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It still feels like summer, but that won’t last long. We’re less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we’ll be wearing flannel. It’s not a moment too soon: unless you somehow avoided all major news (and everything Donald Trump has said) recently, this summer hurt like a motherfucker. How appropriate… More »

I was a snarly 14-year-old punk in training the one time I ever went to Disney World. The whole bajillion-hour drive down to Florida, I sat in the back of my parents’ minivan, listening to Ice Cube’s The Predator on headphones and internally grumbling to myself about how much I was going to hate the… More »

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kulap Vilaysack, co-host of the Who Charted? podcast, because Kulap and her partner, Howard Kremer, occasionally cover our 5 Best Songs on their podcast’s “Two Charted” segment, and they had expressed… More »

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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Bestow The Gift Of Her Glorious Presence Unto The Tonight Show

Aww, you motherfuckers thought it was over! It's not over. Carly Rae Jepsen's insanely good pop album E•MO•TION comes out tomorrow, and last night, Jepse…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:21 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Your Type”

It's Friday, which means Carly Rae Jepsen has released yet another E•MO•TION single. This means depending on whether you count the many bonus tracks, either…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 10:52 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Making The Most Of The Night”

Carly Rae Jepsen's new album E•MO•TION has already been divisive, and it's not even technically out yet. The Canadian pop-star-who-could is currently trying to distance…
Caitlin White | August 7, 2015 - 11:05 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

Here it is: "Warm Blood." Say what you want about the first four E•MO•TION singles, but Carly Rae Jepsen's latest is indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius.
James Rettig | July 31, 2015 - 9:53 am
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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Reject Scott Aukerman’s Awkward Advances On Comedy Bang! Bang!

Carly Rae Jepsen guest-starred in the forthcoming episode of Comedy Bang Bang!, which airs tomorrow, during which she was accused of coming on to the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2015 - 12:29 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it's hard to pit…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm
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The Week In Pop: The Weeknd Pop?

The #2 song in the country this week is "Can't Feel My Face," a pitch-perfect Michael Jackson homage co-produced by pop mastermind Max Martin. From…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Run Away With Me” Video

Sometimes it seems like there's never been a pop star as hapless as Carly Rae Jepsen. Her music is practically flawless, but aside from that,…
Caitlin White | July 17, 2015 - 10:49 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You (Bleachers Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you live in Japan, where Carly Rae Jepsen's new album E•MO•TION has already been released, you know that it's pretty much the best po…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make…
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Run Away With Me” & “Your Type”

The rollout of Carly Rae Jepsen's new album, E•MO•TION, is a weird one -- it's being released in Japan on Wednesday, where Jepsen has a…
James Rettig | June 22, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Colbert Cover Toby Keith, Lady Gaga Cover 4 Non Blondes At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Last night at the 46th annual Songwriter Hall Of Fame awards dinner, several current stars covered classic songs to honor this year's inductees. Carly Rae…
Caitlin White | June 19, 2015 - 10:48 am
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Emotion”

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has been hard at work lately on an intriguing new album called E•MO•TION, and the two songs we've already…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 9:14 am
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Graham Parker Eviscerates New Singles By Mumford & Sons, Carly Rae Jepsen, & More

Graham Parker was the king of English pub rock in the '70s, and he's still out there doing it. (A weirdly huge portion of Judd…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2015 - 10:39 am
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The Week In Pop: Meet Charlie Puth, 2015’s Most Egregious Rising Star

When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ended the 14-week reign of "Uptown Funk!" atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
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The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die

How many times can the '80s "come back" before we just admit they're here to stay? In 2010, Simon Reynolds wrote in The Guardian that…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Last week's 5 Best Songs split the difference between chill and fidgety. The week before that, we had golden pop mingling with blaring bombast. Thi…
Stereogum | April 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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