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We’re two days removed from the Super Bowl and — more importantly, at least for the purposes of this column — the Super Bowl halftime show, in which many, many people will work very hard to make a terrible, corny spectacle happen. The halftime show will doubtless be more explosive and brain-searing than all of… More »

Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

The #1 song in America this week is “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop’s role in crafting the track’s fizzy, dancehall-inflected beat. But before the producers got their hands on “Sorry,” its basic parts were manifested by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the subjects of a recent New YorkMore »

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Charli XCX Gives LP3 Update: “This Album Could Change The Sound Of Pop Music”

On Instagram last week, UK pop queen Charli XCX wrote that she'd finish recording her new album, the follow-up to 2014's Sucker, "next week." If…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 1:31 pm
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Mr. Oizo – “Hand In The Fire” (Feat. Charli XCX) Video

Back in 1999, "Flat Beat," an infernally catchy track from the French dance producer Mr. Oizo, topped charts all over the world. Part of its…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 12:59 pm

HBO’s Vinyl To Feature New Songs From Iggy Pop And Chris Cornell, Theme By Sturgill Simpson

The new Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger-produced HBO series Vinyl will premiere on 2/14, and though we've already seen several trailers for the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 15, 2016 - 10:02 am
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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Mr Oizo – “Hand In The Fire” (Feat. Charli XCX)

Charli XCX has been teasing a song with French electronic producer Mr. Oizo for a few weeks now, and it's finally here: It's called "Hand…
James Rettig | December 10, 2015 - 3:14 pm
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Watch Charli XCX’s Documentary About Feminism And The Music Business

Over the summer, while she was touring in support of last year's Sucker and playing festivals like Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, Charli XCX filmed a 42-minute…
Peter Helman | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
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Lawrence Rothman – “Oz Vs. Eden” (With Charli XCX) Video

The last we heard from Los Angeles weird auteur Lawrence Rothman, he was "California Paranoia" with Angel Olsen. As with that song, new single "Oz…
James Rettig | October 29, 2015 - 10:32 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the 'Gum, and…
Stereogum | October 23, 2015 - 3:48 pm
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Charli XCX – “Vroom Vroom” (Prod. SOPHIE)

Fuuuuuuck. You know when you hear an unreleased track live for the first time and can't get it out of your head for months? And…
James Rettig | October 20, 2015 - 4:12 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Join Taylor Swift’s Squad In Toronto

Last night, just as SNL was imagining a horrifying post-apocalyptic future ruled by Taylor Swift and her squad, that same squad gained another prominent member.
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:24 am
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The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

You ever hear a song and think, "Yep, that's gonna be huge," even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey's "New…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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Charli XCX & Bleachers Cancel US Tour

Since the first leg finished up in Columbus, I attended Charli XCX and Bleachers' Charli & Jack Do America Tour. They both put on a…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 5:48 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Sing The Previously Unreleased “Mow That Lawn” In Finland

Last year, Charli XCX was working on a raw, aggressive, new wave-y punk album in Sweden. That ended up getting shelved in favor of the…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we…
Stereogum | June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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Watch Charli XCX & Jack Antonoff “Doing It” On TODAY

I once went to one of the TODAY show's free outdoor morning shows in New York, mostly because it seemed like a thing to write…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Sing “Boom Clap” With Nile Rodgers In NYC

Yet another new streaming music service called MixRadio launched in NYC last night, and Charli XCX was there to sing a stripped-down, busker-style "Boom Clap"
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 11:37 am
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