2008, and Cyndi Lauper hits the dance floor with predictably brilliant results.
Surrender to the sound.
Breathtakingly exciting giggly jazz-pop courtesy of Akiko and Swing Out Sister.
Niall asks the most important question in pop: what happened to Rachel Stevens' career?
Derek on Deptford Goth's gorgeous "Feel Real", and the social anxieties involved when you find yourself standing next to a pop personage.
Niall takes us back to the last days of disco, and Diana Ross isn't going down without a fight...
Dan Poliak on Young MC, rap's big breakthrough and Bette Midler samples.
This isn't going to be standard confessional pop - if anything it's pop as evidence.
Another in our occasional "let's restart Emma Bunton's pop career" posts, this time courtesy of a très bon Vanessa Paradis number.
How an incognito Human League predicted both their own future and all of the 80s in one record. Amazing.
To quote Patrick Juvet, I love America. And to quote Madonna, I love New York. For a person from a small town in Scotland, it was a place I’d only ever […]
Derek Crook on the poetic pop of Prince protégée Ingrid Chavez. She co-wrote Justify My Love, fact fans.
If Into the Popvoid ever creates it’s very own ‘Hall of Fame’ – please Niall, can we have a ‘Hall of Fame’ – my first nomination would go to Roseann […]
I reserve a special place in my heart for the music genre that I shall refer to from now on as the ‘ice cold electro banger’. This relatively niche category […]
Six months in and it has become fairly clear that here at Into the Popvoid we don’t seem to spend a lot of time talking about boys. Or male pop […]
Think back over the last few series of The X Factor and you might be able to name the winner, and possibly even the runner up, but rarely does anybody […]
One of the great things that can happen when you’ve had a successful album is that you can ring up the record company and say “hello, I quite fancy having […]
The rivalry and tensions which had been long-brewing within the ranks of The Human League came to a head towards the end of 1980. Founder members Phil Oakey and Martyn Ware enjoyed […]
Most people, if asked, would say that Seven Wonders was a proper hit, so familiar has it become; and if you lived in America you’d be right, because it made a fairly respectable no.19 there. […]