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
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 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 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
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
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
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
»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
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.’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
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
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
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
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
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 19.02.2020
»Transition Vol.1« combines tracks of four bands from three continents from the time between 1992 and 1994, with one thing in common: Post-Industrial as origin.
Music − News | posted 05.02.2020
The Mystery Kindaichi Band
Soundtrack: »The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke«
For the first time since 1977 the soundtrack to »The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke« is being reissued. Only with us the album of The Mystery Kindaichi Band will be available as limited Glow In The Dark Vinyl Edition.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.02.2020
Mad About Records
With his label Mad About the Portuguese Joaquim Paulo takes care of the really hard to find records from Jazz to Bossa Nova. With success. We introduce you to the label in detail.
Music − News | posted 03.02.2020
Exclusive Edition: »How Do You Feel«
With »How Do You Feel« Tidal Waves releases the last of four albums by the Nigerian band Ofege on February 14. The record will exclusively from us available in a Brown Vinyl Edition.
Music − Review | posted 20.02.2020
In 1992 Gary D. and Boris Dlugosch presented the EP »Controversy« as Subtle Houzze, which is now being reissued by Running Back. They are tracks for all day and night times.