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Music Review: Bananarama – ‘Megarama’ [3-CD Set Reissue]


The internationally renowned Brit girl group's deep remix catalog is chronicled in a new 3-CD set of dance/club hits and rarities. Read More »

From Bananarama to John Legend – Justin Kantor’s Top 10 Album Picks of 2013

British boy band JLS's 'Goodbye: The Greatest Hits' is among the standout collections of 2013.

From smart and thorough expanded collections of classic '80s material by groups like Bananarama and Exposé, to the latest from soulful vocalists such as John Legend and Raheem DeVaughn, 2013 was a remarkable year. Read More »

DVD Review: Repo Man – The Criterion Collection

As interesting a movie to watch today as it was when first released - nothing dated or antique about this film. Read More »

TV Review: The Carrie Diaries – “Pilot”

A prequel to Sex and the City finds redemption with a fresh new star, AnnaSophia Robb. Read More »

Music Review: Crime and the City Solution – An Introduction to…A History of Crime – Berlin 1987-1991

The "criminally" underrated Crime and the City Solution issue a new compilation focusing on their post-Rowland S. Howard years. Read More »

Music Review: The Beat – The Complete Beat

You'll discover there was and is no other band like The Beat Read More »

DVD Review: Getting it Right

Getting it Right gets it all wrong. See another coming of age movie—if it doesn't have a roman numeral in its title, it's better than this. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘The Very Best of T.S.O.B. Records’

very best of tsob records

Fired-up funk, soul-powered vocals, and disco nuggets comprise this delightful compilation of early-'80s New York grooves. Read More »

Music Review: B.T. Express – ‘Keep It Up’

BT Express Keep It Up

The '70s ensemble known for "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" continued into the '80s with a disco-funk hybrid. Read More »

Interview: Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens, Songwriters of Madonna’s “Holiday” (Part 2)

Pure Energy Madonna

In Part Two, the composers shed light on their professional resumes and their son, producer Eric Hudson. Read More »