Music Review Archive

  • [Retro Bunker] Tyketto

    When you think of 1980s rock, you’ll probably think of Motley Crue, KISS or Bon Jovi (or, thanks to Glee, maybe Journey). From sweeping power ballads written specifically to get lighters waved to down ‘n’ dirty party anthems that put many rappers to shame, glam...

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  • [Music Review] “Lights” by Ellie Goulding

    Lights – Ellie Goulding Cherrytree/Interscope Records US Release March 8, 2011 UK Release March 1, 2010 Every once in a while, I come across a musical artist that is so captivating that I tend to listen to their music on repeat for days on end...

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  • [Music] The Pop Bunker Top Albums of 2010

    Welcome to the PopBunker.net 2010 Albums of the Year post! This year’s countdown is broken into three sections: The first, just below, are honorable mentions or albums that deserve some consideration but have not been given proper listening time; the second section is albums 30...

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  • [Music] DarkSideLawyer Presents Counterpoint: Top Songs of 2010

    [ed. We had great response to our guest post from Stella Sage from The Super Blogettes regarding the top songs of 2010. One response that were were lucky enough to get was an alternate list from PopBunker.net reader, twitter-friend, and all around good dude, Mr....

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  • Level Up With New Talent: KABOOMBOX

    People have been telling Damien Wade for years that his music sounds like something from a video game soundtrack. Well, with his latest band, Kaboombox, that’s exactly what he’s going for. Make no mistake about it, though – there may be a distinct and intentional...

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  • You Need This Album: Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid

    I stumbled across this album, the first full-length effort from Ms. Monae, last week and have not been able to stop listening to it since. It’s pretty rare that any one album is so masterfully executed and so genre-defying that I can say there really...

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  • A Paul McCartney Retrospective

    Paul McCartney was recently honored with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by President Obama. A concert was held at the White House that included Jack White, Jerry Seinfeld, and a host of A-listers to go along with McCartney. The concert was aired last night...

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  • Review: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele

    There must have been some magic in that ukulele that she found. As you should have been able to gather from the title, this album features the explomongous talent of Amanda Palmer, mixed with the timeless Radioheadness of Radiohead… and a ukulele. Forget everything you...

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  • Review: Zoë Keating – Into The Trees

    I don't get starstruck very easily. That said, I did get nervous and excited when I saw Zoë Keating at the airport. It's not every day you have to weigh the likelihood that you'll make a total ass of yourself against the chance to shake hands with a personal hero.

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  • [Music] Brendan Perry – "Ark" (2010)

    Ark is a brilliant journey into a dark-charged landscape crafted from something like world-ambient-art-pop. This CD gets my highest recommendation. The last two years have provided some of my favorite music ever - from Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer to The Dead Weather's Horehound. Ark, however, tops the list.

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