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OKG Newsletter


Topic: pop

Chicago marathon


Music

Chris Parker
Chicago outlasts the scorn of the 1980s to establish itself as one of the biggest pop acts of all time.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Del Toros — Come Down


Rock

Stephen Carradini
Informed equally by ’90s rock and modern pop, Tulsa-based The Del Toros infuse each of the 10 tracks on “Come Down” with a sharp sense of melody and a clear vision. Each of the songs is incredibly friendly to the ear, which is good — you’ll have them with you for a while afterward.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kite Flying Robot — Solid Gold

Here's to cool.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
For an album that boasts 13 different instruments, eight vocalists and a bling-tastic title, I expected the Oklahoma City-based Kite Flying Robot’s debut to be a giddy, stuffed-to-the-hilt affair.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Simon and Garfunkel — Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition

As close to a masterpiece as pop music gets


Pop

Rod Lott
I’m not sure I’d call Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album the “masterpiece” as it packaging proclaims, since a couple of its tracks have never clicked with me, but it’s as damn close as pop music gets.
 
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans — Sit Resist

Disparate genres tie into an incredibly coherent sound


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I lauded Emily Arin’s latest earlier this year because of its ability to seamlessly fuse disparate genres into one thing.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Barry Manilow — 15 Minutes

A comprehensive overview of the 'Copacabana' hitmaker's latest


Pop

Stephen Carradini
A track-by-track exploration of Barry Manilow’s new album, “15 Minutes,” which drops Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Gardes — Make Out the Sound

Goofy, fun, low-key pop songs


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The MySpace home of Oklahoma City pop band The Gardes is /TheGardesMustBeCrazy.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Givers — In Light

The most enthusiastic calypso/indie-pop band ever delivers


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Givers’ “In Light” does not capture the exuberant magic that the band puts out live.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Paul Simon — Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Still Crazy After All These Years / In Concert: Live Rhymin’

Only one of the four is a true reissue; but c'mon...it's Paul Simon


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Some reissues are chock-full of new bits that entice hardcore fans to go out and buy beloved albums again. Columbia’s reissues of Paul Simon’s first three albums do not fall in that category.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
 
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