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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 so many different genres against one another, which is why these lists are always so varied. This week wrangled in stoner folk, rap, and straight-up pop, and none of the… More »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

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 its disco-funk liquid rhythm to its piercing falsetto hooks to its lovestruck subject matter, the song makes perfect sense as a hit single. The only thing weird about it i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm

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, almost every career-related decision feels like a complete flop or just bad luck. Her new album, E•MO•TION, is already out in Japan and leaked weeks ago, but won’t be out… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 17, 2015 - 10:49 am

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 pop album to come out so far this year. If you don’t, well… “I Really Like You” is still a jam of a lead single, and here it’s been given a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 9, 2015 - 11:00 am

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 sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

By: James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

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 large fanbase, which means that it’ll be available in certain corners of the internet if you know where to look. But it won’t see a worldwide release until 8/21, almost… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 1:07 pm

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 Jepsen covered Cyndi Lauper’s iconic ’80s love song “Time After Time.” Lady Gaga has been covering 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” for a while now, so she performed a renditio… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 10:48 am

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 heard — the glittering pop confection “I Really Like You” and the Dev Hynes/Ariel Rechtshaid collab “All That” — have both been great. Sift Thru now points out that the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2015 - 9:14 am

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
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