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The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is regrettable, as you already kno-ow. But occasionally the monolithic promotional machine gets it right, and we end up seeing Tori Kelly’s name and face all over the place. Victoria Lore… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm

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

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

“I want you to know that it’s our time/ You and me bleed the same light.” That intuitive nonsense is the hook from “I Want You To Know,” the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of the sudden, they weren’t. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those — O Brother, WhereMore »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum’s new weekly pop column. I’ll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase “Stereogum’s weekly pop column” probably raises some questions, so let’s get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances Since We Were Born

Once upon a time that thing that’s pictured up there happened. It was not really one of the The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances. But it does mark a turning point after which Super Bowl Performances would be scrubbed within an inch of their life of anything resembling hormonal charge. (Unless we’re talking about Prince’sMore »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Christina Aguilera & Le Tigre – “I Hate Boys” “My Girls”

Christina Aguilera’s forthcoming comeback album Bionic will feature some cred-boosting guests like M.I.A., Ladytron, Santigold and Le Tigre, who appear on “I Hate Boys.” This song is loads better than the first sample from Bionic, “Not Myself Tonight,” (the Lady Gaga-esque video didn’t help), it’s sort of strange to hear adult women singing “I hate… More »

By: jessica / May 25, 2010 - 11:33 am

Martin Scorsese’s Shine A Light Trailer

Mini-flurry of Rolling happenings today: First, there’s news that London-based 7Digital will be the first online outlet to offer the entire Stones catalogue in DRM-free format, and in a sweet spot of synchronicity, Scorsese’s Shine A Light trailer popped up online, too. No No Direction Home, this one focuses instead on recent concert footage from… More »

By: Stereogum / August 22, 2007 - 3:07 pm

House Soundtrack Features Elvis Covering Christina, Makes Us Collect “Teardrop”s

A few years ago, Hugh Laurie set aside his Steven Fry-collaborating comic past and his British accent to take over FOX (and the Golden Globes) with his portrayal of Dr. House (although he is better remembered around here for calling us “sweet cheeks”). On top of his debonair charm, Hugh’s got a good voice (which… More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007 - 3:33 pm

Lost Recording Of A Christina Aguilera/Neil Diamond Duet

It’s true! As played by Kate Hudson and Will Ferrell, though, for this never-before-aired SNL sketch. Will offers up his hammy Neil imitation (which is a side-parting and a set of shades away from his take on Goulet), with a glimpse at future film star Ron Burgundy (“By the beard of Odin!”), while Kate take… More »

By: Stereogum / July 17, 2007 - 10:41 am

Why Does Joss Stone Look Like Such A Whore?

Though we wish we could take credit, that’s Esquire‘s headline to an interesting think piece on the trajectory of many female pop stars: from wholesome daughters to coquettish vixens. The phenomenon’s called the “Butterfly Effect” after Mariah Carey’s Butterfly album, introducing the singer’s bikini-clad, skin-bearing (alter?) ego. The Esquire piece’s thesis:… More »

By: Stereogum / April 19, 2007 - 3:52 pm

Brett Anderson Covers Christina Aguilera

With Suede done and The Tears taking a “break,” what’s an Anderson to do? Apparently, he’s to take time at the piano and belt Xtina songs! Brett walks on and off camera with nary a smile; we’re thinking he’s taken Linda Perry’s “sticks and stones” poetry to heart. Stay strong, Brett.

Just a… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2006 - 9:37 am