Category Archives: Pop

Ike Reiko – You, Baby (Bamboo Records)

SP | Of all the product I’ve encountered from the house of Bamboo, like, fer instance, reissues from Apryl Fool, Flied Egg and the sprawling box set by Magical Power Mako, the label’s oddest and most obvious niche market candidate(tress) … Continue reading

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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (Interscope)

CB | To complain about Lana Del Rey being a persona of Lizzie Grant is to complain about Alison Clarkson calling herself Betty Boo, or David Bowie (itself a pseudonym) adopting his most famous persona Ziggy Stardust. In each case … Continue reading

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Jesca Hoop – The House That Jack Built (Bella Union)

CB | It’s been three years since Jesca Hoop’s debut album Hunting My Dress and since 2009 much has happened to Hoop, both personally and professionally. The House That Jack Built is dedicated to Hoop’s father Jack Dennis Hoop, and … Continue reading

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Poppy and The Jezebels – Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out (Caroline True Records)

CB | As well as being a great slice of surging electro-tinged indie pop from this now grown up teenage band, I can’t help but notice the way that the title, lyrics, and the slogan imagery in the accompanying video … Continue reading

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