Welcome – A Pop Life

Welcome to my blog. In 2016 I wrote my first stories on my favorite albums. Due to the many, nice and positive feedback and comments I started this blog, A Pop Life subtitled My life with music.

What can you expect? Stories about music which I think is nice, beautiful of moving, reviews, concert reports and much more. I get very happy whenever I receive comments, whether through one of the social media channels or by using the comment form on this site. I love to hear from my readers!

For now, have very much (reading) fun!
Erwin Barendregt


Urban Heroes released their Live album in 1981

In 1980 Dutch band Urban Heroes burst into the scene with a great debut album. One year later Live was released: a beautiful document.

Army Of Lovers and the ultracamp of Massive Luxury Overdose

In 1991 Army Of Lovers had their major break through in Europe. It was campy, humourous, ironic and uplifting. Was that all though?

Prince & The Revolution overwhelm The Netherlands

On August 18, 1986 I witnessed Prince live for the very first time. I wasn't prepared for this overwhelming, exciting and pure genius show!

Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires

The story about the fantastic reggae dub classic Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires!

Sinatra At The Sands

In 1966 Frank Sinatra released his first live album. A definite highlight, the story about Sinatra At the Sands.


Cleo Sol – Mother

Recently Cleo Sol released a beautiful and impressive album, dealing with her newfound motherhood and a look back on that of her mother. Listen and shiver!

Prince – Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition

The long expected re-release of Prince's great 1987 album Sign O' The Times. A review of an impressive release. In one word? Crucial!

Neil Young – Homegrown

Another great release in Neil Young's ongoing Archives series, the previously unreleased 1975 album Homegrown. An impressive piece of music history.

Run The Jewels – RTJ4: tribute to victims, protestors and activists

The release of RTJ4 came earlier than planned. A great move, because this album is very much needed. The shocking events in the US need perspective. Run The Jewels provide that in an impressive way!


Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

4½/5: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis at Carré Amsterdam without The Bad Seeds? Cave came, saw and conquered. Convincingly. Again.

Altın Gün & Metropole Orkest

2½/5: The cooperation with the Metropole Orkest and the special ambiance couldn't inspire the band. Too bad.

U.K. Subs

3½/5: Very entertaining show by U.K. Subs, who raced through their set within an hour. Great evening!

News items

News: ABBA Voyage

On August 26th, 2021, ABBA announced a new project called Voyage. On september 2nd, 2021 all will be revealed?

News: LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye

On August 6, 2021 LCD Soundsystem's The Long Goodbye will be re-released, and, for the very first time, on CD as well!


Album yearlist 2020

Album yearlist 2020

Album decade list 2010-2019

Album decade list 2010-2019