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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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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…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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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 thi…
James Rettig | March 6, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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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…
Stereogum | March 6, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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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.
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am
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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…
James Rettig | March 5, 2015 - 11:28 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 8:41 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 12, 2015 - 10:45 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm
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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'…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 5, 2013 - 3:25 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 11:31 am
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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…
Corban Goble | July 5, 2012 - 9:11 am
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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'…
Corban Goble | June 13, 2012 - 12:33 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | June 11, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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How To Dress Well Remixes Carly Rae Jepsen

How To Dress Well's Tom Krell has been making the rounds lately in preparation for his Acéphale debut Total Loss, a release that he recently…
Corban Goble | June 4, 2012 - 3:51 pm
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