Pop Music

Critics Savage Morrissey’s New Novel

Morrissey has followed up his much talked about autobiography with a short novel that’s getting wide notice for all the wrong reasons. From a scathing review in the Guardian: Morrissey’s ego remains untrammelled. That, surely, is the only reason for the publication of List of the Lost in this form. It appears to be unedited, the curse of the writer ...

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Pope Francis: The Album [AUDIO]

If you can believe it, Rolling Stone has the exclusive audio. They write: As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering ...

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Happy Birthday Is Now Public Domain

Broadcasters and filmmakers may finally use Happy Birthday To You without paying royalties to Warner Music. Via the Guardian: A federal court judge in Los Angeles has declared the song Happy Birthday To You belongs in the public domain, dealing a blow to the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties from the song for decades. US district judge ...

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PWR BTTM – 1994 [VIDEO]

I really like this. Stereogum agrees: Listening to PWR BTTM will fuck you up — that’s the whole point. Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins make the kind of music that challenges you to dig into your own pain, to really get inside of your wounds, and emerge stronger for having done so. Their debut album Ugly Cherries is out today, ...

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Young Galaxy – Factory Flaws [AUDIO]

Canadian electronic popsters Young Galaxy are out with a gorgeous new single from their forthcoming album Falseworks, due on October 30th. Vocalist Catherine McCandless might remind you of Annie Lennox and this latest track evokes some of that glorious Chicane melancholy. I cannot stop playing this. Already on my best of 2015 playlist. Their 2013 track Pretty Boy made my ...

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