Category Archives: Ways of Ending

Experiments of Ending: Everything But The Girl, “Before Today” (1996)

Although I’ve claimed elsewhere that pop music is a spinning carousel of pleasure that never wants to stop, it’s also a fact that any piece of music is full of intended endings—the endings of notes and phrases, at least, but … Continue reading

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The Happy Last Chance: The Assemblers, “Media Mind” (2002)

Ending is a difficult subject to take up in the Hooks context because popular music is against the whole idea of ending.  It wants to be an inexhaustible fountain of joy.  The aesthetically lame but amazingly prevalent device of the … Continue reading

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