Posts Tagged ‘Pop’

I have not heard a really good new pop record in quite a while. Much of what I hear these days, and enjoy, is metal, blues, jazz, folk, classical both Indian and Western, sometimes a fusion of some or all of these. And then up comes a pop delight in the form of the recently released second album of We Came As Strangers, “Shattered Matter”. Independently produced – I continue to marvel at the quality of sound some of these indie acts create – and marketed, the album has been winning some well-deserved notice. I received a (more…)


There has been a steady stream of top-notch female musicians coming out of the UK these last few years that have taken the world by storm with the force of their voices and remarkable expression. The sassy, unrepentant voice of Amy Winehouse, the stunning soul of Duffy (at least on her debut), the fierce passion and humungous talent of Adele, the brilliance of Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine…I could go on. And there’s Lily Allen – easily the funniest of them all and no less talented. And like one or two in that list, no less a child of controversy, but that’s not surprising from a daughter of hell-raiser comedian Keith Allen. (more…)