Tag Archives: Pop

FRESHMAN THEME: REM’S ‘AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE’

In keeping with our theme of “looking back, looking ahead,” an Apsara reader from Saint Louis shared REM’S Automatic for the People as a favorite album from a pivotal era of his life. “This album was practically the theme for … Continue reading

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ARMISTICE: NOSTALGIC, WESTERN-SOUNDING LO-FI POP

Canadian musicians BĂ©atrice Martin and Jay Malinowski offer up five tracks of vintage-sounding pop evocative of 1950s and 60s western music on their February 2011 release Armistice. Through their instrumentization and lyrics, the songs on this album are filled with … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO WHAT? RED HOT + RIO 2

After listening in early June to the “From Brazil with Love” episode of the excellent new NPR show Alt.Latino, I became hooked on the album Red Hot + Rio 2. The three weeks’ wait for its June 28 release was … Continue reading

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SOMA FM: THROUGH THE INTERNET TO THE WORLD

San Francisco-based online radio station SomaFM serves up a familiar and eclectic offering of music to listeners around the globe. One late night during grad school in Seattle a number of years ago, I stumbled across  SomaFM while looking for … Continue reading

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