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“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He is… More »

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 Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

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“Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover) Video “

Band To Watch Ballet School previously covered/mashed up Madonna's "Justify My Love" and Beyoncé's "Partition" and today they've debuted a video to accompany the song.
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 10:22 am

Beyoncé And Jay Z Album Coming To Tidal, Says DJ Skee

Tidal arrived on the scene as a lost cause, and it doesn't look like it's getting any better. They've failed to gain traction with users,…
James Rettig | April 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

Drake Recorded A Song With Beyoncé For Views From The 6

In a really great new Drake profile on Four Pins that chronicles the lead-up and aftermath of Drake's Coachella performance, the rapper drops some new…
James Rettig | April 16, 2015 - 9:09 pm

Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover)

Berlin trio (and BTW alums) Ballet School dropped their glittering debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour last September, and now they're venturing to North…
Patrick Hosken | April 9, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Watch Beyoncé Debut “Die With You” In A Home Movie Shot By Jay Z

Beyoncé debuted a new song earlier today exclusively via Jay Z's preposterous Tidal streaming service. Of course, some generous soul has uploaded it to Youtube…
James Rettig | April 4, 2015 - 6:58 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…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Watch Destiny’s Child Reunite At Stellar Gospel Music Awards

It's not exactly the Destiny's Child reunion anyone wanted, but Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards…
James Rettig | March 30, 2015 - 10:37 am

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group's Facebook page.
Chris DeVille | March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Kid Rock Doesn’t Get Beyoncé: Where’s Her “Sweet Home Alabama”?

Oh, Kid Rock. In a new Rolling Stone profile terrifyingly called "The Killer Inside Kid Rock," our favorite love-to-hate glass dildo recipient spews his stereotypical…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also…
Ryan Leas | February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover Stevie Wonder With Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran

Oh, what, you thought the Grammys were over? Well, they are. But the Grammy producers couldn't resist throwing some more musical prestige up on network…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 9:32 am

Hear The Inevitable Beck And Beyoncé Mashup “Single Loser”

Apparently, this had to happen. After Beck beat Beyoncé for an Album Of The Year Grammy on Sunday night, and after Kanye West jumped to
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover “Fingertips” At Last Night’s Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert

Songs In The Key Of Life, the Grammys' tribute to Stevie Wonder, won't air for another week, but it was filmed last night at the…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it’s over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn’t win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2015 - 9:51 am

Detail Says Jay Z And Beyoncé Will Release An Album Together This Year

During a Grammys red carpet interview with Billboard, Detail hinted that a Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborative album is coming, and that it could be…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

The best moment at last night's Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm
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