In anticipation of tonight’s VH1 movie CrazySexyCool: the TLC Story, we at PopBlerd! thought it was only fitting to countdown the top 10 TLC songs of all-time.
R&B diva Chante Moore returns with a soulful new album.
Hailing from Popblerd’s homebase of Boston, MA, Bad Rabbits have been crafting their blend of r&b, funk, and rock (sprinkled with elements of hardcore) for six years. Building a reputation for their energetic live shows and gaining national recognition for their recorded output, 2013 marks a milestone for the band: the release of their first full-length LP, American Love (2013, Bad Records). What’s more, they’ve got another completed full-length LP in the can. We caught up with Bad Rabbits just before their [...]
“Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer. That’s not mere conjecture; that’s almost scripture at this point. “Blurred Lines” is a big old Smash Hit, the kind we only get a couple of a year, the kind that everyone knows the words to. They know T.I.’s vowel-heavy guest rap, Pharrell’s every “whoo!”, the sly way Robin Thicke himself barely conceals a chuckle as he croons “what rhymes with hug me?”… the song’s massive, and why shouldn’t it be? With [...]
Wounded Bird has come out with come amazing reissues lately. This week, they are releasing a ton of CDs. First off, legendary saxophonist King Curtis is long overdue for this first-time-on-CD collection of his best-of collection, Do Your Thing. This compilation is a great introduction to the King, for those who aren’t familiar. A Collection of Blood Sweat & Tears CD called Rare, Rarer, and Rarest, is also out, and includes music from the film The Owl & The [...]
This is a BIG week for reissues. First off, the release of the Big Star documentary will be on July 3rd, however, the soundtrack to that album, Nothing Can Hurt Me, will be released this week on CD and double-LP, and contains mostly previously unreleased versions of their signature songs. In other “obscure power pop bands that never got their due” category, The Swimming Pool Q’s have (for the first ever time on CD) a reissue called 1984 – 1986: [...]
A gifted, prodigiously talented soul/funk recluse, Shuggie Otis’s music certainly deserves to be canonized; all the accepted pieces of pop-culture folklore are there, from the Rolling Stones sideman offer to the eventual artistic blackout, and so it stands to reason that when Otis’s music finally reaches the masses, it will be transcendent. Which, as it turns out, is a bit of a foolish way to think; there’s no easier way to shatter transcendence than to expect it. In 2013, we’ve [...]
Six decades in the music industry, and the man still has it. Check out Ron Isley’s latest.
Does Brian McKnight’s new album give you those classic slow jam vibes? Check out our review and find out…
Still so full of action, his name should be a verb. Kane talks to Popblerd.
OK, so how good is “The 20/20 Experience?” I mean, really?
Get your harmony vocals tightened up and ready to go–we’re taking a look at the discography of Boyz II Men in a 2-part series.