In 1984 charity hit the charts: Do They Know It’s Christmas?

At the end of 1984 the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? unexpectedly turned out to be one of the biggest singles of the year. The story behind this unique occasion.

Timur’s top ten best songs of all time (by guest author Timur)

Excactly two years ago my son Timur published his top 10 best songs. He feels his list is no longer correct. So: a newly edited list, here on A Pop Life!

In 1974 Genesis releases the masterful The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

In 1974 Genesis released their master piece The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. A groundbreaking album, on several levels. A look back at the last Genesis album featuring Peter Gabriel.

The Smiths release their first masterpiece: Hatful Of Hollow

In 1984 The Smiths released their debut album. It was a bit of a letdown. Nine months later Hatful Of Hollow was released. The band lived up to its promise and more. The birth of a true phenomenon!

In 1979 Crass release their ultimate statement: Stations Of The Crass

In 1979 Crass released their second album. Stations Of The Crass bought the band’s ideology, conviction, rage and optimism home, with a vengeance. And successfully as well!

Jesse Johnson – Verbal Penetration

After leaving The Time, Jesse Johnson started a successful solo career. In 2009 he made Verbal Penetration, an impressive tour-de-force.

Prince releases his second album, the first real hint of what’s to come?

Prince’s second album pointed to the future and sounded more accessible and danceable than the year old debut. Could Prince deliver on his promise?

Fleetwood Mac after Rumours, the only way is Tusk?

Is any band capable of making another classic album after the release of an album like Rumours? Fleetwood Mac tried. Did they succeed?

Prince – The 25 best live bootlegs!

The A Pop Life panel has pondered the question which Prince performances resulted in the best live bootlegs. Bram, Edward, Erwin, Leon en Vincent went to work and came up with the ultimate list!

The Replacements start their 3-in-a-row brilliant albums with Let It Be

In 1984 The Replacements released their first truly great album: Let It Be. Their subsequent two albums Tim and Pleased To Meet Me were arguably even more stunning. A look back at 3-in-a-row brilliance!