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10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
Scarypoolparty explores relationship insecurities on “Friends”–listen
Scarypoolparty explores relationship insecurities on “Friends”–listen
Scarypoolparty, the stage name of singer-songwriter Alejandro Aranda, has dropped an intimate new single, “Friends.” It’s impossible to predict what Scarypoolparty will do next in terms of style, but on this track, the musician shows off his gentle, yet powerful vocal ability and borderline unbelievable instrumental talent while exploring themes of nostalgia and giving an honest look into the real
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Hot Chip In Our Heads This review originally ran in AP 288. Although U.K. dance commanders Hot Chip are dynamic in concert, their full-lengths can be curiously lethargic. In Our Heads is no exception; moments such as the sleepy R&B slow jam “Look At Where We Are” and soft-rocker “Always Been Your Love” are energy deflating. However, the band’s fifth ...