Tag: Pop and Rock Music

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The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith

“IN THE LONELY HOUR” was a little more than a half-hour crying jag about longing for a man...

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Encounters: Rostam Batmanglij, Formerly of Vampire Weekend, Gets Lost in Brooklyn

After crossing McGuinness Boulevard into the quieter, more traditionally Polish area, he paused before a bland beige apartment...

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Niall Horan Helps One Direction Tie a Beatles Chart Record

Photo Niall Horan performing on the “Today” show on Thursday. His new album, “Flicker,” opened on top of...

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Popcast: What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?

Photo “Rockstar” by Post Malone, right, is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a boost...

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Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Advertisement Gregory Porter’s new album pays tribute to one of his major influences: Nat King Cole.CreditJacob Blickenstaff for...

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The Hidden History of Japan’s Folk-Rock Boom

That meant complex wordplay and ambiguities created through deliberate mispronunciation. Most of the band’s lyrics were by its...

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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

DANNY L HARLE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Oct. 27, 8 p.m.). Perhaps the most pop-friendly member of the...

A painting of a snowman holding a rocket launcher in the window at the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association's office
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New Orleans Marks Fats Domino’s Death in Its Usual Style: With a Party

“It’s odd to say this, but I feel like I did when Prince died,” Mr. Perrine said. “When...

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Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

Photo Fats Domino sang songs about heartbreak and betrayal with such sly humor, they sounded like a good...

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Album Review: Weezer’s Pop-Rock Defies a Hip-Hop World on ‘Pacific Daydream’

Photo Weezer’s “Pacific Daydream” lives up to its title with echoes of the Beach Boys, but also includes...