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 Features
Music Column | posted 11.05.2021
Records Revisited
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, 1981
Nightlife for androids: On »Nightclubbing«, along with one of the world’s leading rhythm sections, Grace Jones made sure that reggae and new wave would develop a new life of its own in 80’s pop.
Pop music in Reviews
Music Review | posted 17.03.2021
Lana Del Rey
Chemtrails Over The Country Club
With “Chemtrails Over The Country Club”, Lana Del Rey continues to spin her great capitalism-cinema pop art.
Music Review | posted 13.03.2021
Reymour
Leviosa
Swiss synthpop duo Reymour release their debut album »Leviosa« on Knekelhuis.
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 12.04.2021
Exclusive Edition: »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«
Exclusive Edition: »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«
Patrick Paige II drops »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«, his second album soon. Exclusively on HHV Records, the vinyl will also be available in a limited edition Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl.
Music News | posted 05.04.2021
Hiatus Kaiyote
Exclusive Edition: »Mood Valiant«
After six long years the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote releases their new album. Exclusively on HHV Records »Mood Valiant« will be available in a limited Dark Green Vinyl Edition.
Music News | posted 17.06.2020
Arca
Exclusive Edition: »KiCk i«
A 62-minute single is followed by »KiCk i«, the next big hit from Arca. On the album, she approaches pop from the most musically improbable perspectives. Exclusively at HHV Records the record will be available on Clear Vinyl.
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 List | posted 04.05.2021
Crumb
10 All Time Favs
Since their debut »Jinx« in 2019, Crumb have been considered the next big thing in music . Now their new album »Ice Melt« is out. The perfect opportunity to ask them about 10 records that have shaped, improved and educated them.
Music Column | posted 11.05.2021
Records Revisited
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, 1981
Nightlife for androids: On »Nightclubbing«, along with one of the world’s leading rhythm sections, Grace Jones made sure that reggae and new wave would develop a new life of its own in 80’s pop.
Music News | posted 12.04.2021
Exclusive Edition: »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«
Exclusive Edition: »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«
Patrick Paige II drops »If I Fail Are We Still Cool?«, his second album soon. Exclusively on HHV Records, the vinyl will also be available in a limited edition Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl.
Music Review | posted 08.05.2021
Ziad Rahbani
Bennesbeh Labokra… Chou?
With the reissue to »Bennesbeh Labokra… Chou?« the French label WeWantSounds expands the view on the work of the Lebanese musician Ziad Rahbani.
Music News | posted 10.05.2021
Henryk Debich
Exclusive Edition: »Monika / Zabawa«
»Monika / Zabawa«, by the must-discover Polish composer Henryk Debich, will be released on July 23 in a second limited edition available exclusively on HHV Records.