Month: July 2019

Social Cues

Hard to believe that Cage the Elephant has been around for over a decade, and I don’t think I’ve ever written about them. Maybe it’s partly because we’re living through another one of those phases where rock music doesn’t get very much attention and guitar … Continue reading Social Cues

Sober

Maybe it’s my nostalgia for things I heard on the radio in 2008 kicking in again, but let’s listen to some more P!nk. I know, I know, how sad is it that I’m already having nostalgia pains for the late 2000’s? And, yes, I know … Continue reading Sober

Sober

Elle King got famous in 2015 for having the rollicking slut-pride anthem of the year. Then she found out, as many before her have done, that sudden fame exacerbates one’s worst impulses to the thousandth degree. King went on the rookie pop star roller-coaster of … Continue reading Sober

Sober

This is the first of a string of songs named Sober, which invites a series of conversations about sobriety. An important topic, to be sure. However, this song by Broods is not actually about sobriety. It’s a plaintive love song, which invites a conversation about … Continue reading Sober

So Young

It’s always tricky to guess what, out of things that seem catchy and appealing at any given moment, will still be those things when the moment has passed. It’s the cold and unpredictable eye of history, which consigns most popular fads to the memory hole … Continue reading So Young