Britpop non-stop
Do you scornfully call popular music the word "pop"? Really, you should not be so categorical. Not everything is bad, which is called the word "pop." Especially if it is…

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Muse - "Drones". Two months later. Aftertaste
Disputes over the new work of Muse "Drones" have already subsided. And now, a couple of months after the album’s release, we’ll take a look at it again, so to…

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When things break. Interview with Death Cab For Cutie
The American indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie has so far been inextricably linked to Christopher Wall. "Kintsugi" is the first album where Walla is not a producer or…

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Brandon Flowers. In the prime of life

Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.

Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading

Song Name Analysis: “Fuck” Sounds Good

Did you know that the word “We” is as common in song titles as “Fuck”? Analyst David Taylor estimated the frequency of using single words in song titles since 1890 and deduced the basic concepts of decades.

David Taylor is a research analyst in Montreal. Age – 44 years. Among other things, in his free time he analyzes how often Eddie Murphy spoke the word “fuck” in his stand-up show “Delirious” (sometimes more than 60 times per minute) and how popular Britney’s name is in the United States in relation to Britney Spears’ career.

Mr. Taylor, you have researched which words are most often found in pop songs. Why?
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Pretending to be a successful person. Interview with the Chebose Group

To illustrate the interview with Vasya Goncharov, the leader of the rock band “Cheboza”, we photographed all the current members of his band separately and combined all this into one picture from pure hooliganism in “Photoshop”. It turned out to be like the cover of one of the records of the legendary Beatles band. Vasya looked at this creative and waved his hand: leave it. This is how the continuation of the MEGA BIT photo project goes, within the framework of which in the last release the singer Tanya Zykina almost adopted a pig. Tanya pretended to be Tori Amos. Why not? Today it’s so fashionable to pretend; the main thing is that at least some concept is present. Continue reading

Everyone is able to achieve everything he wants. Interview with Nneka
In early March of this year, German Nigerian singer Nneca released her fifth studio album, entitled "My Fairy Tales". On this occasion, the German edition of Der Tagesspiegel asked the…

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Pulp. Out of time, out of convention
What was the difference between the first Pulp recital after a long break and their festival performances? Of the entire setlist of the Brixton concert, which included eighteen songs, only…

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The Next Great Phenomenon: Interview with Wolf Alice
Not so long ago, stepping out of teens, in 2013 Wolf Alice with a handful of songs turned the music world upside down. While the label “grunge” stuck to them…

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A little talk about love. Interview with Father John Misty
For many years, Joshua Tilman writes songs: for a while he was a drummer of Fleet Foxes, and after that he recorded 2 albums already as Father John Misty. Due…

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