Tag Archives: Pop music

X Factor finalists scouted…

There is a story circulating, based on what looks like an official statement, that the TV singing competition The X Factor has been scouting people out and inviting them to audition. Here is the NMEs take on the story. It’s … Continue reading

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My review of Jarvis Cocker’s book Mother, Brother, Lover: selected lyrics

In his new book of selected lyrics Jarvis Cocker tells us that he was a keen pop star but something of a reluctant lyricist. This collection shows how he honed his craft through his days at Pulp and into his … Continue reading

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An article on pop songs as monological

Here is an article that was recently published in the magazine Berfrois. It argues that pop music is monological, unlike novels which tend to be heterglossic. The argument concerns the different voices you get in the book or song, and … Continue reading

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