Christine and the Queens

The Universal Language: Christine and the Queens Done Two Ways

The Universal Language is an occasional series in which we look at familiar songs done in foreign languages.It's always interesting when singers from...
Childish Gambino

Song Of The Week(end): Two from Childish Gambino

Earlier this week, Childish Gambino dropped a "Summer Pack" of two new songs. It's easy to call these songs summer jams since both literally...
HAIM

Are HAIM Vampires?: A Non-Exhaustive Investigation

Dear readers, I'd like to draw your attention to the music video for HAIM's 2017 single "Want You Back."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPQfcG-eimkThe clip depicts the sister trio...
Chaka Khan

Song Of The Week(end): Chaka Khan, “Like Sugar”

The temperature's rising and the people need something to help them get down. Thankfully, a hero has emerged to save the day; funk legend...
Jackson 5 Alpha-Bits

Throwback Thursday: The Jackson 5 for Alpha-Bits

Throwback Thursday is a weekly series in which we look back on pop culture oddities worth revisiting.learning that the Jackson 5 did commercials for...

Genre Breakdown – Psychedelic Rock

Many genres of music that we’ve seen form in the past die as fads of the era as a new sound comes along. At...
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola

The Universal Language: David Bowie In Italian

One of my favorite musical microgenres is foreign language versions of pop songs that were first done in English. Usually, this means something like...
Gorillaz

Song Of The Week(end): Gorillaz, “Hollywood”

It used to be that a new Gorillaz record was considered a surprise because they released albums so infrequently. However, their new release, The...

Genre Breakdown – Cool Jazz

While there is no doubt that all jazz music is ‘cool’, you may have never known that there is a sub-genre of jazz called...
The Midnight Hour

Song Of The Week(end): The Midnight Hour, “So Amazing”

Yesterday was the summer solstice, which means things are starting to warm up across the country. In order to help ease the heat, this...
Innovation in Sight and Sound