If you like music and you’ve been on the Internet in the past few weeks, you can’t go far without seeing Daft Punk’s name in print. The French dance duo came back in a big way this month with the release of Random Access Memories , a stirringly retro dance album and their first proper studio album in eight years (a live album and the soundtrack to TRON: Legacy have all appeared in the interim). Deftly zigging where an EDM-fueled crowd expected them to […]
Ever stand in front of a mirror and just stare at yourself for a while? What happened? Did you check out your wonderful/flawed physical features? Did you begin to talk to yourself? Did you sing? I did it just a few days ago and the reflection lacked any type of humor. I realized that I am angry. For mother’s day, my family went to go pay a visit to my mother at her old South Carolina church’s backyard cemetery. My […]
Snoop Dogg? Snoop Lion? Whatever the hell you call him, he has a record out.
15 years from now, someone will pull this article up and ask “What’s a blog?”
An electronic musician from New Jersey makes catchy pop about heartbreak and suburbia. What’s not to like?
If, during the New Kids’ heyday, you thought folks would still be talking about them in 2013, I want you to pick some lotto numbers for me.
In several ways, the scrappy members of Walk Off the Earth are bucking the stereotypes. Consider that if this band name rings a bell, it’s likely for one of two reasons: 1. You saw that viral video of Walk Off the Earth covering “Somebody That I Used To Know” on a single guitar, or 2. You are a member of Walk Off the Earth. That video’s their claim to popular fame, and yet there’s no accusing them of being a […]
The name Deke Richards may not strike you immediately if you’re not a Motown fanatic. But if you’ve got any love for the works of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 (and, of course, if you read this site, surely you must), the news of Richards’ passing is indeed a bittersweet note. Richards, born Dennis Lussier, was one-quarter of two of Motown’s most famous songwriting collectives in the post-Holland-Dozier-Holland era. First there was The Clan with Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson and R. Dean Taylor; together, […]
Good news: we have brand spankin’ new columns to go with our shiny new year! Drews and Don’ts is a new weekly endeavor, wherein our very own pop-culture-and-list-obsessive Andrew Ratliff writes a bite-sized list for everyone to enjoy and/or argue over. We’ve all experienced it before, albeit to different degrees: that immediate, gut-level reaction to hearing a fabulous song for the first time. “My lord!,” we exclaim, “this is a delight! I’ll cherish this song forever, and cannot envision a world […]
When the Isley Brothers temporarily splintered in the ’80s, their three youngest members decided to rock out with a jam called “Look The Other Way.”
After catching grenades and being lazy, does Bruno Mars also manage to successfully avoid the sophomore jinx on “Unorthodox Jukebox?”
Once again, Popblerd listens to this year’s Christmas albums so you don’t have to! This year brings us music from Cee-Lo, Sufjan Stevens, and many others.