The Week In Pop

All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm


Q&A: Pet Symmetry On Dad Puns, Cutting Loose, & Starting A Band Because Of Harvey Danger

"You get to a certain age and you try to revert back to what it feels like to be young again." This is the kind…
Ian Cohen | April 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Cover Story

Super-Connected: Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Letters To Cleo, & The Boston Scene Then & Now

"I'm not sure whose water this is," says Gail Greenwood right before taking a swig from a bottle she found on the stage of the…
Michael Tedder | April 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm


Q&A: Palehound’s Ellen Kempner On Loss, Love, And Her New Album A Place I’ll Always Go

Ellen Kempner started Palehound as a freshman at Sarah Lawrence, and soon after dropped out of school and moved to and settled down in Boston,…
James Rettig | April 26, 2017 - 12:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Does Lil Uzi Vert Suck?

Three videos. First video: Last February, Lil Uzi Vert, a surging young rapper, visits the Hot 97 morning show, a place where many surging young…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2017 - 10:42 am

Sounding Board

Your Guide To Rap’s Self-Professed Rockstar Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert isn't a rapper. "I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar," he declared on Playboi Carti's most recent single,…
David Turner | April 25, 2017 - 1:48 pm


10 Essential Podcasts (Aside From Mine)

No Effects, the podcast from Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen, returns today with episode #73 featuring guest Laura Marling. You can listen and subscribe here. To commemorate
Jesse Cohen | April 25, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Feist Pleasure

Pleasure is Feist's back-to-basics album. It strips back the belabored arrangements of 2011's Metals and eschews the pop sensibilities of her 2007 breakout, The Reminder.
James Rettig | April 25, 2017 - 11:34 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Cashmere Cat 9

It's entirely possible that nobody represents the permeability of circa-now pop music better than Cashmere Cat. Cashmere Cat is Magnus August Høiberg, a Norwegian producer…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 10:42 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Today we ran a lot of features. Like, A LOT of features. Since it's the one year anniversary of Prince's death, we gathered some of…
Stereogum | April 21, 2017 - 5:50 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If Kendrick Lamar had not released an actual music video this week, then the week's best music-related video would surely be the shaky camera-phone footage…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Gotcha Covered

The 10 Most Memorable “Purple Rain” Covers In A Year Without Prince

Prince was far more than just "Purple Rain." He could write an amazing ballad with the best of them, but his career was always such…
Nate Patrin | April 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm

The Anniversary

The Reminder Turns 10

I have the cover of Feist’s third album, The Reminder, tattooed on my upper left arm. Some people recognize the lines shooting out from Leslie…
Becca Pecaut | April 21, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz Humanz

Look at the cover of the new Gorillaz album for longer than a passing glance and you’ll begin to notice an uncanny resemblance between the…
Pranav Trewn | April 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2017

On March 27, a little less than a week after last month’s Ugly Beauty was published, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe died. This wasn’t a surprise…
Phil Freeman | April 21, 2017 - 12:27 pm
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