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Ever since Glee became a phenomenon in 2009, a cappella music has been building to a pop cultural renaissance of sorts. As that show's cultural clout died down, Pitch Perfect picked up its slack. The…   Read Story »
The news that Universal was planning to lace its YouTube catalog with retroactive product placement -- inserting new ads into old videos -- stirred up some unpleasant feelings even before we saw it…   Read Story »
Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us…   Read Story »
The reigning viral video of the week is this clip of an impromptu jam session that broke out among three strangers in front of a grocery store in Irving, Texas. The video has accumulated 10…   Read Story »
Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to willfully retreat from the spotlight.…   Read Story »
"Don't chase the money," Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. "You can't chase the money," he pleads. What exactly…   Read Story »
Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or…   Read Story »
For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom…   Read Story »