Tag Archives: popmusic

Give this post a soundtrack

[…] The mini-fad for referencing turn-of-the-'90s hip-hop may just be an accident; the samples Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Musiq Soulchild employ have been mined by other artists, including Nelly and Ini Kamoze. But by vocalizing these hooks instead of just interpolating them, the younger artists claim a legacy. Lloyd and the members of Pretty Ricky […]

Vox Hunt: A Favorite Song from ’06

Audio:  Share one of your favorite songs from 2006. 01 Something Isn't Right Herbert Pitchfork: There was a track written about on Pitchfork recently, "Something Isn't Right", the first track on Scale, and the writer, Mark Pytlik, said that you could tell in a few moments it was a Herbert track. And I think that's […]

QotD: In Heavy Rotation

What albums are in heavy rotation for you right now? St. Elsewhere Veneer White Bread Black Beer My PodUtil-fu is still weak, so for right now? Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" Sound Advice's "Gnarls Biggie" Jose Gonzalez's "Veneer" Dert's "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" (thanks for the heads-up, Gwen) Scritti Politti's "White Bread Black Beer" (Ben gave […]

Reaching for the stars

"The Long Tail" knows how I spent my Sundays There are boxes and boxes of paper and newspaper and receipts and CDs in my room. They can't stay there forever, but they certainly can't stay in the storage unit about a block away from us. I am hopeful that somewhere in there, perhaps in the […]