Icona Pop

Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

Best Concerts Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

This is the sort of meeting of a subculture defined by so many failed attempts to reunite in a moment and also extened the moment into the present. The moment was the Lower east Side in the late 1970s, and the extension was musical and triumphant.

That Was The Week Of September 23rd, 2013, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

Elton John releases his best album in a long long long time, and Drake and Kings Of Leon keep on doing what they always do, with no small amount of success. Bassist Kevin Jenkins drops a real good soul album and Icona Pop owed us more than five new songs. But we will take it.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-1-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

The Last Thing On My Mind – Tom Paxton – A folk great at the very top of his skills, composes a brilliant love song that’ll live forever – A+

Singles Going Steady: New Album Releases Reviewed Week Of September 23rd, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2013

Quite good rock fodder filled with moderately swinging rockers and hooks a-plenty, which might not improve on first single “Supersoaker” but don’t leave it in the lurch either. Clanging guitars, would be anthems, real anthems, and catchy little singalongs, they should be able to tour behind this for at least a year – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of 9-23-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2013

Except for Nirvana, every song here was released in the past week or two, and of all ten songs 6 are mainstream as mainstream can be, so what this proves is that bubbling under the surface of Billboard charts

Be Here Now: New Releases Snapshot Review 9-24-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2013

Impressive renewal of their smart and sexy guitar rock; the voice took awhile to get use to but by now they seem to have releaxed into their position of rock elder statesmen on this cool old fashioned rocker – B+

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 9-24-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2013

If Sting, Willie Nelson, or Metallica are even vaguely bearable I’ll be happily surprised. The one here is Icona Pop, and Kings Of Leon are first runners up