Pop Music

Paul Collins’ Beat – To Beat or Not to Beat (1983); Long Time Gone (1985): Reissue

Paul Collins’ Beat – To Beat or Not to Beat (1983); Long Time Gone (1985): Reissue

A new reissue highlights the often-overlooked Paul Collins’ Beat, one of the great power pop bands from the late ’70s/early ’80s.

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Ending a paucity of all-new material since 2004, the singularly creative experimental pop warrior Arto Lindsay is set to break the fast on April 21, 2017. That’s when

Biscay – Burnt Mementos EP (2017)

Biscay – Burnt Mementos EP (2017)

Jazzy, R&B-inflected pop — aka ‘yacht rock’ — is music that had its day in the USA through the 70s and into the early 80s but since then the UK became the main mecca for this kind of music. From the time that

Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber strips down Beatles tracks to their barest elements, exploring critical elements and captivating listeners.

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s “Saturday in the Park” became a signature hit. It also marked a huge turning point for Chicago.

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Here is a sneak peek stream of “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Arto Lindsay’s upcoming album ‘Cuidado Madame.’

The Beatles, “Martha My Dear” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Martha My Dear” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Martha My Dear” incorporates other genres into rock, but also subverts the typical verse-chorus form.

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

The Beatles, “You Like Me Too Much” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Like Me Too Much” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

While it may not match his other Beatles masterpieces, “You Like Me Too Much” marks another turning point in George Harrison’s artistic development.

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You” isn’t the first Steve Lukather/Randy Goodrum collaboration, and certainly not the last, but it’s easily the most successful.