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The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale’s rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse’s power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through — almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber is trying to pull off. For every Justin Timberlake there are many Jordan Knights, and Bieber risks becoming the next Aaron Carter if he can’t get back to making headline… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell — for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows — but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix

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 2012 movie made stars out of Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and was instantly canonized as one of those film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Dave Grohl, 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, & Others Send Off Chelsea Handler In An Epic “We Are The World” Parody

It’s a big deal when a talk show says goodbye to its host, but it’s an even bigger deal when the host is so integral that the entire thing just has to come to an end. Chelsea Lately had its final episode last night, and a massive amount of celebrities came together for a huge… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there’s a big difference between “Britpop” and “British pop,” this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven’t quite reached British Invasion levels of saturation; many… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm

The Week In Pop: Sam Smith’s Miraculous Voice Will Make Him A Star, But What Kind?

Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the ability to wail away magnificently. It’s counterintuitive given that job #1 for singers is, ostensibly, singing, but there are other more important… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2014 - 4:31 pm

2012 Juno Award Nominees

This year’s Juno Awards take place in Ottawa on 4/1, and today the nominees for their annual prizes were revealed. A lot of familiar names — Drake, Feist, Avril Lavigne — headline the nominees. Something tells me the Black Keys won’t be happy with a selection or two. Two Christmas albums made the “Best Album”… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 7, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Avril Lavigne In Garbageland

This Alice In Wonderland tie-in video does that creepy thing where they make Lavigne look like she’s in the movie with Johnny Depp, who’s probably spinning in his grave. Watch at Videogum. More »

By: jessica / February 18, 2010 - 10:17 am

Kidz Bop 12: As Always, Mostly Inappropriate

Today’s the day! The twelfth installment of the music series for the kids, by the Kidz, is ready to be streamed and/or purchased for $18.98. And per usual, you really shouldn’t be buying this for anyone… More »

By: Stereogum / July 31, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Avril Lavigne Covers Coldplay

Last week Miss Lavigne dropped by Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge and delivered a song that sounds suspiciously like Coldplay’s “The Scientist”! (Zing!) In Avril’s hands, one of Coldplay’s best ballads is rendered truly tepid, and dare we say … a little pitchy? Perhaps we’re just partial to Aimee Mann’s take. We’re not anti-Avril, but betwee… More »

By: Stereogum / July 13, 2007 - 10:02 am

A Letter From Avril Lavigne To You, Her Fans

Our favorite cigar-smoking muthaflippin’ princess has had herself a rough week, starting with the Rubinoos’ claim that “Girlfriend” ripped off a song of theirs, to which Avril replied via forum post and made a most compelling argument defending the lyrics in common: “As humans we speak one language.”

But her deft wordsmithery didn’t shield… More »

By: Stereogum / July 11, 2007 - 12:59 pm

Lil Mama Remixes Rhianna And Avril Laveeeeen

Make that four weeks at the top of the charts for Rhianna’s inescapable summer jam “Umbrella.” We don’t listen to the radio, you won’t find us in the club, and we only watch MTV to see if Lily’s got a new video … so we’re still suckers for that extra-syllabic hook. And as far a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2007 - 6:03 pm

Avril Does Blender, Likes Cigars

Remember when the Blender folks fed Avril whiskey and had her pose for photos and answer your questions working a sweet Jack Daniels buzz? Well, watch and remember. The pics are in, and her fucking seegars made the cut. As did her bottle of JD. As did Blender’s wish that she “be revealing.”… More »

By: Stereogum / May 16, 2007 - 11:24 am

Avril Lavigne, Foul-Mouthed And Tipsy, Answers Your Questions

Avril Lavigne has both the #1 album and single in the country this week. Unfortunately for Napanee’s mall-punk princess, this means the whirlwind press tour isn’t over yet. You see, Ms. Lavigne is not much of a talker. This has resulted in some truly awkward TV.

The singer recently posed for what she promise… More »

By: Stereogum / April 27, 2007 - 5:18 pm

Can Avril Cry Tears Of Milk?

This question and more in an interview with Alex Zane of Brit TV show Popworld. Granted, that programme’s M.O. is to take the piss, so Avril’s handlers had to have given the muthafuckin’ princess fair warning. But still … so awkward! Good for her? Really, Avril, just play along. Or spit on him. More »

By: Stereogum / April 4, 2007 - 9:17 am

New Avril Lavigne Video – “Girlfriend”

Uh oh, dance sequence and fishnets. She’s like, so whatever. More »

By: Stereogum / February 23, 2007 - 4:23 pm
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