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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go… More »

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D.R.A.M. Says Drake “Jacked” “Hotline Bling” From Him

Right now, "Hotline Bling" seems likely to become Drake's first-ever Billboard #1 single. But when he first shared the song in July, most…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2015 - 9:53 am

Drake – “Hotline Bling” Video

Although it seemed like a tossed-off curio at first, "Hotline Bling" has become one of Drake's biggest hits ever. Currently holding steady at #2, it…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Watch Dilly Dally Cover Drake At CMJ

"Hotling Bling" seems to be the agreed-upon Drake song to cover nowadays, but Dilly Dally don't give a fuck about what everyone else has agreed…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2015 - 8:15 pm

Drake Wants To Get Back Into Acting

On "Energy," a song that came out just eight months ago, Drake rapped, "My actin' days are over." That might turn out to be the
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2015 - 11:39 am

DJDS Remixed Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Source Material, Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live”

You might not recognize Timmy Thomas' 1972 soul hit "Why Can't We Live Together" by name, but you'd definitely recognize it by ear -- its…
Peter Helman | October 15, 2015 - 6:51 pm

The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Damon Albarn Assesses Kanye, Taylor, Drake, & Rihanna

It's been the subject of rumor and conjecture for a while, but now it's confirmed: Damon Albarn's simian supergroup Gorillaz, once thought to be extinct,…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 11:53 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Drake Spearheads Chicago-Based Remake Of UK Series Top Boy

Former Canadian TV star Drake is a big fan of the UK drama series Top Boy, NME reports. The Channel 4 show, which starred rappers…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 4:26 pm

The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Watch Drake & Future Do WATTBA Songs Live For The First Time At ACL

Drake headlined Austin City Limits last night, surprising the crowd by bringing out Future at the end of his set. Future performed "Fuck Up Some…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:57 am

Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé) (Official Version)

We don't know a ton about Drake's upcoming album Views From The 6, but one thing we do know is that he recorded a song…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Erykah Badu – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

Drake's wistful late-night booty-call ode "Hotline Bling" has turned into a bonafide sleeper hit. Disclosure and Sam Smith have already covered the song, and now…
Peter Helman | October 1, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Here’s Salman Rushdie Reciting Drake Lyrics

Look: It's a slow news afternoon, the entire East Coast is about to go into rain-induced hibernation, and you probably don't have anything better to…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 2:54 pm

The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Look, we gotta observe protocol over here. Everybody knows that new Pope track is fire, but it dropped too late to be eligible for this…
Stereogum | September 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm

The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty:…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Diddy, Jay Z, Drake Surpass Dr. Dre On Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

Congratulations, Diddy! You are officially the highest-paid rapper in the world. Forbes published their list of the highest paid hip-hop acts in 2015 today, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Watch Braids, Alvvays, Viet Cong Perform, Toronto Symphony Cover Drake At Polaris Music Prize Gala

Last night was Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize awards. The official honor went to 74-year-old Buffy Sainte-Marie, but several other artists gave stunning performances at…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Drake Just Dropped A New Restaurant In Toronto

You’d think that Drake might want to give himself just one day off immediately after releasing What A Time To Be Alive, his surprise collaborative…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 11:23 am
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