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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 »

“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

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Sting, Katy Perry, Jim James Sing The Praises Of Transcendental Meditation In NYC

When the Beatles embraced Transcendental Meditation in the late ‘60s, they did so under the tutelage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru who developed the…
Scott Lapatine | November 5, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

P.O.D. Guitarist Clarifies Katy Perry’s Role In Their Path To Christian Nü-Metal Glory

In 2006, well after nü-metal's heyday, the genre's foremost Christian rock band P.O.D. appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. They played a dramatic, Linkin Park-reminiscent…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Katy Perry Sues Rival Buyer Of LA Convent

Katy Perry really wants to live in a convent. The pop star has been trying to buy the former home of the Sisters Of The…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 8:33 am

The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm

The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

You ever hear a song and think, "Yep, that's gonna be huge," even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey's "New…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Empress Of – “Hot N Cold” (Katy Perry Cover)

Katy Perry wouldn't strike consistent, worthwhile pop gold until Teenage Dream, but her first two big singles -- "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 2:47 pm

VMAs 2015: The 8 Most Awkward Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it's just that I long since aged out of the network's key…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2015 - 9:41 am

The Week In Pop: Bro-Country Is Temporary, But Luke Bryan Is Forever

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2015 - 2:54 pm

The Week In Pop: Watch Us Whip Through The History Of Dance Crazes, From Chubby Checker To Silentó

Chances are you've watched Silentó Whip, watched him Nae Nae at some point this summer. Perhaps you've even Whipped, Nae Nae'd, or done the Stanky…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she's fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

The Week In Pop: How OMI’s 3-Year-Old “Cheerleader” Finally Made It In America

The name Omar Samuel Pasley probably doesn't ring any bells. Girls haven't begun to dub themselves as their boyfriend's "cheerleader" yet in Instagram captions. Oh,…
Caitlin White | July 2, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Nuns Try To Block Sale Of L.A. Convent To Katy Perry

The Sisters Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary, it would seem, are Team Taylor. Up until 2011, the nuns of the Catholic order lived in…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2015 - 9:59 am

Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: "Bitch I'm Madonna." This is one of…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Katy Perry Readies “Bad Blood” Response Track “1984”?

Taylor Swift has never come out and said that "Bad Blood," her 1989 track and recent #1 single, is a dis song about Katy Perry.
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
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