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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 301-2109–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.000009
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kevin Fellezs In this essay, I mean to re-examine the notion of virtuosity, which has been characterized as a Romantic reaction to bourgeois rationalism that mobilizes virtuoso musical technique in the service of critiquing bourgeois understandings of art. Furthermore, most critics accuse virtuosos...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 3143–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.31.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Fortnite 's emotes are sourced from and, in turn, circulate widely and vigorously outside the world of gameplay. In the real world, or IRL, Fortnite Dances demand embodied performance, whether virtuosic or ironic, rather than being triggered by a single keypress from a menu. The so-called Swipe, for...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 311131–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.311011
Published: 01 March 2019
... 22 November 2017, https://www.wmagazine.com/story/on-the-verge-grimes . 6. Grimes in Flood, “Siren Seduction,”; and Grimes in Zhong, “On the Verge.” 7. Grimes’s vocal prowess, particularly her virtuosic whistle-tone, has often been compared to that of iconic pop/R&B diva Mariah Carey...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 30495–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.300406
Published: 04 December 2018
... Walser’s “Eruptions: Heavy Metal Appropriations of Classical Virtuosity” in Popular Music 11 (1992), pp. 263-308; David Brackett’s “James Brown’s ‘Superbad’ and the Double-voiced Utterance” in Popular Music 11 (1992), pp. 309-324; Susan McClary’s “This is Not a Story My People Tell: Musical Time and...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 30411–70 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.300403
Published: 04 December 2018
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 30363–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.200004
Published: 03 September 2018
... ). 96. In a review of Spears’s 2016 album Glory , Lindsay Zoladz points to a silver lining in this star’s lack of a “traditionally virtuosic” voice, which has, throughout her career, provided “oddly, a stylistic boon: she was free to stretch it out like taffy, pitch it down to a low, alien moan, or...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 301-2183–186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.000006
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and simultaneously hilariously stupid music to any number of unskilled, intellectually minded, and deeply irreverent kids” (39) — and lands in the crucible of the early 1980s with virtuosic queer punks such as Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles and Jim Carrol. The result is a generous, non-dismissive, but...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 301-261–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.000011
Published: 01 March 2018
... which to deliver a punchline. Just as harsh timbres, mechanized guitar effects, displays of virtuosity and/or extreme vocal range instantly identify a song as metal to listeners, the same melodies, harmonies and lyrics, when played in hushed tones by a stand-up bass, bouncy horn section, and small trap...