Monday, December 5, 2016

MKRNI - En tu lugar


Pop Goes the Blog is always happy to present music from various corners of the globe. Some time ago I wrote about talented singer/songwriter from Israel, today it's the time for a trip to Chile.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yoo-Yoo - Pet Shop Boys



The measure of Pet Shop Boys legacy is that people started to name songs after them after their 'imperial phase' (in Neil Tennant's words) ended.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Holly Blue - UpBeat



Polish electronic music still hold mysteries to me. I like discovering new bands and I'm a bit surprised and shocked that I haven't heard about duo Holly Blue earlier.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sølv - I'm Your Gun


One of the most iconic things Lana Del Rey ever did, was calling her sound "gangsta Nancy Sinatra".

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Y Axes - Great Escape/Monsters


"What's that - Chvrches with guitars?" My blogger friend Mavoy asked me not so long ago when power outage forced me to replace my Spotify playlist with impromptu telephone playlist. I don't know if it was a criticism - hope not, because song in question was outstanding.

Lilyer - I Was On Your Side



Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the probably most sensitive, unimstakably feminine indie pop song of 2016. One of those songs I would feel very guilty of not sharing.

Born Stranger - Be Someone



A bit of history first - because glorious history it is.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Throwback: Salt Ashes interview 2014


2016 already birthed few great albums (Wild Nothing, our Polish Rebeka, The Temper Trap, Blossoms, Roosevelt, recently Francis and the Lights) but the bar has been raised especially for two girls already wrote about: Shura and Salt Ashes. It's usually hard for my favorites to meet my expectations but Salt Ashes the LP delivers: it is very sparkly, groovy and passionate. This album proves that consistent disco/electro long plays are still a thing.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Muzyczna autobiografia odc. 2



Podobnie jak w wypadku tłumaczeń piosenek, wstydzę się, że zarzuciłem ten cykl prawie na rok mimo, gotowego brudnopisu na mycharts.pl (aczkolwiek od stycznia 2013 r. odświeżyłem kilka piosenek, których tytułów wtedy nie pamiętałem).

Tłumaczenia piosenek, cz. 4: Ultravox i Roxy Music


Trudno powiedzieć, dlaczego tak długo zwlekałem z kolejną częścią tłumaczeń. Chyba kwestia wakacyjnego lenistwa. Pozostajemy w niezwykle interesującym muzycznie, szczególnie z brytyjskiego punktu widzenia, okresie końcówki lat 70. początku kolejnej dekady XX wieku. Był to czas kontrastów. Nierzadko na listach przebojów królowały całkiem eksperymentalne, bardzo chłodne i pozornie (?) nieludzkie utwory, by wspomnieć najbardziej znane dokonania Gary'ego Numana, walcząc z utworami Goombay Dance Band i Julio Iglesiasa znanymi u nas z "Koncertu życzeń" (TVP lub Lata z raidem).