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


Nirvana and swan song In Utero

In 1993 Nirvana released their eagerly awaited successor to Nevermind, the fantastic In Utero. A look back!

Prince – The Hits / The B-Sides (and other compilations)

In 1993 the first Prince compilation (The Hits / The B-Sides) was released. It would not be the only one. An overview.

Prince in Dortmund: the Lovesexy 88 television spectacle

On September 9, 1988, Prince played his Lovesexy 88 show in Dortmund. A Dutch audience had to be present. Off to Germany and an unforgettable experience!

The New Power Generation debuts with Goldn****

In 1993 The New Power Generation's debut album Goldn**** was released. What was Prince's role in it all? A look back.

The 25 best Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songs

40 years Bad Seeds, 10 years Push The Sky Away, 35 years after my first concert: great reason for the ultimate list: 25 times Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds! Includes playlist!


Róisín Murphy – Hit Parade

Róisín Murphy impresses with her latest album Hit Parade. Soul makes Murphy's palet even more complete. She seems to get better and better!

Wham! – The documentary

The documentary Wham! is the story of 'only' 4 years of world dominance and a true and sincere friendship.

Janelle Monáe – The Age Of Pleasure

Janelle Monáe and her latest album The Age Of Pleasure. The report of a sexy, yet somewhat predictable summer.

The Smashing Pumpkins – ATUM

The Smashing Pumpkins - ATUM, A rock opera in 3 parts. Isn't that a bit pretentious? Hell yes, but in spite of that, does it fare well? Yes!


New Order, 09/23/2023

5/5: New Order at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, highlight after highlight after highlight. The Joy Division part of the show moved to tears. Unforgettable!

Gruppo Sportivo, 07/15/2023

3½/5: A fun night at the Paradiso at The Spotify Tour Refreshed by Gruppo Sportivo. The Dutch group has a lot of great songs to its name. Success guaranteed!

North Sea Jazz Festival, 07/09/2023

3½/5: Day 3 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of Gabriels and Fuensanta & Ensamble Grande.

News items

News: Prince And The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls Remastered And Extended

Prince And The New Power Generation - Diamonds And Pearls Remasterd And Extended. Releasedate: October 27, 2023.

News: Announcing Revolver Special Editions

On October 28th, 2022, the (best?) Beatles album Revolver will be re-released with new mixes and many extras. Something to look forward to!


Album yearlist 2022

Album yearlist 2022

Album yearlist 2021

Album yearlist 2021