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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 Apatow’s 2012 movie This Is 40 was built around his participation.) Clash Music recently had the bright idea to ask Parker about a handful of recent singles, and you will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2015 - 10:39 am

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 question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

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 the ’80s revival had lasted an entire decade and indicated that it was time time to move on to the ’90s. And although the ensuing five years have given rise… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm

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. This week’s offerings are once again eclectic, but that’s really the point. It’s why we put this list together week after week, mixing up liquid dance jams and exultant gospel-hop, or… More »

By: Stereogum / April 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Someone Mashed Up Carly Rae Jepsen With Nine Inch Nails Again, And We Really Really Like It

A mash-up of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” has no right to be any good — especially after someone’s previous attempt to mash up the same NIN song with Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” failed so spectacularly. A combination that turns those two songs into a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL

Carly Rae Jepsen released a new single called “All That” last night just in time to perform it on Saturday Night Live. We knew Dev Hynes was involved with Jepsen’s new album, and it definitely shows on this song, a shining specimen of the synth-dreamy, bass-popping ’80s pop sound Hynes perfected on Cupid Deluxe. Jepse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen, Mumford & Sons Booked For SNL Next Month

Saturday Night Live just announced the details of a couple of next month’s shows. On the 4/4 episode, Michael Keaton will return to host for the third time, and Canadian crystalline-pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen will be the musical guest. That should be a fun show! Possibility of a Tom Hanks cameo seems high! Meanwhile,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I’m sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don’t love it. It’s not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You” Video (Feat. Tom Hanks)

If you’re already sick of hearing about Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single, just imagine how sick of it you’ll be when the track becomes this year’s song of the summer. “I Really Like You” has been picking up momentum since it was released — and topped our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list –… More »

By: James Rettig / March 6, 2015 - 10:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Despite David Crosby’s protestations regarding Kanye West’s talent, Yeezy undoubtedly made one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week. Again. So did Courtney Barnett and Chromatics, who’ve both made appearances on this list in the past month, and Kelela, who popped up about a year ago. And then, of course, there’s Carly Rae Jepse… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2015 - 5:41 pm

The Week In Pop: Kelly Clarkson’s Edgeless Excellence Continues

Kelly Clarkson started out with negative cred. In 2002, Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol, which made her wildly famous and deathly uncool. This was before poptimism, and although Idol was an massive ratings success, the average critical line was something like THIS POP STAR FACTORY IS AN AFFRONT TO GOOD TASTE THEY… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Q&A: Carly Rae Jepsen On Her All-Star Indie Collaborators And Really, Really, Really Anticipated New Album

Following up a juggernaut like “Call Me Maybe” has got to be intimidating. There hasn’t been a song like that since, one that was so immediately pervasive and so utterly inescapable. The second that track hit, through a series of almost chance circumstances, it was swept up into the zeitgeist and spit out into ubiquity. More »

By: James Rettig / March 5, 2015 - 11:28 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You”

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was one of the defining jams of summer 2012, but it was the sort of song that screamed “one-hit wonder” from the rooftops. Well, that’s not going to be the case. Today, Jepsen comes back with a new single called “I Really Like You,” and it is absolute top-shelf… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015 - 8:41 am

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Recording With Dev Hynes And Ariel Rechtshaid

Carly Rae “Call Me Maybe” Jepsen is recording with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid! Let me repeat that: Carly Rae Jepsen is recording with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid!! As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Jepsen shared some photos on Instagram yesterday of the three of them working in the studio on what she calls “one… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015 - 10:45 am

Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic’s albums, and he might have a point. Basically, in addition to numerous parodies and originals, Yankovic always stitches together a string of pop hits covered as ebullient traditional polka tunes; Here’s aMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Here’s The “Call Me Maybe” x Nine Inch Nails Mashup Of Your Nightmares

Someone abused his or her Abelton privileges and layered the vocals from Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole” on top of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” According to SPIN, this materialized via Reddit request (of course) and even though this is troll brew of high potency, it doesn’t really stop me from wanting… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 5, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Pazz & Jop 2012 Winners

Every year, the Village Voice polls a shit-ton of music critics, ex-critics, part-timers, and bloggers for its annual Pazz & Jop music critics’ poll, soliciting top-10 lists of albums and singles. The poll isn’t as big a deal as it once was, since every publication has already run a list and since the Voice ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 11:31 am

Dan Deacon Ruins “Call Me Maybe”

Dan Deacon piles “Call Me Maybe” on itself over and over again, creating the most dissonant, harrowing take on Carli Rae Jepsen’s hit known to man. According to Deacon, it’s for a “Call Me Maybe” covers compilation. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012 - 9:11 am

Rostam Mashes Up “Call Me Maybe” And “Walking On Broken Glass”

In celebration — we presume — of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, here’s Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij’s mashup of Jepsen’s hit and Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass.” “This one is strictly for the lulz,” Rostam writes. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 13, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Download Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry EP

In the short timespan where Kitty Pryde has become a “thing,” it’s been pretty difficult to assess the phenomenon, or at least it’s been difficult to discern the right approach. Kitty Pryde, on the surface, is a Florida teenager posting homemade rap demos with lyrics that resemble mash notes, or at least whatever modern form… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 11, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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