by JOHN M. BORACK LINUS OF HOLLYWOOD – SOMETHING GOOD Breezy, summery and instantly likeable pop sounds abound on this one, the fourth release (not counting compilations) from the highly talented Mr. Of Hollywood. Something Good (quite the apt, yet …
by John M. Borack Since I’ve been remiss in getting through the ever-growing stacks of discs on my desk, here’s a humongous blow out of a lot of stuff – good, bad and in-between – that you should know about. …
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 …
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.”
Wonder which pop albums make the grade? Get John Borack’s take on releases by The Bangles, Lannie Flowers, Vinnie Zummo, Yep, Vegas With Randolph, The Ditchflowers, The Handcuffs, Maxi Dunn and more.
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.
In an interview with singer/guitarist/songwriter Willem Hartong, he presents a band with a fun spirit and strong work ethic.