It’s always interesting to talk about the most controversial era and one of the most iconic eras of Indonesian music – the era where local Malay pop bands dominated the scene and released what would later be national sad karaoke anthems.
“This is a city of eight million strangers,” my friend told me one lazy afternoon in my dorm, as we munched on kosher-salted popcorn and listened to sad music—feeding on our mutual emotionally masochistic tendencies. When I first listened to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” I was taken back to what he said.
The legend of Kanye West officially started 15 years ago, February 10, 2004 when he released “The College Dropout”.
Known for his works with The Velvet Underground and Nico and his endless experimental endeavours in rock music, Reed’s 1972 album “Transformer” was a game-changing release that gave birth to glam rock.
There’s something about Pulp’s “Common People” that still rings in the ears of modern listeners. And maybe it’s more relevant than ever now that change is ringing in the ears of every modern citizen—whether it is calling from the inside or echoing of other people’s voices for change. This spawns a significant wave of activism and its various methods.
It’s been three years since David Bowie released Blackstar, his last and his 27th studio album. Released just two days before his death, Blackstar is the cumulation of David Bowie’s whole career and all of the personas he had.