by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – DRINK A TOAST TO INNOCENCE: A TRIBUTE TO LITE ROCK Ah, the ’70s – it’s the decade that brought us musical movements such as disco, punk, new wave, power pop, yacht rock and …
by John M. Borack Here’s some quick ruminations on a handful or two of discs both new and not-so-new… Maxi Dunn’s Edmund & Leo finds the UK songstress back with another pleasant collection of tunes. “Change the Record” is one …
by John M. Borack and Olivia Frain As co-producers of the upcoming tribute collection Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, we are obviously dyed-in-the-wool Costello fanatics. Many a day has been spent burning up the phone lines discussing and …
It might seem odd to talk about a band as having successfully matured when 75 percent of the members are still 21 or younger, but that’s the case for one band.
2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
OHMYGODTHISSONGISGREAT. That’s what Nelson Bragg calls his publishing company, and it’s the phrase we uttered after hearing Bragg’s new LP, “We Get What We Want.”
As a card-carrying music geek, John Borack is well aware of the importance of lists — and folks love to read, debate, dissect and often ridicule these sorts of lists. So get ready to read, debate, dissect and ridicule another one as he proudly presents his personal list of the top 10 songs by the Beatles.
There was so much great pop music released in 2011 — both by established artists and newcomers — that I had a tough time whittling my favorites down to just 20.
Overall, IPO 13 is a damned fine collection, with the many high points making it a more-than-welcome addition to any pop fans’ music library.
If you’re a fan of meat and potatoes pop with no frills and melodies and guitars galore, dive in to the band’s latest release, “No Chocolate Cake.”