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TV's Top Costume Drama Soundtracks: 'Victoria' And More

Whether it is in television or movies, the soundtrack (or score) plays a pivotal role in bringing a story to life. There is no greater example of this than the music of the TV series, featured on Eclectic Pop’s list of TV’s Top Costume Drama Soundtracks.
Thankfully, Spotify has a wide selection of…

Review: 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience = Everything

Game of Thrones Sean Bean Eddard Ned Stark Sean Bean HBO
The “Game of Thrones” Concert is, as its title suggests, an experience, and an absolute must-see for “Game of Thrones” fans. For over two hours, fans are swept away to the Seven Kingdoms, enjoying a jaunt to The Wall, King’s Landing, Westeros, Essos, and Winterfell, all without leaving their seats.

Top 30 Romantic Songs From Movies + TV

Promo poster art for Ron Howard's 1992 film 'Far and Away' starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Soundtracks have long been a bastion of romantic songs. Can you imagine your favorite screen romance, without the perfect song playing in the background? A score is the quintessential ingredient to creating the sweeping ambiance that catapults an on-screen love story to the next level. So when it came to compiling a list of the best romantic songs from movies, and TV, the choices felt obvious.

Album Review | Billy Shaddox, 'I Melt, I Howl'

Billy Shaddox - I Melt, I Howl - Album Cover Art
Music can often transport you to different places, and not just on an emotional level. With colorful lyricism, and a geo-genre musicality, certain music can make you forget, where your feet are currently planted, altogether. Singer/songwriter Billy Shaddox accomplishes that exact feat with ‘I Melt, I Howl,’ as he lets listeners melt into the rivers, and howl along with the western winds of Colorado.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Eclectic Pop Top 10 Most-Read Posts - Game of Thrones, The Girl on The Train, Taylor Swift
In this final look back at the most-read content published on Eclectic Pop in 2016, a fascinating portrait emerges. Unlike 2015’s Top 10 list, movie-related content dominated reader interest. In fact, movie coverage accounted for 80% of the list.

Top 12 Modern Christmas Songs

We are all familiar with the music that traditionally comprises Christmastime playlists, such as the classics “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”. While they are all amazing songs, modern music (post-1970) has been conjuring up some worthy staples of their own.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of August & September 2016


Eclectic Pop has recapped and linked to the Top 10 Most-Read Posts for both August and September. Check them out below…

August - Top 10 Recap: The final full month of summer 2016, saw readers trend towards movie reviews and the return of an old feature in rebooted form (Top 5). Out of the Top 10, half were movie reviews and 80% were movie-related, period.

Why Figure Skaters Should Consider Music from 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' And More

A new season of figure skating is upon us and with that, a slew of new programs. If you are a fan of figure skating, be it singles, pairs or ice dance, then you know that music selection can oftentimes be the make or break difference between a good program and a great one.

#RKC Presents the Final Eclectic Selection #12: The Complete Playlist

On Friday, September 23; Eclectic Selection #12 will premiere on #RKC. As previously announced playlist #12 will also be the last Eclectic Selection. The final show will consist of a 16 song lineup. Below you will find the complete playlist (in order of airplay), the artist, the song and the social media links for you to connect with the featured artists further. I would like to thank all of the talented artists whose music comprises this playlist and all of the previous installments. As with every Eclectic Selection; it has been your music that has made the evening sing!

I would also like to thank everyone who has listened to the show throughout the past 2 years, my fellow Selectors for their support and of course, Jerome (aka Ze Boss) for the opportunity to compose 12 Eclectic Selections. It has been a blast.

Eclectic Pop News: Music Announcement


As many of you know there has been a recent change with the content on the site.
For one, there has been less of it. As my freelancing work expands, Eclectic Pop has taken a bit of a back seat, though it remains a top priority. Working through this learning curve has been an adjustment. Rest assured that through the ebbs and flows, new content will continue to be created. However, the focus of that content will soon be changing.

Effective immediately, Eclectic Pop will be taking an indefinite sabbatical from conducting music reviews. As many of you who have reached out for a review are aware I have been saying for a while now that I would only be taking submissions for the Eclectic Selection playlist on #RKC. As you may have recently read, I will no longer be doing that either.

Eclectic Pop News: The End of Eclectic Selection on #RKC

As the title of this post suggests, this is an announcement about the end of the Eclectic Selection show on #RKC.

After nearly 2 years, 11 aired playlists, 275+ songs and lots of contemplation, the time has come to announce that I will no longer be a Selector for #RKC. I would like to thank Jerome, Ze Boss of #RKC for giving me the opportunity to be one. It has been an incredible learning experience and his patience throughout its sporadic installments has been greatly appreciated. Thanks to him, so many wonderful indie artists have a platform to be heard. What #RKC does for those artists, along with giving music enthusiasts an outlet to compose a playlist, is nothing short of inspired.

Album Review | Eliza Neals, 'Breaking and Entering'

Detroit’s Eliza Neals serves up a confection of electrified blues and fizzy jazz with “Breaking and Entering”. An album that is fun (‘Sugar Daddy’), fresh (‘Southern Comfort Dreams’) and stamped with the indelible signature of Neals’ vibrant personality. Her soulful vocals breathing life into a re…

#RKC Presents Eclectic Selection #11: The Complete Playlist

On Friday - July 15, 2016; a brand new playlist will premiere on #RKC. The latest Eclectic Selection will consist of a 15 song line-up. Below you will find the complete playlist (in order of airplay), the artist, the song and the social media links for you to connect with the featured artists further. I would like to thank all of the talented artists whose music comprises this playlist. As with every other Eclectic Selection; it is your music that makes the evening sing!

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of May 2016


Another month has come and gone on Eclectic Pop, which means it is time to look back at May’s most popular content. So what were the top trends among readers? Let's find out. The TV Rundown and movie reviews tied with 3 spots each. The new Q&A-inspired feature Entertainment Inquiry landed on the list twice. The column discussing the movies on Netflix came in at #2, while the Inquiry covering the streaming giant’s TV options landed in the #8 spot.

Entertainment Inquiry #4: Answers to Pop Culture's Big Questions - Including 'A Bigger Splash', 'DWTS' And More

Since there is only so much time in the day to read 750+word reviews, it seemed right to boil down all of the sentiments expressed on Eclectic Pop into a simple question and answer format; getting to the point in a concise and clear manner that transforms those broader analyses into a bite-size read. 

If there is an entertainment topic you want a quick answer to, the Entertainment Inquiry aims to give it to you. These questions have been self-generated by taking into account current hot topics and the entertainment interests you already come to Eclectic Pop for coverage on. From alternatives to recent blockbusters to what is worth watching on Netflix, here are the answers…

#RKC Presents Eclectic Selection #10: The Complete Playlist

This Friday (May 20), a brand new playlist will premiere on #RKC. Twenty-four songs will comprise the latest Eclectic Selection line-up. Below you will find the complete playlist (in order of airplay), the artist, the song and the social media links for you to connect with the featured artists further. I would like to thank all of the talented artists whose music comprises this playlist, as with every other Eclectic Selection it is your music that makes the evening sing!

Entertainment Inquiry #1: Answers About Movies, Music And TV

Welcome to the very first Entertainment Inquiry. So what is this new feature about? Good question. Since there is only so much time in the day to read 750+ word reviews, it seemed right to boil down all of the sentiments expressed on Eclectic Pop into a simple question and answer format; getting to the point in a concise and clear manner that transforms those broader analyses into a bite-size read.

The Complete #RKC LaTwitterview

As promised, here is the complete transcript of #RKC's LaTwitterview with @EclecticPop from last Friday (April 8), courtesy of Storify. I would like to once again thank #RKC (@RadioKC) for inviting me to do this incredibly fun interview. As it was last time, the experience was a fantastic whirlwind with questions that were invigoratingly thought provoking. I just hope I did them all justice.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of March 2016


March marked the third year anniversary of Eclectic Pop’s inception and another interesting month for content traffic. Almost half of the Top 10 is movie-centric with 3 special features and 2 television posts rounding out the list. Kicking things off in tenth place is the first Eclectic Pop News item of the year.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts in Eclectic Pop's History (So Far)


Eclectic Pop has been around for 3 years now and in a sort of retrospective of the site’s history, it only seemed right to unveil what the Top 10 most-read posts have been over the course of its run so far.