Pop music (Music genre)
Pop music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes.
Pop music in Reviews
Music Review | posted 19.08.2016
Blood Orange
Freetown Sound
You won’t have heard a musical approach to discrimination based on race or gender in the U.S. sound as sexy as it does on »Freetown Sound« by Blood Orange.
Music Review | posted 19.02.2016
Animal Collective
Painting With
Animal Collective are back on track: with their new record »Painting With«, they remain faithful to their skew pop approach without being wearisome.
Music Review | posted 12.02.2016
David Bowie
Blackstar
David Bowie is dead. His 25th record »Blackstar« was released almost simultaneously, revolving almost exclusively around the topic of his own death.
Music Review | posted 15.05.2015
Hot Chip
Why Make Sense?
On »Why Make Sense?«, Hot Chip’s sixth record, a lot remains the same. However, the beats are not exclusively made by machines, anymore.
Music Review | posted 13.02.2015
Ibeyi
Ibeyi
Parents like it, girlfriends like it. How the hell could you possibly like »Ibeyi«, as well? The answer lies hidden behind the first impression.
Music Review | posted 23.07.2014
Jorge Ben
Samba Esquema Novo
In 1963, Jorge Ben’s »Samba Esquema Novo« was the pioneer of a new musical era and made Brazil appear on the world map of pop. Now it’s been re-released just in time for the World Cup.
Music Review | posted 02.05.2014
Damon Albarn
Everyday Robots
»Everyday Robots« is the first actual solo-record of the British musician Damon Albarn – and it doesn’t have to hide behind Blur, the Gorillaz or any of his other projects.
Music Review | posted 10.03.2014
Neneh Cherry
Blank Project
For Neneh Cherry, »Blank Project« is much more than a simple comeback. It’s about soul, and the Swedish musician deserves our credit for it.
Music Review | posted 14.11.2013
M.I.A.
Matangi
M.I.A.’s new record, at last – even though the years of musical dog and pony show have left their mark on »Matangi«. There are still quite a few convincing tracks on it.
Music Review | posted 02.09.2013
Emilíana Torrini
Tookah
Aspirated vocals in tender kindness: »Tookah« is fragile in its sound, yet full of intensity. Emilíana Torrini once again delivers a treasure full of elegance and atmosphere.
Music Review | posted 02.10.2012
How To Dress Well
Total Loss
On his second studio album, Tom Krell a.k.a. How To Dress Well is combining lyrical clarity, musical vagueness and a new awareness for arrangements – successfully so.
Music Review | posted 08.05.2012
Santigold
Master Of My Make-Believe
In the four years since the debut, Santigold has grown as an artist and has found the very track on the nerve of zeitgeist.
Music Review | posted 11.11.2011
Dillon
This Silence Kills
It’s the most surprising BPitch Control release of the year. Instead of electronica, Dillon is presenting best pop-music á la Feist on a very convincing debut.
Music Review | posted 12.10.2011
Lana del Rey
Video Games/Blue Jeans
Before it’ll all begin properly when her debut album will be released in February, Video Games/ Blue Jeans is Lana Del Rey’s first double-single.
Pop music in News
Music News | posted 30.08.2018
Neneh Cherry
New Album: »Broken Politics«
»Broken Politics« is the new work by Neneh Cherry. The album of the Swede, completely produced by Four Tet this time, will be released on October 19th on Smalltown Supersound.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 04.10.2019
Nef
Mais Alors !!?... C'Est a L'Envers
»Mais Alors !!?…. C’Est a L’Envers«, the first and only album of the French band Nef, has now been re-issued.
Music News | posted 30.08.2018
Neneh Cherry
New Album: »Broken Politics«
»Broken Politics« is the new work by Neneh Cherry. The album of the Swede, completely produced by Four Tet this time, will be released on October 19th on Smalltown Supersound.
Music Review | posted 17.06.2019
Emily A. Sprague
Water Memory / Mount Vision
RVNG Intl releases »Water Memory« and »Mount Vision«, the first two albums of the American sound designer Emily A. Sprague.
Music Column | posted 29.06.2019
Records Revisited
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music Review | posted 04.02.2019
Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation
Katakata
Now Hot Casa has released »Katakata«, another album by Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation.