Category: Pop

Big Star – #1 Record

      William Ruhlmann: ‘The problem with coming in late on an artwork lauded as “influential” is that you’ve probably encountered the work it influenced first, so its truly innovative qualities are lost. Thus, if you are hearing Big Star’s debut album for the first time decades after its release (as, inevitably, most people […]

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ABC – The Lexicon Of Love

ABC – The Lexicon Of Love William Ruhlmann: ‘ABC’s debut album combined the talents of the Sheffield, U.K.-based band, particularly lead singer Martin Fry, a fashion plate of a frontman with a Bryan Ferry fixation, and the inventive production style of former Buggles member Trevor Horn and his team of musicians, several of whom would […]

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Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love

Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love        Stanton Swihart: ‘Along with Songs from the Big Chair, Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late ’80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade’s more ambitious pop groups. But at […]

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Madonna – Rebel Heart

Madonna – Rebel Heart Caryn Ganz from Rolling Stone felt that the album focused on two subjects: listening to one’s heart and being a rebel. Madonna explained that these concepts were not the initial inspiration, but emerged during the sessions with Avicii. One group of musicians explored an upbeat approach to songwriting, while the other […]

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Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent

Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent is the debut album by synthpop band Bronski Beat (Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville), released at the end of 1984 on London Records. This was the only album released by the band to feature Somerville, who departed the band […]

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Loreen – Heal

Loreen – Heal Loreen – Heal is the debut studio album by Swedish recording artist Loreen, released 24 October 2012 through Warner Music Sweden. The album was recorded from 2010 through to 2012. The official album cover was released on October 1, 2012. According to Samesame.com.au, musically, the album is a “cathartic break up album […]

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Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor Confessions on a Dance Floor is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released on November 11, 2005 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was a complete departure from her previous studio album American Life (2003). The album includes influences of 1970s and 1980s disco, […]

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Pink – The Truth About Love

Pink – The Truth About Love The Truth About Love is the sixth studio album by American recording artist and songwriter Pink, released on September 14, 2012, by RCA Records. is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, The album is P!nk’s unique take on the different shades of […]

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Norah Jones – Come Away with Me

Norah Jones – Come Away with Me       David R. Adler: ‘ Norah Jones’ debut on Blue Note “Norah Jones – Come Away with Me” is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It’s pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist […]

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Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience AMG review:Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Once Justin Timberlake finished touring in support of FutureSex/LoveSounds, music making slid to the side as acting, endorsing, investing, and talent grooming took precedence. The few appearances from 2007 through 2012 — through collaborations with Madonna, Duran Duran, 50 Cent, Ciara, and new […]

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Adele – 19

            Matthew Chisling: ‘With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the…much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to Adele – 19, the […]

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Sparks – Kimono My House

Sparks – Kimono My House Sparks – Kimono My House is the third album by American rock band Sparks. The album was released in May 1974 and is considered to be their commercial breakthrough album AMG review: Arguably one of Sparks’ best albums, 1974’s Sparks – Kimono My House finds the brothers Mael (Ron wrote […]

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