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!
In 1980 Dutch band Urban Heroes burst into the scene with a great debut album. One year later Live was released: a beautiful document.
In 1991 Army Of Lovers had their major break through in Europe. It was campy, humourous, ironic and uplifting. Was that all though?
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!
The story about the fantastic reggae dub classic Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires!
In 1966 Frank Sinatra released his first live album. A definite highlight, the story about Sinatra At the Sands.
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!
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!
Another great release in Neil Young's ongoing Archives series, the previously unreleased 1975 album Homegrown. An impressive piece of music history.
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!
4½/5: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis at Carré Amsterdam without The Bad Seeds? Cave came, saw and conquered. Convincingly. Again.
2½/5: The cooperation with the Metropole Orkest and the special ambiance couldn't inspire the band. Too bad.
3½/5: Very entertaining show by U.K. Subs, who raced through their set within an hour. Great evening!
On August 26th, 2021, ABBA announced a new project called Voyage. On september 2nd, 2021 all will be revealed?
On August 6, 2021 LCD Soundsystem's The Long Goodbye will be re-released, and, for the very first time, on CD as well!