A little look into the upcoming One More Robot Issue 7: "The Pop Issue"
Joe Tangari looks at Brandy and Monica's 1998 hit single to help him get to grips with the meaning of the expressions "pop music".
How legendary pop-artist Andy Warhol wielded more influence than he ever knew.
On unironically enjoying Miley Cyrus and her take on a much loved teen anthem.
Hardly a household name, we examine how Roger Troutman has influenced 30 years of pop music.
Seán McTiernan argues that Karmin's stripped down take on hip-hip makes them the nothing more than their generation's Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
How UK grime music has become one of the nation's most popular forms of pop music.
Our spotlight shines on the terrific synthy shoegazers, Oh Minnows.
Album reviews include Beyoncé, Tom Vek, Death Cab for Cutie and Kreayshawn.
And a whole lot more besides. New issue out in July. For the latest news check back here, here and here.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I’m a cynic. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. So when I hear the oxymoronic term “Punk-Rock Opera” being knocked about to describe a record, I want to puke. I’m all for a band being ambitious, and evolving, but I don’t want a ridiculously straight up deadly punk band like Fucked Up going all amateur dramatics-dinner theatre on me. I’m old school like that. Luckily, in making their high concept hardcore Tommy for 2011, David Comes To Life, they have compromised nothing, and have in fact made their best LP to date. 'Queen of Hearts' is the perfect intro to the record that sees the glass gargling, vicious vocals of lead screamer Pink Eyes sound positively uplifting when he hits the chorus with that soaring guitar line. --Stephen Rogers