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

Articles

In 1972 Roxy Music gave off their first impression

In 1972 Roxy Music released their eponymously titled debut album. The starting point for a wayward, successful and exciting career!

A Real Thing (by guest author Edward)

Guest author Edward returns to A Pop Life withe great story about documentaries, music and tolerance. Highly recommended!

Jan Mulder, the Prince columns!

From 1986 to 1996 Dutch writer Jan Mulder occasionally wrote about Prince. Only available in Dutch.

André Hazes has a Lonely Christmas

In 1976 Dutch singer André Hazes debuts with a Christmas single, the start of a lasting and huge career in The Netherlands.

Merry Crassmas

In 1981 the English anarcho-punk collective released a Christmas single in 'true' festive style: Merry Crassmas!


Reviews

Prince And The Revolution – Live

In 1985 Prince And The Revolution played to an audience of millions. The audio recordings have been remastered and (finally) released seperately. It's a beautiful document!

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Over 5 years after the fantastic DAMN., Kendrick Lamar finally releases a successor. Is the new album really that good again? Yes, yes and yes again!

Review: ABBA – Voyage

Guest author Edward provides us with his take on the new ABBA album Voyage!

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!



Concerts

Billie Eilish

4/5: An unforgettable night in Amsterdam with Billie Eilish, where the hysteria works on the funny bone, but Eilish still comes out on top!

Cat Power

4½/5: And once again Cat Power left a lasting impression following her impressive, intimate and moving concert. Long live Cat Power!

Rubato

4/5: Rubato demonstrated that small(er) Turkish combo's can move audiences profoundly. They interpreted Sezen Aksu, without selling her short.


News items

News: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real Live album

On August 5th, 2022, the live album Noise & Flowers by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real will be released, a report of their 2019 European tour.

News: Kendrick Lamar finally releases a new album!

On May 13th, 2022, five years since masterpiece DAMN., a new Kendrick Lamar album will finally see the light of day. King Kendrick is back!


Lists

Album yearlist 2021

Album yearlist 2021

Album yearlist 2020

Album yearlist 2020