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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. 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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: "A (RED) THANK YOU -- Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED"), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that's arguably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

The Week In Pop: Nick Jonas Is On The Verge Of Something Awesome

We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is "Jealous" this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music just out of reach. (These fleeting seconds were such a maddening tease! I realize this hard-to-get routine is a form of foreplay, but jeez.) Anyway: The biggest solo hit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 6, 2014

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"All About That Bass" is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor's breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As you might have heard, Nirvana were inducted by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe ("They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original," he said of the band), and after muchMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014

The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily codified country radio landscape. I hadn't paid close attention to mainstream country since I was a kid, but somehow "Stuck Like Glue" made its way into my browser and captured… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 17, 2014

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night's endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: "Best Grammys ever?" Then he answered himself: "Best Grammys ever." Well, no, Justin. The idea of a "best" Grammys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

Beyoncé & Sugarland Perform “Irreplaceable” @ AMAs

If you tuned into the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted American Music Awards, on top of that of Montreal T-Mobile spot and a wiseass JT-via-satellite, you might have caught Georgia country crew Sugarland and Beyoncé fiddling through a bluegrassy "Irreplaceable." Sugarland's been doing the cover in concert for at least six months, but never with Beyoncé. Which… More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007