Essays Archive

2 Jan 2021

Whatever Happened to Bananarama?

Perhaps no other band personifies 80s culture and style than Bananarama, whose New Wave tendencies were not only inherent in their music but in their videos and their style (Aqua Net, anyone?) as well. They had numerous
28 Nov 2020

What’s the Best R.E.M. Album?

Finding the best R.E.M. album is easy at first because you can quickly separate the wheat from the chaff. There are very few meh R.E.M. albums. They’re either phenomenal or terrible. But the thing about R.E.M. is
22 Nov 2020

Whatever Happened to Debbie Gibson?

Debbie Gibson was the Taylor Swift of the 1980s. A young, talented and pretty singer who wrote some of her own songs, the 17-year-old burst onto the scene in 1987 with the album Out of the Blue,