Pop Music

Fortunato Isgro, “Winds Up Your Mind” from The Initiative (2015): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro, “Winds Up Your Mind” from The Initiative (2015): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro’s “Winds Up Your Mind” features catchy and concise singing, combined with a wickedly energetic beat, and spunky and seductive hooks.

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

A key Hall and Oates song, and one of the duo’s six No. 1 hits, very nearly didn’t get released. It likely would have changed their fortunes forever.

Toto, “99” from Hydra (1979) Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “99” from Hydra (1979) Toto Tuesdays

A Steve Lukather-sung ballad, “99” did respectively enough, reaching the Top 40. But why wasn’t it Toto’s biggest hit to that point?

The Time, “Donald Trump [Black Version]” (1990): One Track Mind

The Time, “Donald Trump [Black Version]” (1990): One Track Mind

Donald Trump is a big name in real estate, presidential politics … and sultry, slow dance numbers.

The Jigsaw Seen, “Have A Wonderful Day” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Jigsaw Seen, “Have A Wonderful Day” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The complex upcoming single ‘Have a Wonderful Day” shows that the Jigsaw Seen, founded in 1988, just get better and better with age.

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Edie Brickell and the Gaddabouts, “Superior” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

In another time this song would be an instant hit, as it’s coming from guys who were a big part of a lot of hits of that other time. So why the hell not now?

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Radiating with bliss, Nino Bisignano’s “You Like Me” is proof in the pie that crooner pop will never die.

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

With ‘Woodface,’ Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, releases of the 1990s. Unfortunately, the album just started all wrong.

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

The good news is, Micky Dolenz is writing new songs again, having last issued an album in 2012. The more interesting news is what they sound like.