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“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 »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

Besides deeply personal reflections, there’s more or less nothing left to say about most legendary musicians in this age of universal access and infinite information. Still, in the interest of challenging assumptions, starting nerdy debates for fun, or (most likely) capturing attention someway somehow, revisionist criticism prospers. Bob Dylan’s much-maligned ’80s output now has itsMore »

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Watch Destiny’s Child Reunite At Stellar Gospel Music Awards

It's not exactly the Destiny's Child reunion anyone wanted, but Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards…
James Rettig | March 30, 2015 - 10:37 am

Michelle Williams (Feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland) – “Say Yes” Video

On her new uptempo gospel jam "Say Yes," the former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams rounded up guest vocals from Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Michelle Williams – “Say Yes!” (Feat. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, & Solange)

Even though the Knowles sisters say everything's fine in the aftermath of Elevatorgate, let's not be naïve. But leave it to Destiny's Child to bring…
James Rettig | May 21, 2014 - 9:41 pm

The Week In Pop: Shakira And Latin Pop’s Too-Big-To-Fail Era

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Watch The-Dream & Kelly Rowland Play Leno

The-Dream's new album IV Play is now a week away from release, and on its latest single, the slippery but heartfelt "Where Have You Been,"…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 11:08 am

Watch Big Boi And Kelly Rowland Play The View

Big Boi seems to exist entirely in the indie-festival universe these days, so it's nice, every once in a while, to remember that he's totally…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Watch Future & Kelly Rowland Do Kimmel

Atlanta rap entity Future has turned an Auto-Tuned spit-gargle into one of the most hypnotic sounds in all of rap, and his album Pluto is…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2012 - 9:47 am

Big Boi – “Mama Told Me” (Feat. Kelly Rowland) Video

Earlier today, we saw the bizarrely indie-heavy tracklist for Big Boi's forthcoming solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. And even the buoyant single "Mama
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Big Boi – “Mama Told Me” (Feat. Kelly Rowland)

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi releases his new solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we've already heard his songs "Gossip" and "She
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 8:38 am