was musical life before the Beatles, and Before We Was Fab has the proof....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Jess Penner: The Popdose Interview

You’ve likely heard her songs in commercials, TV shows, and movies, or seen her as the fresh young face of Days Inn. She’s Jess Penner...

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Let's take a look back at the 10 finest moments from XTC's catalog as written by Colin Moulding....

Download Now, Music

Download Now: Parks, “Sweater Weather”

Download the new single from Boston's Parks....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 72

With this, the fourth installment of our look at AM Gold: 1979, the Digging for Gold series comes to a close. Thanks to everyone for...